Wikipedia: Prisencolinensinainciusol by the Italian singer Adriano Celentano is intended to sound to its Italian audience as if it is sung in English spoken with an American accent, designed to be “Bob Dylan-esque”; however, the lyrics are deliberately unintelligible gibberish with the exception of the words “all right”. Celentano’s intention with the song was not to create a humorous novelty song but to explore communication barriers. The intent was to demonstrate how English sounds to people who don’t understand the language proficiently.
I keep going back to my watch history to find it, it’s wonderful! The dancing!
This is terribly, awfully accurate: My 90’s TV
New Order’s Blue Monday played using only instruments that would have been available in the 1930s. More details at the BBC. Via Kottke.
I may actually put this on repeat in a small window. It’s just bloody wonderful.
Despite the obvious staging, and guys that are doubtless dickheads, I love this.
The poster’s comment is also unfathomably funny:
The winner gets to play a cool instrument.
Is there any end to that man’s talents? Between his 1337 skillz on the nose flute and his highlighting of the crap Justice Charleton parroted in his judgement on UPC v Dumb Greed Merchants, you have to wonder. Course he’s just parroting “Gambra” on thumped.com, but that’s neither here nor there!
Long story short: Yay Charleton for deciding in favour of UPC. Boo Charleton for parroting makey-uppey numbers for “piracy”. Boo Charleton for essentially suggesting that Gov.ie enact legislation to allow the labels to skip proper due process. That’s two boos to one yay, you lose Charleton.