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June 10, 2012 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Remember when misheard/alternate lyrics to Carmina Burana was a thing? Here's a new version with different lyrics, animation, ragefaces, and an obsession with chicken.
posted by The Whelk (23 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
My mom sent this to me and I laughed. my. ass. off. I wish they'd done the whole thing.
posted by KathrynT at 12:05 PM on June 10, 2012


I didn't like it. Indeed, it pretty much sums up what I would Carl Orff-ful.
posted by Jehan at 12:09 PM on June 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


O fetus! on the nightstand, yehaaa-hey. I don't wanna be a Boxxy or a bag.
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 12:46 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


You know, I was at my brother's frat at MIT this past couple of days for his graduation, and I feel like I watched this video at least three times due to people sharing it with each other and laughing like fools.

Also my FAVORITE part is the octopus with boots going to North Korea! A coherent storyline that doesn't involve chicken!
posted by Devika at 12:51 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Having had to learn the words to this piece of Carmina Burana in 11th grade, I'm just thinking OMG HOW I WISH I HAD THESE LYRICS INSTEAD!

Most. Awesome.
posted by jeanmari at 1:17 PM on June 10, 2012


I enjoy this one a lot more. It's much more coherent.
posted by spitefulcrow at 1:30 PM on June 10, 2012


Remember when misheard/alternate lyrics to Carmina Burana was a thing?

No ... no I don't. I assume it was something about tuna.
posted by Grangousier at 1:44 PM on June 10, 2012


I believe the Whelk is actually nothing but a new version with different lyrics, animation, ragefaces, and an obsession with chicken.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 1:55 PM on June 10, 2012


This cracks me up in general, but especially the small bit in the middle about the fun handsome goose (1:10)...considering that the goose in movement 12 is not likely handsome nor having much fun. Miser! Miser modo niger...et ustus fortiter!
posted by NedKoppel at 2:24 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Miser! Miser modo niger...et ustus fortiter!

Dentes frendentes video!
posted by KathrynT at 2:44 PM on June 10, 2012


I find it so much easier to understand lyrics once I've read along once with the song like this.
posted by jeffburdges at 3:21 PM on June 10, 2012


Jesus on a raincloud this is AWESOME.
posted by New England Cultist at 4:45 PM on June 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


love it. Thanks!
posted by dbmcd at 4:53 PM on June 10, 2012


Piece of lovely cake!
posted by trip and a half at 5:40 PM on June 10, 2012


I wonder what the Archpoet would make of it?
posted by Quinbus Flestrin at 6:41 PM on June 10, 2012


Up to this point I was unaware of the misheard lyrics industry.
posted by telstar at 10:32 PM on June 10, 2012


Oh, telstar, a world of wonderment awaits you.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:53 AM on June 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is pretty funny.

I recall seeing on CBC-TV in the late 1970's a staged video dramatization of the actual Carmina Burana, and that was plenty strange enough..
posted by ovvl at 4:37 AM on June 11, 2012


The Whelk: "an obsession with chicken."

I was going thought the BadLipReading videos on youtube yesterday and I noticed how much they talk about food, too.
posted by gertzedek at 9:45 AM on June 11, 2012


"Make me fries..."
posted by nushustu at 9:56 AM on June 11, 2012


I recall seeing on CBC-TV in the late 1970's a staged video dramatization of the actual Carmina Burana, and that was plenty strange enough..

Look slike this.

Wikip: The selection covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st century: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust...
posted by ovvl at 7:51 PM on June 11, 2012


Ah, I recognize the music now. Tom Servo's theme song.
posted by JHarris at 1:35 PM on June 13, 2012


OH MY GOD I AM LAUGHING SO HARD I CANNOT BREATHE.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:06 PM on July 5, 2012


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