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September 23, 2009 6:11 PM   Subscribe

Fox in Socks with beatbox
posted by ardgedee (24 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Damn, I used to be proud of how well I read that.

(Also, one of my favorite memories of my favorite grandfather was him in tears of laughter after reading this book for the first time at around age 90.)
posted by DU at 6:14 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Previously: More Seussian recitations, without rap.
posted by ardgedee at 6:16 PM on September 23, 2009


Damn, I used to be proud of how well I read that.

Yeah, me too. My whole life is nothing but a lie.
posted by procrastination at 6:21 PM on September 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


it was bound to happen eventually
posted by philip-random at 6:26 PM on September 23, 2009


So we lose a thread that was actually having a decent discussion (the census one) and we get another YouTube link instead. This really is turning into Reddit.

(Seuss deserves better, too. Muttermutterrackenfrassen.)
posted by rokusan at 6:30 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, not to thread piss, but that video sucked.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:32 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Seuss got better, at least, in the form of Moxy Früvous's Green Eggs and Ham, though the fan videos leave something to be desired.
posted by darksasami at 6:35 PM on September 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


no.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:37 PM on September 23, 2009


I love YouTube. Someone walks by at the end, on screen for half a second, and someone takes the time to make a "nice boobs" comment. I see this everywhere. Is it just the proliferation of hormone-addled teenage boys on the Internet or is there some kind of meme associated with this? It's pretty much the #1 thing I see links to specific times in videos used for.

Also, lol Dr. Seuss rap.
posted by palidor at 6:39 PM on September 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


No one will touch Jesse Jackson's reading of Green Eggs and Ham.
posted by jquinby at 6:47 PM on September 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Having read that to the boy approximately 5,000 times I have to say that every error the reader makes (and there are many) grates on my soul.
posted by nanojath at 6:51 PM on September 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is it just the proliferation of hormone-addled teenage boys on the Internet.

Yes, that. To be fair, hormone-addled teenage girls are responsible for a whole lot of painfully-bad Yahoo Answers, animated cursors and other MySpace-style eye pain.

Most of the Internet is for the very young, because old folks like us are still wresting with the blinking 12:00's. MetaFilter skews way older than most joints.
posted by rokusan at 6:58 PM on September 23, 2009


This really is turning into Reddit.

Recently MeFi has turned into ReAl.....as in Reddit Already.
posted by GavinR at 7:05 PM on September 23, 2009


"Eww." "What was that?" (2:14)
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:09 PM on September 23, 2009


"Eww." "What was that?"
posted by StickyCarpet


Heh, StickyCarpet for all time eponysterical champ! Also, this video was annoying in parts but entertaining in others. The hate here is misplaced or displaced. "Fox in Socks" is actually pretty easy to read aloud if you just focus on reading the words rather than stringing together meaning. It's an interesting exercise in cognition, actually.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:17 PM on September 23, 2009


Rewatched 3 hours later. I still don't get it. Again, not to hate on something someone liked, so maybe I am missing something.

I am open to explanations.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:53 PM on September 23, 2009


Please. For the sake of the children. This rapping. You must stop it.
posted by humannaire at 8:58 PM on September 23, 2009


You curmudgeons. That was awesome. What do any of you know about Tweedle Beetles?
posted by rusty at 9:14 PM on September 23, 2009


Since no one else has linked to it yet: MC Frontalot - Socks On. As long as we're linking to Dr Seuss rap (also this link for those who don't want the direct mp3 download link).
posted by Stunt at 9:31 PM on September 23, 2009


I found this interesting for the first minute, but then began to drift away from the sameness. What I learned is that the beat - the sacred beat - can be used in all kinds of ways. In this case, the "meaning" of the story was just about the beat, and that's OK. Surely, no one person would get anything out of the parable listening to it this way, other than a desire to move their body to the beat. And, that's OK. As for the artists: someone's 15 minutes is almost up. That's OK, too.
posted by Vibrissae at 9:34 PM on September 23, 2009


Slowed down.

Chicks with bricks come. In these rap videos, it's always about chicks coming, isn't it?
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:03 PM on September 23, 2009


The Tweetle Beetle finale is actually not so tough. The toughest one is Bim and Ben.
posted by jeremy b at 6:59 AM on September 24, 2009


My most cherished memory of Fox in Socks is of an extremely thespy voice teacher at a London drama school reading it in crystalline British RP, and then having us repeat it. Best diction exercise ever.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:34 PM on September 24, 2009


He read that aloud way too slow.
posted by jazon at 4:30 PM on September 24, 2009


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