Dewey Decimal Dance Break
January 10, 2005 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Library Musical. "Sometimes, you are moved by such a strong emotion that you can only express it through song. As we learn from musical theatre that emotion can swell up anytime: in a corner deli, on a playground, in an open field--and even at the library."
posted by adrober (15 comments total)
That was funny and cute. And, dammit, ballsy.

*breaks out into song*
posted by Gnatcho at 2:28 PM on January 10, 2005

Grrrr, I can't get it to come up here at work. Does it have anything to do with a woman named Marian?
posted by soyjoy at 2:33 PM on January 10, 2005

saw this a few ago, was posted to some blog somewhere in this vastness known as internet (kudos to that person).

love love love it.. and make sure to check out their other videos, more particularly, subway lectures and the silent dance party usa.

funny stuff.
posted by mrplab at 2:35 PM on January 10, 2005

Where's a librarian when you need one?
posted by pmbuko at 2:36 PM on January 10, 2005

Hey, I recognize that library...and some of the people inside it. Might it be at Columbia University?

Ahh, those crazy kids.
posted by DrKatz at 2:40 PM on January 10, 2005

This is an oldie but a goodie. Thought it was a dobule post, but I guess it's ne'er graced these hallowed blue halls.
posted by zpousman at 2:40 PM on January 10, 2005

Love the subway lectures. Fantastic!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 2:52 PM on January 10, 2005

Some of the people at the tables were trying to hide their laughing--very funny. Can't wait to get home to have sound.
posted by ParisParamus at 2:58 PM on January 10, 2005

posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:01 PM on January 10, 2005

If someone got on my subway train and started lecturing... I'd either pee my pants laughing or have to make out with them right there. Maybe both. Hopefully not in that order.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:12 PM on January 10, 2005 [1 favorite]

TPSh, what train do you take and when?
posted by pmbuko at 3:34 PM on January 10, 2005

What, how is this different from what happens in the library every day? Most places, you can't throw a Chilton's without hitting a couple breaking out in song.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:40 PM on January 10, 2005

Does it have anything to do with a woman named Marian?

I, too, immediately thought of "Music Man" Harold Hill attempting to woo a disinterested Marian Paroo. Oh, we've got trouble ...
posted by ericb at 3:51 PM on January 10, 2005

That would make a good flashmob, to do a bigger number in some public place (like the train station opera).
posted by abcde at 7:23 PM on January 10, 2005

I wish I had video of Singing Christian Asian Man. He's a guy here in DC that appears on the METRO: gets on the car, says "thank you very much" and then sings one song, usually a Christian hymn, and exits at the next stop. His sincerity is both humorous and poignant.
posted by turtlegirl at 11:03 AM on January 11, 2005

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