Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Total Eclipse of a Mullet with Headlights

Recently, I begged my school librarian to do some research for me regarding book trailers. This is all part and parcel of my "work smarter, not harder" campaign. I figured I could have my students compose book trailers as a final project. Through teaching them, I would learn how to do it on my own for later promotional purposes. Day job, dream career--two birds, one stone.

Lovely, isn't it?

I have yet to implement book trailers in my classroom. Happily, however, my librarian went on a hilarious research tangent that I simply must share with you all. Have you heard of literal videos? It's where someone changes the lyrics of a song so that they describe what's happening in the (ridiculous) video.

This has to be my favorite literal video. Do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing! Let me know what you think.

8 comments:

Vivi Andrews said...

Mullet with headlights... must stop laughing... can't breathe...

Wow. That was just... wow. There are no words.

Vivant said...

Amazingly well done. A whole new art form?

Mom said...

This song will never be the same again! Mullet with headlights is good but I also like "Glee Club of the Damned"...

Are you going to use this video to discuss metaphors with your students? :)

Ladytink_534 said...

Lol. Very cute! I really enjoyed it. Off to watch more now.

Kate Diamond said...

I'm glad you all liked it! Ladytink, you'll have to let me know if you find any other good ones on YouTube.

Ann Charles said...

Kate, that was HILARIOUS!! I'm off to Facebook to broadcast this article, and to Outlook to send it off to my friends. Thanks for sharing that. LOL! Mullet with headlights...classic. That song will never be the same for me.

Ann Charles

Author Amber Scott said...

I kid you not, I was telling my husband about this very video but forgot where I'd seen it. Awesome. Thanks so much!

Chassily Wakefield said...

Love the Hogwarts reference! HP forever! LOL I wonder if the maker of the video knows the story behind that song on the Leaky Cauldron, I have to send it to them. Thanks, Kate! That was hysterical!