Monday, February 15, 2010

Smacksy President's Day Link

This link has nothing to do with President's Day other than today is President's Day and I am posting this link. I am posting it because I love it. (I love the link. President's Day is fine but I would never choose the word love to describe my feelings about it.)

I am posting this link because it is crazy weird yet oddly compelling. I recognized the weird part right away. I didn't realize the compelling aspect until after I'd watched it five times and then, obviously.

In 1972, Italian musician Adriano Celetano wrote the song, "Prisencolinensinainciusol" in gibberish to imitate what English sounds like to foreigners. It is astonishing in its fantastic-ness.

Happy three day weekend. Oll Raight!


  1. It's an extreme case of mondegreening.
    Oll Raight!

  2. Is it me or does that dude look like Chevy Chase and Roberto Benigni had a baby?

  3. You're right. FANTASTIC. Did you show Bob? I showed my kids and the 8 year old said "The dancing is cool but otherwise I'm not impressed." Of course, I made them pause the Wi to watch it, that may be part of the problem.

    But the harmonica/Bob Dylan part was my favorite. Brilliant.

  4. I totally thought it was Sacha Baron Cohen! This is so trippy. I need to watch it again.

  5. This has been one of my favorites for about three months. I'm obsessed with it and need to watch it frequently. Why don't we dress like hobos anymore?