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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Satire, Flash Mobs, and Parodies... Oh My!

Lately we tend to see a new group of flash mobs invading our cities every summer. Everything is fair game from "Thriller" to "Everybody Dance Now."

So here's my question, what will be the big one this year?

Here's one from last year, using a little ditty from the "Sound of Music."

Parodies and satires have been around for awhile now. I can remember listening to some of the old classic satires from folks like Tom Lehrer and Spike Jones on the old Dr. Demento Show on KMET Radio, Sunday nights in Los Angeles.

Parodies are another thing altogether, and for the current popularity of that, perhaps we have none other than Weird Al Yankovic to thank. His hilarious send ups of current hits were a staple of the 80's. Think "Like a Sturgeon" or "My Bologna," mocking Madonna and The Knack respectively.

Today I came across a funny riff on the enormously popular "All the Single Ladies" from Beyonce.

It's called "All the Wrinkled Ladies." If you know the original, I think you'll like this "newer" version. It's from Anita Renfro.

See you soon. I'll be serving in Mexico for awhile, so my postings, and comments will be sparse. Blessings!

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Blogger Doug said ... (2:55 PM) : 

Oh my indeed. I actually knew all the references in your post.


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