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All This, and an Einstein Puppet, Too?

September 21, 2013

Saturdays don’t get any better than this.

Eddie and I are at our beloved “real” house in Monteagle for the weekend, after a fanny-fatiguing but fascinating day attending the Common Core hearings at the State Capitol yesterday. (More about that in a future post.)  Outside, the red-tipped forest is shrouded in misty fog (where angels are dancing according to Sewanee mountain lore).  I have had my requisite peppermint schnapps-spiked hot chocolate; spent lazy, stress-free hours with my hubby NOT talking about public policy failures past and pending; and watched Gracie our demented lapdog dash deliriously after a cheeky squirrel.

Gracie

Gracie

Now, catching up on email, I am introduced to A Capella Science and Bohemian Gravity, my new favorite YouTube video.

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If this doesn’t make your belly shake with laughter, better check your pulse.  Or, maybe I’m just nerdy this way. (Be sure to watch the full first six minutes, unless we are from different planets and you aren’t a Queen fan.)

I know my son Nelson will love this video, because we both love Bohemian Rhapsody

Corkscrew Man at rest.

Corkscrew Man at rest.

and share the same quirky sense of humor that continually befuddles Eddie. (Eddie,

for example,  just doesn’t think that joyful Corkscrew Man who lives in the kitchen drawer is never-endingly hilarious.)

Nelson recently taught his Latin II class relative pronouns through song and dance based on an old Fresh Prince of Bel Air version of the Sugar Hill Gang‘s Apache (Jump On It). Here’s the original Sugar Hill Gang version:

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And Will Smith‘s Fresh Prince take:

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Here’s Nelson’s not-ready-for-Common-Core lesson (dance begins around 3.24):

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Sometimes teachers just wanna have fun.

Happy Saturday to you!

* Photo credit for “Swing Hanging on a Tree in Sewanee”: Stephen Alverez

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. peter2244 permalink
    September 25, 2013 4:55 pm

    Wow. Our family used to own the old hotel at the back of the Monteagle Assembly area; probably torn down now; I still have the Edison phonograph and records from the dining room. A great place to beat the midsummer heat and ease up on the throttle of life.

    Another great Fresh Prince video is Famous Carlton Dance (a compilation) featuring Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton Banks); that man is a fabulous dancer!

    Keep up the good work Eve and Eddie!

    • September 25, 2013 9:43 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Peter. I’m glad we stirred your Monteagle memories. I’ll check out the Famous Carlton Dance. YouTube is a blessing storing music and tv memories.

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