Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Ylvis Fox virus hit us (2 photos + 4 videos)

Ylvis' What Does The Fox Say or simply called The Fox is a dance song that went viral on YouTube in 2013. It is so viral that even my whole family got infected...

What the fox . . . say?! All of a sudden, that crazy weirdness just started gekkering in my head like Fraka-kaka-kow! ~lancelonie

Mr. Fox by Pig & Pumpkin, on Flickr
[ Mr. Fox by Pig & Pumpkin,
on Flickr ]
Last October, I heard my brother-in-law singing What Does The Fox Say and making strange loud sounds with my daughter. I thought they were just trying to be funny with each other and I never paid much attention. But... What the fox . . . say?! Now, all of a sudden, that crazy weirdness just started gekkering in my head like Fraka-kaka-kow! (Whatever that is...)

Norwegian brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, known together as Ylvis, wanted to make The Fox an "anti-hit" to make it sound funny on their comedy talk show. Despite their original plan, their song turned out to be ridiculously popular on YouTube with over 326 million views as of January 2014 and counting.

It is a "stupid thing" or a "stupid fox song" said Bård. But hey! What is stupid is smart, right? As what Evan Sawdey of PopMatters blogged: "It was a parody so good it was shopped to radio and the duo wound up scoring a legitimate Top 10 hit." Fraka-wow! (I'm really enjoying this strange word factory.)

Indeed, this viral music is a virus. It is so contagious than even hubby geeing-ding-dings in the car like a sick driver. ~lancelonie

Indeed, this viral music is a virus. It is so contagious that even hubby gering-ding-dings in the car like a sick driver. Not only that, this Ylvis original is also hilariously entertaining and educational, too. (You say, what?!! Educational?) Copy that grandpa in The Fox YouTube video as he hatee-ha-teach his grandson the animal sounds. (Ha-teach. Word factory, yay!)

So, Bård, your song-writing is not really stupid. Thank you. :)

What does the fox say? by Bruiseman, on Flickr
[ What does the fox say? by Bruiseman, on Flickr ]

What Does The Fox Actually Say?

Before you join the ring-ding-dings with Glee and dance wa-pa-pa-pows with the stars, listen first to the true sounds the fox actually makes...

[ Video: Fox Calls by StarFoxFan4641, on YouTube ]
[ Video: Full Performance of "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" from "Puppet Master" by GLEE, on YouTube ]
[ Video: What Does The Fox Say - Dancing With The Stars by Lynn McFatter, on YouTube ]
[ Video: WHAT DOES THE FAX SAY? by Tobuscus, on YouTube ]

Happy Fraka-New Year!!!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Just another great new year (4 photos)

Singapore 2014 Countdown Firework by Wang Guowen (gw.wang), on Flickr
[ Singapore 2014 Countdown Firework by Wang Guowen (gw.wang), on Flickr ]

2014 by Oless, on Flickr
[ 2014 by Oless, on Flickr ]

happy new year 2014 by Zeeyolq Photography, on Flickr
[ happy new year 2014 by Zeeyolq Photography, on Flickr ]

2014 by All4Data, on Flickr
[ 2014 by All4Data, on Flickr ]

Happy A Prosperous 2014!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Post-Christmas playing cards (10 photos + 1 video)

December 28th: Card Playing Day

[ Video: Magic Trick: Basic Playing Card Levitation by cutlerylover, on YouTube ]

During those times when gadgets were not so high-tech and the cold weather was not permitting, playing cards may have been the second best thing aside from tv. Maybe these kids who possibly grew tired of their new toys (just three days after Christmas?) chose to play card games with families and friends. Or, it could be that a deck-shuffler opted for a quite solitaire on a snowy day.

Well, that can still be the case today for card-lovers. Sans the classic paper cards, we know that handy electronic solitaire versions are fantastic time killers in all waiting rooms.

Vintage playing cards by crackdog, on Flickr
[ Vintage playing cards by crackdog, on Flickr ]

Magic hands - The cards within... by drasir, on Flickr
[ Magic hands - The cards within... by drasir, on Flickr ]

Ace of Hearts Playing Card by GoodAdvice.TV, on Flickr
[ Ace of Hearts Playing Card by GoodAdvice.TV, on Flickr ]

Following the Edges of the Snub Icosidodecahedron by fdecomite, on Flickr
[ Following the Edges of the Snub Icosidodecahedron by fdecomite, on Flickr ]

Chinese Playing Cards by dou_ble_you, on Flickr
[ Chinese Playing Cards by dou_ble_you, on Flickr ]

deal by jianhui, on Flickr
[ deal by jianhui, on Flickr ]

Miscellaneous Playing Cards by incurable_hippie, on Flickr
[ Miscellaneous Playing Cards by incurable_hippie, on Flickr ]

Playing cards mosaic by Raincloud☁, on Flickr
[ Playing cards mosaic by Raincloud☁, on Flickr ]

You are nothing but a pack of cards! by windrosie, on Flickr
[ You are nothing but a pack of cards! by windrosie, on Flickr ]

Playing Card Cupcakes Gift Box by lilycupcake, on Flickr
[ Playing Card Cupcakes Gift Box by lilycupcake, on Flickr ]

Happy Card Playing Day!

 
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