In grade one, my most challenging assignment was to create a string necklace out of 100 Cheerios, to celebrate our 100th day in class. The amount of precision and numerical skills necessary was astounding. And while I did get a cool necklace at the end of the day, I still think I would have preferred learning an 80s pop culture hit.
We’ve already established that Mr. Avina is the COOLEST teacher ever. Months ago we found a video in which his class performs Madonna’s “Vogue,” complete with choreography. This round, his class learned another one of her hits, “Material Girl.”
The song is a part of a play called “The Lonely Prince,” performed by the LAUSD’s Olympic Primary Center class. The play is being performed as a final project for their language arts unit on friendship.
In this scene, maids and butlers bring the prince a bunch of toys, but no matter what they bring, he remains bored and unhappy. It’s not until much later, when he finds a friend, that he understands material objects will not bring him happiness.
The full play, featuring other musical numbers, will debut on YouTube on Nov. 2, 2012. [@artavina]
Watch it here:
1. Today on the Internet, animal photos ruled again, starting with this photo of a new species of monkey found in Africa, called lesula. He eats bananas (unconfirmed) and will look deep into your soul with his beady eyes.
2. Although the animal photos were going strong, this young violinist delighted us with a sexual innuendo. This is how gangstas play the violin.
3. Finally! A fashionable fox you can fit in your roomy cardigan pocket to bring around town with you. It’s a statement piece.
4. Officially the nicest place on Earth. How will I ever go back to my house with the view of the hydro field? Gudvangen, Norway.
Okay this kid doesn’t have all that much game. I mean, his strategy is to basically hug his crush until she gives in and professes her true love. Still, you have to admire his persistance. Every times he goes in for a big old bear hug his lady keeps smacking him down, sometimes so hard that he falls on the pavement. He gets up every time to retry and even pauses at a couple points to do baby push ups — just to prove how manly he is.
This adorable little girl who’s dressed head-to-toe in hot pink is probably too young to understand the lyrics in Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” but that doesn’t mean she can’t rock out to it like the rest of us.
Her carseat belt does very little to restrain her aggressive moves as she shimmies around from side to side while her aunt records her. I’m surprised the three-year-old was able to memorize so many of the lyrics, though if she has practised as much as she has her dance moves it’s not surprising. ADORBZ!
Filming kids singing hit songs seems to be all the rage lately. We saw two friends pout along with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” yesterday and a dad lead his kids in a rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” not too long before that.
I know, we’ve seen WAY TOO MANY covers or lip synchs of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” but we have time for one more because these pouty kids are too adorable. Sure they probably don’t understand the song (or at least we hope they don’t understand) but they do a decent impression.
The two kids are friends and fell in love with Gotye’s song after seeing the music video. The person who posted it on YouTube wrote: “When they were riding in the car together, they would request it constantly and loved singing it. We joked about making a video for the song and the children loved the idea.”
One day, she set up a go pro camera behind the driver’s seat and the kids performed the song a couple times before they edited them altogether. ADORBZ!
Watch it here:
Zack’s dad foreshadows this video’s finale from the very beginning when he cautions: “Careful Zack, there could be dinosaurs.”
But the two-year-old is brave so he doesn’t listen. He keeps running along the path with youthful innocence, until he sees the gigantic robotic dino. He pauses in his tracks, like a deer in the headlights, when his mom asks: “Are you scared?”
After pondering the question for just a second, he turns around and starts running away from the dinosaur screaming. Zack loves dinosaurs, but he’s never seen one bigger than himself.
This adorable little baby Ryder was introduced to some street fighter moves by Ken, who apparently has “the force.” Luckily the kid fell back onto a soft mattress!
If you want to get our of chores this weekend, this is how NOT to do it. While we admire this three-year-old’s creative excuse, it just doesn’t seem plausible. She claimed the bowl was too heavy to take to the sink in an Oscar winning performance. Too cute!
Warning, if you’re behind on your March viral videos they will all be SPOILED with this one, four minute viral video. The Fine Brothers continue their quest to spoil everything in the world with 50 YouTube viral videos from March 2012.
They manage to do it all in one take without messing up, which is a feat in itself. They also promise to spoil videos for us every month, so there’s more to come.
Another reason why dogs win: cats are evil ninjas that attack children, as seen above. This cat practically guides through the air like an anime character and knocks the kid over, when the child was jus trying to play.
Little Gavin was startled to find a shaded figure following him around on his playmate. Something sketchy was going on and he was determined to figure out what it was. After his parents explained it’s his shadow, he treated it like it’s his new best friend, by waving to it and trying to catch it. How long before he figures out that’s impossible?
Sometimes I’m a troubled sleeper. If I have too many things on my mind, I stay up and watch good-bad sitcoms on TV. That’s why I envy this kids ability to fall asleep anywhere, including while skiing.
Man, if I could sleep upright I’d take a quick catnap whenever I had a spare minute — while I’m waiting for the bus or in lineups — it would save so much time.
Forget Barney or Sharon, Lois and Bram, this toddler has much more mature taste in music. Two-year-old Makena sang along to Adele’s “Someone Like You” while her mom, Heather Fedorick, recorded it. Since it was posted, it’s gotten over 1.5 million views. I’m impressed the cutie remembered all the lyrics and sang it with such heart, considering the song is about a breakup.
For this kid, I imagine getting his very own ballpit is right up there with how I felt when I got my university degree. I thought: “Wow, four years of hard work are all worth it for this moment.”
I can’t think of an addiction I had when I was younger. Maybe my misguided blip with Beanie Babies or Pogs but for Jack, it’s toy balls. Basketballs, tennis balls, soccer balls and the list goes on. But when he sees an ENTIRE ballpit you can see the mix of confusion, shock and pure joy culminating into ecstasy. Thirty years from now, we may see him on My Strange Addiction but for now it’s damn cute.