Thursday, October 22, 2009

Autotune the News

Have you heard of these Autotune the News videos? They are hysterical! Ben's friend Jeff (1/2 of those cool Gillum kids) showed them to him, and last night we laughed for an hour watching them all. Here's the latest one, #9:

There are 9 of these so far, mash-ups of the latest top news stories, interviews, and just plain ridiculous television  moments. Oh, and an occasional appearance by an Angry Gorilla. The brothers who make these videos got started during the Presidential campaign last year, and they've even Autotuned famous speeches like MLK's "I Have a Dream":

Now, messing with this speech has of course been controversial. Is this tantamount to sacrilege, or is it a clever way to engage young people with one of the most important speeches in American history?

To end, some parting wisdom from my good friend Clive Staples Lewis.

"The thing is to rely on God. The time will come when you will regard all this misery as a small price to pay for having been brought to that dependence. Meanwhile, the trouble is that relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing has yet been done."

More Clive quotes here.

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