Friday, December 11, 2009

let's all make fun of Jason Mraz!

JES sent me this video of a hilarious kid mock-covering Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" on a ukelele.

Yes, the video's funny, but now I'm going to get all nerdy about it. Can I also just point out that this kid is a freakin' genius? I have no idea how old he is, but the ukelele playing is dang tootin'. And he's either a genius at comedy--making fun of the sentiment of the song with the facial expressions? Mocking the intent by reducing the lyrics to blah blah blahs?--or a genius at music--ignoring the lyrics entirely but somehow catching the every little inflection, like he's deaf to everything but the music?--or both.

You go, little genius uke kid.

18 comments:

WendyCinNYC said...

Ha! He's adorable. Love.

Ann Victor said...
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Ann Victor said...

Oops! Spelling gremlin crept in! The earlier post should read:

He's a very cute little genius uke kid! But I wonder how the ukelele kid would do on a vuvuzela?

(Five unique prizes from South Africa up for grabs in my blog's Christmas Contest) (but to win a vuvuzela you'll have to wait for the 2010 World Cup soccer)

Deb Salisbury said...

He is too cute! Couldn't understand a word, but his playing is fantastic.

Dawn Simon said...

He's adorable AND a genius. My kids have little touristy ukeleles, and when I try to play them, I frighten our dogs.

Dawn Simon said...

P.S. - Yet I'd be willing to play at weddings. I won't charge much.

cindy said...

OMG TOO CUTE!!!!!

Anita Saxena said...

That kid can play! And he's freakin' cute.

Voidwalker said...

LOL

megan said...

Hahaha! This made my day, seriously.

Keith Popely said...

Dynamite. Sent it to all the ladies in my family. I depend on you, Moonrat, for links to adorable kids and animals doing adorable things. The sort of stuff I could never find myself.

But why is he in a storeroom?

The Rejectionist said...

He is clearly engaged in a deconstructive project of reducing the heteronormative romantic narrative to reveal its inherent catachresis. Anyway, that's a new dimension of awesome.

Larissa said...

hee hees

JES said...

now I'm going to get all nerdy about it

Now, now. You know the reason we all love you and keep coming back is that you're not just a squeegirl* with a sense of humor; you're a nerdy squeegirl with a sense of humor.

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J.D. Klousia said...

I thought that he wasn't actually singing the words because he's a non-english speaker...

JES said...

Duh -- I thought I'd invented "squeegirl." But the Urban Dictionary entry for it was dated 2006.

So forget the footnote.

Nishant said...

He's a very cute little genius uke kid! But I wonder how the ukelele kid would do on a vuvuzela?


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Debbie said...

This is ADORABLE. He sure had an itchy nose.