So my son pulls up this video yesterday that had more hits on it than Rhianna after a Saturday with Chris Brown. I only started paying attention to it a quarter of the way through and didn’t make through the whole thing. Ylvis is apparently a Norwegian duo of brothers who have rejected their traditional lifestyle of modular furniture and odd sweaters. I now see that Jimmy Fallon has had Ylvis on to perform the “song”, so I’m taking the hit for you my readers. I’m cranking out my annotations as I sit through this one final time.
0:20 We have already hit our first cultural difference. This has to be the most screwed up See N Say that I have every seen. (Who the hell thinks an elephant sound is “toot”.)
1:04 This kid could not be more uncomfortable even if pops were a known sex offender.
1:34 I’m not sure if I’m comfortable with this level of animal admiration. Maybe Auburn or Miss St. fans can feel the love here, but its a little much for me.
2:00 Maybe shouting will help me understand you better.
2:24 I hope this kid refuses that Werther’s Original from pops. I think its really ecstasy.
3:23 Maybe the Tootsie Roll Owl can give these guys a hint on their next hit of LSD?
So here you are, almost 4 more minutes gone from your life watching something that can only be described as a love child between Wierd Al and Lady Gaga. I am left with the same question you have, where did we go wrong as a society.