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Sadly, There Is No Prison Sentence for Not Getting It

April 11th, 2007

RapsquirrelmcnutsTourism officials in England are trying to stir popularity for the Lake District by taking poems by William Wordsworth, changing them and setting them to rap music, and then having it all performed by a guy in a giant squirrel outfit named “MC Nuts.”

I swear to god, you could not make this shit up.

According to a tourism official:

Wordsworth’s Daffodils poem has remained unchanged for 200 years and to keep it alive for another two more centuries we wanted to engage the YouTube generation who want modern music and amusing video footage on the web.

Hopefully, this will help them connect with poetry, the works of Wordsworth and the stunning landscape of the Lake District which inspired him.

It is more likely that the YouTube generation will connect with the floor as they laugh uncontrollably at the morons who put this together. If you watch the video, you can barely even make out the words due to the overdone reverb effect. (As if that were the biggest problem with the entire concept.)

True, this is getting the Lake District a certain amount of media attention–but it is getting that attention less as a popular tourist destination, and a bit more as a laughingstock. Attempting to fuse classic poetry with rap music and a guy in a squirrel suit? Maybe that made sense after a dozen beers at the local pub, but you would imagine that they would have sobered up enough in the time required to get the thing on video and post it on the web. I mean, seriously, check these guys out for psychedelic drug abuse, or possibly terminal idiocy.

The video ends with the words “Respect Wordsworth” flashed across the screen. A bit too late for that, I’d say.

  1. K. Engels
    April 12th, 2007 at 14:16 | #1

    Uh, OMGWTFBBQ!? I think I’m going to remove England from my list of countries I want to visit just because they produced that ‘thing’…

  2. Luis
    April 12th, 2007 at 14:18 | #2

    Yeah, pretty hideous, isn’t it?

  3. Stacey
    April 22nd, 2007 at 15:09 | #3

    I grew up just outside of the Lake District. I’m a member of the ‘YouTube generation’. I’m now also plotting ways to keep my flatmates from ever finding out about this so I won’t have to start to seriously consider taking over the world.

    Just seems like too much effort to have to put in over a rapping squirrel, y’know?

    Damn the English tourist board.

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