18 September 2010

Guaranteed to Make You LOL.

(Coincidentally, did you know that "LOL" is in the dictionary? It's in mine, anyways. The Mac on-computer dictionary. Very cool.)

LOL = Laugh Out Loud, for those of you who are unlearned of such abbreviations. And it is part of the HorseFeathers Customer Satisfaction Guarantee that you will do exactly that after watching this video. Or at least smile a little bit. :)

A little background: My friend Milo's Lane (of the Speedy Dancing video) and I are in the process of making a series of spoofs on popular songs. This was our very first one and the only one with an accompanying video.

I had written the lyrics back in June. The idea was to make a parody of Tik Tok... and make it as un-Ke$ha-y as possible. The result? Me wearing glasses, Delaney behind the camera, a very patient reference librarian, and three days total of filming and recording the new track. Disclaimer: We do not own the background music, only the lyrics. We also apologize if this comes across as offensive to anyone — I promise, it is all in good fun and we make fun of ourselves in it. Several times.

We had the video *almost* all ready to go, except for one clip: we needed a boy! We searched fruitlessly all summer long (and got some really weird looks from random guys while we were at it) and found no appropriate actor. So I dressed up like a boy.
Weirdly, I look exactly like a younger version of my dad. Like father, like son... er, daughter.

We opened our joint YouTube channel (please subscribe, O Lovely Friends) and have many videos to post next. We're called TheSKITzophrenia, because we do skits and the Greek root of "skitzophrenia" is "splitting of the mind"... aka, multiple personalities. (Yes, I know that MPD is an entirely different disorder. It's just the root.)

Finally, we came up with this as the final product...



Here are the lyrics: [(c) Olive Tree 2010]

Wake up in the morning at exactly seven
Grab my glasses, I pray to God, I’m going straight to Heaven
Before I leave, grab my books, I’m going to the library
And I eat dry Cheerios cuz I’m allergic to dairy...

I'm talking e = mc squared (squared)
Makin’ all the librarians scared (scared)
Boys sayin’ “she’s so weird” (weird)
I’m gonna be readin up a storm (storm)
Books make my heart feel warm (warm)
I had a book in hand when I was born

Steinbeck, make it pop
Einstein blows my whole head up
EB White’s my best friend
till it’s closing time again

Tick tock on the clock
The librarians force me out, oh
Whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh

Little Women makes me weep
Stephen King makes me lose sleep
Reading the Iliad
till it’s closing time again

Tick tock on the clock
The librarians force me out, oh
Whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh

I got a library card, and I’m ready to use it
It’s duct-taped to my leg so I am sure I won’t lose it
I got so many books out, I don’t know where they all are
I’m pretty sure I might have left one in my gramma’s car...

I'm talking Charles Dickens collected (ted
Oliver Twist is my new best friend (friend
Two Cities is over my head (my head

Now, now, I’ll read til they kick me out, out
And the library is shut down, down
Library is shut down, down
Library is shut down.

Steinbeck, make it pop
Einstein blows my whole head up
EB White’s my new best friend
till it’s closing time again

Tick tock on the clock
The librarians force me out, oh
Whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh

Little Women makes me weep
Stephen King makes me lose sleep
Reading the Iliad
till it’s closing time again

Tick tock on the clock
The librarians force me out, oh
Whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh

Homer, you build me up
You break me down
My heart, it pounds
Yeah, you got me
With my hands up
You got me now
You got that style
Yeah, you got me

Mark Twain, you build me up
You break me down
My heart, it pounds
Yeah, you got me
With my hands up
Put your hands up
Put your hands up

Now, when I get a book the whole world stops...


Steinbeck, make it pop
Einstein blows my whole head up
EB White’s my new best friend
till it’s closing time again

Tick tock on the clock
The librarians force me out, oh
Whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh

Little Women makes me weep
Stephen King makes me lose sleep
Reading the Iliad
till it’s closing time again

Tick tock on the clock
The librarians force me out, oh
Whoa oh oh oh, whoa oh oh oh
{laughter}

This video was incredibly fun to make. I'm doing the singing in it, too... ahh! Shield your ears!
As for the random, insane child who pops up at random times... that's Sidney, Delaney's little cousin. I've never met her... and I'm not sure I want to, she's crazy. Anyway. Enjoy!

Coming Soon...
"Pizza Face" (Lady Gaga's Poker Face)
"I Need an iThingy" (Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me)
... and more!

24 comments:

  1. Omigosh!! Olive thats hilarious!

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  2. LOL. What's the better word for it? :D

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  3. Hehe!!

    That was so funny, Olive Tree. Loved it. And by the way, those lyrics were really clever. I loved the whole "Steinbeck, make it pop
    Einstein blows my whole head up
    EB White’s my new best friend
    till it’s closing time again" Very funny.

    xoxo,
    ~bree

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  4. LOL. Really, wow. Story of my life. :)

    Loved that video! That was really, really awesome. I loved when you ran the video backwards to look like the book jumped up into your hands. So neat. The lyrics were really clever, too. :)

    Love you!

    Elizabeth Rose

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  5. Not bad, pretty funny if you ask me. ;)

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  6. Oh my goodness, too dang funny! I'm going to have the song stuck in my head all day, and I'll probably start singing it at ballet. Ha!

    Can't wait for the next ones! Love ya!
    --Hannah

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  7. That is so legit!!! HAHAHAHAHA.

    -makay

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  8. LOL! I have watched this 14 times already! LOL it's HILARIOUS

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  9. Hehahahah! SO funny! LOL!

    Me and my friend make videos like that all the time... we're actually currently making a script for a movie right now called Secret Agent Man (based off the song by Johnny Rivers-which I love) and I play Johnny Rivers (AKA agent 9 or Secret Agent Man) ;-)

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  10. LOL ;)

    That was funny...

    ooh ooh! I wanna make a request. You should do something to fireflies... just saying :P

    GREAT VIDEO, can't wait for more.

    Love,
    Bleah

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  11. LOL so funny! I can't wait till Pizza Face comes out ;)

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  12. Haha too funny! Can't wait to see more! ;)

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  13. I love it!!!! It's so funny! Can't wait for the new ones, especially, 'I need an iThingy'!!

    L♥ve,
    Shadowflower

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  14. Haha! THat was awesome Olive Tree! Cant wait for more!!

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  15. OMG that was SO funny!
    (as an aside...I'm not a fan of Homer, aha)

    LOL is in the dictionary? That is weird

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  16. So stinkin' funny, Olive Tree! Love it! I'm looking forward to seeing more, dear!

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  17. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That's hilarious! I need an iThingy sounds awesome! LOL!!!!

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  18. The funniest part on your other video is when you attacked "Milo's Lane" with the pillows. LOL

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  19. LOL! That is too funny I love the lyrics too,

    Little Women makes me weep
    Stephen King makes me lose sleep
    Reading the Iliad
    till it’s closing time again

    So true!^

    Steph

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  20. LOL! LOL (The second one stood for "lots of love" <3)!
    This reminds me a bit of Barely Political's "Key of Awesome"- have you seen any of those videos?

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  21. That is so awesome! I love it! I subscribed to you YouTube channel and can't wait to see more videos. You guys did a great job.

    Also, what video editing program do you use? I don't really like the one I'm using so I'm shopping around for something new. Thanks!

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  22. HAHA! That is hilarious! Great job Olive! I've watched it a dozen times. :) It makes me smile. :)

    ~Autumn

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  23. I LOVE it! That's so me! Mrs. Alwayshasabook. haha You just took a song that drives me nuts and made it AMAZING! <3
    Tessa Brooke

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