Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's No Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

So, two alarming things happened in class today. Somehow, I was watching this hilarious version of Bonnie Tyler's music video for the classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Since it's May, it's best not to overanalyze how I ended up watching this video between classes. Something about "Take on Me" and then "Friday" and then the literal video meme. Whatever, that's not even one of the alarming things.

Anyway, first I was alarmed to discover that my students DO NOT KNOW THE SONG "TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART." Seriously like omg, this is a TIMELESS CLASSIC.

Then, I was alarmed to find myself belting out the song in front of the class because I was sure that if I just sang a few bars, they would know it. OF COURSE THEY KNOW IT!

But, no. They don't. And they were especially horrified when I tripped over Joe's backpack while singing the song they didn't know. Luckily, I only stumbled and did not fall all the way to the ground.


Gina Marie said...

You're the best teacher ever. This is so awesome.

This year on my team, the girls didn't know who Gumby was. After describing him and even finding a picture of him online, one of the girls looked at me and said "So, it was a flexible green cartoon guy? That's it?"

Yep. That's it.

mm said...

Sometimes educating today's youth is dangerous (Joe's backpack). Your students are sooooo lucky to have you!

StreibProjects said...

Hilarious. Who doesn’t know THAT song? Good thing that have you! They are being deprived!

LH said...

Heck, I don't think I know this song. I'll try to learn it today when i get a chance.

kc said...

I know! Everyone needs to know Total Eclipse of the Heart. Lee, you probs know it. Remember that band in Old School at Will Farrell's wedding that keeps dropping in the F-word? They are singing Total Eclipse of the Heart.

Turn around, bright eyes!!

jdoc said...

I used to have the Bonnie Tyler album. I would sing and dance to this song in my basement. I'm glad you are passing along this important cultural knowledge.

Jill said...

I now have watched way too many of those "literal videos." Woo hoo Friday night!

kc said...

Sounds about right, Jill!! Jdoc, i would like to see a video of the singing and dancing.