Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Gopher tuna!

There’s something of an industry around misheard lyrics, because it’s hilarious. But what about when the lyrics are in Latin? Then we have some fun.

The video above shows what the Medieval Latin poem “O Fortuna” might be saying were it in English. The 13th century poem about fate and luck was set to music in 1938 by German composer Carl Orff, and it’s been a hit of sorts ever since. It’s what we hear in this video.

The music has been used throughout popular culture, including, it must be noted, in a surge of rightwing videos after President Obama was elected. That is, rightwingers used it up until they started being ridiculed for it.

So, this is just a bit of fun. Because, why not?

Tip o’ the Hat to Matt, who shared this on Facebook.


coreplane said...

I love that Carl Orff piece. Now I'll think of gopher tuna, big dogs with fleas, and green-chalk hippies when I listen. Thanks for nothin'. *grumble* :)

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

You're welcome. ;-)