Charlie bit me…
Posted on May 13, 2009 by yankeebean
In order to understand this post you have to watch this 56-second video:
Did you watch it? Good… now I have a couple of questions:
How many times did you watch it?
Did you rewind it and watch it bunch of times? Or Just once? Do you want to watch it again right now instead of reading my (titillating!) blog-ness? Go on, you’re only young once
How hard did you laugh?
Chuckle? Chortle? Laugh? Guffaw? Rolling around on the floor? Choked on your own saliva? Sorry… I took that too far…
The reason I ask is that my brother first sent me this link (he lives State-side). I watched it the first time and chuckled (especially at :23 and :38). Then I watched about 5 more times and I was laughing out loud by the end.
Brother-o-mine asked what I thought we he called me yesterday. I said ,”yeah, it was funny” in a chilled-out observational kind of way.
“What??”, he said…
He was STYMIED that I didn’t think it was the single funniest thing I’d ever seen. He said that Mom and his fiance both almost died the first time they watched it – they were crying with laughter.
I do think it’s funny… really funny. I’ve watched it a lot more and it gets better and better – but I think one of the things that makes the video really funny is that fact that the kids have English accents. I realised when I was talking to Bro that I hardly hear the accent anymore, it’s just a regular thing. I could see my two rambunctious nephews do something just like Charlie and Henry up there. In fact, I probably have…
I told him that and he grinned down the phone, “I think it’s funny because it’s one of the funniest things I’ve EVER SEEN!” Then he quoted (in an English accent) “That really hurt and it’s still… hurting”.
The penny dropped… I think it proved my point.
So I end this blog with a hypothesis:
Kids with accents are cute and funny
(but check out the remix – AWESOME!)