December 8, 2020

In 1972, Italian pop singer Adriano Celentano responded to the popularity of English-language songs in Italy by releasing this song, with "lyrics" which were designed to sound like English but were actually meaningless gibberish. The imitation of the phonetic system and speech rhythms of American English is near-perfect, which is why you'll keep feeling like you should be able to understand it even though you can't. Pretty cool music video, too.

Michael-in-Norfolk: A rural Virginia county illustrates why covid-19 is surging out of control.

Butterflies and Wheels: Menacing people in their homes is not "activism".

Lo Imprescindible: Biden will do more good than you think.

Octoberfarm: With Trump still in office for a few more weeks, we could use a few laughs.

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