Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Imitating a xilophone?

It´s been a long time since I don´t show you something funny but, today, I´ve found a video on YouTube that I think is worth sharing with you.

It´s about a man who, since he was a little boy, caught the idea of trying to imitate a xylophone: 

You have to agree with me that this video is pure kitsch: this gentleman with a flower in the buttonhole of his lapel trying his best to look good on TV, his "fluency" and "self-confidence" before the camera, phrases pasted together with eh...., ah...., uummmmm...., takes while playing crouched down, then standing up, giving the impresion of a picture descending from heaven....

It´s also funny how he pronunces "zilaphone" instead of "xylophone" and, when trying to explain his development, nothing comes to mind and says: "...And this is the result!"

But, the weird thing is when he says (and he seems to have realized after having said it): "About five years ago, I was in my backyard entertaining a friend with my hands". No need to say, in this context, that phrase is hilarious.

This is a video which could have been filmed by Luis Buñuel himself.

It´s been very funny.

…et in Arcadia ego.
© David Valdés

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