CONNECT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: LESSON #15

CONNECT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: LESSON #15

A Story by Mike Keenan

CONNECT WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: LESSON #15

 

Good morning William,

Looks like you guys had fun in the pool. How was it?

 

 

Did you like “The Cop and the Anthem?”

 

As much as “Red Chief?”

 

 

O. Henry excels in irony and hyperbole.

 

Watch: What is Hyperbole?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzWLDWm6Zs

Let me know when done.

3.25

 

Wow, that was hyperbolic!

Another - watch

Hyperbole Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpvs-LxcQA

let me know when finished

4.56

 

Star Wars-like script is fine but that one wasn’t as much fun as the rap one! Here’s a funny Shampoo Commercial - Dove Men Shampoo that uses hyperbole -

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yclM-IPP52w

Let me know when finished

1.07

 

That guy needs a haircut I think!

 

William,

“Fiddler on the Roof” is a terrific musical. It’s main song is called “Tradition,” which depicts a rural Jewish community (in Russia) where everyone knows the traditional roles for the papas, mommas, sons, daughters that supposedly keeps “balance” in their lives.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWSoYCetG6A

7.30

Let me know when done

 

“Tradition” Quite the song!

 

“Randy Rainbow” Randy Stewart Rainbow (born July 6, 1981) is an American comedian and singer, best known for videos published on YouTube, in which he spoofs interviews with famous figures and parodies musical numbers with a political focus.

 

He is Jewish and openly gay. He sings and makes fun of VIPs like president Trump. He does this beautifully with hyperbole - exaggerating! Here is one of his many funny takes on the US president. He uses the theme song from “Fiddler on the Roof” and exaggerates it for a spoof on Trump.

 

Watch: DISTRACTION! - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody (of “Tradition”) Parody means to make fun of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d02A9nmJxcM

Let me know when done.

4.00

 

Did you like it?

My take - It was a brilliant use of hyperbole! Very funny!

 

 

Next, Randy Rainbow takes this tune-

Watch:  Mary Poppins-Spoon Full of sugar- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftxnr28LDXc

Let me know when finished

4.15

 

3:12

 

Then, Randy Rainbow uses hyperbole to again mock Trump with this spoof-

A SPOONFUL OF CLOROX- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPDPzbLFeP4

Let me know when done.

 

Funny eh?

 

Add it (hyperbole) to your dictionary of words & please use an example of it in a sentence.

 

Ex. If I don’t get to shop at the mall I will die.

 

 

 

 

Here’s some everyday examples:

 

    I've told you to clean your room a million times!

 

    I am so hungry I could eat a horse.

 

    I have a million things to do today.

 

    I had a ton of homework.

 

    He's as skinny as a toothpick.

 

    The car went faster than the speed of light.

 

    His new car cost a bazillion dollars.

 

 

 

Hyperbole can help paint a vivid picture or express a strong emotion in the lyrics of a song.

 

Examples:

 

“California girls, We're unforgettable, Daisy Dukes, Bikinis on top, Sun-kissed skin so hot, We'll melt your popsicle.” Katy Perry, "California Gurls"

 

“Now there's just no chance, for you and me, there'll never be, And don't it make you sad about it, Cry me a river, Cry me a river.” Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me a River"

 

“I would fly to the moon and back if you'll be... If you'll be my baby, Got a ticket for a world where we belong, So would you be my baby?” Savage Garden, "To the Moon and Back"

 

 

Can you give me another musical example? No, you can’t use the lyrics to “Johnny, Johnny!”

 

 

Okay; we will end for today;   I think your parents would enjoy Randy Rainbow if you share

Bye,

GM

© 2022 Mike Keenan


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