Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dress Classy, Dance Cheesy

1. Maybe you've already seen Psy's Gangnam Style, but in case you haven't, here it is:
As Natalie and I were watching this a few weeks ago, we were both certain that we didn't know what was going on - but that maybe, there was actually something going on. Check out this article explaining what this video might actually be about. 

Ellen's real into Gangnam Style. When Psy  first appeared on the show, he said that his motto is "dress classy, dance cheesy." I'm down with that.

2. I'm loving this song, and everything by Emeli Sande. 



The river is famous to the fish.

The loud voice is famous to silence,   
which knew it would inherit the earth   
before anybody said so.   

The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds   
watching him from the birdhouse.   

The tear is famous, briefly, to the cheek.   

The idea you carry close to your bosom   
is famous to your bosom.   

The boot is famous to the earth,   
more famous than the dress shoe,   
which is famous only to floors.

The bent photograph is famous to the one who carries it   
and not at all famous to the one who is pictured.   

I want to be famous to shuffling men   
who smile while crossing streets,   
sticky children in grocery lines,   
famous as the one who smiled back.

I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous,   
or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular,   
but because it never forgot what it could do. 

- Naomi Shihab Nye

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