The Lope: 12-12-12 12:12:12 Flash Mob

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12 12:12:12 Flash Mob

Well, we won't have another repeating date in our lifetimes, so a bunch of us made the most of this one. At 12:12:12 pm on December 12, 2012, we sang The Twelve Days of Christmas at Cool Beans restaurant in Hutchinson, Kansas. Instigator Bob Colladay is the one with the Uke; he says he got the idea from Mike Miller. Enjoy.

Oh, this was recorded with a Canon T4i and 18-135 stm lens. The focus motor was quiet but note that it has a little trouble locking on to people at first.


Anonymous sigerson said...

Nearly all of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" are, at best, impractical.

Let's look at the birds:
7 swans a swimming
6 geese a laying
4 calling birds
3 French Hens
2 turtle doves
and a partridge in a pear tree

That's 23 birds. Can you imagine the racket they'd make? How would you get any sleep? Who's going to clean up after them?

Maybe one of the lords a leaping. That can't be a full-time job. Let's turn our focus to the people.

12 drummers drumming
11 pipers piping
10 lords a leaping
9 ladies dancing
8 maids a milking

That's 50 people. The birds alone will keep you awake at night, but to them, you've added drummers, pipers, dancing ladies and leaping lords. Why not throw in 13 handymen revving chain saws and make the trip to insanity complete?

The song doesn't make clear whether it's the people's services, or the people themselves, who are being given as gifts. If it's the services, that's acceptable, as the workers can clock out and go home. If the people themselves are the gifts, I thought Lincoln outlawed that kind of practice 150 years ago.

Out of the 12 gifts, only one makes sense: the five golden rings, which could be sold for a nice profit given today's record price for precious metals.

Just hand your true love a Target gift card and be done with it.

Yours Truly,
The Guy Who Takes Things Literally

Wed Dec 12, 11:36:00 PM  

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