11 February 2010

WOW ! MY BLOG IS NOW "EDUMACATIONAL"...not !!!

  It's title was the answer to one of last week's Final Jeopardy  -- only one person got it right.  Question was (paraphrased) "What 1980's song do history teachers praise for its educational value."  Never could understand all the references on Billy Joel's song -- fortunately, with this VIDEO, given the picture(S), now I can "see" what my "ears" couldn't. 
 Anyway,  I checked to see purpose behind the song.  Apparently, it's Joel's homage to the 40-years of historical headlines since his birth (1949).  WAY TOOOO COOL !!!



 
Here it is, set to pictures... very, very cool. Had to share this one. It's a neat flashback through the past half century. I never did know the words. Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes! Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare  time and Google. Top left gives you a full screen....top right lets you pause.  Bottom left shows the year. SO TURN OFF MY PLAYLIST (on the right-hand side, just click on the lopsided triangle) AND CLICK LINK BELOW!  ENJOY!!!

 










 





6 comments:

  1. Brilliant song...and the video always makes me think "Ok, I missed something. Watch it again" cos it's very busy...

    When I first started reading the post, I thought you were going to say Pink Floyd's "The Wall" but that has to be the worst song ever...

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  2. Hi DVD,

    I love this song! I appreciate it more now that the pictures explain what he is saying. No wonder history teachers like it!

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  3. This is simply awesome! Had to fight the urge to immediately look up all the people and events that I wanted to know more about ;-)

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  4. Yes I agree Salty! I wont reveal the number of times I have watched it. There are subliminal messages in it as well...

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  5. I missed Jeopardy last night but I would ABSOLUTELY have known the answer! Love that song.

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  6. Hi Sandy,

    I guess we both have good taste!

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