The new principal of Blair, Darryl Williams, has cut a video:The surprising thing is that the cab wasn't Barwood.(What I don't get is why the whole thing was done using blue screen. Was this directed by George Lucas?)
Wow. I just don't even know what to say. Do high school students today even know about DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince?
Only the ones that watch TBS.
OMG. The first class he'll be adding to the curriculum is "plagiarism 101"
We had our share of rapping faculty back at old Blake. Mr. Ho, who taught Math and Chinese, would rap about our school announcements as "Five Dimes." I can't seem to find his stuff on the school's website (was 2004 really that long ago!?) but boy, did seeing this bring back the memories.
Yeah, you'd think he could have found something to plagiarize that would be more relevant to today's teenagers. Although he may have had to go as far back as the Fresh Prince to find something "clean" enough. Most of the stuff you hear now is so heavily laced with profanity and sex and violence that the administration couldn't really associate themselves with it, even in a tongue-in-cheek way.Ahh, how I miss the Fresh Prince. He was right, you know-- parents really DON'T understand. Not only did I not get the Adidas, but even my Zips were hand-me-downs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IhqMsM-Sck
I graduate 2005 from Blair. And I know I speak for myself and a lot of my friends, when I say we DEFINITELY know about Fresh Prince!! I thought the video was funny. It's not like he is selling or marketing the video, so it really isn't plagiarizing.. at the end it says "info flow" so I really think it's fine to be shown.
To clarify, this video was produced by Blair Network Communications, which is the very good television production unit at Blair staffed by students. BNC, as it's known, produces the InfoFlow program shown every day at school - where this appeared - as well as a half dozen other programs shown on the Montgomery County schools channel.
I just want to know why they needed special effects (bluescreen) to show a principal standing outside his school. Was it too difficult to shoot on-location?
Parody is covered under fair use you tools. To the plagiarism crew, please disconnect your keyboards while on the internet. You have no useful opinions. Thanks, TheWorld.
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