Today is Washington’s birthday and I spent some time trying to find an appropriate song of the week to commemorate the first President of the United States. Mostly I found educational videos, classes of children singing and some disturbing rap cartoons. However, two videos made me laugh.

The first one is of a young George Washington struggling to write his inauguration speech, when inspiration strikes in the form of a rap.

 

 

The second one is not expertly executed, but I found it worthy for two reasons. First, one of my all-time favorite artists is Billy Joel, and I have to admit that I know all the words to “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Secondly, in high school I took AP US History and on every test we had to write out all the presidents of the United States. I spent hours trying to memorize them, and if I had seen this parody back then, I would have aced that section of the test every time.

Posted on February 22, 2013
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