Laughing Out Loud

Every once in a while, I happen upon a video that makes me literally laugh out loud. I’m sure you’re like me, typing “LOL” helter-skelter with nary a grin on your face. It’s expected when someone posts something funny, right?

No judgement here!

So, a couple of weeks ago, Ylvis posted The Fox, and I freely admit that I laughed aloud in my office. So ridiculous! Hilarious!

Of course, I immediately posted it on Facebook, and I enjoyed the comments and Likes that it garnered. My favorite went something like “You owe me three minutes of my life back.” Tee-hee!

Then, I pretty much forgot about it other than the random “Tchuk-Tchuk-Tchuk-Tchuk-Tchuk-Tchuk-Tchuks” (Part of what the Fox says. Come on, guys… You knew that one.) thrown at me periodically by my loving husband.

But this past Saturday, Ohio University’s Marching 110 covered the song during their halftime show. (OHIO’s Bobcats creamed…okay barely squeaked by… Marshall in THE BATTLE FOR THE BELL. I guess this is a good time to throw out my full disclosure: I work at Ohio University. You probably already knew that if you’re paying attention, though; it’s not that hard to figure out.)

Take a look:

Pretty good, huh?

The Marching 110 does a lot of popular tunes. Remember when they did Gangnam Style? These guys can get down!

They fly, too!

They fly, too!

It renewed my fascination with The Fox. So much so, that I made my Mother watch it. Her look of mild confusion only made me laugh harder until I was literally shaking. There were tears, ya’ll.

“Look! They’re dressed up like foxes!” I dissolved into giggles.

“Okay…” my mother said.

“The sound! Foxes don’t say that! What IS that? BWAA-HA-HA-HA-HA!” I managed to get out.

“Umm…” my mother said.

“NOW, THE FOX IS DANCING! THE. FOX. IS. DANCING.” I squeaked.

“Right…” my mother said.

The video ended, and I turned to my mother, still shaking with laughter.

“You don’t have any kind of a sense of humor!,” I merrily accused. “This is the funniest thing ever!”

She gave me the “mom look.” You know the one I mean. It’s the look reserved for progeny that, while still acknowledging lasting affection, conveys a sentiment of “Clearly, you’ve lost what little mind you have left.”

Truth.

When’s the last time you LOLed (for real)?

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