Dinsdag 16/08/2022

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Geniaal: de problemen van de 21ste eeuw in één klassieker

Elke generatie krijgt te kampen met unieke dagdagelijkse problemen. En sommige liedjes zijn tijdloos, maar verdienen af en toe een update. Tot die conclusies kwam de man in het bovenstaande filmpje toen hij 'Ironic' van Alanis Morissette naar in een modern jasje stak en doorspekte met hedendaagse 'zorgen'.

Harry Clayton Wright herschreef het nummer dus met enkele onderwerpen van deze tijd, denk maar aan de snelheid van het internet, online dating en de populariteit van onze profielfoto's (al dan niet een selfie).

En voor wie wil meezingen:

An old man turned ninety-eight
He waited for a GIF to load and died the next day.
It's your best profile picture, that doesn't get any likes
Its being a flawless babe on Tindr, and not getting any swipes right.
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

Discovering Grindr on your wedding day
It's a free song on iTunes when you've already paid
The Millennium Bug and your Norton AntiVirus is a day late.
And who would've thought... it figures

Mr. Play It Safe didn't give out his details online
He didn't forward on that email to twenty people, thinking, well, he'd be fine.
He had a run of bad luck that lasted exactly twenty years.
And as he accidentally put his hand a blender, he thought
"Fuck. I didn't send that email to twenty people..."
And isn't it ironic... don't you think

Discovering Grindr on your wedding day
It's a free song on iTunes when you've already paid
The Millennium Bug and your Norton AntiVirus is a day late.
And who would've thought... it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face - I didn't change that bit.

A slow download speed, when you're already late.
You post a photo of your butt and the internet doesn't break.
It's like ten thousand iPhone 4 chargers when all you need is a 5.
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting him in real life.
And isn't it ironic...don't you think

Discovering Grindr on your wedding day
It's a free song on iTunes when you've already paid
The Millennium Bug and your Norton AntiVirus is a day late.And who would've thought... it figures

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