Thursday, April 19, 2007

Geography professors perform the YMCA

I can't see my English colleagues doing this somehow...


These guys from Manchester's Geography Dept performed for their Christmas do. I wonder what would be appropriate for other departments?

13 comments:

Buggles Balham High Road said...

I like the Cowboy ;-)

Rob Spence said...

Hi Buggles! I see you are on the OU 20th century texts course. Macneice is one of my favourites. I strongly urge lots of references to pylons in your TMA...:-)

Harriet said...

Brilliant! What, I wonder, would be appropriate for the English dept?

kat said...

You could sing 'I can't get no satisfaction' or something with a split infinitive.

Rob Spence said...

Good plan Kat. Not sure if my language pals could lower themselves sufficiently to actually split an infinitive...:-)

Anonymous said...

Nope - can't imagine they'd be too pleased with a double negative either....:-)

Buggles Balham High Road said...

Thanks Rob about Pylons. The course materials use Pylons as their example so have to be careful. I love MacNeice too - pleased you have discovered I'm Morning (big smile)

Rob Spence said...

Just thought of the ideal one for language staff - "Ain't Got No - I got Life" - ticks all the boxes for me...

Anonymous said...

Ooh, MIAOW, Rob Spence!!
What then, may I ask, would be your suggestion for the literature side of the department? May I offer "Don't Know Much"? :-)

Rob Spence said...

I think you should reveal yourself, anonymous...
I was only thinking of double negatives really..
For Lit people, the old Rodgers and Hart classic "I Could Write a Book" or for something rockier, "You Can't Judge A Book by Looking at the Cover". Or, if we wanted a bit of doo-wop harmony, "Who wrote the Book of Love", or, for a bit of intertextuality, "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Rob,no offence meant. Give me doo-wop harmony every time...

Rob Spence said...

No offence taken, anon. Look at my picture - I have a thick skin:-)
Doo-wop, eh? Who could we have as the falsetto?

Ann said...

While our English Department is defintely unlikely to follow suit, next time you're around the place you really need to talk to assorted members of the Art and Education staff!!!!