Nerd Fun: The Wordsworth Rap
I’m speechless. This promotion is from the Cumbria Tourism’s website that features “MC Nuts” in the leading role. MC Nuts is also known as Sam, the Lake District Red squirrel mascot for Ullswater Steamers:
“It was first published 200 years ago this year and has become England—most easily-recognised poem.
Now, William Wordsworth’s best known work has been given a 21st century upgrade.
I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud has undergone the ‘rap’ treatment in the bicentenary year of its publication to help the next generation of Lake District visitors connect with his work…
…[T]he famous poem was composed in 1804, two years after Wordsworth saw the flowers on the shores of Lake Ullswater.
The area is also one of the last remaining strongholds of the Lake District red squirrel.”
To quote one of my friends this is “MC Nuts in the fiz-ield.”
2 thoughts on “Nerd Fun: The Wordsworth Rap”
As an English major in college who studied Wordsworth, I’m afraid I just can’t watch that video or listen to the rap. While I understand the point of it all, there just HAD to be a better way to go about attracting new (and younger…hipper?) visitors!!
I’m just still laughing in tears about the squirrel cavorting through the forest!