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Quick Tweet Thread Recap: There and Back Again, A Reindeer's Tale
Gandalf the White, meet Rudolph the Red
I love the internet. Where else can a silly little parody of a famous song take on a life of its own in quite the same way like what happened the past few days with my recent Rudolph/LOTR parody? (Threads like this, incidentally, are why a Gollum-like figure will need to pry twitter from my nine-fingered hands and plummet with my phone into the fires of Mount Doom if I’m ever going to leave the app.)
So it’s time for a Quick Recap! To start, I mashed up a few familiar lines as I am wont to do:
Though I’ve had tweets similar to this take off before, I can’t recall a time when it unleashed quite the same level of creativity and collaboration in the replies. Maybe it’s the holiday season or maybe it’s Maybelline, but whatever the reason I just can’t help but recap and share some of my personal highlights in the replies with you all!
First, a dramatic performance of the original:
And to you, Rudolph the Red-Nosed, I give you the light of Earendil our most beloved star:
Mithreindeer, is that you?
You can touch his nose. It’s quite cool.
I chuckled aloud at this one:
You have to walk through the Lincoln Tunnel first:
And finally, an illustration inspired by and including the original text of the tweet:
After the past few days, I don’t think I’ll ever think of the song quite the same way. Thanks to all who participated or contributed and to all the new readers here who found this newsletter from the above thread!
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