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Ze Frankly My Dear . . .

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ze frankHappy Friday! Today, because I feel like it, it’s Ze Frank day! Although there are many, many misinformation sources to choose from on the internet (I have only barely resisted posting the one in particular), Ze Frank is definitely the most entertaining. In particular, his video mocumentaries about various obscure animal species are my favorite YouTube pick-me-ups. His hilariously bizarre and slightly random pronunciations never fail to make me happy.

Here are some true facts about Ze Frank:

  • In spite of how I have been mispronouncing his name for years, it is actually pronounced “Zay-Frank.”
  • He first became an internet sensation in 2001 with his interactive video “How to Dance Properly.” It was originally sent as a party invitation to 17 people.
  • His first Ted Talk was in 2006. I didn’t even know there were Ted Talks in 2006. He has done many of them over the years.
  • He once wrote and recorded a song, “Scared,” for a little girl he didn’t know whose father had written to him about her fear of the dark. (The link above is to a video someone made to go with the song. It was the only recording I could find.)
  • He’s constantly thinking up new collaborative projects that encourage random people to participate in creating digital art. He calls it My Web Playroom.

He has been involved in dozens (if not hundreds) of cool projects, but today, we’re looking at his comedy. I hope you enjoy these nature mocumentaries as much as I do. I’ve listened to them over and over, and I never get tired of them. (Below is a playlist. If you hang in there after the first video has ended, the next will start automatically after a few seconds.)

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

22 thoughts on “Ze Frankly My Dear . . .

  1. That was awesome. Of course the song “koalas in the rain” continues while I comment. Ha!

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  2. Thanks, as if I did not already spend too much time on the internet, now I’m in awe of Ze Frank. and stalking him online Happy Friday Everyone.

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  3. I will watch his videos. I have not heard about him here:)

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  4. WHERE HAS HE BEEN? WHY HAVE I NOT MET HM BEFORE? I WANT ANSWERS. brilliant thank you so much for sharing; the koala piece had me weeping. you are a cruel woman to link this. My daughter, trainee vet, is going to die. DIE. You will be responsible for Bristol University vet school exploding. You have that on you conscience!!!

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  5. Sort of sums up all Australians really.

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  6. saw this video.. it’s very funny 😀

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  7. Love this guy. His voice is reminiscent of one of my favorite SNL players, Bill Hader. Something about that cadence is just beautiful.

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  8. Reblogged this on TanGental and commented:
    I think, dear readers, you know I like a funny or two. Donna at OBT has introduced me to Ze Frank and, well, frankly, you need to meet him too. Do watch his ‘Facts you should know’ about marsupials. It is fabulous!

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  9. OMG….I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this post! This guy is brilliant…..and so are you! Thanks for the introduction to Ze Frank!

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