Who knew reading lips could be so funny

By Rusti McGonagill

Staff Writer

Bad Lip Reading (BLR) is a YouTube channel that is exactly what its name says it is, a channel about hilariously bad lip reading. The anonymous creator of BLR has made videos covering popular movie and TV clips, political debates, NFL events and music videos.

In March 2011, BLR released its very first video “Gang Fight,” a spoof of Rebecca Black’s song and video “Friday.” In September of that same year, BLR moved on to politicians including our very own Texas Governor Rick Perry when he was making a run for the presidency. BLR switched out Perry’s voice and words with a made up dialogue to match his lip movements.

As of November 2015, BLR has over 4.6 million subscribers and over 537 million views across its 59 videos. The channel updates about every three months or so, which may seem like a long time but the wait is worth it.

If you’re in to exaggerated and playful humor, it is easy to get a laugh from the same videos over and over. Though the lyrics make hardly any sense, the music is very addictive and maybe even worth a download.

I strongly recommend the BLR original “Bushes of Love” from the Star Wars: A Bad Lip Reading video. My personal favorite is “REDNECK AVENGERS: TULSA NIGHTS” — A Bad Lip Reading of Marvel’s The Avengers.

Bad Lip Reading is a good way to procrastinate and get a quick laugh in before you “hit the books.” You should consider watching this channel if you like Schmoyoho or CinemaSins, which also poke fun at today’s media.  Don’t take my word for it, check out Bad Lip Reading for yourself.

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