I’m so funny

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Make ‘em Laugh!

Find a good, brief joke in a language other than your mother tongue; if you don’t know any other languages this might be a good way to start learning. Record your voice telling the joke focusing on pronunciation and try to make it sound as natural as you can with appropriate vocal inflections. Add a (cc) music track underneath (maybe from jamendo.com) and a laugh track (soungle.com is a good source) at the end.

Here we go! :)

Okay, okay, I admit, I didn’t put a music track underneath.  But I have reasons. :)

First, though, credit, where credit is due.  I got the joke from here, and the Outdoor Spanish Party background here. :)   I also found the laugh at the suggested site.  I’ve been approaching these assignments like I approach recipes – I’ll do my best to stick to the instructions as closely as possible the first time, so I can judge it properly on its own merits.  I’ll make it my own next time. ;)

Admittedly, though, I didn’t completely do that this time.  The thing is, I got this story in my head of me being at this party with a bunch of Spanish-speakers, and feeling really awkward-like and such, until finally, I decide to tell my ridiculously stupid joke and laugh obnoxiously at my own stupidity.  So I tried to create that effect, including the delay between the joke and the crowd laugh.  I also tried to make the background noises of the party relatively loud, in order to give the impression that I’m right in the middle of the party, but made sure my voice was loudest, in order to establish the fact that I’m the one talking. :)

This assignment is worth 2 Stars.

Also, translation for those of you who are not Spanish-speakers by birth or schooling.  What did one fish say to the other fish?  The response ‘Nada’ means both ‘nothing’ and ‘swim’ at the same time.  So it’s a play on words.

…GET IT?!?! ;D

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