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Posts Tagged ‘Ylvis’

Goodie Jar – Check In #35

Posted by terrepruitt on October 25, 2013

Ha, ha, ha.  Seems like “The Fox” will not go away.  Two weeks ago I posted a video of a “live” version Ylvis did on Late Night.  Today I received word that some of my fellow Nia teachers are going to use the song in their Halloween Nia Routine.  They even printed out the words so that people can sing along.  I love it.  So funny.  I posted the words here:  I Give Up, What Does The Fox Say?

I am still filling my Goodie Jar with good things.  Remember this is a practice to help us recognize things that we might not stop to notice normally.  Also it is something to help us remember the good things even when there are things that are not good happening.  So . . . . really . . . . anyone can do it.  It is not too late to start, if you have not already.  There are two full months left of the year!

So . . . . how is your jar coming along?

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Goodie Jar – Check In #33

Posted by terrepruitt on October 11, 2013

Hey!  Yay!  Two Fridays so far in October, two Goodie Jar – Check Ins!  Yay!  I do put things in my jar at least once a week, but there have been a couple of times when I forgot to post the check-in.  At this time I am writing the check in on Thursday because I have a Nia call I want to participate in on Friday.  I think I might get so involved in the call and its topic I will forget to post my check in.

So, how is it going?  On last week’s check in a friend of mine commented that her jar would be over flowing because her daughter just had a daughter.  First grand baby cute.  Not everyone has such a huge GOOD THING.  But that is kinda the point.  The HUGE good things get document and noted in other ways . . . so sometimes it is the jar that reminds us of the little things.

Of course, we can still write down the big things and put them in the jar.  Anything you want.  Anything that will make you smile when you read it and say, “Yeah, that is/was a good thing!”

May your Good Thing Jar overflow!

I have already posted this, but I when I opened Facebook a minute ago I saw I was tagged in a status.  I just had to add it to this post because to me it is a GOOD THING!  Ha, ha, ha, ha!  Thanks, Danielle!

Jimmy Fallon has Ylvis on Late Night doing a “live” version of The Fox!

And, if you want you can hear for yourself that Ylvis is Correct . . . . he has “what the fox say” down pat!

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Ylvis Is Correct

Posted by terrepruitt on September 10, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYoI know this is very far from health and fitness.  I know this is not even in the realm . . . . but it is in my head.  It is stuck.  I get songs stuck in my brain and they just play over and over.  Does that ever happen to you?  Do you get that ear worm?  Right now I have two songs stuck in my head this one (The Fox) and one that is in the Nia Routine I am current learning/”teaching” in my Monday and Wednesday morning Nia classes.  The song is Sexy from the Nia Routine Oshun.  It has no words, as this group/woman often “sings”, no words.  But the woman makes noises.  She hums, moans, groans, hisses, and vocalizes.  It is a hauntingly addicting tune and you I find myself moaning and vocalizing along with the song or just singing it out of the blue.  But I always find it odd to “sing” the non-words.  I had, at one time, a link to a video of it, but I can no longer find that.  But the The Fox is all over the internet, including in my last post.  In regards to lyrics, “The Fox” also has a lot of “non-words” but I guess that is because that is what the fox says.  Because really that is what foxes says, according to recordings made by researchers.  The recordings can be found on The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library website.

The the information regarding the one recording states it is a recording of Red Foxes in Ontario, Canada.  It can be found here:


I think the voice on the recording says, “Young cross fox or black fox still in the puppy stage.”  The recording is labeled red fox, but I it really sounds like he say black fox.  I think the sound the foxes make is more comparable to the “Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!  Tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!  Joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!”  Although the Wired blog post titled “What Does the Fox Say? The Viral Music Video Isn’t Totally Wrong” states it is “clearly  . . . . a low-key version of Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow”.

The recording of a female and male arctic fox sound to me like a mixture of Ylvis’ Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow and Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!   On this recording the fox noises stop at 1:18 then the researching talks about the foxes and the conditions of recording.


Whereas I think the common gray fox recorded in Sierra County, California is saying “A-hee-ahee ha-hee!  A-hee-ahee ha-hee!”  That recording can be heard here:


Devon Maloney, the author of the Wired Post I mentioned above, and I don’t exactly agree on what the foxes on the recordings say in connection with what Ylvis says, but I do believe we do both agree that Ylvis was onto something.  They did get “What the Fox Say” pretty darn accurate.  Hopefully my obsession with this song will be done by week’s end.  But I won’t be surprised if it resurfaces.  It is just so very funny.  Very entertaining.  I think the two that make up Ylvis are really interested in knowing what their guardian angels are saying.  They asks “what is your sound”, but I actually think they have the sounds down pretty well.  I am happy that their longing to know what the fox say has led to such hilarious entertainment.

So have you seen the video yet?  What do you think?

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I Give Up, What Does The Fox Say?

Posted by terrepruitt on September 7, 2013

This past week there was a video posted on Youtube that went viral.  And I am just giving in and posting about it, because, honestly, it is stuck in my head.  It was posted on September 3, 2013 and it has over 7.5 million views.  Wow!  It is hilarious.  It was posted on Facebook, that is where I saw it.  A fellow Nia teacher posted it.  Then several of my friends posted it.  As I mentioned, the first one I saw was a Nia Teacher , she was daring other Nia Teachers to create a dance using it.  It already has some great choreography.  It is one of those videos that you watch the first time in total and utter disbelief.  It starts out as funny, then it just gets more and more funny as it goes on.  Then you have to watch it again because it is just so hilarious.  Then you just watch it again because you can’t believe it.  It is just funny.  I honestly didn’t even notice the dancing until about the fourth time.  The first time I almost choked on my lunch.  Then next two times I was laughing so hard I couldn’t see.  I also was staring at the words.

In case you want to sing the song without the video playing:

Dog goes woof
Cat goes meow
Bird goes tweet
and mouse goes squeek
Cow goes moo
Frog goes croak
And the elephant goes toot
Ducks say quack
and fish go blub
and the seal goes ow ow ow

But there’s one sound
That no one knows

What does the fox say?


What the fox say?


What the fox say?


What the fox say?


What the fox say?

Big blue eyes
Pointy nose
Chasing mice
and digging holes
Tiny paws
Up the hill
Suddenly you’re standing still

Your fur is red
So beautiful
Like an angel in disguise
But if you meet
a friendly horse
Will you communicate by

How will you speak to that

What does the fox say?


What the fox say?


What the fox say?

A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!

What the fox say?


What does the fox say?

The secret of the fox
Ancient mystery
Somewhere deep in the woods
I know you’re hiding
What is your sound?
Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you say?
You’re my guardian angel
Hiding in the woods
What is your sound?

Bubitty upupwaydo

Will we ever know?


I want to . . .


I want to . . .

I want to know!


All brought to you by Ylvis, a pair of Norwegian variety show brothers.  They have their own TV show.  And this video . . . shows you why.  Pure entertainment.  Hilarity in every second.  I can’t get enough of it.  And, obvious, neither can anyone else . . . over 7.5 million views in fours days.

Well, I hope this helps stick it in your head as it has been stuck in my head for the past few days.  I also hope to see the creative choreography out on the dance floor, from some of my fellow Nia teachers.

Here is the link to the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

And their Facebook link:


Ahh, as I said, I hope this sticks in your head.  My husband believes that the only way to get rid of an earworm is to give it to someone else.  Maybe this will help me.  Maybe you will get it stuck in your head and I will be free.  Fre-e-e-e-ee!   Fre-e-e-e-ee!  Fre-e-e-e-ee!   Ahhhh!!!

Have you seen this yet?


In case you are interested in hearing the fox for yourself:  Ylvis Is Correct

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