Nov 27, 2008

Funny Thanksgiving

I have a sweet spot for Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". I heard that song for the first time when I was around 12 and since then has been one of my favorites. I also love some of the adaptations that have been made around that song and this one -for Thanksgiving- is not the exception.

What this video has to do with creativity? Well it is a good example of an old but very useful exercise to improve your creativity. It can be done in two different ways...

- One option is to find a theme (like Thanksgiving in this case) and then the excercise consists in finding a song to that you can change the lyrics for that theme (and work those lyrics)

- The other option is to pick a song -that has more or less usable lyrics not the same words over and over- and find a theme it can be "translated to" (and of course like in the previous case, work to transform those lyrics).

Now, if you are not interested in exercising your creativity but would like to see some funny Thanksgiving ad instead, check below one of my favorites with Bobby De Niro and Billy Crystal.

I don't know what you think, but I agree with De Niro, I can't picture him being the turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!

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