1. Charles Dickens crossed with Morrissey:
The video comes from the BBC children’s show Horrible Histories. As Slate points out, “Dickens makes for an excellent Morrissey.”
Hopefully, Yo Gabba Gabba! will counter with a R.E.M. style song about the life Ernest Hemingway.
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