Eye of the Sparrow: Epic Bad Lip Reading (an alternate palindromy)
Many of you are probably familiar with the Bad Lip Reading videos on YouTube An anonymous Texan music producer overdubs music videos, movie snippets and political speeches with new dialogue that matches the lip movements of the people onscreen. Hilarity does in fact ensue. The BLR mastermind (team?) reaches epic heights with their version of the first Obama - Romney debate, which you should immediately watch if you haven't seen it yet.
What does this have to do with palindromes? Well, frankly, I've never liked palindromes just because they're symmetrical. I don't sit around and look at mandalas all day, try to do everything with my right and left hand simultaneously, or understand why anybody cares about number palindromes. (43634! Woo-hoo!)
For me, palindromes are a Rorsach test. The constraint is meaniningless, except to the degree that it inspires the subconscious of the palindromist to find or create a meaning. In this sense, palindromes are most similar to dreams, the I-Ching, Mad-Libs, and Tarot Cards. Palindromes and Bad Lip Reading are the two most consistently funny of these subconscious prompts. (Mad Libs are fun but kind of limited and predictable.)
Tell me this does not sound like a palindrome:
"I'm bored by famine. I cannot wait for a medieval cookie, a Cinnabon, hot yellow Kool-Aid, and save a pretzel for the gas jets!"
I'm pretty sure that if you enjoy palindromes as humor, you will love Bad Lip Reading. Let's buy two big industrial windmills!