People v. Harvard Law

People v. Harvard Law

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Here's the offensive video President Obama says shouldn't be censored

In a December 19 press conference, President Obama decried self-censorship of material that offends "the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended" -- i.e., Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Here's our contribution on the topic. Enjoy!


Update (12/21):

Here's a shorter (4:37) video, comprising most of the original content in the 15-minute version, entitled: "Six Swan Songs for Kim Jong-un."



Sunday, November 23, 2014

President Obama Sings "Don't Take Care"

To commemorate President Barack Obama's controversial decision to use his executive powers to change the law so as to legalize previously illegal illegal aliens, we have composed a new parody song.

It's sung by President Obama and is entitled: "Don't Take Care." It's inspired in no small part by a fabulous book recently released by constitutional scholar (and former prosecutor) Andrew C. McCarthy, Faithless Execution.

For this parody, we've hijacked the tune of Madonna's two-minute  Pepsi commercial, "Like a Prayer," which premiered as a wholesome, innocent song on The Cosby Show on March 2, 1989 (YouTube video here).

This isn't the first time the tune's been hijacked. Madonna herself did so. After she pocketed $5 million on the commercial, she released an extended version of the song which included highly controversial scenes of a religious and racial nature which caused Pepsi to sever all ties with her. It became a # 1 hit (YouTube video here).

And, the tune was hijacked five years ago by our predecessor parodists, during the 2009 Parody show, which featured a spectacular primer on tort law entitled "Take Due Care." (We'll try to obtain a non-official, audience-recorded version of that masterpiece to post.)

The lyrics of "Don't Take Care" appear below. We will produce and post the video as soon as possible once final exams are done.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Justice Scalia sings "Pour Some Souter on Me"

(NOTE: Disclaimer regarding this blog's non-affiliation with Harvard is here.)

To mark Justice Antonin Scalia's appearance this week at Harvard Law School, here is a video (embedded below) focusing on Justice Scalia, from the Drama Society's March, 2008, Parody production.

It features an epic duel between Justice Scalia and "The Gladiatort," to the tune of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (#2 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s) by Def Leppard (Youtube video here).

The parody lyrics are below. Enjoy!


UPDATE (11/18): By popular demand, here is a short version of the video (with just the song, and with captioned lyrics), entitled "Justice Scalia vs. The Gladiatort":


 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ron Klain sings "December 1984 (Oh, What a Night)"

(NOTE: Disclaimer regarding this blog's non-affiliation with Harvard is here.)

For your viewing enjoyment, here is our newest parody video (lead vocal by Damian Yonge).. It is Ron Klain's recounting of his "first time" (that is, his first time committing plagiarism, while ghostwriting for Laurence Tribe).

Klain recounts the evening he lost his innocence, by breaking out in song, to the tune of "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Youtube video of that song here).

For more background, and the parody lyrics, see our post of June 16, 2005. Enjoy!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar"

 (NOTE: Disclaimer regarding this blog's non-affiliation with Harvard is here.)


Adding to Harvard Law School's already considerable reputation for producing "elite" lawyers who fill high-level government positions for which they are totally incompetent (in terms of the real-world practical skills and ethical character needed for the job), on October 17 President Barack Obama (HLS ‘91) named Ron Klain (HLS ‘87) as his "Ebola Czar."

To celebrate the occasion, we are pleased to announce the world premiere of a brand-new parody video, Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar" (lead vocal by Damian Yonge). The parody video is embedded below, followed by the parody lyrics.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Elena Kagan's "Runaround Suit"

For your further viewing enjoyment, we offer the following Youtube video, Elena Kagan's "Runaround Suit," from last year's Parody show (lyrics here). Commentary by AuthorSkeptics here.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

"I'm Larry Tribe": The Story Behind the Parody

For your viewing enjoyment, we offer the following four-part Youtube mini-documentary on the genesis and impact of our 2005 "I'm Larry Tribe" parody song. It was prepared in conjunction with the AuthorSkeptics bloggers.

The entire mini-documentary can be viewed as a single video, in somewhat higher quality, on our new Wordpress.com platform, here.

Update (7/22): AuthorSkeptics have put together a synopsis of the mini-documentary, here.  A  transcript is here.




Monday, June 27, 2005

2006 Parody: Act 2, Song 5: "American Tribe"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"


Act 2, Song 5
"American Tribe"

(Based on Don McLean's "American Pie") (Youtube)

Friday, June 24, 2005

2006 Parody: Act 2, Song 4: "Velvel's Constant Yammer"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"


Act 2, Song 4
"Velvel's Constant Yammer"

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

2006 Parody: Act 2, Song 3: "Sleazy (Like Doris Goodwin)"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"


Act 2, Song 2
"Sleazy (Like  Doris Goodwin)"

Saturday, June 18, 2005

2006 Parody: Act 2, Song 2: "You're So Klain"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"


Act 2, Song 2
"You're So Klain"

Thursday, June 16, 2005

2006 Parody: Act 2, Song 1: "December 1984 (Oh, What a Night)"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"


Act 2, Song 1
"December 1984 (Oh, What a Night)"

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

2006 Parody: Act 1, Song 4: "Write My Notes"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"

Act 1, Song 4
"Write My Notes"

(Based on The Doors' "Light My Fire") (Youtube)


Tuesday, June 7, 2005

2006 HLS Parody, Act 1, Song 3: "Hire Some Ghostwriters"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"

Act 1, Song 3
"Hire Some Ghostwriters"

(Based on Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger") (Youtube)

Sunday, June 5, 2005

2006 HLS Parody, Act 1, Song 2: "I'm a Compiler"

 HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"

Act 1, Song 2
"I'm a Compiler"

Saturday, June 4, 2005

2006 HLS Parody, Act 1, Song 1: "Book of Tribe"

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
PARODY 2006
"FINDING BLACHMAN CONTRIBUTORILY NEGLIGENT"

Act 1, Song 1
"Book of Tribe"

(Based on The Monotones' "Book of Love") (Youtube)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

"Harvard Plagiarist Heaven": Our Substitute Song

Future residents of 

"Harvard Plagiarist Heaven" 

(in order of appearance in song) 

Our Retraction of the "I'm Larry Tribe" Song

The Harvard Law School Drama Society has today issued its first retraction of a Parody segment in its history. We are doing this to correct the record in response to an e-mail written last week by Laurence H. Tribe, one of the professors parodied in our recent production.