If you Google “Vonnegut” and “wear sunscreen,” you will see over 20 000 hits.
On You Tube alone, there are well over 1000 video versions and satires, including versions in English, Arabic, Portuguese, Swedish, German, and probably many other languages I missed.
A network of mutual interactions among the amygdala, the insula, and various parts of the prefrontal cortex integrates bodily perceptions and cognitive appraisal..
Knowing the neurological wiring that accompanies making love is very interesting, but I’m not sure that it really improves on the experience itself. You’ll be a better functioning organism if you use both.
Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) was released on the 9th March 1999 and based on a newspaper essay in the Chicago Tribune by Mary Schmich named ‘Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young’.
The song features a spoken-word track narrated by Australian voice actor Lee Perry.After being approached by conservative pundit Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, who questioned her on camera about being “a slut”, Samirah perfectly used the opportunity to illustrate how to render a gendered insult meaningless, declaring: “We are all sluts!” For our latest instalment of Dazed Texts, she channels journalist Mary Schmich, reciting the eternally inspiring words of her 1997 essay “Wear Sunscreen” (popularised by Baz Luhrmann’s song of the same name in 1999).The traditional ritual of a commencement speech is to give graduates advice: how to live your lives, what sort of people you should be, how you can build a better America, and so on.Of course, this is the height of presumption, since you have only just met me, and have no reason to conclude that my judgment would be any better than the judgments of your parents, your roommates, your Facebook friends, or some random person off the street.increased heart rate and blood pressure, rapid breathing and flushed skin ....[T]he ventral tegmental area and the nucleus accumbens — both rich in dopamine receptors — become quite active ...The lyrics of this song could be used as a stimulus for such an activity, or perhaps younger students can produce an advice poster for young people with such phrases adapted from the song.I hope you and your students enjoy experiencing this song from a slightly different perspective!As a follow up, the students could write a new verse to the song, all leading to a small class rendition of their extra verses at the end of the lesson!Optional Extra 2): As this lesson is about advice, this song is a great gateway / practice opportunity for advice structures such as ‘should’, ‘if I were you’, ‘really ought to’ etc.