- 7 a.m., waking up in the morning... (Photo: YouTube/ArsalansEchoes)
Happy Friday, D.C. We've finally reached the end of the week, and yes, it's wonderful.
But despite our TGIF enthusiasm, the nature of "Friday" has been infected by an omnipresent song from the young Rebecca Black. The song is an ode to the day: "It's Friday, Friday, got to get down on Friday." The words stick in your brain, unrequested, and nearly ruin the joy. The song has even made its way into D.C. transportation — specifically on to the Metro.
North Carolina native and George Washington University freshman James DeMuth boarded a Blue Line train last month, and for reasons unknown, felt compelled to belt out "Friday" while wearing a suit. Why? Who knows. Little is known about the smiling college student. He likes TaeKwonDo and studies international relations, according to Facebook. On the Orange Line, he once shouted warnings about "satanic evil" and Washington Monument conspiracies.
"Allow me to introduce myself to you," DeMuth calls out to the crowd. "I am not a poet but I am most definitely a lover of poetry. So if you would allow me to indulge myself, I would like to share with you one of my favorite works of poetry."
And then the lyrics to "Friday" begin, delivered straight-faced and spoken, like a modern-day William Shatner attempting to bring life to the song for our Metro commuters.
Within a minute, the riders yell "Shut up!" at the young man. No one respects poetry anymore.