Weekend Recess: Students Produce Viral ‘We Are Hungry’ Video In Response to Obama Administrations Lunch Rules

September 29, 2012 at 10:53 am (Anthony Mancuso, Health Hunger-Free Kids Act, High School, Let's Move, Lunch, Michelle Obama, New Jersey, Nicholas Caccavale, Parsippany Hills, Viral Video, We Are Hungry, We Are Young)

Yesterday, students from a New Jersey high school were planning a cafeteria protest against the Obama administration’s new lunch guidelines which include smaller portions at higher prices.

Instead of purchasing their lunch in the cafeteria, many students at Parsippany Hills High School are brown-bagging it – upset over smaller portions and higher prices.

“We’re asking everybody not to buy lunch or anything from the cafeteria,” student Brandon Faris told the Parsippany Patch.

Faris, a 17-year-old senior and junior Nicholas Caccavale, organized the strike and more than 1,000 of their classmates have joined a Facebook page to protest the federal guidelines.

“Nothing from the snack line, no water, no cookie – not a dime will be spent in the cafeteria.

The smaller portions are a part of the Obama administration’s Health Hunger-Free Kids Act – and local school districts across the nation are required to follow the federal mandates.

“We have to follow the law,” Board of Education member Anthony Mancuso told the Parsippany Patch.

Caccavale told Fox News that there is less food and it’s costing kids more money.

Even better, another group of students have posted a parody of the popular song ‘We Are Young’ titled, ‘We Are Hungry’.  The song pokes fun at the lunch regulations put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity.

Best part of the video?  The kids t-shirt that says “I Love Beef”.

It’s pretty funny … Enjoy:

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Weekend Recession: ‘We’re Not Young’ For the 30-Something Crowd

April 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm (Fun, Gen X, Sketchy, We Are Young, We're Not Young, Weekend Recession)

Via Mashable:

Sometimes, growing up sucks. “We’re Not Young” — a depressing but funny viral video that turns indie pop band Fun’s “We Are Young” smash hit on its head — captures the conflicts people encounter in their 30s.
Part of Yahoo’s Sketchy comedy series, the parody lampoons 30-year-olds’ drinking problems, married friends, long-term relationships, expanded waistlines, prostate appointments and not-so-desirable jobs.
Fun’s original version (listen below) has become an anthem for the younger set with lyrics celebrating the carefree nature of, well, not being older than 30.
The lines in the music video spoof, however, portray a much more tormented period in someone’s life. For example:
  • “Tonight, we’re not young. We’re all somewhere in our 30s and nothing worthy. This ain’t fun. Tonight, we’re not young. I guess I’ll learn Photoshop. Maybe I’ll sell pot. Start a blog.”
  • “I guess I’ll do elliptical. Maybe I can finally do that yoga class. But I probably won’t. HGTV. Going to stay at home. Watch Modern Family.”

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