I am never short of amazement at the heights to which collage artists, especially in their most popular form – the mashup – are taking this expressive outlet. I really have to learn more about video collage, especially, as many innovative DJs whom I respect – and some of my own students – are taking a shine to the mix-medium.

This one, for example, features two subjects I’ve never had much love for – Strawberry Shortcake and Lil’ Jon – and transforms them, on multiple levels, into something I can’t get out of my head (in a good way). By the way, the preceding clip is neither safe for work nor lil’ children.

Props to one of my most-recent COMM 264 students for tipping me off to this gem. It’s always fulfilling when the learning process works both ways.