James Earl Jones’ Interpretation of Justin Bieber’s “Baby”
On The Gayle King Show, actor James Earl Jones gave an unintentionally dramatic reading of the lyrics to Justin Bieber’s hit song “Baby”, which is like the literary equivalent of a Nilla wafer. Jones has a Morgan Freeman-esque voice. It’s deep, powerful and perfect for the narration of a bird migration special on Animal Planet. Watching him utter the laments of a 16-year-old boy feels unnatural and yet so right at the same time.
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If you’ve been looking for a chance to say something then this very well could be it.
I wish to God I’d had a list like this when I was 23.
Answer phones better than anyone else has answered phones before. Relay messages so brilliant, they bring people to tears. Turn the coffee run into the choreography of Swan Lake. Become best friends with every intern and every underling and every taxi driver you encounter.
I remember taking the pen and notebook from that woman outside the courtroom, flipping to a clean page in the book, and writing, JESSICA IS SAD in big, bold, uncoordinated letters. “My sister is going to be a good writer someday! Look at how nice her lines are!”