of essentialism, universalism, and LOL

We interrupt regular transmission of serious matters Medieval and Medievalist for the following:

Though, to be fair, plenty of arguments can be made for the Medievalism of that priceless delight. The lyrics would be at home in any period; the sentiment (and all else that renders it so exquisite) transcends all boundaries of periodicity; and it was first encountered as a St Patrick‘s Day Special on one of the Obrienatrix’s favourite blogs.

Eduard Anatolyevich Khil. I Am Glad To Finally Be Home (1976).
With thanks to Well Done Fillet: Is that Waiter Humming?
(Apparently this has officially been Going Viral … see also the fan website … and Facebook group.)
(+ Potential scholarly article topic: “The First LOL Cat?”)

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