When we want to soak up some British culture without actually leaving the country, there are a few reliable activities that all Americans can fall back on: watching Downton Abbey marathons, reading Vanity Fair's never-ending coverage of the Windsors and, of course, re-visiting the Greatest Hits of the Spice Girls. (For the record, it is perfectly fine to do that last one at least once a week.)
This week, however, Lad Bible presented the world with a new and exciting way to enjoy the United Kingdom in all of its culture-clashing glory. Behold! UK grime MC, Lethal Bizzle, teaching Dame Judi Dench to rap. This is 100 % a real thing.
The joy of this video manifests on so many levels, it's hard to absorb it all until you've watched it a couple of times.
Most obviously, there's the easy overcoming of cultural and racial divides. There's "Dame Ju to the D" grappling with her own performance limitations, possibly for the first time ever. There's also her willingness to don a baseball cap and overcome her own inherent poshness in the pursuit of street knowledge. Then, there's Bizzle's sweet encouragement and enthusiasm for teaching a national treasure, who seems very concerned about uttering phrases like, "Everywhere I go, gang rollin'."