Oy! That lovable, musical scamp BrentalFloss is at it again, this time with a tribute to the best little town at the bottom of the deep blue sea (that isn’t Atlantis), Rapture. I’d say this tribute to Bioshock is among his best work — some seriously great lyrics — but I admit being a fan of ridiculous ’20s-style music, as well as the phrase “Ayn Rand wet dream.” Also when anyone says “Mraa!” like Jimmy Cagney. I need to remember to use it in more conversations. Mraa, see? Mraa!
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