With six Wuxi Expats currently on the surface of Mars, many Wuxi Expats, left behind on the surface of the Earthly territory of the Wuxi China Expatdom, are looking at the Sky with yearning towards the heavens and the Red Planet. They have chosen to imitate coyotes and wolves as they do so, but instead of howling, many Expats have taken to yodeling to the Sky, to the Moon and to Mars. This has lead to many Wuxi Expat businesses, including Pubs trying to take advantage of what has since become a yodeling craze.
Thursday, at the 1912 Bar District of Wuxi, Expat Larry Drysdale could be heard yodelling at one a.m. "Yo da lay he who! Yo da lay he who! Yo da lay he who! Harry Moore and Harry Callahan where are you who who!" sung Wainwright.
Wainwright and many other Wuxi Expats are taking their yodeling seriously and have enrolled in yodeling certification courses. Wuxi teachers who would normally teach Expats Mandarin have in some cases cancelled their Chinese classes, and switched to teaching yodeling. Hu Hu, Mandarin teacher, has has her name legally changed to Yo Dai Lei Hu Hu in order to cash in on the craze.
Andis Kaulins, the one who is an English teacher, has decided to teach yodeling and English together. "I mostly talk to these people anyway, and thanks to this yodeling fad, I have achieved a personal teaching ambition and have turned my conversation classes into musicals. I now have an oompah band to accompany our conversation in class!" said Kaulins, who wanted it to be perfectly clear that he was quite a different Andis Kaulins than the one who was the president of the Wuxi Expat Rifle Association and the Andis Kaulins who was the president of the Wuxi China Expatdom Elite Expat Association.
ET Kaulins permitted a WCE Blog reporter to attend one of his classes. At the beginning the reporter heard "Howie How are you?" sung by ET Kaulins, to whom, his students responded "We are finey finey who and what about you who?" Kaulins’s class ended with his students Prisyadka dancing after all of them had yodeled the third conditional with no errors.
The demand for yodeling classes has been observed by Wuxi Expat Pubs and one pub is already seeking to cater to yodelers. The Santiago Cafe will hold a karaoke yodeling night every Friday night. Moe Muggins, one of the Santiago’s three owners, told the WCE blog: "We have brought in a karaoke machine, leather yodeling breeches to wear, oom pah pah bikinis and trampolines for the yodeling contest which can take place under the stars at our newly-opened retractable-roofed convention center! Winners of every Friday night yodeling contest can win free beer for a year and free tickets to our 2012 Christmas Party which will take place on December 31st!"