I have told you people before that I have no musical ability nor rhythm.
I’m flogging a dead horse here at the SQ nest lately with all this musical talk it seems, but when I do flog it’s in a staccato and non-rhythmic way of course.
Despite that information, I do enjoy dancing whether anybody else enjoys my efforts or not. I think Elaine from Seinfeld captured my mojo magic perfectly.
Granted, I’m not the lone purveyor of party dance fouls, but fortunately no video exists of my smooth moves (fingers crossed.)
However, thanks to the glory of the innerwebs, other people’s dance disasters have been shared with the rest of the world.
Manofest has clips of the 10 Most Embarrassing Moments in White People Dancing History (not including Elaine).
The list includes celebrities, politicians, athletes and just folks trying to step in style with poor results.
If you’re in need of a laugh today, it’s funny stuff.
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Tagged dancing, Elaine dancing, Elaine from Seinfeld dancing, embarrassing, embarrassing dances, embarrassing moments, funny, funny dances, Manofest, Pop Culture, Seinfeld, white people dancing
It’s Wobbly the Dancing Squirrel.
Actually, though, I believe it’s Wobbly the Squirrel with Parkinson’s Disease. Can squirrels get Parkinson’s?
This just doesn’t look normal to me.
Maybe he’s been eating fermented fruit like the drunk squirrel I posted another time.
It’s Friday. It’s July. Time for a summer song.
Let’s kick it with Outkast andCharlie Brown.
Happy Friday everyone.
It’s Feel Good Friday and time for some retro Liar, Liar and I’m not talking about the movie Liar Liar with Jim Carrey.
It’s the Castaways and in this clip from the movie “It’s a Bikini World” you get a groovy go-go dancer doing the swim in a red bikini with some swinging fringe. Notice the vampiric pallor of her pasty white skin. Good stuff. Also in the opening moments before the song starts, the bearded dude sitting down is Sid Haig who starred decades later in Rob Zombie’s “House of 1,000 Corpses” as Captain Spaulding. Also seated is Tommy Kirk, who was still trying to put food on the table after all those Disney teen movies including “Son of Flubber” dried up.
Happy Friday everyone.
Posted in dance, fashion, Feel Good Friday, Movies, music, nostalgia, Pop Culture, Vampires
Tagged beach movies, Captain Spaulding, Feel Good Friday, Liar Liar, Movies, music, retro, the Castaways
Wolverine did a bang-up job of singing and dancing his way through the Oscars’ opening number Sunday night.
Overall, I felt there was something lacking from this year’s Oscar telecast. I did feel there was some improvisational humor missing that you get when a comedian hosts the show.
Did anyone expect Slumdog Millionaire to win that many Oscars? I didn’t expect them to take home 8.
What did you think about the show?
Sure, it was a memorable Super Bowl, that No. 43.
Santonio Holmes’ toes and Big Ben’s arm turned Arizona ecstacy into Cardinal crying in the final seconds.
I think it was all karmic payback to Kurt Warner. Remember 10 years ago, his Rams made a defensive stop on the gut-wrenching last play of the game to keep the Titans from winning it all. Take that Kurt!
But for me, likely the most memorable moment has to be getting up close and personal with the Boss’ crotch. Bruce Sprintsteen’s rock star knee slide gone out of control is probably giving one camera man nightmares for the next 10 years.
Also, was he wearing a cup? Because he never flinched. Bruce’s balls of steel.
Oh yeah, I forgot. The show must go on.
Posted in dance, football, ouch, photography, Pop Culture, sports, Super Bowl, Too much info
Tagged Arizona Cardinals, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen's crotch, football, funny, halftime, halftime Bruce Springsteen slide, Kurt Warner, music, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rock and Roll, Santonio Holmes, Super Bowl, Super Bowl 43
Edited to add: Here are all the Super Bowl 2009 commercials.
We all know frequently the best part of the Super Bowl is the commercials (except for last year’s game = great catch > Patriots undefeated one-loss season).
For those of you who can’t wait until kickoff, here’s a sampling of some of the ads that will be aired during the big game.
The Career Builder 2009 Super Bowl ad is one of my favorites that has been released early.
Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis doing ballet is also a bit out there in the Sobe Super Bowl 2009 ad.
Pedigree’s Super Bowl 2009 ad pushing their pet adoption program is also entertaining. Of course, in the spirit of clarity, I am a dog person.
Audi’s 2009 Super Bowl commercial has action star Jason Statham (one of Newscoma‘s favorites).
Of course I still love the commercial from the 2008 Super Bowl with the screaming squirrel.
Posted in animals, commercials, dance, dogs, football, freaky animals, Pop Culture, sports, Super Bowl, television, work
Tagged 2009 Super Bowl commercials, advertising, Career Builder Super Bowl commercial, football, funny, Pedigree Super Bowl Commercial, Sobe Ray Lewis, Sobe Super Bowl Commercial, Super Bowl 2009, Super Bowl commercials
I’m a bit late joining in the Feel Good Friday fun today, but I’m bringing it hard-core with
Of course, yesterday was Elvis’ birthday, but I took care of a tune from the King then, so I’ll move forward while moving even further into the past for Feel Good Friday.
It’s Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher.
This version is a tad slower starting out, but well worth a listen.
Here’s another Cab tune for you – Jumpin Jive from the movie Stormy Weather.
I have to include this one specifically for the Nicholas Brothers’ split-tastic finale.
Posted in classics, dance, Feel Good Friday, music, nostalgia, Pop Culture
Tagged big band, Cab Calloway, dance, Feel Good Friday, Hi De Hi De Ho, Jumpin Jive, Minnie the Moocher, music, Nicholas Brothers, Stormy Weather, swing, tap, the splits
You’ll understand why I used photo of a white squirrel to send you Christmas wishes after you watch the video below.
It’s vintage New Kids on the Block appearing on the Arsenio Hall Show.
They’re performing “Funky, Funky Christmas”.
The dance moves, the faux rap, the bare chests, sideways baseball caps – these white boys think they have funky down to a science.
It’s about as un-funkified as one can get with Arsenio chipping in to bring the funk factor down an extra notch.
That was the ultimate White Christmas.
Somewhere, James Brown is currently rolling over in his grave.
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Tagged Arsenio, Arsenio Hall Show, Christmas, Funky, Funky Christmas, holidays, James Brown, New Kids on the Block, NKOTB, White Christmas