Category Archives: dance

youtube clip of today: parrot dance.

Would someone mind telling me why I find the following video so entertaining? I mean, I just don’t love “Whip My Hair.” In the same way I’m creeped out by Justin Bieber, I can’t get over the fact that I’m listening to a NINE YEAR OLD sing about whipping her hair back and forth. That said, I cackled through this whole thing:

Happy Halloween weekend, little monsters!

[Posted by Mallory]

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youtube clip of today: panda swag.

This video is frighteningly entertaining:

File under: Animals and Children That Have More Rhythm Than I Do.

[Posted by Mallory]

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youtube clip of today: merengue dog.

This dog is decidedly a better dancer than I am:

But does anyone else find it a leetle creepy that this dude is getting all saucy with a golden retriever? (Or that this is being filmed in a strip mall parking lot with a bunch of the dancing man’s friends dressed up in ponchos from Party City?) Either way, thanks for the tip, Potski!

[Posted by Mallory]

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youtube clip of today: samba baby.

This baby has more rhythm in his tiny little ass than I could ever hope to have in my tiny little ass. I love his sassy attitude, as he points to his invisible crowd of admirers:

[Posted by Mallory]

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youtube clip of today: tag team.

CNN wondered, Gawker wondered, and now Six Words wonders: was Barack Obama in the 1993 video for “Whoomp, There It Is?”

Here’s the screenshot that started it all:

Gawker gives a pretty comprehensive pro/con list debating whether our POTUS is a video star:

FOR

  • It really really looks like him!
  • Obama has a well-documented fondness for hip hop. He likes Kanye West and Ludacris.
  • Obama has a history of hip hop cameos. In 2008, reports said he was featured on an upcoming Q-Tip track. Though Q-Tip ended up simply sampling one of his speeches.
  • As one commenter on SomethingAwful noted: The man in the video is playing dominoes with his left hand. BARACK OBAMA IS ALSO LEFT HANDED!
  • The video was released in 1993. Barack would have been around 31 when it was filmed, a year or two out of Harvard Law. Seems like something cool that our coolest, cigarette-smoking, hoops-shooting future president would do as an early 30-something.

AGAINST

  • But, actually, by 1993, Obama was deeply involved in community activism in Chicago. In 1992, Obama famously helped boost voter turnout among blacks through his tireless organizing. How would Obama had the time to film this video? And why the hell would the director of Tag Team’s video seek out a notable community organizer to play a domino player? Maybe they were buddies from Harvard or something.
  • Also, Tag Team is from Atlanta. If Obama wanted to make his rap video debut, wouldn’t he have chosen an early-90s act from his beloved Chicago? Maybe Da Brat, or Crucial Conflict? And he would obviously be wearing a Bulls hat—not a Compton one.
  • Most of these conspiracy theorists base their observation on a low-quality YouTube version of the video. Take a look at this screenshot from a higher-quality video: Doesn’t look much like him, actually. Also: earrings? Obama is cool, but not that cool.

I think I’m going to conclude that it’s him, because that would just be the greatest. But what do you think? Is that our beloved Barry?

Thanks to Wegs for the tip!

[Posted by Mallory]

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youtube clip of today: daily affirmation.

Here is your new Monday morning ritual, blog readers!

I can do anything good, I can do anything good better than anyone, yeah yeah yeah.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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youtube clip of today: single ladies.

Lots of wisdom in this video: you can be a single lady if you want. Also, lots of therapy in this baby’s future.  But he’s so cute!

[Posted by Kathleen]

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