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February 10, 2012 8:57 PM   Subscribe

Keep it TIGHT, BRIGHT, & SEXY! This Vancouverite strutting his stuff in Australia is a shining example of young Canadian manhood.

Spandy Andy's audition for So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Spandy Any on Wipeout Canada. Insights on bullying, displays of brotherly love, and adorable hip-thrusting home videos in the Vancouver Film School's documentary "SpandyAndy - Tight, Bright, and Fearless."

Credit for spreading the positivity and spandex across the internet goes to Helen Killer, who commissioned a Fiverr Valentine that sparked Spandy's wild popularity among the Fat Jealous Loser commentariat. Beautiful GIFs ensued (credit blackgermanshepherd).
posted by Devika (37 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Devika at 8:58 PM on February 10, 2012


Only in Australia! St. Kilda is looking good. I'll keep my eye out for him at Bondi.
posted by unliteral at 9:05 PM on February 10, 2012


you know I read that as Helen Keller.....which was a disturbing few seconds...
posted by HuronBob at 9:08 PM on February 10, 2012


Textbook worm!
posted by Capt. Renault at 9:26 PM on February 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Only in Australia
posted by timsteil at 9:32 PM on February 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Programmable blue LED belt buckle!
posted by longsleeves at 10:01 PM on February 10, 2012


If I ever need to make a fully live-action version of Going To The Store, I will cast this man.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:03 PM on February 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Only in Australia
Actually, I take that back, he probably wouldn't raise an eyebrow at Venice Beach.
posted by unliteral at 10:10 PM on February 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Uh-oh. I'm getting that special mix of horror and lust that I normally associate with going to bars in West Hollywood.
posted by mykescipark at 10:12 PM on February 10, 2012 [7 favorites]


Oh... Canada.
posted by mostlymartha at 10:54 PM on February 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can actually see Crocodile Dundee in the background at about 1:35. He appears to be putting-out a cigarette in the sand before placing the butt in the trash.
posted by evil_esto at 11:23 PM on February 10, 2012


Ha, this guy lives near me. He had his boombox on the Skytrain one night and was doing his thing (wearing a sparkly bodysuit). Everyone on the train had a big grin on their face. A Skytrain attendant got on the train to check out the commotion, and broke out his own grin, and then radioed to his cohorts a sort of "no big deal, it's just a kid dancing" type message.
posted by good in a vacuum at 1:27 AM on February 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


So Canadians go for those kind of budgie smuggler swim pieces as well? At least he has the physique to pull it off.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:34 AM on February 11, 2012


One more thing to add to my list - Brian, Celine, Burton, Nickleback, and now this guy. Surely there are laws against this? Why is this being allowed? Where is the police state when you need it?
posted by Meatbomb at 2:00 AM on February 11, 2012


Pity he's from Vancouver. He should stay and join the Liberal Party.
posted by pulposus at 2:26 AM on February 11, 2012


It's cold and gray and depressing here today, and all the news is bad news... so, as surprised as I am to be uttering these words, I must say that the guy in the skintight sparkly speedo doing the thrustygrindy moves is really cheering me up. Thanks for the grin, Spandy Andy!
posted by taz at 2:28 AM on February 11, 2012


Spandy Andy, I hope you use lots of sunscreen. Keep on dancing!
posted by rainbaby at 3:38 AM on February 11, 2012


Thanks for the inspiration ! That was great, and I had never heard of this guy. He's innocent and mad. Cool.
posted by nicolin at 4:05 AM on February 11, 2012


How can anyone hate Spandy Andy? He's one of those rare people who can be goofy and fearless, and put a smile on everyone's face. His only agenda is happiness, be nice.
posted by Partario at 5:51 AM on February 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


The short documentary film link really sells it. He's just adorable.
posted by LMGM at 6:38 AM on February 11, 2012


Aw, he should come to Coney Island for the Mermaid Parade this summer. New York would get a big kick out of this fellow!
posted by droplet at 7:05 AM on February 11, 2012


It's amazing how much bad dancing and ego-strutting can get glossed over by the distraction of a moderate cultural transgression and a popular song.
posted by cmoj at 8:53 AM on February 11, 2012


It's bad dancing, but it's done so well! Watch him, some of that stuff is really technical. He just puts it together in the goofiest possible way.

My five year old loved it. She wants underpants and sunglasses JUST LIKE THOSE now.
posted by KathrynT at 9:09 AM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


*sigh*...is there any hope for this generation?
posted by what's her name at 9:48 AM on February 11, 2012


No. No, there is not.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:51 AM on February 11, 2012


I am totally proud of Spandy Andy! His positivity is inspiring.

But no, Canadians in general do not go in for his sort of thing.
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 9:51 AM on February 11, 2012


He performs downtown all the time. It's a nice, random break from the relentless overcast and dour faces.
posted by ead at 9:52 AM on February 11, 2012


Despite my misgivings, that was surprisingly charming.
posted by msali at 9:54 AM on February 11, 2012


Better than party boy from Jackass. I guess
posted by Redhush at 10:00 AM on February 11, 2012


I'd actually prefer party boy - this is like the Canadian version, and it is just too fun and polite for the abrasive and self-involved egotism inherent in such a performance. FUCK YOU CANADIAN PARTY BOY YOU ARE DESTROYING CANADA'S REPUTATION!!!

oops sorry I am OK now
posted by Meatbomb at 10:08 AM on February 11, 2012


My Char Sui Chinese BBQ Pork dance does not go over quite so well in Vancouver's Chinatown.
posted by helmutdog at 10:14 AM on February 11, 2012


*sigh*...is there any hope for this generation?

This generation that... invented dancing? And street performance?

You're right, we have a lot to answer for.
posted by good in a vacuum at 10:24 AM on February 11, 2012


Never has gay looked so straight. I mean straight looked so gay. I mean... oh, fuck it, that was a joy to watch.
posted by Decani at 11:31 AM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay him!

Yay fun!

Yay people having fun just to have fun!

The world needs more fun!

(Seriously, depressive or not, I have made it my life's goal to add a few more quanta of joy to the world. Dance, however, will never be my milieu.)

Also I want to kidnap his knees for an illegal, underground knee transplant.

(And I had to bust out the LMFAO after watching that. Cheese it might be, but it is happy-making cheese to me.)
posted by Samizdata at 11:18 PM on February 11, 2012


Oh, speaking of knees, I wish I could shuffle.
posted by Samizdata at 5:06 PM on February 14, 2012


Jon Mitchell: "If I ever need to make a fully live-action version of Going To The Store , I will cast this man."

Um, yeah. We needed another Garry's Mod comment?
posted by Samizdata at 5:17 PM on February 14, 2012


He's the heart and soul of Davie Street.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:05 PM on February 25, 2012


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