Eternal Moonwalk
July 6, 2009 12:49 PM   Subscribe


 
Sound begins immediately, can be turned off at the bottom of the screen.
posted by arcticwoman at 12:50 PM on July 6, 2009


Very few of the people I watched were actually moonwalking.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 12:52 PM on July 6, 2009


That's really well done.

But man, white people can't dance moonwalk.
posted by rokusan at 12:53 PM on July 6, 2009


MJ is rolling in his grave at some of that shit-poor "moonwalk"ing. Spasmodic random backwards walking not a moonwalk make.
posted by xmutex at 12:54 PM on July 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


So is just walking backwards now moonwalking?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:55 PM on July 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


Best of the web.
posted by jquinby at 12:55 PM on July 6, 2009


Look at these fucking moonwalkers.
posted by orme at 1:00 PM on July 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


I approve.
posted by sdrawkcab at 1:01 PM on July 6, 2009


Aw, I think it's kind of cute.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:02 PM on July 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Reminded me a bit of this.
posted by hippybear at 1:03 PM on July 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Number 86 can moonwalk pretty good.
posted by orme at 1:03 PM on July 6, 2009


Very cool tribute. Plus seeing regular folks try it makes me appreciate Jackson even more.
posted by farishta at 1:05 PM on July 6, 2009


Also worth viewing: origins of the moonwalk.
posted by piratebowling at 1:06 PM on July 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


Michael Jackson: Making "one step forward, two steps backward" cool for over 25 years.
posted by jamstigator at 1:10 PM on July 6, 2009


When I was eight, I could moonwalk better than every single person in the first 30 videos.
posted by autodidact at 1:13 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


MAN THOSE PPL CAN'T MOONWALK GOOD AMIRITE
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:13 PM on July 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


The first video of a puppy or kitten walking played in reverse was mildly amusing. The rest, less so.
posted by idiopath at 1:14 PM on July 6, 2009


Many of those "moonwalkers" were drunk, no?
posted by heyho at 1:21 PM on July 6, 2009


I am the biggest asshole in the world.

Yet this made me smile and felt sorta happeh.

I care not that they dont Walk teh Moon good, what I am moved by is the fact that a whole bunch of strangers worldwide can all contribute to a scrappy little tribute like this.

That make me smiley.

Also this is Belgian in origin sorta. Goooooooooo Soulwax!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 1:24 PM on July 6, 2009 [12 favorites]


White People Walking Backwards
posted by The Straightener at 1:28 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


There is a ballet dancer in one of those vids that does a really awesome interpretation of the moonwalk en pointe!
posted by danny the boy at 1:31 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, will the pallbearers moonwalk?
posted by Pronoiac at 1:36 PM on July 6, 2009


I didn't get to see the site, as the preloader stopped exactly at 50 which, frankly, kind of creeped me out.
posted by Isosceles at 1:37 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


For many of these people simply walking backwards seems like a challenge.

Still, what Senor Cardgage said.
posted by mazola at 1:37 PM on July 6, 2009


What's the deal with all the Michael Jackson stuff lately?
posted by hypersloth at 1:37 PM on July 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


xmutex: "MJ is rolling in his grave at some of that shit-poor "moonwalk"ing. Spasmodic random backwards walking not a moonwalk make."

I imagine that, if he's conscious of anything, he's probably just thrilled that they're trying at all.

but it's ok. because you can upload your own video to contribute and show everyone how a moonwalk is REALLY done.
posted by shmegegge at 1:39 PM on July 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


SDJFLSDFKDSSLFDKLJ..... ('woo!' 'hee hee!' 'dah!')
my workmates hate me now.
posted by blastrid at 1:42 PM on July 6, 2009


Goooooooooo Soulwax!

Oh my, yes.
posted by setanor at 1:52 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


WE'VE GOT MOONS!!!! (and we walk on them)
posted by blue_beetle at 1:55 PM on July 6, 2009


Michael Jackson Sock Puppet Theatre
posted by gman at 2:31 PM on July 6, 2009


Moonwalk != Walking Backwards.

It's not hard, guys!
posted by Sys Rq at 2:36 PM on July 6, 2009


(Try moving the other foot.)
posted by Sys Rq at 2:38 PM on July 6, 2009


I imagine that, if he's conscious of anything, he's probably just thrilled that they're trying at all.

but it's ok. because you can upload your own video to contribute and show everyone how a moonwalk is REALLY done.


Not so. MJ called me from beyond, said this fake-ass moonwalking is killing him, again, and frankly, he said, he's sick of dying. He said this has to stop, for the sake of the children, and the whole world.

Don't kill the messenger, guy.
posted by xmutex at 2:46 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


But man, white people can't dance moonwalk.
posted by rokusan at 12:53 PM
The quite white Dick Cavett can, or could some years ago.
posted by Cranberry at 2:52 PM on July 6, 2009


A lot of the people who aren't doing the moonwalk properly look like they're having a lot of fun trying.
posted by hydrophonic at 2:52 PM on July 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Arctic scientists perform Thriller. Note the blackflies swarming the camera and the zombies wear bug-suits.
posted by Rumple at 3:07 PM on July 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


I don't get it. It's just a bunch of people walking forward... Oh wait, I had my computer set on 'reverse.'
posted by aftermarketradio at 3:16 PM on July 6, 2009


A lot of the people who aren't doing the moonwalk properly look like they're having a lot of fun trying.

And some look like they are having fun trying to scraping dog poo off their foot...
posted by jerseygirl at 3:16 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


MEH I SAY. MEH.

If you want YouTube synchronization, you want Sour.
posted by GuyZero at 3:19 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eternal "Please, Mister Jackson, Don't Touch Me There, I Don't Like It When You Touch Me There": A Tribute to Michael Jackson.
posted by WCityMike at 3:22 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I really, really, really want to love this. Clever idea. But it is just SO painful to watch so many lame "moonwalks" I had to bail after just a few.
posted by The Deej at 3:55 PM on July 6, 2009


Is the loop an actual sample pulled from Billie Jean, or have they recreated it? Cause I can smell the lawyers approaching.

It needs a stop or a pause button, too. Course, then it wouldn't be *eternal*, I guess...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:23 PM on July 6, 2009


Oh, and thanks for the post, arcticwoman. It's a fun site!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:24 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Arctic Thriller was both hilarious and awesome. Eternel Moonwalk, meh. Perhaps I'll do some practicing and really show them how the masters (and mistresses) do it...
posted by arishaun at 4:59 PM on July 6, 2009


But man, white people can't dance moonwalk.

Being racist is ok if you're making a joke?
posted by onya at 5:45 PM on July 6, 2009


Now I see why Douglas Adams thought Belgium was a dirty word.
posted by ericbop at 6:24 PM on July 6, 2009


But man, white people can't dance moonwalk.

Being racist is ok if you're making a joke?


Hey, making fun of white people is OK. It's absolutely OK. White people should never, ever get up in arms about people making fun of white people. Now that we've got that understood, we can move on, laughing good-naturedly at jokes about white people, into a bright, happy, and not-overly-sensitive new day. A shining new future, where silly comments about white people are embraced as all-in-good-fun, essentially harmless. We can acknowledge that such comments as "white people can't dance" often have roots in truth, in undeniable fact. We should chuckle. We should be big enough to laugh it off.

I mean, that's the very least we can do as a gesture of atonement for the brutal colonization and/or enslavement of the Africans and the wholesale murder of the Native Americans, don'tcha think? A little chuckle at the "white people can't dance" lines? C'mon, let's hear ya chuckle a little! Yeah, thataboy! Good! Very good!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:34 PM on July 6, 2009


From what I watched, no one can moonwalk. Walking backwards is not the same thing. Hell, I can do that, but I can't moonwalk.
posted by wv kay in ga at 10:56 PM on July 6, 2009


Making fun of white people implicitly promotes the idea that the colour of a persons skin is indicitive of thier behaviour, I just don't see how this can be considered harmless.
posted by onya at 11:00 PM on July 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, so that wasn't you that was chuckling, eh? OK, fine.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:02 PM on July 6, 2009


Hey, I'm white and I give everyone blanket permission to make fun of me, even the n......
posted by mediamelt at 11:46 AM on July 9, 2009


even the n......

Obviously you're referring here to the Nederlanders, and I, for one, will not tolerate such racism against the Dutch.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:40 PM on July 9, 2009


Dutch jokes usually fall flat.
posted by Rumple at 3:17 PM on July 9, 2009


How about Dutch oven jokes?
posted by Pronoiac at 4:39 PM on July 9, 2009


Is that the one where you're sharing a bed with someone and you fart and then pull the covers over their head? 'Cause that's hilarious.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:05 AM on July 10, 2009


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