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This is hilariously cute. Wish I had his skills.
posted by neewom at 10:48 PM on July 28, 2009


Torso's too long; looks like an achondroplasiac dwarf to me.
posted by nicwolff at 10:50 PM on July 28, 2009 [7 favorites]


It's cute when he mimics paying strippers large amounts of cash and otherwise trying to mimic sexually charged sentiments when he has yet to develop the capacity for understanding sexuality. By cute I mean kind of wrong.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:53 PM on July 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Aww, he's gorgeous. Did you notice the little girl who wanders in at 2:05 and then backs away in confusion? "Wooh, someone say dancing? Yay! Can I dance too? Um...er....holy crap, that kid's really, really good. Yeah, maybe I'll just watch from over here..."
posted by embrangled at 10:55 PM on July 28, 2009


I really want to believe he's not auditioning to find new parents.
posted by boo_radley at 11:05 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hm. When I imagine the kind of drilling that went on to have him dance a routine this long that good I don't find it cute at all.
posted by jouke at 11:10 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sort of wrong like this? Still cute, if you don't think too hard about any of it.
posted by neewom at 11:15 PM on July 28, 2009


Life imitates art.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:17 PM on July 28, 2009


Did you notice the little girl who wanders in at 2:05 and then backs away in confusion?
She looked like she might suffer from dwarfism as well.
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:24 PM on July 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


Can't they make these dancing cgi babies more realistic?
posted by benzenedream at 11:49 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


I couldn't watch it to the end. Does he get run over?
posted by tellurian at 12:06 AM on July 29, 2009


First you will have to convince me that this isn't some sort of robot.
posted by Hollow at 12:32 AM on July 29, 2009


When I imagine the kind of drilling that went on to have him dance a routine this long that good I don't find it cute at all.

I had a cousin who discovered at age 6 that if he sang "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie, all the adults would stop what they were doing, give him their undivided attention, usually leading to applause and laughter, and sometimes even candy or money.

Needless to say, he spent the next few years singing showtunes at every cookout, party, wedding reception, or any other gathering where there were more than 3 adults present. After a few years it became obvious that he was never actually a good singer. By the age of 11 he had a full mustache, and nothing he has done since can be classified as "cute".

My signature talent of "sitting in the corner reading Encyclopedia Brown books" never led to much applause, attention or candy.
posted by billyfleetwood at 1:02 AM on July 29, 2009 [8 favorites]


At first glance I didn't think he was that remarkable - then I got worried. I am glad this didn't turn out to be a pretend dance video featuring a car turning high speed into the driveway at 3:30 and turning this into a horror story.

This raised some rhetorical questions in my mind...
#1. What does this say about my expectations of the kinds of videos where people u-tube their kids and post mediocrity to the web and yet it still somehow gets a level of viral press?

#2. What does this say about me for watching it the entire way through just waiting for an accident of some sort?
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:27 AM on July 29, 2009


#2. What does this say about me for watching it the entire way through just waiting for an accident of some sort?</I.
So, no running over then?

posted by tellurian at 4:40 AM on July 29, 2009


Yeah, that seemed awfully close to the street for a seven-year-old to be flailing around like that.
posted by Shohn at 4:43 AM on July 29, 2009


He doesn't look seven to me. More like four or five.
posted by orange swan at 4:50 AM on July 29, 2009


That R-kelly sure knows how to make the kids get down!

What?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:59 AM on July 29, 2009


"awfully close to the street to be flailing around"?

Hmm, I didn't see a lot of flailing nor did I see Speed McQueen racing down the street behind him. I did see people pushing strollers, and a kid dancing around having a good time, carefree and enjoying the attention like any kid should.

He looks like a little person, but he doesn't move like one. His face doesn't either. He's also got an immaturity of fluid motion, rather than adult succinct-ness. I was looking closely trying to see if maybe his pants were just too big/very sagged thus giving he impression of a longer torso.

He moved his knees in some ways that I've never seen a dwarf able to do.
posted by TomMelee at 6:40 AM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's not a dwarf. It's a leprechaun. They aren't all Irish, you know.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:10 AM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


There always has to be some haters on this over people overanalyzing. It ain't Jon Benet Ramsey people, it is just a fucking little kid dancing and having a good time. Christ.
posted by snap_dragon at 7:27 AM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


There always has to be some haters on this over people overanalyzing.

Yes, what terrible bastards people can be for actually considering the implications and surrounding factors of something instead of just switching off their brains. See you at the cockfights!
posted by Burhanistan at 7:30 AM on July 29, 2009


I'm no hater of SLYT posts but, c'mon. Why is this a FPP?
posted by chairface at 8:30 AM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked this merry little dwarf. You are all haters.
posted by dobie at 9:04 AM on July 29, 2009


"Yes, what terrible bastards people can be for actually considering the implications and surrounding factors of something instead of just switching off their brains. See you at the cockfights!"

Hmmmm. Reading Teach Yourself How to Deconstruct again, are we?

Get over yourself.
posted by snap_dragon at 9:06 AM on July 29, 2009


But I was waiting for you at the cockfight!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:06 AM on July 29, 2009


(Burying hatchet)...okay...just bring root beer.
posted by snap_dragon at 9:09 AM on July 29, 2009


How come it's not as cute when a kid who's parents listen to nothing but Marilyn Manson dances for everyone?
posted by chococat at 9:57 AM on July 29, 2009


Because when that kid dances it just looks like he's wearing really heavy boots and trying to get his bangs out of his face.
posted by benzenedream at 10:21 AM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


He's not that good. In fact after 6 minutes or so I think he's phoning it in.
posted by tkchrist at 11:20 AM on July 29, 2009


this goes better on Metachat, actually.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 1:49 PM on July 29, 2009


it is just a fucking little kid dancing and having a good time

making me wonder what it's doing here, and why it's still here
posted by sidereal at 3:13 PM on July 29, 2009


If it's a kid, then it's an above average dancer and the post's a keeper.

If it's a dwarf, then it can't dance for crap and should be deleted.

Can someone clear this up?
posted by johnny novak at 4:20 PM on July 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was told there'd be cockfights?
posted by everichon at 6:41 PM on July 29, 2009


Highly disturbing. I mean, how many rap/hip hop videos must this kid have studied to get those moves? If he was tap dancing or doing the jig or something it'd be all cute but this is...I dunno....I worry about the implications of a kid emulating that kind of attitude. Yeah, I know, I'm a total over-analyzing loser.
posted by Go Banana at 7:11 PM on July 29, 2009


This kid can dance.
posted by TomMelee at 5:14 AM on July 30, 2009


Soon to be the next WoW dance option for the Gnomes...
posted by markkraft at 6:59 AM on July 30, 2009


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