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November 8, 2010 8:30 AM   Subscribe

A new urban dance craze is sweeping across the UK, taking it back to old skool. (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (45 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Needs link padding. What the heck did I just watch?
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:35 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pretty funny. Reminds me of this:
Peasing is... someone fuckin' you up wit peas, innit?
posted by codacorolla at 8:37 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Anybody who has seen the original Wicker Man knows there is a dark side to Morris Dancing.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:42 AM on November 8, 2010 [9 favorites]


"Morris dancing is the most fatuous, tenth-rate entertainment ever devised by man. Forty effeminate blacksmiths waving bits of cloth they've just wiped their noses on. How it's still going on in this day and age I'll never know."
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 8:44 AM on November 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


This... I would not have predicted this.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:44 AM on November 8, 2010


Fantastic. I'm going head out later and see if I can find my local troupe.
posted by knapah at 8:48 AM on November 8, 2010


Some other "new again" trends include a resurgence in ferret legging and decapitating royalty.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:50 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


(previously)
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:52 AM on November 8, 2010


Next: Ghost-riding the cheese.
posted by Artw at 8:54 AM on November 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


BBC = LIES FOR THE NEW WORLD ORDER Laugh All You Want But Everyone Know That Towerrs Were Destoryed By Planned Demolition of Bush = Enron = Sorros = connection for the 24/7 LIGHT ERA OF THE 8th Epoch (Easily Proven) And Consequently The N.a.f.t.a. Superhighway And planned AMERO unification currency pushed gently upon the European "Elite" Subcontinent and the 5 Ruling Familes as a supposed Zionist way to "Teach Me How to Dougie"

That's how I feel about this being just a joke.
posted by cmoj at 8:56 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bonkers.
posted by Sailormom at 9:05 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Are you being served?
posted by machaus at 9:11 AM on November 8, 2010


Do they know to dance the other Morris?
posted by kmz at 9:18 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


The local German-American Club is holding monthly "Lindy-hops", complete with live jazz band, professional dance lessons, and a hip-hop DJ for intermissions. I hope it's the leading edge of '90s retro resurgence - swing dancing was a fun fad.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:18 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


lol at the feature being called 'Most Hits' and getting the woman to say it quite fast.
posted by DanCall at 9:20 AM on November 8, 2010


I don't know what it says that it took me until several minutes after watching this to understand it was a joke....

I so wanted it to be true!!!!!
posted by SaharaRose at 9:20 AM on November 8, 2010


So is british whiteboy dubstep also a joke? Please?
posted by Threeway Handshake at 9:24 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Keeping it five-hand reel. Liked the appropriate nicknames the lads had adopted: 'Wassail' and 'Hear-Ye'.
posted by Abiezer at 9:25 AM on November 8, 2010


so when do we get more fiddle tune dance music?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:27 AM on November 8, 2010


I am strangely fascinated by this fad.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:40 AM on November 8, 2010


Huh?
posted by stormpooper at 9:59 AM on November 8, 2010


Here's the "Bonkers" song that's parodied in the video.

(I was so happy to see "Keith" in that video!)
posted by Ian A.T. at 10:06 AM on November 8, 2010


pyramid termite: "so when do we get more fiddle tune dance music?"

Nah, let's go further back. Middle High German FTW!
Saelic, saelic sî diu wunne,
saelic sî des wunnebernden meien zît,
saelic sî der vogel singen,
saelic sî diu ouwe, saelic sî der walt!
posted by PontifexPrimus at 10:14 AM on November 8, 2010


That is awesome. I have let my Morris-dancing friends know about this. Yes, I have Morris-dancing friends - doesn't everyone?
posted by rtha at 10:15 AM on November 8, 2010


It was worth it just for discovering the existence of Dizzee Rascal.
posted by anigbrowl at 10:34 AM on November 8, 2010


This is hilarious.
posted by ob at 10:40 AM on November 8, 2010


It was worth it just for discovering the existence of Dizzee Rascal.
posted by anigbrowl at 6:34 PM on November 8


You don't know Dizzee? Then this here is for you.
posted by Decani at 10:54 AM on November 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I wish more rappers had a west country accent.

Then this here is for you
.

And that is all kinds of awesome.
posted by greycap at 11:06 AM on November 8, 2010


It was worth it just for discovering the existence of Dizzee Rascal.
posted by anigbrowl at 6:34 PM on November 8 [+] [!]

Dizzee Rascal and Shirley Bassey
posted by jonnyploy at 11:29 AM on November 8, 2010


Didn't that so-called historian guy play Keith on the British version of The Office?
posted by mannequito at 11:36 AM on November 8, 2010


Everyone in the Bay Area has Morris-dancing friends. (Well, everyone I know in the Bay area has Morris-dancing friends...) Here in Austin nobody's heard of it.
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:37 AM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Didn't that so-called historian guy play Keith on the British version of The Office?


Yes
posted by jonnyploy at 11:40 AM on November 8, 2010


Decani, I've been missing out. With a few exceptions, music in the US has been dreadfully boring for the law few years. I've been getting by on doses of Goldie Looking Chain and Basement Jaxx in between playing old Influential Records to death.
posted by anigbrowl at 11:46 AM on November 8, 2010


Didn't that so-called historian guy play Keith on the British version of The Office?


Yes
posted by jonnyploy at 7:40 PM on November 8


Keith's finest moment.

If that doesn't kill you, you're already dead.
posted by Decani at 12:07 PM on November 8, 2010


"After tonight no one's ever to talk about the Stick and Bucket dance ever again. All right?"
posted by quin at 12:19 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


The HipHopera one's also quite good.
posted by HastyDave at 12:55 PM on November 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


This Harlesden boy thinks that was well wicked.
posted by pascal at 1:24 PM on November 8, 2010


this harlesden boy think that was well wicked.

This Hackney boy thinks you better get your sticks up boi, and face up to da E5 Morris.
posted by garius at 1:29 PM on November 8, 2010


Haha. NW10 represent!
posted by pascal at 1:36 PM on November 8, 2010


Nightingale Krew gonna dance you out!
posted by garius at 1:55 PM on November 8, 2010


I actually grew up on Nightingale Road, believe it or not. Lived there 'til I was 12 or so.
posted by pascal at 2:51 PM on November 8, 2010


I never believed in Terry Pratchett's idea of the Dark Morris. Until now.

That said, I have a soft spot for Dizzee Rascal so yay for a new evil overlord.
posted by shinybaum at 3:41 PM on November 8, 2010


Seconded on the "you don't know Dizzee?" This sends shivers up my spine: Dizzee and Florence, LIVE!

I've got a pretty good handle on most UK accents, but did she say "most tits" on purpose? At 0:05, just after she thrust her chest towards the camera. Or is it just me?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:16 PM on November 8, 2010


Man, talk about a head fuck. Cheers, fearfulsymmetry.

I was gonna go all osciologist anthroplogist on youse. "They have sticks! It's just an excuse for them to carry sticks! Just like the myths surrounding slaves using Capoeira dance as a way to disguise fighting practice."

Then it quickly dawned on me that it was a piss take.

I liked the Farmer Palmer, Stumpy accent. Racist/classist of me to laugh at such an accent, I know. I liked the homage paid to the 1:50 mark of this film clip.

Oh, yeah, and I also had Joe Beese's They Live fight scene playing in the background for a few seconds which confused THE HELL out of me.

I'm getting old and jaded. I've seen all the tricks. I love be fooled.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:08 PM on November 8, 2010


I was trying to add another link but manged to hit "Post Comment" instead of "link". I normally run a spell check in Word first, so apologies in advance.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 9:11 PM on November 8, 2010


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