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The evolution of dance (YouTube video)
posted by chicken nuglet (46 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Needs more cowbell.
posted by TungstenChef at 7:21 PM on May 15, 2006

The other night I watched this over and over while drunk with friends. Later when I found out it cost us 6 minutes each time we played it, I felt like I had wasted a good portion of my life.
posted by bugmuncher at 7:22 PM on May 15, 2006

All he needed was to finish it off with the "badger badger badger" dance.
posted by wanderingmind at 7:40 PM on May 15, 2006

This is completely ridiculous, I just got back from dinner where a friend told me about this not 15 minutes ago and now it's on the top of metafilter. Great timing.
posted by splatta at 7:53 PM on May 15, 2006

My aunt and grandmother are at least 24 hours ahead of MetaFilter. Now that's scary.
posted by ColdChef at 7:55 PM on May 15, 2006

I've been watching this at least once a day. I have such a goofy crush on this guy.
posted by LeeJay at 7:58 PM on May 15, 2006

I very much wanted to hate this. But it was too awesome.
posted by brain_drain at 8:02 PM on May 15, 2006

Your embarassing uncle at the wedding reception.
posted by asok at 8:03 PM on May 15, 2006

I very much wanted to hate this. And it was so fucking easy!
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 8:03 PM on May 15, 2006

"Inspirational comedian"?
posted by tristeza at 8:05 PM on May 15, 2006

Yeah, I got and downloaded this video a couple days ago, it's pretty great. I don't usually like comedians or dancers, but maybe when someone is both it becomes a good thing.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:11 PM on May 15, 2006

My aunt and grandmother are at least 24 hours ahead of MetaFilter. Now that's scary.

Been happening a lot lately. Use to be mefi brought shit I'd never seen before. Now I'm finding stuff my grandfather sent me a week ago.

It's like bizarro metafilter lately.
posted by justgary at 8:13 PM on May 15, 2006

I watch this 3 times every 18 minutes. It's just so, like, inspirational.

or whatever. Everyone else can enjoy it, I, for one, shall mope.
posted by knapah at 8:13 PM on May 15, 2006

oh noes, you broke teh you tube!

(seriously, is there a mirror?)
posted by empath at 8:19 PM on May 15, 2006

Hah, they said it'd be down for maintenance for a while.

seriously, you must have missed it by about two or three mins!
posted by knapah at 8:21 PM on May 15, 2006

How is it this hasn't been on the blue by now? I saw it ages ago...
posted by MythMaker at 8:22 PM on May 15, 2006

Google Video link while youtube is down.
posted by knapah at 8:23 PM on May 15, 2006

So my girlfriend showed this to me a few weeks ago. After the first 30 seconds I was like "does somebody pie this guy in the face soon, because if not, it stinks."

I stand by my original opinion. (And I don't see no pie.)
posted by zekinskia at 8:30 PM on May 15, 2006

mildly impressive. not at all funny.
posted by ab3 at 10:11 PM on May 15, 2006

i hate dancing. it's so stupid...
posted by es_de_bah at 10:18 PM on May 15, 2006

The fact that the rockaway isn't in there is criminal, IMHO. Too 70s/80s-centric.
posted by ChasFile at 10:26 PM on May 15, 2006

Also unforgivably missing: the wop.
posted by ChasFile at 10:30 PM on May 15, 2006

I don't understand, there's absolutely nothing about the "evolution of dance" just a guy doing random dances. It's not even chronological...
posted by blue_beetle at 10:32 PM on May 15, 2006

I love popular dance, and was totally geared up to love this. Alas and alack, I did not.
posted by squirrel at 10:38 PM on May 15, 2006

What the hell is an inspirational comedian?
posted by dejah420 at 10:58 PM on May 15, 2006

My goodness, is there a hen's night in the audience?

New song comes on.
"Wooooooooooooooooooo! I know Vanilla Ice too!"

After reading some of the more cynical comments above, I was prepared to switch it off after 2 minutes. But I laughed.
posted by chronic sublime at 11:16 PM on May 15, 2006

Do we need a section? This is getting ridiculous and clogging up the front page. Nothing to discuss here...move along.
posted by jono at 11:47 PM on May 15, 2006

oh come on -- it was well choreographed. I especially love how smoothly he transitions from one dance to the next, though less so in the last third. He lost some steam at the end.
posted by randomstriker at 11:55 PM on May 15, 2006

Wow, it's EveryonesACriticFilter.
posted by mullingitover at 12:44 AM on May 16, 2006

I think we should endeavour to post all YouTube videos to mefi.
posted by Kiell at 1:07 AM on May 16, 2006

The Will Smith Apache Dance was the only gem in that pile of crap. Also, the macarena refusal.
posted by blasdelf at 3:52 AM on May 16, 2006

dude forgot to include, you know, actual dance music.
posted by dydecker at 4:58 AM on May 16, 2006

My aunt and grandmother are at least 24 hours ahead of MetaFilter. Now that's scary.

It's actually an interesting phenomemon:

1) Something like this comes out and gets posted everywhere.
2) Nobody posts it to MeFi because they've all seen it already.
3) A few days later, someone is astonished it hasn't been posted at MeFi yet.
4) They post it, and now MeFi is "behind the curve".
posted by smackfu at 6:47 AM on May 16, 2006

Would it be possible to make a seperate front page just for one-link popular video posts? You know, so that when I want to remember what was being forwarded to millions of email addresses two weeks ago, I can just go to that page instead.
Sure, I sound critical, but I don't see anything wrong with this sort of post. I just wish they went somewhere other than the front page.
posted by leapfrog at 7:01 AM on May 16, 2006

There have always been videos posted to the MeFi front page. But it's better now, because they tend to just work, instead of endless complaints about how the site is really slow, or they don't work on Macs, or other such whining.
posted by smackfu at 7:11 AM on May 16, 2006

That's a question for MetaTalk, leapfrog. Really. You should post it.
posted by squirrel at 7:33 AM on May 16, 2006

The funniest 6 minutes you will ever see! Remember how many of these you have done!
posted by crunchland at 8:09 AM on May 16, 2006

(Please note that the above message was posted by the guy who posted and starred in the video.) Inspirational comedian, my ass.
posted by crunchland at 8:14 AM on May 16, 2006

Why is my shiny happy christian radar shrieking?
posted by Oddly at 9:39 AM on May 16, 2006

Well, this is pretty speakers are not working, so I watched the video in silence the first time and tried to guess the songs (let's face it "Walk Like an Egyptian" was pretty much a gimme). But early in the video when he was turning and making huge arm-flapping movements, I thought to myself "that looks like the dance the Brady Bunch did to that 'Keep On' song," never in a million years thinking that that was what was actually playing. Oy. I really should switch off the TV now and then.
posted by Oriole Adams at 12:10 PM on May 16, 2006

Yeah, it wasn't an evolution, not remotely inspirational, not really comedic, very patchy but marvelous all the same. I enjoyed this video thoroughly, thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 12:58 PM on May 16, 2006

I second leapfrog and squirrel, however as I can get neither meTalk nor vids at work, I will have to signal my agreement here and command my army of dancing sycophants to spread word of it to the four billion corners of the internet.
posted by Sparx at 4:09 PM on May 16, 2006

Oh yeah, I'd like to see you all do this.

Oh second thought, never mind.
posted by trii at 4:39 PM on May 16, 2006

I love it when somebody does the worm.
posted by simonemarie at 10:31 PM on May 16, 2006

This clip could have been saved if Jud had launched into the an "Inspirational" retelling of the Aristocrats. Otherwise, I'll pass.
posted by webfanatic at 11:51 PM on May 27, 2006

Inspirational Comedy must be stopped:
Take the power and entertainment value of laughter, add in the educational and uplifting ability of inspiration and the result is a program that is truly one of a kind. Inspirational Comedy is a combination of important messages and useful ideas with hilarious tactics and gut-busting stories. Judson Laipply is funny enough to be labeled a comedian but his message is powerful enough to help people change their lives.

Inspirational Comedy helps pack the house and the students love it! Whether it is for freshmen orientation, Greek events, leadership conferences, or a monthly comedy slot, this is a show that will be a success.

Nominated for Speaker of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and, Judson presents a program that is a sure fire hit. The finale, "The Evolution of Dance," is guaranteed to be six of the funniest minutes of your life. Your students will laugh, listen, and most of all, learn.
posted by boost ventilator at 5:24 AM on June 7, 2006

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