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(ABC)   Studio offers pole dancing classes to kids as young as five. What could possibly go wrong?   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 74
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2012-09-09 11:53:51 PM
Nothing, really.
 
2012-09-10 12:00:28 AM
They don't get fat? Throw me a bone here.
 
2012-09-10 12:07:27 AM
Pole dancing is just a sideways version of the gymnastics bars we already have in playgrounds. (at least in good playgrounds) Who cares?

Worst case scenario, they pull a shoulder out.
 
2012-09-10 12:44:03 AM
They develop core and leg strength and suddenly have the ability to kick subby's ass?
 
2012-09-10 02:12:40 AM
Shame on you subby for sexualizing pole dancing, a wholesome physical activity and great workout.
 
2012-09-10 02:13:27 AM
You gotta train 'em young, man.
 
2012-09-10 02:18:05 AM
Chris Rock will not be happy with a few young girls fathers... He might even think of them as failures.
 
2012-09-10 02:18:40 AM
Sprains, broken/fractured bones, torn ligaments, ruptured muscles - the same as any other dance form really. As with any form of physical activity, make certain the instructor is well-trained and shows obvious concern for the welfare of their students.
 
2012-09-10 02:19:45 AM
aww, so cute of them trying to be like the "professionals."

I'm predicting pole dancing would soon be a legitimate sporting event....
 
2012-09-10 02:22:12 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-10 02:22:46 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Nothing, really.


Done in 1
 
2012-09-10 02:24:01 AM
Man, the strength and control it takes to do that stuff well... I wish I was that strong. My wife is into this, and having seen some of the things they do, I have nothing but respect for these athletes. Seriously, if you doubt the athleticism necessary to do this, check out some of the GUYS that are making the professional scene. They make gymnasts look like basketball players.
 
2012-09-10 02:24:07 AM

jprogram: aww, so cute of them trying to be like the "professionals."

I'm predicting pole dancing would soon be a legitimate sporting event....


A dancing pole is just more boring gymnastics equipment.

A stripper pole isn't for dancing so much as preventing faceplants while gyrating on stilts and high as a kite.

Kind of like how a knife is a tool in a kitchen, but a weapon in an airport.
 
2012-09-10 02:25:03 AM
Hula hooping and jump roping could be considered erotic when done by the right individuals, that doesn't mean it necessarily makes it erotic when everybody does it.
 
2012-09-10 02:28:42 AM
I heard this on my local station a few days ago. The expert on said pole exercise has been used in Chinese circuses for years and I believe she said it is part of some dancing in India as well. It is a tool, nothing else, that has been stigmatized because of the exotic dancing industry using it.

//all about context
 
2012-09-10 02:30:33 AM
"[Pole dancing] is a very hot trend. It's fun and sexy and very popular with housewives."

"Like the TV show?"

"No, actual housewives."

"Those still exist?"

"And they like to slide on poles."
 
2012-09-10 02:31:07 AM
I mean lets look at it this way wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
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img src="http://funkydowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/pole-dancing- in-train.jpg>
 
2012-09-10 02:33:07 AM

queezyweezel: They don't get fat? Throw me a bone here.


Just so long as nobody throws them one.
 
2012-09-10 02:47:33 AM
kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right
 
2012-09-10 02:50:45 AM

wookiee cookie: kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right


Strippers have a more steady income, and do wayyyy less cocaine.
 
2012-09-10 02:51:59 AM
As a fat aging middle age man, I should go enroll in this class.

After all the parents take their kids out immediately, mission accomplished!
 
2012-09-10 02:59:01 AM

delysid25: Hula hooping and jump roping could be considered erotic when done by the right individuals, that doesn't mean it necessarily makes it erotic when everybody does it.


Pole dancing may satisfy exhibitionist urges in some people. Strippers don't make money pole dancing. It's the lap dancing that makes them money and dehumanizes them.
 
2012-09-10 03:04:12 AM
Yes, we as a society are all for our little girls dry humping poles while putting on tons of make up and teeny tiny high heels. but if they do it in front of a judge, the mothers should be shot.
 
2012-09-10 03:05:08 AM
Those little girls will be empowered
 
2012-09-10 03:08:13 AM
Now, start adding pole-work to ballet and we have a legitimate art spoiled by horny men.

Ignore the logical fallacy, just smirk at the increased willing attendance by husbands.
 
2012-09-10 03:09:13 AM

wookiee cookie: kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right


Not quite. Kids on poles are just playing and exercising. Kids in beauty pageants are attention whores in training.
 
2012-09-10 03:13:04 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-10 03:14:01 AM
Penn State can follow this business model?
 
2012-09-10 03:18:48 AM
My landlord was going off about this the other day, as she was on her way to a chair dancing class....
Man, my town's been making the fark rounds a lot lately, time for a Victoria Fark party?!
 
2012-09-10 03:21:13 AM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-10 03:28:35 AM

BarkingUnicorn: wookiee cookie: kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right

Not quite. Kids on poles are just playing and exercising. Kids in beauty pageants are attention whores in training.


to them it's just playing and exercising. same with beauty pageants. playing and having a good time.

to adults, it's little kids imitating strippers. which is kinda creepy.

is this a-ok for boys too? i doubt it.

i like the tree-climbing excuse in tfa. i climbed a lot of trees as a kid. i did not gyrate or grind on them like a stripper.

and i like strippers. who doesn't. it's not kid play though.
 
2012-09-10 03:38:58 AM

wookiee cookie: BarkingUnicorn: wookiee cookie: kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right

Not quite. Kids on poles are just playing and exercising. Kids in beauty pageants are attention whores in training.

to them it's just playing and exercising. same with beauty pageants. playing and having a good time.

to adults, it's little kids imitating strippers. which is kinda creepy.

is this a-ok for boys too? i doubt it.

i like the tree-climbing excuse in tfa. i climbed a lot of trees as a kid. i did not gyrate or grind on them like a stripper.

and i like strippers. who doesn't. it's not kid play though.


Strippers.. Serious business?
 
ecl
2012-09-10 03:40:45 AM

wookiee cookie: BarkingUnicorn: wookiee cookie: kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right

Not quite. Kids on poles are just playing and exercising. Kids in beauty pageants are attention whores in training.

to them it's just playing and exercising. same with beauty pageants. playing and having a good time.

to adults, it's little kids imitating strippers. which is kinda creepy.

is this a-ok for boys too? i doubt it.

i like the tree-climbing excuse in tfa. i climbed a lot of trees as a kid. i did not gyrate or grind on them like a stripper.

and i like strippers. who doesn't. it's not kid play though.


You've only been half living then.
 
2012-09-10 03:41:04 AM

wookiee cookie: is this a-ok for boys too? i doubt it.


Are you joking?

If a 5 year old boy walked into his living room when the older female relatives, grandmas and such, were there and started doing a Chipendale's style dance it would be the funniest thing since sliced bread.

There might even be a depends moment right there on the couch.
 
2012-09-10 03:44:06 AM

Todd300: wookiee cookie: BarkingUnicorn: wookiee cookie: kids imitating strippers is a-ok.

kids imitating beauty pageant queens is not ok.

do i have that right

Not quite. Kids on poles are just playing and exercising. Kids in beauty pageants are attention whores in training.

to them it's just playing and exercising. same with beauty pageants. playing and having a good time.

to adults, it's little kids imitating strippers. which is kinda creepy.

is this a-ok for boys too? i doubt it.

i like the tree-climbing excuse in tfa. i climbed a lot of trees as a kid. i did not gyrate or grind on them like a stripper.

and i like strippers. who doesn't. it's not kid play though.

Strippers.. Serious business?


lol.

srrs as a heart attack.
 
2012-09-10 03:44:21 AM

Skwishmitten: Man, the strength and control it takes to do that stuff well... I wish I was that strong. My wife is into this, and having seen some of the things they do, I have nothing but respect for these athletes. Seriously, if you doubt the athleticism necessary to do this, check out some of the GUYS that are making the professional scene. They make gymnasts look like basketball players.


So you and I have your wife in common. That's about it tho. This is a weak atempt at atheletism. Fathers worldwide have failed. Send the wives to me.
 
2012-09-10 03:44:34 AM
5 year old stripper games are cool? I did not know the Honey Boo-Boo and Fark demographics overlapped so much.
 
2012-09-10 03:47:57 AM
Being naked is also a great way to stay cool during the summer while still making the parents retarded for letting their kids do it in public.
 
2012-09-10 03:51:12 AM
If you think pole dancing = only stripping, then you are not going to like this.

And you are also retarded.
 
2012-09-10 03:51:13 AM

doglover: wookiee cookie: is this a-ok for boys too? i doubt it.

Are you joking?

If a 5 year old boy walked into his living room when the older female relatives, grandmas and such, were there and started doing a Chipendale's style dance it would be the funniest thing since sliced bread.

There might even be a depends moment right there on the couch.


and what, the older male relatives politely escorted out of the room so gramma and aunt sophie can tuck dollar bills into little brayden's fruit-of-the-looms?

creepiest. xxxmas. evar.

/sliced bread ain't funny.
 
2012-09-10 03:58:55 AM
So what? Just think of it as early vocational training.

Face it, not all the gals are going to grow up to be veterinarians.
 
2012-09-10 04:00:16 AM

wookiee cookie: and what, the older male relatives politely escorted out of the room so gramma and aunt sophie can tuck dollar bills into little brayden's fruit-of-the-looms?


No. But have you actually heard any grandparents talk about their kids. Every single story is about the kids acting inappropriately for their age and embarrassing the parents.
 
2012-09-10 04:02:55 AM
Nah, not biting. Enough arguments as to why this is "good clean fun".

Instead, I'll wait for the next thread where our resident batshiats defend hooker clothing for six year olds using NRA-style arguments.
 
2012-09-10 04:15:01 AM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-09-10 04:23:11 AM
Five? Damn, they're starting them late.

www.parentfail.com
 
2012-09-10 04:35:57 AM

davidphogan: Penn State can follow this business model?


No, this is pole dancing. You're thinking of pole polishing.
 
2012-09-10 04:36:31 AM
leadcreatively.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-10 05:27:32 AM

jaytkay:


Selling snow shovels?
 
2012-09-10 05:50:04 AM
Poles dancing?
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Well they need to pass the tradition on to a younger generation or it will become a lost art.
 
2012-09-10 06:28:43 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Pretty wrong, actually.
 
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