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2013-09-06 12:10:34 AM  
Slap your partner in the face
Write bad checks all over the place.

Uh... Do-si-do.
 
2013-09-06 12:15:48 AM  
Ah, yes, square dancing

/the portion of PE where the coach taught us; "You better stand up and ask a girl you like to dance or you're gonna get stuck with a dragon"

/good times
//and puberty
///what a combo
 
2013-09-06 12:59:36 AM  
www.rankopedia.com
Ahh, yes.  Good times, doc....
 
2013-09-06 02:21:41 AM  
Square dancing is good clean fun.

/a total snooze-fest
 
2013-09-06 02:22:33 AM  
It's a game more fun than Twister.
Now do-si-do, knock up your sister.
 
2013-09-06 02:24:43 AM  
You'd think Farkers would be more receptive to it as it mirrors swingers clubs with all the partner swapping and like and such as.
 
2013-09-06 02:25:02 AM  

Prof. Frink: It's a game more fun than Twister.
Now do-si-do, knock up your sister.


Relative humidity: the sweat you break while screwing your sister

/window seat is long reserved
 
2013-09-06 02:29:57 AM  
For all of the snobs who are lifting up their snotty noses at the thought of others doing this.. I wonder if they'd be so kind as to share some of the things they do with their free time, so everyone else here can see how 'constructive' and 'non silly' they spend their time.

If square dancers are having fun with what they're doing, and not hurting anyone.. then more power to 'em.
 
2013-09-06 02:31:12 AM  
We were forced to square dance for my PE class's final if we wanted to pass. This was in 2001 and the school was pretty far from Hicksville. I'm still not sure if the gym teachers sucked that hard or they were playing a joke of "What is the exact opposite of what these teenagers find cool."
 
2013-09-06 02:35:26 AM  

Decados: For all of the snobs who are lifting up their snotty noses at the thought of others doing this.. I wonder if they'd be so kind as to share some of the things they do with their free time, so everyone else here can see how 'constructive' and 'non silly' they spend their time.

If square dancers are having fun with what they're doing, and not hurting anyone.. then more power to 'em.


If square dancing is so damn "not hurting anyone", why is it so damn important to have special insurance while conducting and sponsoring dance activities?
 
2013-09-06 02:35:34 AM  
just sayin
in square dancing, you find out quickly who's uncoordinated.

whereas in modern dancing that would be a feature
 
2013-09-06 02:36:00 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-06 02:36:06 AM  
Hipsters
 
2013-09-06 02:37:04 AM  

browntimmy: We were forced to square dance for my PE class's final if we wanted to pass. This was in 2001 and the school was pretty far from Hicksville. I'm still not sure if the gym teachers sucked that hard or they were playing a joke of "What is the exact opposite of what these teenagers find cool."


I graduated in '98, and was probably one of the few who kind of enjoyed it (though the music sucked).
 
2013-09-06 02:38:24 AM  
Am I missing somthing? What is wrong with wrong with square dancing? Other than being outdated?
 
2013-09-06 02:38:25 AM  

SilentStrider: Slap your partner in the face
Write bad checks all over the place.

Uh... Do-si-do.


Flirt with strangers, annoy your spouse, get a divorce and lose your house

dilbert.com

/ Seen the strip before, but Google didn't find it, had to actually go to Dilbert website.
 
2013-09-06 02:39:13 AM  
Cooties.

/got 'em
//right here
///it's all in the name
 
2013-09-06 02:43:59 AM  
I went to school in upstate NY, and square dancing was always part of PE. By the latter part of high school, I actually enjoyed it.

I even attended a few contra dances in my early 20s.
 
2013-09-06 02:55:54 AM  

Prof. Frink: Decados: For all of the snobs who are lifting up their snotty noses at the thought of others doing this.. I wonder if they'd be so kind as to share some of the things they do with their free time, so everyone else here can see how 'constructive' and 'non silly' they spend their time.

If square dancers are having fun with what they're doing, and not hurting anyone.. then more power to 'em.

If square dancing is so damn "not hurting anyone", why is it so damn important to have special insurance while conducting and sponsoring dance activities?


From the page you linked..

"As closely as safety rules are followed, accidents can and will happen. "

Just about any group that has more than three people meeting together these days has similar insurance.  My astronomy group has one for star parties.  My ham club has one for hamfests.

Next idiotic point that you're going to _try_ to make?
 
2013-09-06 02:57:27 AM  
If they don't understand the reasons younger people don't want to touch it with a ten foot pole, how do they expect people to get interested?
 
2013-09-06 02:59:23 AM  

bindlestiff2600: just sayin
in square dancing, you find out quickly who's uncoordinated.

whereas in modern dancing that would be a feature


You know... that's a damned good point

/another point the coach was making when he referred to getting stuck with a dragon, I think
//you gotta drag 'em
 
2013-09-06 03:00:15 AM  
My family goes square dancing every year.  I think it's how my grandparents met.  grandma's dead now.
 
2013-09-06 03:16:33 AM  
I'm assuming the fail tag is for subby, cause there's nothing wrong with square dancing.

And I like the music, just depends on the band. Now personally, I'd like to see some modern adaptations, like maybe heavy metal music square dancing, just to get the younger people interested, don'tcha know.
 
2013-09-06 03:18:38 AM  
I never thought square dancing was "cool" (finger quotes), but I always did think it was a hell of a lot of fun if you're willing to not worry about the silliness or cooties and if the caller can keep a fast pace.
 
2013-09-06 03:19:46 AM  

Decados: Prof. Frink: Decados: For all of the snobs who are lifting up their snotty noses at the thought of others doing this.. I wonder if they'd be so kind as to share some of the things they do with their free time, so everyone else here can see how 'constructive' and 'non silly' they spend their time.

If square dancers are having fun with what they're doing, and not hurting anyone.. then more power to 'em.

If square dancing is so damn "not hurting anyone", why is it so damn important to have special insurance while conducting and sponsoring dance activities?

From the page you linked..

"As closely as safety rules are followed, accidents can and will happen. "

Just about any group that has more than three people meeting together these days has similar insurance.  My astronomy group has one for star parties.  My ham club has one for hamfests.

Next idiotic point that you're going to _try_ to make?


So you're not disputing that one can get hurt square-dancing. Which is kinda exactly the opposite of what you said previously. Take your dancin' shoes off off the shelf. Talk around in circles, contradict yourself. Uh, do-si-do.
 
2013-09-06 03:27:13 AM  

Prof. Frink: Decados: Prof. Frink: Decados: For all of the snobs who are lifting up their snotty noses at the thought of others doing this.. I wonder if they'd be so kind as to share some of the things they do with their free time, so everyone else here can see how 'constructive' and 'non silly' they spend their time.

If square dancers are having fun with what they're doing, and not hurting anyone.. then more power to 'em.

If square dancing is so damn "not hurting anyone", why is it so damn important to have special insurance while conducting and sponsoring dance activities?

From the page you linked..

"As closely as safety rules are followed, accidents can and will happen. "

Just about any group that has more than three people meeting together these days has similar insurance.  My astronomy group has one for star parties.  My ham club has one for hamfests.

Next idiotic point that you're going to _try_ to make?

So you're not disputing that one can get hurt square-dancing. Which is kinda exactly the opposite of what you said previously. Take your dancin' shoes off off the shelf. Talk around in circles, contradict yourself. Uh, do-si-do.


Damn...

/masterfully played, Sir
 
2013-09-06 03:51:17 AM  

Everything is Awful: I went to school in upstate NY, and square dancing was always part of PE. By the latter part of high school, I actually enjoyed it.


*upstate NY square dance fist-bump*
 
2013-09-06 03:56:37 AM  
Back in the day, dancing was fairly intimate and partner oriented. Basically it was a way to mix the sexes and meet people.

Nowadays, dancing is strangely more sexual but less intimate? I know that I've been to dance clubs and spent more time dancing around other people than WITH them. If you are dancing with them and grinding, you're probably not even face to face, and if you were you can't hear each other over the music anyway.

I am all for a return to partner dancing, square dancing included.
 
2013-09-06 04:34:08 AM  
Grab your biatches big behind,
back dat ass up! Bump and grind.
 
2013-09-06 05:34:21 AM  
i228.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-06 06:07:05 AM  
If you want to be just as social and actually have fun, teach them Balboa. Old people can dance it, but it's fun enough for young people, too.
 
2013-09-06 06:13:56 AM  
Or if you're more athletically inclined, learn to Lindy Hop.

Although, more injury is associated with Lindy. I'm currently nursing a pulled back.

/I'd like to try square dancing. It looks like a nice time.
 
2013-09-06 06:47:09 AM  
Also: Contra dancing.
 
2013-09-06 07:06:41 AM  
Oh sure... Bridge Day 2013 is right around the corner, but NPR reports on this.... Thanks NPR....
 
2013-09-06 07:13:21 AM  
I had to square dance in late grade school, 30 years ago.  Loathed it.  When they tried to get us to do it in summer camp, I refused.
 
2013-09-06 07:25:42 AM  
Native hillbilly here and never square-danced once in my life.  Other than my time in NC I've lived in the closest thing we've got to "urban".

tallen702: Oh sure... Bridge Day 2013 is right around the corner, but NPR reports on this.... Thanks NPR....


A big heaping THIS
 
2013-09-06 07:25:45 AM  

Decados: For all of the snobs who are lifting up their snotty noses at the thought of others doing this.. I wonder if they'd be so kind as to share some of the things they do with their free time, so everyone else here can see how 'constructive' and 'non silly' they spend their time.

If square dancers are having fun with what they're doing, and not hurting anyone.. then more power to 'em.


Sorry, they're too busy twerking.

If square dancing were traditionally something blacks did instead of whites and someone posted about it with the FAIL tag, the cries of racism would be deafening.
 
2013-09-06 08:01:07 AM  
I do see do what all the fuss is over.
West Virginny may lead them down the promenade, but they will dodge, and trail off.

/been dancin' since 1964.
 
2013-09-06 08:12:59 AM  

browntimmy: We were forced to square dance for my PE class's final if we wanted to pass. This was in 2001 and the school was pretty far from Hicksville. I'm still not sure if the gym teachers sucked that hard or they were playing a joke of "What is the exact opposite of what these teenagers find cool."


Crap like that was the only reason I got into athletics. I hated pe in high school. If you joined a team of any sort then the practices replaced pe.
 
2013-09-06 08:15:48 AM  

bindlestiff2600: just sayin
in square dancing, you find out quickly who's uncoordinated.

Or dyslexic.

 
2013-09-06 08:23:17 AM  
Why Fail tag subby?

Good for them, glad to see they're having fun.
 
2013-09-06 08:26:19 AM  
I dunno, when I was in college the honor society had a square dance as the activity at the state convention.  Everyone was like 'LAME!' until we tried it and it was kind of fun.

Not sure I'd want to do it every week...
 
2013-09-06 08:32:51 AM  
West Virginia leads the charge to bring back square dancing, because that's fun - Writes fat poster while sitting on his lard butt, eating doritos, choking back a 2 gallon pepsi and eating a jumbo size snickers.
 
2013-09-06 08:33:26 AM  

Sgeo: SilentStrider: Slap your partner in the face
Write bad checks all over the place.

Uh... Do-si-do.

Flirt with strangers, annoy your spouse, get a divorce and lose your house

[dilbert.com image 640x196]

/ Seen the strip before, but Google didn't find it, had to actually go to Dilbert website.


I wondered if anyone would get the reference.
 
2013-09-06 08:43:17 AM  
themovielists.files.wordpress.com

Picture of anti-dancing failmitter.
 
2013-09-06 08:54:24 AM  
dilbert... check
bugs bunny... check

what's left... oh... how about Pauly Shore from Son-in-Law...


Now grab a nug whose cones are busty Weiz her gig and make her crusty Grab your dude Don't use roughness Move in close and groove his buffness Buff the wood, buff the woodCome on, buff the wood - B-B-B-B-B-B-B-Buff the wood
 
2013-09-06 08:58:08 AM  

panfried: [www.rankopedia.com image 400x300]
Ahh, yes.  Good times, doc....


and just because Bugs' square dance calling was the best part...

Step right up, you're doing fine,
I'll pull your beard, you pull mine.
Yank it again like you did before,
break it up with a tug o'war.

Now into the brook and fish for the trout,
dive right in and splash about.
Trout, trout, pretty little trout,
one more splash and come right out.

Shake like a hound dog, shake again,
wallow around in the ol' pig pen.
Wallow some more, y'all know how,
roll around like an ol' fat sow.
 
2013-09-06 08:58:49 AM  
Umm - Actually square dancing is sorta fun...Alcohol is a factor with me though.
 
2013-09-06 09:09:22 AM  

Sgygus: Square dancing is good clean fun.

/a total snooze-fest


Actually, no it isn't a snooze fest.  Well, if someone forces you to do it in a PE class....perhaps.

But when I was about 16 some folks started an organization, and it grew...about 150 people started attending.  There were a whole lotta hot teenage chicks that came with their parents, and a bunch of us guys decided to give it a shot.  It was a blast.  We'd hang out with hot teen chicks and then go outside and smoke (we were *wild* back then).  I just went for the chicks initially...but as I learned to do the moves I was surprised....was actually a lotta fun.

FYI....ya don't just do it.  It consists of a *lot* of choreographed moves - known as "calls", and over the course of months (or years) you slowly learn more and more difficult and convoluted moves.

/but NO there won't be any Dirty Square Dancing movies anytime soon
//it is called SQUARE after all
 
2013-09-06 10:31:04 AM  
Meh, I always preferred the Virginia Reel.

/Yes, I am serious.
//Still do it every chance I get.
 
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