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(NPR)   Twerking is actually quite common in nature, which means we could probably replace Miley Cyrus with a sage grouse and nobody would be the wiser   (npr.org) divider line 33
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2013-10-09 12:34:47 PM  
I don't know. I bet a sage grouse doesn't need a body guard to keep people from sneaking up on it.
 
2013-10-09 12:36:37 PM  
It certainly seems very animalistic in nature. Like a crude mating call one might see out on the plains.
 
2013-10-09 12:39:14 PM  
If you put a blond wig on a sage grouse does it become someone else?
 
2013-10-09 12:39:39 PM  
Enough.. Just stop already with anything "twerk" related.. It's the most nauseating thing to read about..  I can't for the life of me wait till this "fad" is over.. I'd rather deal with another year of the Macarania then here one me story about "twerking"
 
2013-10-09 12:40:01 PM  
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2013-10-09 12:40:06 PM  
How do boobies attract mates?

Trick question. They're boobies, they don't need to do anything else except be boobies.
 
2013-10-09 12:40:50 PM  
I'm standing up for Miley.  Either she or her handlers or both have been brilliant at transitioning her from forgettable child TV star to international mega-fame.  That's no trivial accomplishment.

And here you are, submitter, helping them do it.
 
2013-10-09 12:43:38 PM  
Kept reading that as "Scouse", was wondering where you were going to find a sage one.

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2013-10-09 12:46:00 PM  
Anyone else read that with David Attenborough's voice?
 
2013-10-09 12:46:10 PM  
Please?
 
2013-10-09 12:47:17 PM  

robohobo: cdn2.arkive.org


HEY! MARK THAT NSFW NEXT TIME! MY BOSS CAME IN AND IS NOW IS MAKING MATING HOOTS AND TRYING TO HUMP THE FURNITURE!
 
2013-10-09 12:53:23 PM  
In the 70's it was shaking your groove thing.
 
2013-10-09 12:54:34 PM  
FTFH:   twerking

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2013-10-09 12:58:35 PM  
False equivalence is false. "Instinctive mating behavior in non-sentient animal" does not equal "conscious attention-whoring behavior in barely-sentient pop figure."
 
2013-10-09 01:00:49 PM  

styckx: Enough.. Just stop already with anything "twerk" related.. It's the most nauseating thing to read about..  I can't for the life of me wait till this "fad" is over.. I'd rather deal with another year of the Macarania then here one me story about "twerking"


But, all this attention was the whole friggin' point. Attention whores make bank by watching counters go up - they don't care about the reasons that make them go up. Whether it's Bieber being carried by his bodyguards around the Great Wall or Cyrus shaking her no-talent ass at the VMA, they both succeeded in getting attention for themselves, and in our society these days, attention sells.
 
2013-10-09 01:03:18 PM  
So this thread made me finally go to Google and look up wtf twerking is.

And... Uh. This has been around for ages. I've got DDR videos that have the women doing this. I thought it was a 90s thing... Now I'm utterly confused.
 
2013-10-09 01:09:27 PM  

vudukungfu: I don't know. I bet a sage grouse doesn't need a body guard to keep people from sneaking up on it.


You do know that Sage Grouse qualifies as a highland game bird? People hunt them. Although, not very many tags are granted because of the whole close to endangered thingy. They do dance better.


/ what the mating dance of a Sage Grouse may look like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0M8pZ nNlnI&sns=em (copy, pasta)
 
2013-10-09 01:09:38 PM  

Aidan: So this thread made me finally go to Google and look up wtf twerking is.

And... Uh. This has been around for ages. I've got DDR videos that have the women doing this. I thought it was a 90s thing... Now I'm utterly confused.


You would be correct. It just got slapped with a new label for a new feckless generation. Ta-da!
 
2013-10-09 01:25:58 PM  
I liked Wait Wait's take on this.

If Miley Cyrus is so desperate to show everyone how grown-up and mature she is now, what she should do is pull a comfy recliner out on stage and watch Downton Abbey until she falls asleep at 9:30pm.

You know, things that actual grown-ups do.
 
2013-10-09 01:50:06 PM  
Wow...

For some reason I thought she used to be cute* back when she had a TV show. I must be thinking about someone else, like Selena Gomez** or something. I don't know; we used to have cable and saw some of the Disney promos while watching Phineas & Ferb with my daughter.

*in a non-pedo way, dammit
**holy cow; she's 21 now!

Either the last few years have been rough on her or she needs to hire a better make-up person/fashion advisor/handler (unless what I see below is a costume for SNL).

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/image hot, from the linked article
 
2013-10-09 01:52:04 PM  
Twerking is actually quite common in nature, which means we could probably replace Miley Cyrus with a sage grouse and nobody would care.

There, fixed it for you.
 
2013-10-09 01:54:08 PM  
There's been a lot more grousing than twerking even without replacing her.
 
2013-10-09 02:19:32 PM  
Wrong subby.  Ever tried to rub one out to a sage grouse? Didn't think so.  Didn't know studman69 had so many alts.

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2013-10-09 02:51:00 PM  
i.imgur.com

A grouse is almost like a chicken, no? And look at those knees - so sharp they cut off everything below 'em!
 
2013-10-09 02:53:27 PM  
i.imgur.com

She's presenting like a mandrill
 
2013-10-09 03:11:06 PM  
Oh, here is yet another normal "innocent" Disney child star surprisingly brainwashed into becoming a "bad" adult sex crazed symbol. Linsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, Amanda Bynes.....wait, I think the last one was on Nickelodian.....whatever. Same concept. There is something hinky going on here. I can't quite twerk it out!

Any who.....I do agree that "Just bein' Miley" twerking is horrible and she is the foreshadowing of the downfall of America as the current civilization as we know it.
 
2013-10-09 04:30:54 PM  

skrame: Wow...

For some reason I thought she used to be cute* back when she had a TV show. I must be thinking about someone else, like Selena Gomez** or something. I don't know; we used to have cable and saw some of the Disney promos while watching Phineas & Ferb with my daughter.

*in a non-pedo way, dammit
**holy cow; she's 21 now!

Either the last few years have been rough on her or she needs to hire a better make-up person/fashion advisor/handler (unless what I see below is a costume for SNL).


/image hot, from the linked article


With a lot of lighting and makeup she can look "good." But honestly, most of the more natural, untreated pics are as average as can be. When you add her personality and attitude to your perception of these pics, they become...yucky.

I don't think she has true sex appeal. She comes off as a nasty little twat who is gritty but not intelligent, whorish but not sexy. Her tongue antics and lack of timing when it comes to twerking does nothing for me. I find myself hoping to see her crash and burn and join Club 27. She is grabbing attention though. Smoke em while you got em, I guess. Go Miley!
 
2013-10-09 04:59:08 PM  

FormlessOne: False equivalence is false. "Instinctive mating behavior in non-sentient animal" does not equal "conscious attention-whoring behavior in barely-sentient pop figure."


Your error is in assuming there was anything deliberate in the teenage attention whore's actions.
 
2013-10-09 05:00:02 PM  
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2013-10-09 05:30:15 PM  
Please note that it is the MALE sage grouse who is shaking his fine booty for the ladies.  Last time I checked, I didn't see any magnificent plumage on my ass.  So pardon me if I settle for alternate mating displays, such as pulling down a six-figure salary.
 
2013-10-09 06:48:47 PM  
we could probably replace Miley Cyrus with a sage grouse and nobody would be the wiser

Except the song of the sage grouse is undoubtedly more pleasant.  (And doesn't require AutoTune.)
 
2013-10-09 06:50:47 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: [i.imgur.com image 300x225]

She's presenting like a mandrill


I thought more Louise than Barbara.
 
2013-10-09 10:26:13 PM  
I dunno. Do sage grouse stick their tongues out during their mating displays?
 
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