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(NPR)   Turns out, everyone has rhythm. But that doesn't mean they won't dance like Elaine Benes in The Little Kicks   (npr.org) divider line 29
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2014-06-18 04:13:44 AM
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2014-06-18 05:47:07 AM
Wow, look at that adaptability go! lets make it standard so everyone can.
 
2014-06-18 05:48:36 AM
Gay
 
2014-06-18 06:10:08 AM

jahover: Gay


Yes, gays have rhythm too. They invented Disco.
 
2014-06-18 07:09:23 AM
www.theneoncactus.com

♪If you walk without rhythm, you won't attract the worm♫
 
2014-06-18 07:27:08 AM
media.giphy.com
 
2014-06-18 07:47:49 AM
My cousin is the only person I've known to not be able to get a beat and dance with it. But I swear to you, he is the MOST fun person on any dance floor because I'm sure that at some point he just said "screw it, I'm going to have fun!"
 
2014-06-18 07:50:02 AM
Who could ask for anything more?
 
2014-06-18 08:15:19 AM
i often feel like i'm the only person who does not dance

mostly because this gets frequently mistaken for "i don't know how to dance" or "i'm no good at dancing" or some such

which leads to statements like "i can teach you some moves" or "i don't care if you're no good, just have fun with it", etc

which leads me to my tirade, to the effect of "you don't understand...while it's true that i am TERRIBLE at dancing, it's not about that...i'm terrible at many other things that i still do, like singing, much to the chagrin of those around me...i DON'T dance. i don't understand the reason for dancing. i don't get dancing. i have no reason to dance. why do people try to get me to dance? and when i say, politely, 'no thanks', why do they persist? i enjoy the music, but i don't feel any sort of urge to move to that music"

which normally leads to frustrated statements such as "geez, calm down, you weirdo freak"
 
2014-06-18 08:16:34 AM
Obligatory:
 
2014-06-18 08:17:05 AM
The Irish have soul, but no rhythm*

*Except for Michael Flatley, or anyone who step dances.
 
2014-06-18 08:17:43 AM
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2014-06-18 08:18:07 AM
God damn it. It's seriously 3mb large? fark that. dancingwhitekidinablueshirt.gif
 
2014-06-18 08:21:03 AM
So... rhythm, you have it, or you don't, that's a fallacy?
 
2014-06-18 08:41:22 AM
My wife forbids me from dancing, which suits me just fine. I'd rather sit at the table and drink anyway.
 
2014-06-18 08:43:58 AM
First you cry... then, you cry again.
 
2014-06-18 09:13:37 AM
The Murphys down the block have a nine piece rhythm band- their rhythm was off seven times. <rimshot>
 
2014-06-18 09:21:04 AM
I wish I danced as good as Elaine in that episode... I should not be on the dance floor, at all. Under any circumstances. It's tragic. However, I do also like to get drunk, which means I end up with friends sharing videos on Facebook that I really wish they wouldn't with alarming regularity.
 
2014-06-18 09:26:09 AM

zootsuit: First you cry... then, you cry again.


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2014-06-18 09:41:06 AM
www.aimlessdirection.com
 
2014-06-18 09:43:00 AM

stonicus: [thumbs.anyclip.com image 480x348]


Thanks, that cried out to be posted here.  Well done.
 
2014-06-18 10:13:50 AM

stonicus:


I've never heard music like this before!
It speaks to me!!
 
2014-06-18 10:22:35 AM

bungle_jr: i often feel like i'm the only person who does not dance

mostly because this gets frequently mistaken for "i don't know how to dance" or "i'm no good at dancing" or some such

which leads to statements like "i can teach you some moves" or "i don't care if you're no good, just have fun with it", etc

which leads me to my tirade, to the effect of "you don't understand...while it's true that i am TERRIBLE at dancing, it's not about that...i'm terrible at many other things that i still do, like singing, much to the chagrin of those around me...i DON'T dance. i don't understand the reason for dancing. i don't get dancing. i have no reason to dance. why do people try to get me to dance? and when i say, politely, 'no thanks', why do they persist? i enjoy the music, but i don't feel any sort of urge to move to that music"

which normally leads to frustrated statements such as "geez, calm down, you weirdo freak"


Have a few drinks first
 
2014-06-18 10:42:41 AM

sbchamp: bungle_jr: i often feel like i'm the only person who does not dance

mostly because this gets frequently mistaken for "i don't know how to dance" or "i'm no good at dancing" or some such

which leads to statements like "i can teach you some moves" or "i don't care if you're no good, just have fun with it", etc

which leads me to my tirade, to the effect of "you don't understand...while it's true that i am TERRIBLE at dancing, it's not about that...i'm terrible at many other things that i still do, like singing, much to the chagrin of those around me...i DON'T dance. i don't understand the reason for dancing. i don't get dancing. i have no reason to dance. why do people try to get me to dance? and when i say, politely, 'no thanks', why do they persist? i enjoy the music, but i don't feel any sort of urge to move to that music"

which normally leads to frustrated statements such as "geez, calm down, you weirdo freak"

Have a few drinks first


drinking does not magically make me want to dance
drinking may make me laugh at others dancing...well, laugh MORE at others dancing
but nothing has ever made me even think i want to dance
 
2014-06-18 11:32:35 AM
I always thought the thing that made Elaine's dancing so awful was the thumbs, not the little kicks.
 
2014-06-18 11:50:25 AM

bungle_jr: sbchamp: bungle_jr: i often feel like i'm the only person who does not dance

mostly because this gets frequently mistaken for "i don't know how to dance" or "i'm no good at dancing" or some such

which leads to statements like "i can teach you some moves" or "i don't care if you're no good, just have fun with it", etc

which leads me to my tirade, to the effect of "you don't understand...while it's true that i am TERRIBLE at dancing, it's not about that...i'm terrible at many other things that i still do, like singing, much to the chagrin of those around me...i DON'T dance. i don't understand the reason for dancing. i don't get dancing. i have no reason to dance. why do people try to get me to dance? and when i say, politely, 'no thanks', why do they persist? i enjoy the music, but i don't feel any sort of urge to move to that music"

which normally leads to frustrated statements such as "geez, calm down, you weirdo freak"

Have a few drinks first

drinking does not magically make me want to dance
drinking may make me laugh at others dancing...well, laugh MORE at others dancing
but nothing has ever made me even think i want to dance



I'm the other way around. I loved to dance, but 99% of the time I don't drink. I don't understand the reason for drinking. I don't get drinking. I have no reason to drink. Why do people try to get me to drink? And when I say, politely, "No thanks", why do they persist? I enjoy the music and the night out, but I feel no urge to kill brain cells to "enhance" that enjoyment. I'd rather just dance and flirt while sober, thanks.

I got a  lot  more scorn for my stance, I bet. Not wanting to dance is strange, but if someone isn't drinking, people assume that person must be some sort of downer, snitch, or stick-in-the-mud. Some people get downright offended when you insist that you don't want to get drunk. "I won't take no for an answer." is one of the dumbest things people can say to someone who says he's not drinking with them. Look, dude-- I'm sorry you feel like you can't drink alone, but that's your problem, not mine, and I'm not doing it. You WILL take "no" for an answer because unless you're going to hold me down and pour that drink down my throat,  I'm not drinking.

And just because I'm not drinking does not mean I'm the designated driver, either. I'm not here to babysit or play cabbie while you freely get blitzed. I won't let you drive drunk, but I'm probably calling a cab for you- Not driving you around so you can puke in my car and hurl abuse and stupid drunken observations at me the whole time without even paying for gas. No, that's not "what friends are for" and if that's what you think our relationship is all about, then we're not friends. I'll drive you if you're desperate, but otherwise, you'd better not  expect  that my sobriety is your go-to exit strategy.

Dancing is no big deal to refuse. People don't turn into obnoxious, puking jerks after several dances. People don't see your choice not to dance as a judgment of their lifestyle choices and get all defensive and paranoid. You're not likely to hear, "Oh, so you don't dance... You think you're better than the rest of us, huh? You're a jerk."
 
2014-06-18 12:24:16 PM

Nix Nightbird: bungle_jr: sbchamp: bungle_jr: i often feel like i'm the only person who does not dance

mostly because this gets frequently mistaken for "i don't know how to dance" or "i'm no good at dancing" or some such

which leads to statements like "i can teach you some moves" or "i don't care if you're no good, just have fun with it", etc

which leads me to my tirade, to the effect of "you don't understand...while it's true that i am TERRIBLE at dancing, it's not about that...i'm terrible at many other things that i still do, like singing, much to the chagrin of those around me...i DON'T dance. i don't understand the reason for dancing. i don't get dancing. i have no reason to dance. why do people try to get me to dance? and when i say, politely, 'no thanks', why do they persist? i enjoy the music, but i don't feel any sort of urge to move to that music"

which normally leads to frustrated statements such as "geez, calm down, you weirdo freak"

Have a few drinks first

drinking does not magically make me want to dance
drinking may make me laugh at others dancing...well, laugh MORE at others dancing
but nothing has ever made me even think i want to dance


I'm the other way around. I loved to dance, but 99% of the time I don't drink. I don't understand the reason for drinking. I don't get drinking. I have no reason to drink. Why do people try to get me to drink? And when I say, politely, "No thanks", why do they persist? I enjoy the music and the night out, but I feel no urge to kill brain cells to "enhance" that enjoyment. I'd rather just dance and flirt while sober, thanks.

I got a  lot  more scorn for my stance, I bet. Not wanting to dance is strange, but if someone isn't drinking, people assume that person must be some sort of downer, snitch, or stick-in-the-mud. Some people get downright offended when you insist that you don't want to get drunk. "I won't take no for an answer." is one of the dumbest things people can say to someone who says he's not drinking with them. ...


i understand what you're saying...except i HAVE volunteered many times to be the dd...and while i was in the airforce there were at least a couple times i was one of the oncall dd for the squadron

i drink...i like to drink with friends...but i've never HAD to drink. meaning, i can have just as good a time completely sober as i can drinking. in fact, even when i drink while out somewhere, i prefer to limit my drinking to no more than a little buzz...i'd rather save DRUNK for home or someone else's home.

and i've had many friends over the years who, for whatever reason, did not drink...be it religious reasons, or they had a family member who was an alcoholic, or they simply just chose not to...i never felt the need to judge or ridicule them for it, and especially not to try and talk them into it...i'd rather someone not drink and have a reason for it, than someone drinking just because they're supposed to according to our society. but on occasions i've been around people drinking and i wasn't drinking, i have been pressured, or thought weirdly of
 
2014-06-18 01:02:20 PM
 
2014-06-18 05:51:21 PM
Sweet fancy Moses.
 
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