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2 days ago  
It will be interesting to see which happens first outrage or Cease and desist
 
2 days ago  
Like. A. Boss.
 
2 days ago  
Oh, that is CRT... I had no idea.
 
2 days ago  
they had no rhythm?
 
2 days ago  
It's like prison in that school.

"Thriller" (original upload)
Youtube hMnk7lh9M3o
 
2 days ago  
That was pretty awesome! Thanks, Subby.
 
2 days ago  
Hopefully not in math class.
 
2 days ago  
Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?
 
2 days ago  

KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?


Groovy?
 
2 days ago  
Well this is just a guess subby, but maybe its because you never took any of the right kinds of classes for that?

Because if anyone other than a theater or dance type class spent that much time doing that, the teacher would be fired before the end of the first day of doing that. Something like that would take weeks to get right
 
2 days ago  
Jesus.  This shiat again.  Subby, please post the ice bucket challenge when it happens.
 
2 days ago  

BafflerMeal: Jesus.  This shiat again.  Subby, please post the ice bucket challenge when it happens.


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2 days ago  
Hehe :D yeah that made me smile. Good on em.
 
2 days ago  
When teachers band together to relive a pedophile doing monster things

Will they do a Gary Glitter song next time?
 
2 days ago  
They were that cool, subby. They just did not like you.

;-)
 
2 days ago  
It would seem that all of that SEO bait in the description did its job.
 
2 days ago  

wildcardjack: It's like prison in that school.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hMnk7lh9M3o]


I was going to post that with a comment about the school to prison pipeline.
 
2 days ago  
I wish that I had a teacher like that, but I was imprisoned in Catholic school for twelve years. In real life nuns don't do anything fun. If they saw someone happy, they would hit them with their rulers.
 
2 days ago  
This example of diversity is inspiring.
 
2 days ago  

Trik: This example of diversity is inspiring.


Ok, you got me. I watched the video.
 
2 days ago  

KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?


I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
Liberace Alley Cat
Youtube BpHuBr1VGqc
 
2 days ago  
None of my teachers could move like that. Most were pushing 70 and taught classes to my parents.
 
2 days ago  

Fear the Clam: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
[YouTube video: Liberace Alley Cat]


I learned the alley cat in ES, but it wasn't sold quite like that. Anyway, I will now play the song and mentally dance with you. I think I remember the steps.
 
2 days ago  

PyroStock: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

Groovy?


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2 days ago  

knbwhite: I learned the alley cat in ES, but it wasn't sold quite like that. Anyway, I will now play the song and mentally dance with you. I think I remember the steps.


Nice. Let's add the claw hands from Thriller.
 
2 days ago  
thats not talent....this is talent!

Indian Thriller
Youtube x81iip6psks
 
2 days ago  
Nice to see Michael Jackson rubbing off on a new generation of kids.
 
2 days ago  

Fear the Clam: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
[YouTube video: Liberace Alley Cat]


2001?  Try 2012 - a song from then was described as seriously old today in my hearing

/of course this was by someone that's 18 - so 10 years ago is more than half their life
 
2 days ago  

Trik: This example of diversity is inspiring.


As opposed to FarKKK.com, which appears to be little but grumpy, old white men any more.
Okay, Boomers.
 
2 days ago  
This seems to be the thread where all the cool people are hanging out and enjoying life.
 
2 days ago  

Fear the Clam: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
[YouTube video: Liberace Alley Cat]


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2 days ago  
"Why weren't my teachers ever this cool?"

Nice to see that line in a thread that's not about statutory rape.
 
2 days ago  

Fear the Clam: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
[YouTube video: Liberace Alley Cat]


There's been a shift in the force - the boomers and late silent were the first mass media generations.  Stuff like this is close to being pre-mass-media media being broadcast on a newfangled tv device.

Now that we are on down the road - like, it thriller came out today, it'd still smash and a music video just like it (maybe with updated effects) would smash as well.

Thriller is like the word 'cool.'

Alley car is the bee's knees.
 
2 days ago  
Thanks to Grease I expected a lot more of this from my high school experience. Alas, my upbringing sorely lacked choreography.
 
2 days ago  
My teachers all taught 40 year old dance steps. The Camel Walk. Ballin the Jack. The Fox Trot. The Charleston.
 
2 days ago  
Was that video optimized for Alta Vista?
 
2 days ago  
If your teacher was trying to get you to do a dance from 40 years ago, you probably wouldn't have thought that they were cool.
 
2 days ago  
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I wish I had this teacher
 
2 days ago  

scanson: Fear the Clam: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
[YouTube video: Liberace Alley Cat]

There's been a shift in the force - the boomers and late silent were the first mass media generations.  Stuff like this is close to being pre-mass-media media being broadcast on a newfangled tv device.

Now that we are on down the road - like, it thriller came out today, it'd still smash and a music video just like it (maybe with updated effects) would smash as well.

Thriller is like the word 'cool.'

Alley car is the bee's knees.


What's weird to me is that history has flattened and compacted. In the olden times, hearing an old song or reading an old book would mean going to a bunch of antique shops or hanging around with elderly people. A bookstore or video store would basically have only the current top ten and then a selection of the top ten of all time across different categories AND THAT WOULD BE IT. Reference pools were tiny and lots of stuff was blink and you missed it forever.
Now, practically everything is available on YouTube or Wiki. There is zero difficulty in doing a random wiki walk across 80 years worth of entertainment.
Meanwhile I had to decrypt old Warner Brothers cartoons to figure out what was considered cultural touchstones circa 1900.
I spent a few months trying to figure out the factory music from old Looney Tunes, and who did it.
 
2 days ago  

Saborlas: [kids forming a testudo] I wish I had this teacher


My stepbro and I built a trebuchet for a punkin' chunkin' contest. It was really fun to build & test, and we both learned a lot about engineering and applied physics.

At the end I realized that there's a sizable segment of high school kids who don't particularly care for traditional athletics, but might get a real kick out of spending a year building and perfecting a trebuchet, then competing as a team. Even the art kids could get involved making everything look awesome. You know they'd go pretty nuts. Kids that age are funny.

Honestly, I wouldn't walk across the street to watch high school athletics, but I'd go to a district trebuchet competition and I'd probably drive a couple hours to attend a statewide throwdown.
 
2 days ago  
Meh, twerking would have been cooler.
 
2 days ago  
My BFF has told me the story multiple times: when she was little and taking dance classes in the early or mid 80s, her and her friends tried to convince her dance teacher to let them do "Thriller" in a show. After demonstrating it to her, the teacher told them no, because they already knew it practically step for step.

That's how big that song was at the time. Little girls could do the entire routine by heart. Nothing else comes close.
 
2 days ago  

Fear the Clam: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

I remember a rainy day in high school in 1983, when the gym teacher assured us that someday we'd be in a place where we didn't know anyone, but because we had learned how to dance the Alley Cat from the record he was holding, we'd always be able to join in.

Since then, I've moved to a few cities and countries where I didn't know anyone, and not once did I think my situation would improve if I busted out the sweet Alley Cat moves I learned that day.

Just realized: The Alley Cat song seemed so dammed ancient then, and it was only 21 years old. Remember that when kids make fun of your old fogey songs from 2001.
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Get a Life chris dancing
Youtube 7ZdA_Ifov68
 
2 days ago  
Chris Elliot's not-good example of the alley cat. 

Cabin Boy Dance
Youtube Nycs5Rryykw
 
2 days ago  
This is how you do it.
Alley Cat Dance
Youtube w-y1KyNF4B4
 
1 day ago  
Saborlas:
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I wish I had this teacher


Is this an active shooter drill (US, obviously)?
 
1 day ago  

PyroStock: KB202: Isn't this kind of like teachers in the 1990s teaching 1960s dances? Is "cool" really the right word?

Groovy?


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