Loki: Very well, perhaps you prefer one of your new companions, given that you seem to like them so much.
Loki as Steve Rogers: Oh this is much better, whoo! Costume’s a bit much… so tight with confidence. I can feel the righteousness surging! Wanna have a rousing discussion about truth, honor, patriotism, god bless Americ—
O_O What sorcery is this? So many spiiiiins. So good, by which I mean enjoyable? I know…basically nothing about swing, but the routine is super interesting.
AREN’T THEY AMAZING *fangirls like crazy*
West Coast Swing has it’s roots in Lindy Hop. It retained that elastic extension and compression in the partner connection but took out the jumpiness, smoothing everything out to get this super pretty glide-y look. It’s also a really unique dance in two respects. Firstly, the follows get a heck of a lot more space to do their own thing and help shape the dance as compared to most other partner dances. Secondly, while it did start out with Blues music, the WCS scene has evolved to the point where it gets danced to just about anything these days. It’s also really really big on musicality and improv, as you can see HERE and HERE. The couple in the first vid are competing in a Jack and Jill, which means they dance completely improv with a random partner and random music. The second is a Strictly Swing competition, where they get to pick their partner, but the music is still random.
Jordan and Tatiana, the two dancers in the original post, are pretty much my favourite dancers in the whole wide world, and they’ve done a lot to push the limits of the dance. Their competition routines just seem to get crazier and crazier every year.
Another couple worth checking out is Benji Schwimmer and Tori Smith (if that first name sounds familiar,it’s because Benji’s the winner of the first season of So You Think You Can Dance). I still prefer Jordan and Tat, for stylistic reasons, but I can’t deny that Benji’s bloody impressive ^___^
I only dabble in WCS myself (salsa’s enough of a handful right now), but I really love to watch, because damn, that is one cool dance.
“Space Jam is one of those rare movies that manage to be utterly psychotic both on paper and in execution. There were no ‘Oh, it’ll make sense once you see the finished product’ conversations held about Space Jam. The initial pitch was never distilled into anything more coherent than ‘Michael Jordan teams up with a bunch of licensed cartoon characters to defeat aliens at basketball’ and was only ever revised to include the addendum ‘And also Bill Murray is in it, as Bill Murray.’” — Tom Reimann
"how will i explain gay couples to my children”
if you can explain to your children that an immortal man in a red suit who lives in the north pole travels around the entire world on one night every year on a sleigh carried by magical flying deer i think itll be easy enough to tell them two people are in love
Best Pope story yet?
Pope Francis has been sneaking out of the Vatican at night to serve the homeless.
The Pope for people who don’t like popes strikes again.
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
Or if you’d like to have some more options….
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.
what about a lady and a feminist. warning, combatives certified soldier.
I think we’re overreacting. Have you all been to his blog? Here’s his title piece: “Conservative, culturist, advocate of fair play and rights for women without the use of feminism, a fan of the avant garde, proponent of all culture, lover of beer, collector of vintage sunglasses and owner of far too many suits.”
He’s the most hipster of hipsters to ever hip, and basicly, my four year old niece could take this guy. And win.