"Tivo-ifies the web" Paul Kedrosky

The worlds most awesomest, hella wicked clips of humans in motion

One of the few mini-clip-meme thingies that I can bear, unlike dogs on skateboards, is the whole YouTube fetish for dance or body movement stuff – from Parkour to ‘that nerdy looking dancing guy‘ – which lends itself to video bites.

Both Parkour and the Nerdy looking dancing guy show ordinary people doing extraordinary things, but in a format which is far more genuine than the formulaic arena of ‘_’s Got Talent’ and Susan Boyle.

My Choice: James Brown Gives You Dancing Lessons via Rob

Anyway, I’d like to put together an, ahem, postmodernly cerebral, definitive list of this stuff. Add to this list by embedding videos in comments.

(The title of this post is supposed to be ironic, I have not lost my mind).

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12 comments on “The worlds most awesomest, hella wicked clips of humans in motion

  1. divadwg says:

    [youtube yOOmFgBAdIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOmFgBAdIA youtube]Another fave, Olga Korbut at the 1972 Olympics

  2. divadwg says:

    [youtube yBBhgzA4_Z4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBBhgzA4_Z4 youtube] More Russian gymnastics, 35 years later – Russian Parcour.

  3. Jim N says:

    Dance styles are the most ephemeral pop cultural phenomena. When I used to go to clubs in NYC in the 90s, there were recognizable patterns that had, afaik, no names, and are now almost certainly lost except in human menory. There were dances with names, like the Cabbage Patch, but nobody actually danced like that. The versions of these styles in music videos are usually exaggerated or over-choreographed.

    1. divadwg says:

      I've been listening to you answering machine massages from the 1980s. This is not a sentence that I get the opportunity to say often enough.

      http://nachlin.com/tapes/46-great-jones-st-answer

  4. Jim N says:

    (Speaking of ephemera!)

  5. tim says:

    [youtube XSdhDyPhyiU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSdhDyPhyiU youtube]
    always a classic

  6. Dan Westlake says:

    Loved the answering machine messages – something really sad (as in touching not rubbish) and poignant about them. Not really sure if I should have been listening to them as I am neither Maggie Nachlin, Wendy Young, Jason Leaf, Matt Israel, Ben Posnack, Sonya Newell, Isabel Pippolo, Lisa Townsend Rogers, Mikaela Frank, Doug Margolis, etc. but found them very moving – more so than say a strangers cine-film or photographs would have been. Interesting…

    westlake

  7. Eunice says:

    Robert Muraine!
    [youtube kNK_r6iFRVQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNK_r6iFRVQ youtube]

  8. rosie says:

    weeeeeeeeeeeee!

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/R0BHxhUnokU&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/R0BHxhUnokU&hl=en&fs=1&quot; type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

  9. rosie says:

    sorry! i meant to do this [youtube R0BHxhUnokU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0BHxhUnokU youtube]

    1. divadwg says:

      Oh my! That's made my day.

  10. Simon Perry says:

    Amazing to see 'robot dancing' that long ago.

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