Nov 03 2011


I am correcting a terrible, terrible mistake.

I posted a piece the other day, Letting the World Surprise You: Secular Transcendence and, Once Again, Morris Dancing. In it, I said this:

And since I now think that this life is the only one I’m ever going to have, I feel much more driven to experience it as fully and as richly as I possibly can. It is sometimes intensely frustrating to know that there are restaurants I’m never going to eat at, movies I’m never going to see, books I’m never going to read, people I’m never going to meet. But that makes me feel that much more passionate about really experiencing the restaurants and movies and books and people that are part of my life. It makes me feel that much more driven to stay present with them, to not space out and drift into my own little world, to connect with them and see what surprises they might have in store. Sometimes it’s a big, obvious, dramatic surprise: like seeing Scotland for the first time, or speaking to a crowd of 1,000 people, or meeting someone out of the blue who within a year would become one of my best friends. And sometimes it’s a small, subtle surprise of everyday life: like the taste of the scones from the new bakery, or some silly and wonderful video of a guy dancing in his rec room, or an afternoon with friends in a generic conference hotel room laughing ourselves into insensibility.

At the “silly and wonderful video of a guy dancing in his rec room,” I meant to link to this video. But I was in a hurry, and I totally spaced. For which I abjectly apologize. Okay, it’s not like this guy needs my help, the video has gone viral and it has 6,096,244 views as of this writing and you’ve probably all seen it before and are rolling your eyes about how I’m the last one to get on the clue train. But it’s been making me smile for days, and I wanted to share. The guy is so loose and cool, so extraordinarily good and so casual about it. And I love that some guy dancing in his rec room and shooting video of it has been seen by millions. I’m in love with the modern world.

Catgroove, by takesomecrime. Enjoy!


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  1. 1

    You’re not the last to get on the clue train – I haven’t seen or heard of this video.

    Will watch at home because I can’t watch youtube videos at the office.

  2. 2

    I’ll be the clue train caboose, since I’ve never seen it either. I like it!

  3. 3

    Last! :)
    Exactly how my attitude towards life has changed (read: greatly improved) since I realized I was an atheist.

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    'Tis Himself

    He’s even better than the numa numa guy.

  5. 5

    Sure it’s a repost, but it’s very repostable. Quite a fellow, would like to have his dancing ability, though obviously I’m not willing to put in the work required to cultivate it :P

    It does motivate me to put in a bit more work though and get a little bit better than I currently am!

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    Rawnaeris, Lulu Cthulhu

    Two words: Holy Shit.

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    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    At least half of those moves are Michael Jackson’s. Still, very awesome, and this guy is brave to put this out there.

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    JesseW, the Juggling Janitor

    The dancer depicted is named Forsythe; you can read his bio here: http://agency4artists.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=alphaindex&app_id=1&Itemid=220&alpha_char=f (do click on the link, the More Info page is a whole different set of info) — that video got him a call from the manager of the band whose music he used, asking him to perform on tour with them. The world is amazing, and in many ways wonderful.

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    Posted a comment on modern music on the “I’m in love with the world link”. Since I am somewhat of a missionary when it comes te music, I will double post this link here also. if not appropriate, please remove,…

    Don’t know if you are going to read this. But music from now:
    -Fleet Foxes, Mykonos

    -Gotye Feat Kimbra, somebody I used to know



    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSqAvBJKDkY&feature=feedlik (disclosure, she is my sister,…)and not really modern, so off topic

    -Dutch band ‘De Staat’ who have a unique sound, and will be going worldwide in the underground scene!

    Lots and lots more, let’s see if reactions come to this post.

  10. 10

    That link doesn’t seem to work:

    Or if still doesn’t work: Willemijn de Bruijn with Ave Maria

  11. 11

    Reminds me of the Dance of the Postman from an old French movie.



  12. 12

    Thanks for a very interesting blog! If you like that video, you might like Flat-Top grooving to Daft Punk. It’s certainly been putting a smile on my face. Have a great weekend!


  13. 13

    Never seen it myself, both the dance and the music are awesome.

  14. 14

    Don’t worry, you’re not the last on the clue train; that would apparently be me XD.

    Thanks for linking! ^.^

  15. 15

    I had not seen it either, and am now offering to buy cookies for anyone who will teach how to do that.

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    'Tis Himself

    grumpyoldfart #11

    Thank you for that. :)

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    @ #17

    They’ve both got the same gangly look about them haven’t they ?

  18. 18

    I just found that video about a week ago. I found another Parov Stelar song, Booty Swing, that’s used in a commercial for a casino (can’t remember which one; has different people dancing in an elevator), which led to this video. I’m not really a dancing type person but I can’t stop watching this video. The guy is pretty good! If you like the music check out the aforementioned Booty Swing, and Libella Swing, both by Stelar. Those are more upbeat and less electronicy than most of his other stuff.

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