Thursday, March 27, 2008

TIGF!!! (That's Incredibly Gay Friday): The Blanket Dance/Everybody's Special

Just so you aren't confused or expecting to be aroused, "Blanket Dance" does not involve anything sexual. I guess it could, but for the sake of keeping this TIGF art form pure, let's leave sex out.

It's not just the moves or the Star Wars duvet cover that makes blanket dancing TIGF!!! It's the sound effects that go with it. The best are the ones that mix a little beat box in with the whoops and squeals. I'm sure that this would make one of the New Kids on the Block either very proud, or do the right thing and hang themselves. Not Donny, though. I like him. His portrayal of the character "Duddits" in the Steven King movie "Dreamcatcher" was spot on 'tardo.

Speaking of actors playing mentally handicapped people, I really would love to see Robin Williams take on a role like that. Wait, he already did and his name was Mork. A reprisal, then, of Mork trying ever so hard to make it on a football team and at the same time teaching us acceptance. Remember, we are all winners. But, as George Carlin taught me, some of us just win last. Oh, and he also taught me that if all children are special, then all adults are too--Hitler and Dahmer included. Wait, that can't be right. Then at some point in our lives some of us stop being special. Or maybe it is this, as Carlin points out, not all children are special. Notice how as we get closer to his truth it gets a little ugly? That's his shtick, though. I do, however, feel that all children are special because you do want to bless them with that possibility in life. Sometimes myth trumps reality, and should continue doing so. But, I do think that at some point people's specialness can be revoked. That is for another post, however.

Why did I drift off into this territory? Well, I wanted to say that these blanket dancers are special in that non-special way. You know, the same kind of special that makes a child want to feed the dog a whole box of Fig Newtons while in the car on a family vacation (ask me later). Without "speshul" people in the world, my abs would have no tone in them whatsoever--you know, from the laughing and the gaffawing and the "I can't breathe" I'm laughing so hard...glavin! The point is, I'm not down on stupid people as long as they can entertain me. I am not a misanthropic old codger like George Carlin, although he makes me laugh until one of my testicles comes dislodged and does that tether ball end-game wrap around my penis. How is that even possible?

So, in closing, everybody is special until proven not. I've had plenty of next door neighbors and fellow commuters become "not special". Do you get me on this?

15 comments:

Photogirl said...

"Speaking of actors playing mentally handicapped people"...

LMAO! I am actually crying/laughing from this post.

I had never heard of the blanket dance before. Thank you for teaching me something new today :)

BrettM said...

The tether ball thing made me laugh so hard I spit up Coke Zero all over the place. THANKS.

The Grunt said...

Celeste~ Glad I could make you cry in a good way.

Brett~ Well, at least your spew won't be sticky seeing as how you are drinking Zero. Anyways, you make me laugh enough as it is. It was about time I got you back, brother from the same grandmother.

Chandra said...

OMG! I apologize but at first I thought that was you!!! LOL

Maybe I'm a geek but I really loved Donny in Ransom. "hangin tough"... I'm still bitter my parents thought they were too sexual to go see when I was 11. I got to go to McHammer instead.

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The Grunt said...

Chandra~ Yeah, nothing sexual about the "Hammer".

Hey, Mrs. Michelen Man, get bent and hawk your wares somewhere else!

I can't believe that this shit still goes on with Blogger. I may have to bring back the damned word verification.

Keshi said...

aww I love Robin Williams :)

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

is that u in that blanket dance video? LMAO!!

Keshi.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Okay now that I have stopped laughing...it's later so now I have to ask about the child feeding a box of Fig Newtons in the car on a family vacation.

Karyn said...

What the holy hell....

Okay, maybe it's just me but that was disturbing to watch.

I am so not special.

The Grunt said...

Keshi~ Yeah, I only wish I could bust a move like that blanket dude.

O-Girl~ I will tell you in person.

Karyn~ Disturbingly entertaining! Anyway, you are special to me.

Christielli said...

Speaking of dancing, I've been recently addicted to the HBO show "Flight of the Conchords". Have you seen it? It's high-larious! You'd love it!

NYD said...

I'm glad to see that you are weaving some old time zaniness into your posts again.
I don't feel the need to be recognized as special. Not unless I can make my testicles do a decent imitation of tether ball.

Julie Schuler said...

Thanks for that blanket dance. It cracked me up! I needed a good laugh.

The Grunt said...

Christielli~ It's scary that you mention Flight of the Conchords because that is one of my favorite shows. Have you seen the one where Bret is having these visions of David Bowie, well, a "Jemaine" David Bowie? Is it weird that I have a crush on the psycho fan Mel? I think it is a travesty that we can't do a video night sometime.

NYD~ Specialness is overrated. The testicle trick requires hospitalization afterwards, but it is worth the bragging rights.

Julie~ This may sound lame but you can't laugh without smiling. So, I'm glad I could provide both for you. It should tell you a lot about me that I have laugh a lot for survival. Even better to get people laughing with me.