Monday, July 19, 2010

Why I love SYTYCD this Season

Hip Hop Routine by Alex and Twitch
(Why? Alex does ballet! Watch the magic of this routine!)

Click title to see the amazing routine!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mr. Lynch Ain't Dead

Mark Williams. One of the only people in the world that could make Mel Gibson look sane. I can't even discuss the disgusting letterthat follows in much more depth than to echo the sentiment from Keith Ohlbermann, if the Tea Party wants to ever dispel the idea that they are racists, they need to distance themselves publicly from douchebags like this. I present The Mark Williams letter, in its entirety:

Dear Mr. Lincoln

We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!

In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.

The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!

The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.


Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SYTYCD - 7/14 Performance Night

Hard to watch the show now that my favorite, Alex, was injured and forced to quit the competition. Still, great dancing ahead...and more injuries (Ashley).

The new format is great! Here we go!

Lauren and Mark (Tahitian)
Sometimes when they do more cultural dances, they struggle to provide a reference to the artform and worse, they come off quite boring. This was wonderful and exciting and challenging. And more importantly...memorable for all the right reasons.

Adecheke and Anya - Salsa
That was kinda hot. He still kinda dances a bit like a contemporary dancer doing salsa. But damn if he didn't pull it off.

José and Courtney - Broadway
Uhhh...they really kinda didn't give him much to work with. I mean, it was really a weak routine that didn't pull his strengths out and minimize his weaknesses.

Robert and Allison - Contemporary
It was magical. Travis is one of the best things to come out of this show. There were so many beautiful moments within the piece and Robert was just incredible.
Wow...first cry of the season.
(Shut. Up.)

Billy and Anya - Jive
Really good routine and again, he's a dance beast! Not awkward and not like a contemporary dancer doing another style.

Kent and Neil - Broadway
It was fun! It played to all of Kent's strengths and the pairing of him with Neil was so perfect for the song, it was kind of a moment for him.

Billy and Lauren - Jazz
Again, another fun routine. It was inspired and they really made what could've easily been a corny and contrived routine something fun to watch.

José and Dominic - Hip Hop
That was hot! There was so much going on and so many hot tricks that it was unreal! Was it the best NappyTabs routine? Hell no! Was it memorable? I think so.

Adecheke and Kent - Contemporary
I thought it was danced well, but there was an emotional disconnect for me. I didn't latch on to this piece like I did the earlier contemporary piece. Still, fantastic dancers.

Robert and Ashley - Disco
Okay, I don't get the disco routines. It's not my favorite and sometimes it looks like Trickopolooza. It was a good routine, but THANK GOD for his first routine.

Tops : Robert, Kent, and Lauren

In danger: José and Adecheke

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