Sunday, January 20, 2008

Isn't there a school for remedial move-busting?

If it's not all diffidence and ambiguity, all the fucking time, it's abrupt and startlingly inappropriate declarations and/or proposals.

Goldilocks should really just stay home.

12 comments:

A White Bear said...

Oh, sigh. That is how I roll, too, Flavia.

Dr. Crazy said...

Medusa and I have considered, on various occasions, starting such a school, but alas, we never seem to get the financing together :)

(In other words, you're singing my song, sister.)

Sisyphus said...

Ha! I love this. To bring up another old catch-phrase: been there, done that, saw the movie and got the t-shirt.

Flavia said...

Yeah, funding would be a problem. But maybe this video could serve as the first course in a distance-learning program?

lurkfish said...

i thought you were talking about literary criticism in this post for way too long.

Anonymous said...

It took my five minutes (real time) and looking at the video to understand what this post was about.

Sigh. Once upon a time, I had a life . . . .

(Happily) Married PCH in SD

Flavia said...

PCH: well, it's a cultural reference that possibly only a small segment of the population gets--I'm thinking maybe those between the ages of 40 and 25. (Though 25 may actually be way too young. . . Bro, if you're reading this, would "busting a move" in its secondary--or, okay, in any--sense be a term your college friends would understand?)

As for YOU, G-Fav, who sent me email along the same lines--you have no excuse. I'm 95% certain that song was played at your wedding. Ask our friend Amelia what it's all about--better yet, ask her to sing it.

Flavia said...

Oh, and Lurkfish: I completely misunderstood your comment when I first read (and responded to it)--I thought you were being sarcastic.

It's hilarious to me that you (I think?) actually thought there must be literary-critical content here. Because, you know: my blog is that high-toned.

scr said...

I'd say it'd be about 60% among my friends who are, of course, hipper than most.

Andrea said...

sadly, i only get the Goldilocks reference.

medieval woman said...

My brain is running on about 10% capacity. Students? Is that what it's about? God, no need to explain it to me - it's like explaining a great joke to the village idiot at the table for 10 minutes...

Thanks for the video, though!

Margo, darling said...

10 days later and I'm still not sure what it means. I was thinking way more deep, existential crisis. Thank god for the (smarter than me) commenters. I know all the words to the song, though, fwiw.