May 18, 2009

Dancer in a blue shirt.

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44 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Our Professor may start up a Dress for Success blog for men who need to meet women next. The Blue pastel is a bad color on fair skinned men. He probably ought to wear some black or red darker color. But dancing is always a plus for men even if the shirt needs to go. Take her to dinner and dancing and she will call you back herself.

john said...

Is the woman aware of what's going on in back?

Jen said...

She's not aware.

Middle aged white men really shouldn't try the bump and grind.

MadisonMan said...

Maybe she is aware, and is walking away. We just can't see the grimace on her face.

TRO said...

Middle aged white men really shouldn't try the bump and grind.No middle-aged man regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, etc. should bump and grind. And that goes for the vast majority of middle-aged women too. (Except in the privacy of my bedroom. Then those cougars can bump and grind all they want.)

Skeptical said...

Are you sure this isn't Sorry I Missed Your Party material?

Jen said...

I wonder how awful that saxophone solo was.

TRO said...

BTW, is it Blogger that won't put a space between something in Italics (for a quote) and then another paragraph or just my crappy computer connection?

Theo Boehm said...

TRO: No, it's crappy Blogger.

Now, you have to put another character, such as a space or a period, AFTER the close italic sequence if you want to have a new paragraph. A plain carriage return is ignored.

Grumble.

goesh said...

- hippo out of the river, my first thought but hey, he is probably a wonderful father and trusted colleague so that mellows me to assuming he has ticks in his crotch and is seeking relief by rubbing on the person in front of him

AJ Lynch said...

Do the women there have to be blonde and good looking? The pic suggests that- if so please share the address with me. Heh.

Marylou said...

It appears that way. And also the men have to wear funny shirts, blueberry polo or Hawaiian style or funny striped.

paul a'barge said...

Why, oh why is the guy in the blue shirt looking/staring at the butt of the guy in the Hawaiian shirt when he has a perfectly good female butt right there in front of him?

Palladian said...

It looks like he's cupping Kenny Rogers' dancing partner's ass in space.

john said...

It's Newman.

Palladian said...

Wait, taken September 13th, 2008?!

This is the PM era!

[pre-Meade]

Palladian said...

"I wonder how awful that saxophone solo was."

All saxophone solos are awful.

AJ Lynch said...

PM = pre meade. LOL.

Also = pre muptials!

goesh said...

-that tent of blue was distracting, he is staring at that guy's butt

Jen said...

"All saxophone solos are awful."

Amen brother.

Ann Althouse said...

"It looks like he's cupping Kenny Rogers' dancing partner's ass in space."

Took me a few seconds to understand. Thereafter, I was incapacitated by hysteria for a full minute.

***

And yes, it's an old photograph, not from my present context.

EDH said...

From "Go Ask Alice" to go take Cialis!

ricpic said...

Everyone assumes the blonde the blue shirted guy is, er...paying his respects to is put off by it. 'Tain't necessarily so.

Methadras said...

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see this is, Dude you are doing it wrong!!! So wrong!!!

Paul said...

"All saxophone solos are awful."

Amen brother."


Well there's at least two world class ignoramuses commenting on this thread.

So far.

Ann Althouse said...

@ricpic Your guess is right. I have another picture, taken a second later, where the woman is facing the man and obviously enjoying herself. The band was just fine and the couples looked like they were having a lot fun dancing.

You know, life doesn't have to be that difficult. Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid. Your wife/girlfriend will probably love it.

Salamandyr said...
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Salamandyr said...

All saxophone solos are awful.

Baker Street

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Pogo said...

I am certain this is what the after-party in hell looks like. It follows a triple feature: Milk, Mystic River, and The Assassination of Richard Nixon.

"Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid."
Your wife/girlfriend will also think you look stupid; she may not say anything unless you've already pissed her off, but she thinks you look stupid, no doubt about it.

Aging is all about indignity and looking ridiculous; get used to it. It won't be over until people start thinking you look cute.

Jen said...

You know, after further thought, I take back my saxophone comment.

I do like Stan Getz a great deal.

It's just that most saxophone solos turn into musical masturbation.

And that's painful on the ol'temporal lobes.

ricpic said...

And when you're eighty and they think you're a cute old man do you think that's any less of an indignity?

TRO said...

"You know, life doesn't have to be that difficult. Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid. Your wife/girlfriend will probably love it."

The good Professor is right. Screw what the rest of us think . . . dance and be happy.

I still think it looks goofy though.

Pogo said...

"... do you think that's any less of an indignity?"

Nope. I just said it'd be over, that is, people don't think you lock ridiculous anymore, but diminutive and inconsequential.

Sorry, but I grew up a white man.
"Dance and be happy" is an oxymoron.

Paul said...

"@ricpic Your guess is right. I have another picture, taken a second later, where the woman is facing the man and obviously enjoying herself. The band was just fine and the couples looked like they were having a lot fun dancing.

You know, life doesn't have to be that difficult. Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid. Your wife/girlfriend will probably love it."

People out having fun dancing, listening to a live band. Good times all around and all most people can do is snark. The number of snooty, conceited people here is disturbing. You expect it from the perpetually juvenile leftists, but conservatives are supposed to have a live and let live attitude and the graciousness to respect normal folks simply enjoying themselves.

Pogo said...

"The number of snooty, conceited people here is disturbing."

Aw, forgive a white man his pride, Paul. The pic was posted because it shows a white guy dancing and looking a little goofy; but I repeat myself.

It wasn't a pic to show uninhibited fun. Being a white guy is all about self-mockery and anxiety, and then extending that feeling to all other white guys.

Feel the love.
Loosen up, man, don't take it all so serious; it all ain't permanent anyhow, 'cept mebbe for the big sleep.

Marcia said...

I wonder what the comments thread would have looked like if Althouse had posted the other picture she describes, instead of this one. Perhaps with the caption "Go ahead and dance. Your wife/girlfriend will probably love it."

Maybe less mockery of the middle-aged, middle-class white folks? But probably only slightly less. For a lot of us, it is self-deprecation.

Pogo said...

True, Marcia.

I'm not allowed to dance; it's a local ordinance.

TitusNippyTucky said...

Straight men can't dance.

And what about the poor women that are subjected to that "dancing"?

There is so much wrong in that picture but I absolutely love it. Love it to death. Want to cuddle it and spoon it.

I am planning on being in Madison the weekend of June 8-11. Be there bitch. I will take you dancing and you can take pickies of my ass in Prada for all your commenters to see.

And Milk is a great movie.

But right now I am really into Doubt. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are divine and delish in Doubt. Viola Davis-tour de force. Phyllip Seymour Hoffman-commanding and riveting.

thank you.

Smilin' Jack said...

You know, life doesn't have to be that difficult. Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid.

As a straight man who can dance, I disagree. Nothing is more annoying than a dance floor all gunked up with people who can't dance. If you can't dance, don't.

And on the black/white thing, there are a couple of black guys at the club I go to who seem to have made it their mission in life to disprove the stereotype that all black people can dance.

Lawgiver said...

Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid. Your wife/girlfriend will probably love it.

That is so not true Althouse. My wife does not allow me to dance in public. My kids "feel embarrassed for mankind" when I dance. Well, that kind of dance anyway. She will allow me to do a country waltz but that's it.

That looks like Trooper York, is it?

traditionalguy said...

Dancing can be learned together with lessons and practice like any physical skill. You suddenly do much better after six months. The Shag version of swing dancing is fun, and today the latin beat dances are popular like the Hustle and old stand-bys like Cha Cha and Tango. In Atlanta now there a lot of good Russian dance instructors/competitors. Why couldn't we enjoy performances of Dancing with the Stars in place of Singing with the Idols next season? You must remember Patrick Swazye as a dance instructer in Dirty Dancing? He may have died recently. Dance while you still have time.

Lem said...

Go ahead and dance and don't worry about looking stupid.

Amen Althouse.

JAL said...

If that's Trooper, that isn't his wife ....