October 26, 2011

"Be amazing."



Suggested by YouTube after watching this...



Which was suggested by Metafilter and really is similar amazingness... of the goatish kind.

29 comments:

traditionalguy said...

That was amazing. Irish dancing is in the DNA for sure. It comes so naturally to Irish.

Goat dancing is more a learned trait done among the non-Irish.

William said...

We are distant from our agrarian past. For the first time, I realize where the expression "cute kid" comes from......Irish hand dancing: The music didn't sound particularly Irish, but it was Irish in that there were no suggestive or seductive moves. If an extremely repressed person tried to dance the flamenco, it would look like Irish step dancing.

Tim said...

We Irish are noted for our sense of rhythm.

Lem said...

I saw a bit of tango.. in the couple above.. It takes two, it is often said.

Lem said...

Drudge has another photo juxtaposition..

Its in the hands.

EDH said...

The Hand Dancing seemed to have a interesting camera effect that chopped and blurred the motion of their hands, similar to what I think used to be called pixelation at a time before digital imagery, like in the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy."

Boy, those goats are sure born sure footed!

bagoh20 said...

It's the addition of the second person that makes it amazing and is the proof of effort. There was only one goat dancing. Get two in sync and I'm impressed, but she was cute little kid. The humans were attractive too.

One of the few benefits of having too many people in the world is that many have time to do stuff like this to entertain the rest of us between our chores.

Seven Machos said...

I don't understand the video with the goat. Why is that interesting?

I do get the dancing hands.

MayBee said...

The dancing hands reminds me of my most hated McDonalds commercial. I think it's even the same girl. Ick.

MayBee said...

Oh it's them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1QdH6ZgJ3M

I always hated the ad because the latte was so obviously fake.

BJM said...

@traditionalguy

Goat dancing is more a learned trait done among the non-Irish.

Heh.

What the cloggers from old Blighty lack in rhythm they make up with enthusiasm and costuming.

rcocean said...

"That was amazing. Irish dancing is in the DNA for sure. It comes so naturally to Irish."

Yes, like eating potatoes, getting drunk, or voting Democrat, its all in the Irish Genes.

Just ask Chris Mathews, Alec Baldwin or Sined O'Conner.

Jennifer said...

I wonder if goats have the same body language as dogs. If so, that was very clearly "Play with me. Plaaaaaaaaaay with me. PLAY WITH ME. Play play play play play play play PLAY. WITH. ME."

rhhardin said...

Goats are basically an approximation, according to Francis Ponge.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Waaay too much time on their hands.

I appreciated the goat dance. Quite understandable.

Who is Sined O'Conner? Is this some new deaf irish democrat on the scene?

Or are you referring to the cue ball eurotrash Sinead O'Connor???

edutcher said...

Like the goats better.

Tim said...

We Irish are noted for our sense of rhythm.

We Black Irish are noted for our sense of rhythm.

FIFY.

And, yes, I'm Black Irish.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

edutcher

I was told long ago that black irish meant that you were a mixed breed. Pretty much applies to everybody, no?

A search of the term reveals an interesting entry here

http://darkfiber.com/blackirish/

Jamie said...

edutcher FOR THE WIN!

I so admire dancers. Wish I were one. Am not one.

Beta Rube said...

These comments suggest that there are very few Irish drummers at the Occupy (your city here) Protests, since they can't seem to find the rhythm.

Clyde said...

And who doesn't love cute caprine capering?

Bob_R said...

Anyone who has raised sheep or goats would find the behavior of the goat pretty commonplace. I've never raised anyone Irish.

Herb said...

goats love balancing on rocks and outcroppings, you have too have tree stumps and things for them to keep them entertained.

Lucien said...

"I met a redneck on a Grecian Isle
He did the goat dance very well ..."

- Joni Mitchell "California"

Cedarford said...

The two performers look like they could be Irish (very cute babe, BTW) - but I heard Italian in the voiceover.
I wonder if the moves were done without sight cues, or if both had a mirror they were looking at off camera.
Still impressive, either way.

As for goats, they are amazing critters. A vacant property we own had a farmer neighbor and we welcomed the goats he had foraging to keep the grass and underbrush down. We also had a few old apple trees. One visit we found 3 goats had somehow climbed one tree and were out on thin branches eating the apples and the leaf tips.
(which solved the mystery of a couple of years ago of seeing chewed branches 10-20 feet up and thinking no way could a deer get up there...squirrels??)

Cedarford said...

I had to look it up. The italian and spanish voiceover is part of the song they choreographed to.

The performers? Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding are world-class Irish dancers, but their dancing sometimes has a unique twist: it's hands-only

The two competed in irish dance competitions since childhood, joined Riverdance at 17, got to know each other and got married. Now part of the ensemble group "Up and Over It".

Other U-tubes of them are out there in full dance as well as their "hand dancing" original venture. And as Maybee said, they did the McDonald's commercial.

The act is very difficult, and they are spawning a host of others that want to do it, notably in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines.

E.M. Davis said...

I was so ready to hate the hand dancing ...

And then I didn't.

E.M. Davis said...

Also, McDonald's ruins the act with lame music, staging, LATTES from an ALIEN PLANET, and bad camerawork.

Oh, did I mention lame music?

michaele said...

Maybe the cute little kid should audition for a part in the chorus of River Dance.

edutcher said...

Don't Tread 2012 said...

edutcher

I was told long ago that black irish meant that you were a mixed breed. Pretty much applies to everybody, no?

A search of the term reveals an interesting entry here

http://darkfiber.com/blackirish/


The story of the survivors of the Armada is the one I heard.

There's a friend of the family who did a genealogical search on my mother's side and says it's absolutely true, in answer to the ones who discount it.

If you predicate it on the idea a couple of guys scrambled ashore clinging to some piece of a mast, it's hard to believe, but, if you imagine ships running aground and crews jumping off, etc., it's not so hard.