18 posts tagged Dance
18 posts tagged Dance
Christmas isn’t complete without at least one viewing of the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. The folks at Mashable recently used a flashmob of Peanuts players to treat unsuspecting New Yorkers to a real-life recreation of the theatre dance number, starting with Schroeder and his tiny piano sitting down in the snow to play Vince Guaraldi’s wonderfully familiar tune “Linus and Lucy”.
If you know this scene as well as we do, you’ll delight in identifying characters based on their singular dance moves. Suddenly it feels even more like Christmas around here.
The awesome moment occurred while Michael was performing “Billie Jean” during a television special called Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, which commemorated Motown Records’ twenty-fifth year of existence. This program not only broadcast the debut of the moonwalk, it also reunited Michael with the rest of the The Jackson 5.
[gif via GlobalGrind]
While walking around the bush in Australia, entomologist Jurgen Otto took these beautiful photos of Peacock Spiders performing their awesome little mating rituals, trying to woo female spiders without becoming their lunch instead.
The scientist says, “When I came to Sydney I was a bit bored because there wasn’t enough to photograph but now I don’t want to live anywhere else. I think it’s probably the most beautiful spider in the world.” The arachnid, scientifically known as Maratus volans, is a mere 5mm in size and is capable of quickly escaping a scene and jumping erratically. Yet, what defines the spider best is perhaps its unusual likeness to peacocks.
Like male peacocks with their exuberant tail feathers, the male peacock spiders are equipped with beautifully colorful flaps that rise up like a fan, displaying an unbelievable radiance and richness in breathtaking patterns. The males of this species are the only gender with colorful flaps so as to attract the females. They put on a bit of a show to win them over.
Visit Jurgen Otto’s Flickr account to view more of his photos.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Photographer Steven Kazlowski spotted this awesome polar bear on the edge of the Bernard Spit in Alaska. While the young bear was simply trying to keep his balance, this wonderful series of photos makes it appear that he was actually doing his best impression of John Travolta working the disco floor in Saturday Night Fever. After this all that’s left to do is a good long strut.
This video, posted by donnienakajima back in 2008, demonstrates the “Formal dancing method of GET DOWN” with the sort of peculiarity and zeal that is so awesomely and uniquely Japanese. In the video a person wears our Creepy Horse Mask and an impressively tight pair of red shorts while dancing their heart out to music by Kohmi Hirose.
If this isn’t a celebration of life, we don’t know what it is. In short, we love it. Even if we don’t completely understand it, we love it.
This handsome, bald gentleman graced the cover of the Dale Carnegie Training catalog. He has become a sort of office mascot here at Archie McPhee, showing up on memos, posters in the office and he has been faxed around the world. We decided to make a gif to share Jeffrey’s unbridled enthusiasm with the internet. Enjoy!