Sunday, November 04, 2012

Ride That Pony

Friday at boot camp is Kangoo Jump Day and this is my very favorite day of boot camp because the Kangoo boots are all sorts of bouncy fun.  But it's also my most challenging day of boot camp because it involves learning dance moves and having rhythm and these are not strong points for me.  However these days I'm all about challenging those self-limiting beliefs and I would like to have dance moves and rhythm or at least a little bit of coordination and motor skills.

However this is a process and Kangoo class is outside in a place for all the world to see and I live in fear that someone will break out a camcorder and next thing I know the horror of me trying to figure out Hip Hop Dance Moves in bouncy boots will be going viral on Youtube.  Because how could something like that not go viral on Youtube?

And speaking of viral on Youtube, this week the instructor said she had a special surprise for us, something about Gangdom something and I figured it was more Hip Hop moves.  But it was not Hip Hop moves and I actually had a lot better time with this funny dance and after class she explained it to me again, this time slowly and spelling it out - Gangnam Style - and it's all the rage, go Google it on Youtube.

Turns out it's some kind of Korean techno dance music, sort of.  Probably many of you have heard of it and you're laughing at how out of the loop I am but I'll bet I'm not the only one.

Holy Earworms Batman.  This is one of the most powerful earworms ever, someone should alert Oliver Sachs.  And it's not even like you get the song stuck in your head.  I ended up with, 'Ehhhhhhhh, Sexy Lady, Whoop Whoop Whoop Whoop Whoop Whoopa Gangnam Style'  stuck in my head for 6 straight hours yesterday.  Over and over and over.  And I'm pretty good at getting rid of earworms but somehow my brain didn't want to get rid of this one.  It sunk its teeth in and wouldn't let go.

Then this Xterra version appeared on my Facebook.

And I now I do not feel so bad about my lack of rhythm. 

I suppose it's only a matter of time before we see a dog agility version.  Not from me though, I'm not a wacky, show off my complete lack of rhythm for the internets sort of person. 

And this is what it looks like on Kangoos from a guy who has some rhythm and is not shy about sharing.


  1. LMFAO! Sorry, giggling at your comments on Gangnam Style but I only found it a couple weeks ago after wondering what the heck everyone was talking about. Hilarious earworm.

  2. Well, I don't even know people who are talking about it. If it wasn't for the 30 something boot camp teacher I'd be in the dark to all the latest trends.

  3. Yep, someone sprung it on me a month or so ago and I couldn't stop watching it--the music is so addictive, and that dance style, too! I of course had to research it. There's a great article on Wikipedia that explains what it means and gives a whole lot of other info about it. Fun.

    Oh, and there's also a Romney Gagnam Style parody that's pretty funny.

    You could probably spend all week looking at different versions of the song that people have done.