Damn, that it some catchy shit.
Somebody sent me a link of a baby dancing to that Single Ladies video, and I have not been able to get it out of my head all day. I don’t even know any other words – are there other words? If memory serves, she just says “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it” about 350 times.
Now, normally, I’m not down with dancing baby videos.
I don’t mind the occasional baby getting clobbered by a pet, or pounced upon baby knocked to the ground, and god knows I love me some Keyboard Cat. I was talking to someone about the Hall and Oates song “You Make My Dreams Come True”.
Wait. Stop the press.
Time for a moment of honesty: I wasn’t talking about the song. I’d had an adult beverage or two or some number less than ten, and I was attempting to sing the song. That’s what was actually going on. Now back to the story…
Although it’s part of my current running mix, I realized I don’t really know the lyrics to that one either. It’s not entirely my fault. He mumbles.
So anyway, I googled it to find a video, and what came up but the Keyboard Cat ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ video (where the cat is poorly spliced into the corner, which only heightens the priceless absurdity)!?! Double happiness.
At the same time, this experience doubled as a harsh dose of sobering reality: Not everybody thinks Keyboard Cat is hysterically funny. I know. Weird, right?
It’s hard to understand. But apparently there are people out there that don’t relish stupidity for the sake of stupidity. I’m not sure how they get through life, but I suspect it involves lots of prescription drugs.
But I digress.
So as I was saying, I don’t usually dig the dancing baby videos, but this baby has got some moves. I particularly appreciate the time he kind of gets the head/arm bit dead on. And with those jimmy legs, he could very well grow up to break down the female-only barrier and join the Rockettes.
Admittedly, the video goes on about 2 minutes longer than it needs to, but I will say that this is the kind of baby that makes me want a baby.
This baby makes me want a baby the way I would like to have a court jester or Jim Gaffigan around: To entertain me and make me laugh. Which is quite possibly the worst reason on earth to have a baby (well, that and to trap somebody into staying with you, but this isn’t that kind of blog.)
On the other hand, this video makes me wish I could dance like that, and even vaguely consider some dancing lessons. Which is a less bad idea than the amusing clown baby idea, but since neither one is likely to happen in the near term, you needn’t worry about it.
So there you have it.
And if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.
Isn’t it amazing that I got through this post without once mentioning Kanye West and his ‘outburst’?
The entire head covered in tattoos aside (surely all that ink that close to your brain is inadvisable), the man was on the red carpet chugging a bottle of Hennessy. Whaddaya expect?