Archive for February, 2007

The DR

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Niki and I just got back from a little vacation in the Dominican Republic. We stayed at one of those all inclusive places – where all of the food and alcohol is free. This sounds like a brilliant idea, but after a while you get sick of eating the same thing every single meal. There was a buffet set up inside this gigantic hall.

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It was basically like sticking a giant Sizzler somewhere in the middle of the Dominican Republic. At the end of the line there was a big barrell where you could get three types of vintage wine all poured from a tap.

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All inclusive also meant free entertainment, which included a late night disco – where many vacationers were apt to get down and dirty.

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The biggest entertainment with the vacationers was of course Fake Michael Jackson.

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And believe it or not, there were quite a few ”rednecks” at the resort. Jerry Foxworthy would’ve had a field day. Especially if his good friend, Shane MacDougal, was on hand. The surprising part was that these rednecks were not solely from the U.S. but mainly from European countries such as Germany, Holland, and even (or especially) France. Things get dangerous when European and redneck cultures collide. Unfortunately I don’t have any pics, but there were several vacationers sporting the killer combination of mustache, gold chain, and “weenie-bikini” bathing suit. But probably the most obnoxious redneck contingent on hand had to be that couple that went around taking pictures of themselves with their own camera.

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The Electric Slide vs. Lathan Part 2

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Anytime I put a “Part 2″ on my post title, that means the story has gotten bigger. I don’t do it often. I think I’ve only done it once before, for the Lost in Yankee Stadium bit. But somehow this whole Electric Slide fiasco has indeed gotten bigger. Apparently, this Ric Silver guy has not only taken my video off of YouTube, he has taken down every video on there featuring the dance he “invented”, which you can can read up on here. The Ric-ster even tried to get compensation from The Ellen DeGeneres Show after Terri Hatcher performed The Electric Slide on an episode last year.

All of this begs the question: can someone copyright a dance? Well if that’s the case, I stand to make millions off of my patented “butt wiggle” dance I invented back in 2004, which you can view at the beginning of this short film here. Anybody out there who does the “butt wiggle” at any point in their life, must go through me and my team of “butt wiggle” attorneys. I don’t want generations of people in the future doing the “butt wiggle” incorrectly.

And finally, even if my video gets taken down by Ric on YouTube, I can still put it up on Vimeo…

Electric Slide on Stilts on Vimeo