April 22nd, 2008

linkthink #533: Lobbyist Edition

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5 Comments

  • 1. Birdseed  |  April 23rd, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Interesting article via MSO:

    http://thestar.com.my/youth2/story.asp?file=/2008/4/23/youth2/21013670&sec=youth2

    Looking at those pictures made me wonder one thing: where are all the girls?

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  April 24th, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for the article.

    The first glimpse of Malaysian Shuffle I saw was via ebog, and the video he posted has some girls in it. Indeed, the girl in the denim skirt at the beginning seems to be doing a variation on the “Roger Rabbit” — a dance I haven’t seen in some time. I love how these hardstyle moves seem to be incorporating cheesy New Jack dances from the early 90s!

    And the music is just crazy hard. Gabber Nintendo Nationalism, or something.

  • 3. wayneandwax  |  October 22nd, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    incidentally, it appears that there are actually lots of girls shuffling along. in my research/wanderings today, i stumbled onto the video below, which leads to several more like it —

  • 4. Birdseed  |  October 22nd, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Well, that certainly answers that question. :)

    One interesting thing about this new video is that all the girls’ on-screen dancing seems to be done in a private sphere, in front of a webcam in the home or the back yard (last shot excepted). Since you’re immersed in Youtube dance videos at the moment maybe you know if that could be a potential gender trend/pattern – boys dancing in public spaces vs. girls dancing at home?

  • 5. wayneandwax  |  October 22nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    That’s an interesting question. So far, though, and this is only speaking anecdotally / off-the-dome, I haven’t really noticed too marked a pattern. I’ve seen plenty of boys in home/intimate spaces and a fair number of girls in public ones.

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I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

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