Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Media Blogging

1 comment February 18th, 2009at 11:02pm Posted by Eli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnt_RxoaNoM

The Weekly World News performs an in-depth analysis of Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Game dance moves:

At Sunday’s NBA All-Star game, officials kept with tradition by announcing each player with over-the-top fanfare. But Shaquille O’Neal took the cake, when he entered the court in a white mask, surrounded by a large dance crew called the Jabbawockeez. Accompanied by a magical keyboard song, Shaq proceeded to lay bare his heart for the world to see.

Modern dance expert Jane Alston has agreed to break down Shaq’s dance and explain what he was trying to convey:

  • 0:14 – The accompanying dancers repeatedly turn toward and away from him, vacillating between curiosity and fear at his size
  • 0:18 – Shaquille flexes his muscles and extends his limbs to full-length, exploring the seemingly limitless capabilities of his body
  • 0:24 – Shaquille lashes out at the masses, expressing his rage at his isolation and their rejection of his physical differences
  • 0:35 – The masses attempt to constrain and isolate Shaq, so that he may never fully realize his gift
  • 0:44 – Shaquille finally rips away the pants of mediocrity to reveal his true destiny: become the world’s greatest ball player
  • 1:02 – Shaquille has evolved and let go of his anger, instead filling the masses hearts’ with admiration and acceptance; as the dance concludes, the world is now at peace

When, I wonder, will I be able to rip away my pants of mediocrity?

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging,Weekly World News

1 Comment

  • 1. bill  |  February 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    When NTodd tried that the pants left, but the mediocrity stuck around.


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