Posts Tagged ‘ club ’

THE RUNNING MAN

A true dancefloor icon performed by every Gen Yer while watching MTV.

The Running Man is a street & fad dance that originated in late 1986 early 1987 and was performed most notably by MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice during their live concert shows and music videos.

It achieved  renewed popularity in the early naughties and has inspired the Melbourne Shuffle dance style. It consists of a hopping or sliding step done in such a way at speed to simulate a runner.

2008 saw the re-release of “Something Good” by the Utah Saints. The video set in 1989, comically suggests that the Running Man craze started in Cardiff, Wales. It features many people dancing the Running Man and ends with the “rights” to the dance being signed over to MC Hammer under duress.

The Running Man dance is also popular in PS Home for PlayStation 3 where people line their avatars up in long train lines and perform the dance.

Will Smith performed the running man in Drums and dance as his old title, Fresh Prince.

 

Who cares about the booty pop this was the ultimate way to impress the guys… haha must explain why I’m single.

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THE BABYSITTERS CLUB

My secret shame: watching “The Babysitters Club” (BSC) re-runs.

Inspired by the novels written by Ann M. Martin, the book turned television drama was based on a gorup of middle school students living in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

They form and run a local business called the “Babysitters Club” holding club meetings and helping parents find a babysitter using members in their club.

 

The main characters:

  • Kirsty Thomas: tom-boy & BSC club president
  • Claudia Kishi: token Asian & creative-thinker
  • Mary Anne Spier: innocent achiever
  • Stacey McGill: boy crazy trendanista
  • Dawn Schafer: spiritual soul activist
  • Mallory Pike: self-conscious red head
  • Jessi Ramsey: African-American junior member

For some reason I would never admit to watching this show but it wasn’t until the 1995 movie re-make (The Babysitters Club) starring Larisa Oleynik and Rachael Leigh Cook  that I would proudly sing the theme song.

What can I say… I’m a sucker for those storylines with a moral at the end!

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