• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    riverdaughter on Fitness month.
    Beata on “Kiss Me Deadly”
    eurobrat on My Minority Opinion on Simone…
    eurobrat on My Minority Opinion on Simone…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Fitness month.
    centaur on Well, that was fun while it…
    riverdaughter on Fitness month.
    riverdaughter on Well, that was fun while it…
    centaur on Well, that was fun while it…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Well, that was fun while it…
    William on Well, that was fun while it…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Nothing to see here in Florida…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Nothing to see here in Florida…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Republicans, please don’t help…
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on My Minority Opinion on Simone…
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    May 2021
    S M T W T F S
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    3031  
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

    • Tornado night
      I spent a half-hour tonight sitting in the hallway, waiting out a tornado warning. It never hit here (I don’t think we got more than a sprinkle of rain) but it did hit the Hellmouth, where I used to live north of here. It hit the local mall, and took down a nearby car dealership … Continue reading Tornado night
  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • Open Thread
      Use comments to discuss topics unrelated to recent posts. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn
  • Top Posts

A little levity

There’s plenty of commentary today about how the Congressional Republicans once again got away with murder and how the rest of the country is being held hostage due to the complicity of the coal miners in West Virginia. Yeah, let that sink in. The house is on fire and the neighbors are blocking the fire trucks. Infuriating.

But enough of that. It’s going to be a cold and soggy weekend. That ruins my gardening plans. So I’ve been looking around the YouTube for entertainment and have I found some. I didn’t know this clip existed. It’s a dance number from the musical My Sister Eileen from the way back. This dance number was choreographed by Bob Fosse in one of his first movie gigs. He also dances it in a competition with the amazingly over talented Tommy Rall. Never heard of that guy either. I must have been living under a rock.

Don’t expect jazz hands or Fosse shuffles here. It’s just pure athleticism and omg the jumps are to die for.

One Response

  1. Wow, what a dancer Rall was. His ballet training is evident in this. He’ always stretched out, his core is centered, he’s pulling up in every step. His lunges are deep for his jumps. That makes it look so effortless. Fosse is also very good but his style is completely different. It’s more Astaire than Kelly. He’s looser, a little off balance, energetic but a little out of control. They balance each other well. But I give the edge to Rall as being the better dancer. He’s amazing.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: