Carrying over from yesterday’s blog post, I recommend you go to a theater near you to see Darkest Hour. Not only for history’s sake but to witness a brilliant performance of a British leadership icon by a fellow British icon of a different sort.
Gary Oldman is something special portraying Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Plus, Mr. Oldman showed in a behind-the-scenes clip that his talent isn’t restricted to just the dramatic arts…
If those dance moves don’t inspire you for the forthcoming New Year celebrations, I don’t know what will.
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall get jiggy with it in the streets celebrating victory!
Don’t adjust your eyes, this is a real story from the city of Henryetta, Oklahoma.
“City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public school.”
–Associated Press, February 23, 2017
We all know and love Footloose, the 1984 B-movie that featured the premise of a small country town that had banned rock music and dancing. Again, that was the plot for a movie. A movie. To my surprise, and likely the surprise to any individual who discovered this news today, the ordinance in Henryetta, Oklahoma was a real thing…in the year 2017. Thankfully, the city’s leaders voted to rid their town of this nonsensical ordinance.
So, what now?
Perhaps a dance today, a Thursday, is necessary…maybe of the throwback variety?
If high school kids (and adults) of Henryetta, Oklahoma aren’t dancing to “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins tonight and this weekend, I think we’ll all cry a little.
People of Henryetta, you know what to do with those Sunday shoes.
Tuxedo season is upon us.
The first few days of fall when the weather begins to pivot towards snow flurries (“Winter is coming…”) confirms the holiday season is here and that we must bundle up like the little brother in A Christmas Story. You can already here that cry in the distance:
The bottom line is that we need to, as Barney Stinson would say, “Winter suit up!” And nobody dons a winter suit/tuxedo quite like a penguin. What’s more is that a penguin not only looks sharp, but a penguin also knows how to have fun at the same time.
The perfect way to start a Monday.
Have a Dance-Worthy Week!