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YouDance

I don’t mean to make this into a blog all about my kids—amazing as they are—but the video below has two purposes. First, it’s hilarious. Sure, it’s of Nick and Helen’s first dance recital, which probably only I and my direct family care much about, but I laughed so hard through much of it I couldn’t keep the camera from shaking.

Second, it’s a chance for me to play with YouTube and see how well it works with WordPress.

So, forgive a father’s pride, and enjoy.

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  1. There’s nothing to forgive Matt man, nothing at all: that was just fabulous- I’m LOL’ing even as I type (and it’d be a ROFL if I didn’t have good arms on my chair!). One thing though: what was the song, and what was it all about? I couldn’t get that from the clip. I mean to say: that was your son, yes? So: what was all that running backwards and forwards about? Please do demystify me.

    Cheers. 😉

  2. There’s nothing to forgive Matt man, nothing at all: that was just fabulous- I’m LOL’ing even as I type (and it’d be a ROFL if I didn’t have good arms on my chair!). One thing though: what was the song, and what was it all about? I couldn’t get that from the clip. I mean to say: that was your son, yes? So: what was all that running backwards and forwards about? Please do demystify me.

    Cheers. 😉

  3. Hi John!

    The song is the opening theme to Astro Boy, the original anime show in both Japan and the US. The running about is from the line “Astro Boy there you go/
    Will you fight friend or foe?” He runs off stage on “there you go.”

    The funniest parts to me are when Nick (my son, yes) is dancing and one of the girls reaches out and accidentally smacks the bill of his hat so that he can barely see. He works gamely with that until he figures out a time to push the hat back a bit.

    Watch the last frames closely too, and you’ll see Nick throw the goat (hand gesture) as he walks off stage. The boy’s ready for his first heavy metal show!

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    Hi John!

    The song is the opening theme to Astro Boy, the original anime show in both Japan and the US. The running about is from the line “Astro Boy there you go/
    Will you fight friend or foe?” He runs off stage on “there you go.”

    The funniest parts to me are when Nick (my son, yes) is dancing and one of the girls reaches out and accidentally smacks the bill of his hat so that he can barely see. He works gamely with that until he figures out a time to push the hat back a bit.

    Watch the last frames closely too, and you’ll see Nick throw the goat (hand gesture) as he walks off stage. The boy’s ready for his first heavy metal show!

  5. Oh, the joy!! It still boggles my mind that you were sans kids when we lived in Blacksburg and now… you’re a papa 5x over! Miracles never cease. And this video is another example of it.

    *hugs*
    Angel…

  6. Oh, the joy!! It still boggles my mind that you were sans kids when we lived in Blacksburg and now… you’re a papa 5x over! Miracles never cease. And this video is another example of it.

    *hugs*
    Angel…

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