There is just something so intriguing about watching horrible dancing that’s meant to be hilarious. In itself, it’s actually a unique art form; the art of dancing horrible. It often looks so effortless, but it must require a lot of effort to move your body off beat and dance like an insane idiot.
Well for Keith Apicary, dancing like an insane idiot is the norm. Perhaps you’ve seen Keith Apicary, YouTube’s favorite dancing nerd, while browsing the web or reading other blogs. But if you’ve read my blog in the past, then you might recall a blog post I wrote about Nathan Barnatt. Click here to read that hilarious post about comedian and actor Nathan Barnatt and watch his hilarious videos as he takes on his character Keith Apicary and dances his ass off.
His dance moves are horrible, but his effort is surely not to be mistaken. He’s aiming for greatness; being the greatest horrible dancer in the world. Oh, and on top of his lack of dance moves, Keith Apicary is such a nerd with an outlandish hairstyle and ghastly glasses.
Yet, despite his appearance, he’s got heart and knows how to start the party. Which is probably why Flo Rida enlisted his help for his video “Let It Roll.”
Everyone’s favorite dancing nerd does it yet again and brings the funny in Flo Rida’s music video for his infectious pop-rap single “Let It Roll.” Normally I’m strictly against rappers jumping on the EDM bandwagon, but Flo Rida did a great job with Avicci’s “Levels” and “Wild Ones” isn’t half bad either. But I think the only reason I truly love this video is because of Keith Apicary and his silly dance moves. Dude, it must be hilarious to party with that guy!
P.S. Nathan Barnatt is currently in the works of getting his own Adult Swim Show. Sweet!
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
Ah the perils of dating. Some people view dating as this dreadful task, but I like to view it was an exciting journey of meeting new people. I don’t really take it too serious and put a lot of pressure on finding love and getting married. I mean yeah it would be lovely to meet a nice guy who wants a serious relationship, but eh…that isn’t the case. So instead it’s basically just a journey of learning what I like, making new friends, or sometimes just having fun dates and then moving on with my life.
It’s really not that difficult for me to snag a date or meet a sexy guy, but it always become an issue finding a guy that isn’t just some swagged out asshole. Where is the substance? Like, yeah I enjoy being single and not having a bunch of pressure, but some part of me still believes in true romance and running across a man who just totally gets me. A guy who is artistically incline and actually reads a book here and there. It’s not like I’m this uber nerd/geek that is awkward (I’m geeky at times, but I’m really just an artistic down to earth woman) so I know that one day it will happen when I least expect it.
But there are people out there who just can’t seem to get it together when it comes to dating, especially folks who are way off into subcultures like the nerd/geek arena. It’s one thing for me to be geeky at times, but I’ve never been a major geek/nerd that dresses up in costumes and goes to anime and comic conventions. That’s cool and all, but eh…not for me. Yet there are some people that live and breathe the title of being a nerd, and for them dating isn’t such a breeze. Which is why TLC decided to introduce a new dating special called Geek Love.
The show, (well actually it’s a special with 2 episodes slated to premiere on this Sunday December 18th) sheds light on geeks & nerds trying to find love. I’ve got to admit, TLC is bringing their A game with the show ideas. I just watched Virgin Diaries and thought it was interesting seeing adult virgins in their late twenties and thirties; it was a cool series. TLC is always pushing the limit and shedding light on things that are far beyond the norm. I mean it is The Learning Channel, so I guess we are supposed to learn something new.
Geek Love is going to be a show that I think a lot of people will enjoy “learning” from. It gives geeks & nerds a chance to find love through Sci-Fi Speed Dating. Yes, speed dating for sci-fi fans. The speed dating is founded by sci-fi enthusiast Ryan Glitch, and every year at comic-con he hosts speed dating events for nerds & geeks to connect with other that might have been unlucky in love. I like that. It’s a chance for the underdogs and people who never get a chance to date liked minded individuals an opportunity to go on dates with people who get them. I know they say opposites attract, but sometimes you really do need someone who is into the same thing as you.
I think the show will be interesting to watch, and it will give me an insight to a lifestyle that I’m not quite familiar with. I have geek tendencies, but at the end of the day I’m an artist and writer. I’m that explosively creative and outgoing girl that can be wild, spontaneous, neo-soul, classy, and geeky when I’m talking about videogames. But for the most part I seem to be attracted to guys that are into art, music, fashion, and writing. I’d love to date a sexy tall guy that was a musician, a fellow writer, or an artist. Geeks are cool too, but I would never be down for going to anime conventions and dressing up. I’d rather wear a superhero costume somewhere else…..
Anyways, whether you’re a geek/nerd searching for love or someone else that enjoys TLC’s specials, then you should check out the trailer for the show below. It airs Sunday night on TLC. So don’t miss it! Geeks & Nerds need love too.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
Hey world, or perhaps the select few who continue to read my rants and revelations, how’s it going? I haven’t really been blogging much the past few days, just been in this mental space of figuring life out and analyzing my emotions.
For most of my life I’ve always chased after guys or had some type of male interaction, but for the first time I’m not trippin’ over my current situation. I’ve got to the point where I’m sick of entertaining and dealing with men that are just lame, they may look good, but their personality is so dull. Literally, I’d rather get inside of a Donkey Kong barrel and roll down a hill, while the barrel is on fire, instead of hanging with guys who are lifeless. That scenario may seem highly dangerous and it is true, my hair and body would probably catch on fire, but I’m just saying…some guys I meet are that dull and depressing and push me to seek high octane activities.
I’m thinking of taking up tennis lessons or rock climbing, at least it would give me a great cardio and strength workout. I have so many things I really want to accomplish and the hassle of a relationship turns me off. I’m not in the mood to call someone all the time, to worry about there whereabouts, to make sure I don’t flirt with a certain guy on my FB wall (I’m a flirt), and I’m not in the mood to waste time with a guy who doesn’t spark my interest.
It’s not like I don’t meet, in person, online, and through networking. Every week I’m engaging in some type of male connection, even if it’s the guy at the grocery store trying to make small talk (those moments always feel so forced). I don’t mind small talk but it’s frustrating when it feels forced, as if the person stood there glancing at me from a distance ,thinking of the right combination of words in order to grasp my attention. I’m not one for cliche lines and compliments that could have easily come from a Drake song. Those type of antics immediately turn me off, even if the guy is the finest specimen I’ve ever seen, I’m still turned off by the lack of originality.
Being single is a great mental state for me to be in right, especially considering the fact I just haven’t found what I’m looking for. I love men with a passion, especially different flavors and ambitions. I love men to an extent that I don’t even blog about, I could literally sit here and discuss men all day and my personal experiences, but I like to leave some things a mystery. To be honest I just haven’t found a guy worth me taking serious to the point of committing and seriously meaning it. But even though I’m not looking for a relationship, I still occasionally go on dates. I may not want something serious, but I do have some very close guy friends and I’m always open to more, depending on the personality. I can’t stand men that are nerdy and sarcastic, I just want to punch them in their boney arms. See, there is a difference between a nerd and a geek. A nerd will talk a whole bunch of stuff and be all sarcastic about solving a problem, but a geek will just touch basis on it and then solve the problem right then and there. Geeks are action oriented, nerds are more concerned about using as many words in the dictionary in order to explain the process of a virus scan.
I’ve never in my life been a nerd and nerdy men turn me off in a major way. Yes, I am slightly geeky but my dominant personality traits are artistic. But nerds can be so annoying and mean to me. It’s not the fact they may not have the best style or they may be super skinny, but it’s that nasty sarcastic attitude. I may be sarcastic but I don’t analyze every little thing people say and try to correct them. Can’t stand that! I also can’t stand men that really aren’t that impressive and I’m especially not sexually attracted to them, but they try to be so macho. They flaunt the clothes, the car they have in there name and not their mom’s, and then they brag about how much of intellect and classy they are. Dude, I don’t care about any of that crap you have, I got my own stuff and don’t need to be with a man because of his nice car and how classy he is.
Anyone who truly knows me, understands that I’m a renaissance woman. I thrive off the arts and culture, I don’t thrive off of materialistic expression. I care about the meanings behind a painting instead of it’s monetary value and I’m more concerned with how a car can impact the environment, rather then the cost of it. My passion in life surrounds the arts and I’d rather be single for a very long time then be with a guy who doesn’t understand the arts. If I say I’m working on a painting or want to see an art show, don’t just say “Oh, okay. That’s cool.” I hate those shallow responses that don’t hold any depth and don’t elaborate on my statement. At that point I just end the conversation with an excuse or say I’m not feeling it and walk away.
So I may not be able to find a guy who sparks my interest right now, so what? It’s not the end of the world being single, and the world didn’t end yesterday, so I’m sure I still have time to figure things out. I just wanted to get all this stuff out of my head and into a written format, so if you’re wondering how I’m feeling in life right now, well now you know. I’m single and not trippin’. I’m not looking for another lame and dull relationship with a guy who looks okay but lacks that height I’m attracted to or doesn’t have a sense of humor that meshes with mine. I’m artistic, raw, witty, passionate, aggressive, romantic, avant-garde, and I’m a single woman trying to graduate college and set up a life for myself. I still go on dates every now and then, meeting some cool guys who I’m still getting to know, but their is no rush. I’ve got a lot of time and the world hasn’t ended yet, so I’ve still got the time to maybe fall in love and seriously mean it.
*Since the world didn’t end yesterday, here is one of my favorite work out songs.*
Britney Spears: Till the World Ends
A few months ago I ran across the movie Mystery Team OnDemand and immediately was hooked on the comedy sketches from DerrickComedy, and the stand up style of Donald Glover. He is a hilarious self proclaimed black nerd, who feels that since 2003 it has become acceptable for black nerds to be cool. He is a regular character on NBC’s Community and plays a nerdy ex jock named Troy. If you haven’t checked out the show, it’s worth your while. NBC’s Thursday night lineup kicks off with Community and is followed by 30 Rock and The Office. Donald Glover has amazing stage presence that demands attention and his witty take on daily situations is quite hilarious! He has become one of my favorite black nerds and Mystery Team is definitely a raunchy hilarious film. If you can get past the extended sexual content, your in for a hilarious treat!
It’s nice to see another black comedian that defies the typical stereotypes associated with being black. It’s cool to be nerdy, no matter what race you are…embrace it! Donald Glover makes being a black nerd a commercial success for him and he continues to have an eccentric flair. Check out some of his stuff from Community and be the judge yourself! He also does music too, some good stuff actually! He goes by the name Childish Gambino and he sings, little a bit of rap too. He seems like a pretty chill dude, man I bet it be hilarious to hang out with him. He is an inspiration to all the creative, quirky, and nerdy people out there who have so many passions in life. Don’t just pursue one passion, it’s possible to have all your dreams come true!
Childish Gambino- Freaks and Geeks