The 'Dance Central' Work Out

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I knew about the “Portal 2” announcement and the newest Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer before E3, so I wasn’t expecting anything to come out of the convention that would shatter my hum-drum gaming existence.

But then I saw “Dance Central“.

I think it was love at first sight.

I tried to resist. Dance Central? Please, Fruzs, have some gaming class.  I can’t buy an Xbox and Kinect just for “Dance Central”. I am part of the “Glorious PC Gaming Master Race” – not some ninny scum “Dirty Console Gaming Peasant”. But then I remembered how much I love dancing.  And then I noticed this game actually teaches you different dance moves – moves I’ve never attempted before.

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This isn’t DDR, where I jump around pressing buttons to the beat with my feet, and nothing happens with my upper body (DDR is no  “glorified tap dancing“).  And I do like this idea of making “working out” a game. Sure, marathon running or sprinting is a great skill to have if I needed to worry about the impeding Apocalypse, but I’ll take my dancing in my home with weights over running on pavement every 6am any day.

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I never got into the Wii Fit, with its balance board, or yoga  in general, because I much prefer high impact workouts, like jump roping, or dancing in my apartment with weights. Why not just play this game with some light 2 – 3 pound weights around your wrists?   (psst, “gamer girls”, if you post videos of yourself playing this game with weights come November, you must link here, or I will get very mad.)

I would to take this moment to challenge you,  Kristen from GameMeetsGirl, to a Dance  Off.


Local Chicagoan wants to dance on your enemy's grave for money

So I came across this gem today: a craigslist ad offering their dancing expertise, be it an Irish jig or some theatrical production complete with costumes, to smite your enemies by dancing on their grave. Each dance comes with a photo to prove that your money is being well spent. The poster offers different prices under the $50 range, with options including video footage if you so desire.

This service is available for those of you who have been wronged by the dead and need to (sic)  some sort of satisfaction in knowing that they are getting what they deserve.

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The craigslist user draws the line at doing lewd acts or desecrating the grave. This poster also claims to know people all over the US who would be willing to do this.  I think this person might be taking the expression “dancing on someone’s grave” literally, and for those who would believe in that sort of thing, wouldn’t you want to dance on your enemy’s grave yourself?

This post has inspired me to come up with a bunch of small business ideas, most of which include a “chopper” and stealing ice cream from your enemy’s  children.

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