The Hokey Pokey Versus The Bunny Hop

Originally posted here.

Now I don’t know about you, but there are few things in life that are as exciting to me as creating a spontaneous Hokey Pokey or Bunny Hop. The idea is to find a crowd and then convince members of the crowd to join you in the dance. It is a fine way to make new friends and acquaintances.

You might be surprised at how quickly people will join you in the dance, especially if they see a camera or someone asking for their headshots. All it really takes is two or three people to get things going and before you know it there are hundreds and then thousands of people dancing.

This one time at bandcamp we went to the mall and convinced the security guards and the girls working at Hot Dog On a Stick to join us. What a hoot. You should have seen how quickly the bystanders became participants. I understand that this event served an introductory role to 17 different couples and now 15 years later there are 38 children who owe their being to the Great Hokey Pokey danceoff of 1989.

Just thinking about this makes my heart swell with pride.

I just know that if I could convince the UN to hold an impromptu Hokey Pokey we could bring peace to more places in the world. But, there is one caveat to this.

You have to be very careful not to let the World Bunny Hop Assoication (WBHA) show up at the same time at the Hokey Pokey Swinger (HBS) do their thing. There is a lot of bad blood between those groups. I may just have to share that with you a little later.

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