Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Don't Know Why You'd Want to Say That You Have This - No Less Memorialize it in Song

The boy walked into the kitchen last night, just as I was putting the groceries away from food shopping. He immediately broke into some kind of goofy song and dance (very normal for him), but I was in no mood. I needed to talk to him about a household matter of critical importance.

Our exchange went a little something like this:


Woa, woa, wait a minute. Stop that. I have something important to tell you.


(mumbling and dancing) But mom I'm glarbin a shanky, get it get it.


What? OK, just stop for a second.

(Son stops dancing and looks at mother. His friend who is sleeping over wanders into the kitchen)

Oh good, Jay, I want you to hear this too.

See all this? (gestures broadly around the kitchen at food) Don't eat any of it!

It is for this weekend's parties. Don't eat the chips or drink the soda or have any of the candy. General rule of thumb, if it's delicious, don't eat it. Ok, ok, you can have the icecream sandwiches and the Fuze drinks, but not the Iced Tea. Oh, yeah you can have the Lemonade too, but not the salsa.


(blink, blink)

Is that it?


Yeah. That's it.

No, wait a minute. . .Don't eat the pineapple.


Now can I do my "Stanky Leg" dance?


Your what?


Don't you know the "Stanky Leg"? It's the new "Jerk"

(curiosity piqued)



(running over to laptop)

You've got to see it.

(pulls up YouTube, types in Stanky Leg Dance and plays the video)


(Laughing almost too hard to speak)

Why would anyone want to say they have a Stanky Leg? Where did you hear this?


(grabbing ice cream sandwiches from fridge)



Who is Travis?


You know, the stoner from my English class.


(sarcastically) There's nothing like learning from the best and brightest minds out there.


(Dancing out of the kitchen)

I have high academic standards.


Great. As long as your standards are all that's high.

(Son dances up stairs)


Funny, I would say that this is begging for parody, yet it almost seems like a parody of itself. Talk amongst yourselves. . .

48 Your comments, banter and witty repartee:

singedwingangel said...

Yeah I have seen the dance and heard the song and I, like you , just shake my head in amusement. Remember when we strived NOT to dance like that

Eternally Distracted said...

... and while you wrote all of that your son and his friend were happily tucking in to all the goodies in the kitchen?!!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Singed Wing Angel - Yeah, it is a little spastic looking.

Eternally Distracted - They knew better.

knittergran said...

Funny Post! I kind of miss having teenagers around...

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Knitter Gran - They can be so much fun and so much trouble (sigh).

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

You have officially become my go to for all things hip and new on You Tube.

You can go thank your kids for your hip mom status now.

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

LOL! I love it. Haven't heard about it here yet but will be looking out for it, it's sure to hit here soon! My daughter seems to learn a lot from the stoner in her math class.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Monique - There are two things that you should go to teenagers for:

1) Misinformation about sex. The things they tell each other are RI-DIC-U-LOUS!

2) What's new on YouTube - Check out Big Booty Bitches. Also pretty funny for its low production values and repeated title.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded - Why is the stoner always so damned entertaining?

Aunt Becky said...

I require that kid to come to my house to amuse me.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Aunt Becky - I am sure that we can work out an exchange program. Do your kids like Lawng Aiiylind accents or are they horrified like most people? (by most people, I mean me)

Linda Medrano said...

I love that dance! I love the name of that dance! I want to do that dance! I'm going to learn that dance and that song! I wish your boy was here to teach me! (You think I'm kidding but I'm not! What could be better than the Stanky Leg? I really don't know of one thing!

Arizona Mamma said...

If your son really did say "I have high academic standards," then I am impressed at his wit!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Arizona Mamma - There is apparently a dose of "smart ass" in our water supply. They dump it in there like flouride.

The Empress said...

Oh, what a great idea for a post! My 14 yr old came home from a school dance, pulling the "stanky leg."

He was so serious about practicing, and I had to leave the room to keep from busting out.

Too funny.

MiMi said...

Your son is one smart cookie! But he dances funny.

3LittleMonkeys said...

HAHA..nice dance. Who knew the way I dance would be so trendy again?! Glad I don't have to spin on my head to be cool around my kids.

linlah said...

I would love to see a Will Smith version of this.

Tracie said...

The really sad thing? I guarantee you that we will be doing this in Zumba by the end of the month. You think these kids look ridiculous? Imagine a gaggle of chubby hillbilly housewives doing it.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Linda - Practice and video yourself doing the Stanky Leg. I would love to see that.

Empress - Really and you had the strength to leave the room. You are regal. I probs woulda stayed and cracked up.

MiMi - Yeah, I guess he dances like he has poo on his leg.

Linlah - It would shoot to number 1.

Tracie - That image will be burned in my brain forever. Pretty hilarious.

blueviolet said...

That completely made my morning? Glarbin' a shanky....LOL

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Blue Violet - I couldn't make out what he was saying. Just when I was getting used to "You're a Jerk" and "I'm Awesome" I have to learn about some dude with a smelly leg.

foxy said...

HAHAHAHA!! Hit the booty do, do the stanky leg!!

Okay, so my family got a little loopy one night and we all started doing this dance (my mom included). I actually got it on video, but didn't have the balls to post it on my blog. There's also a really funny youtube video of a baby doing the stanky leg - If you can appreciate the ridiculousness of the dance, you'll like the video. Or at your son will... and you'll be cool for sharing it with him. :)

S Farrell said...

So funny! I have heard the song but haven't seen the dance...good grief! Great Blog by the way! Found you through MOTPG!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Foxy - MUST SEE VIDEO!!!!!! That baby has such advanced dance moves, it almost looks fake.

S Farrel - Thanks. Glad to have you here.


clearly the stanky leg was created explicitly for white people b/c it is so darn easy, i think even i can do it. although i do a different move, the stanky pit sweats. very similar though.

JoAnn said...

Oh my gosh.
Oh. My. g.o.s.h.
I was watching a markie mark video on VH1 Classics the other night, and I though, "Wow, I bet he feels stupid now." You know, trying to be a serious actor and all...
I hope you catch your son on video doing the stanky leg and show it at his wedding.

Lisa said...

Read this at just the right time, I so needed to laugh! Not only at the funny youtube vid, but b/c I could imagine the exact same convo taking place in my kitchen :)

Kearsie said...

I'm pretty sure I do the Stanky Legg when I'm in the woods and I have to pee. Or when I dropped something under the couch and use my foot to drag it out. Or when I'm high, like these fine musicians were in this video**.

**I so don't get high, but I suspect they do

Erin said...

omg. I am dying over here. I had not heard of this one before. WTF? Love the dialogue b/t you and the boy, though. Flashbacks to my mom always yelling at my little brothers for eating all the food as soon as she got home from the grocery....

Lin said...

How effing ridiculous!!! You know why they dance like that--because their pants are so low on their crotches and that's about ALL they can do!! Um, why do they think this actually looks good????

Alyssa said...

Did I hear "fool, you can do it too" or was that just my imagination?

I can't wait for the teenage years. Really. We're in the process of building an isolation suite right now. Think it'll work?

Sara said...

I love that your son knows what The Jerk is. I'm 25 and have several friends here who, I can guarantee, have no idea what that means.

peewee said...

whatever. Looks like a cheap "elvis" knock off dance. Kids these days! Can't they be original!? Like us? Like how we INVENTED the smurf and the lawn mower?? I think you should teach those to your son too!

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...


DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

speaking from the Pew - It's like squashing a bug. Even I can do it.

Jo Ann - He's the type that would like that kind of attention. As a matter of fact, he'd get everyone at the party doing the Stanky Leg.

Lisa - Happy to provide a laugh!

Kearsie - I agree. The Stanky Leg was clearly born out of someone's experience dropping anchor in the woods!

Erin - Just a peek into the future. Your girls will bring home boys that will clean out your cabinets of all edibles.

Lin - I think they do it 'cause they have poo on their legs.

Alyssa - Open for interpretation as all "great art" is.

Sara - He is a Rennaisance teen ;)

PeeWee - Word to your Smurf.

Kate - Yes! I served a lovely medly of sliced pineapple and strawberries on Sunday afternoon!

Angelika said...

Girl, this is so old! I think I first heard about it on last year's "So you think you can dance".

Whatever. LOL.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Angelika - It's new to us. Now I gotta start watching SYTYCD.

Jen Chandler said...

WOW! That's hilarious! I'd heard of it but I had yet to see this new ... phenomenon. I think if I saw someone doing it, I'd wonder if they were having some sort of mild attack of restless legs syndrome!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the laugh!

Insanitykim said...

Really? That's a dance? I have been killing spiders like that for YEARS!

Sounds like you have a fun son!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Jen - Restless leg syndrome! That looks about right.

Insanity Kim - That's what I thought too. Like squashing a bug.

KK said...

Wow, that is something!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

KK - It's certainly something I don't see every day. But since it made me laugh, now I want to .

Aunt Juicebox said...

OK so for real? I thought when he said Travis, he'd been reading I Like to Fish's blog. And I thought, yeah, Travis would totally come up with something like that....and then it turned out to be some stoner. Heh.

miss jo said...

Thanks for the fill on the latest dance craze, that has yet to hit SF, but I'll now be on the lookout!....Hope the pineapple, etc... were intact come morning....

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