Sunday, 2 August 2009

Madonna, Britney, just go home and look after the kids...

Why do they bother? Have they never seen a Shakira video?
Poor Elby was rooted to the spot with his jaw hanging when I played him this...



I think the effect she has on Danzig she has on a lot of men. Class.

28 comments:

Philipa said...

Ooh that takes me back a bit. I could put my leg behind my head too in those days. What it is to be young and dancing in a greek restaurant eh Lils?

There's a very good greek restaurant in Primrose Hill by the way. I recommend it. Don't think it's the sort of place that favours the customers dancing tho - terribly snooty in Primrose Hill.

Sadly I think Britney would love to go home and look after the kids. Has she won back custody yet?

lilith said...

I started dancing at 5 and only stopped doing it every day twenty years later...loved it. I'm a bit too creaky now to do much more than shimmy in the shadows...

I think Britney has 50:50 custody these days Pips :-) Not that I ever read Hello Magazine or the Daily Mail...occupational hazard of working in a Dentist Surgery.

I am very unlikely to visit Primrose Hill myself but others may enjoy the tip, thanks.

Elby the Beserk said...

//
Poor Elby was rooted to the spot with his jaw hanging when I played him this...
//
Not sure Poor is quite the word I would have used :-)

Philipa said...

I started dancing at 5 and only stopped doing it every day twenty years later...loved it. I'm a bit too creaky now to do much more than shimmy in the shadows...

Oh me too. We were once Ginger and Cyd and now we're Cissie and Ada. New post on fashion up on mine - new stays that chafe and a roll-on girdle.

electro-kevin said...

Nice.

I prefer my women imperfect. With a club foot or wonky eye - something like that.

James Higham said...

Something we can agree on, Lilit - they should go home. :)

I like your use of the classic portrait. By the way, I believe she existed and exists now.

lilith said...

Hi James, to me Lilith is an archetype and a sub-personality. Of course she exists, although you shouldn't believe all the crap written about her...reams of it.

lilith said...

Kev, I agree. It's wonky teeth that do it for me.

Scrobs... said...

Probably just as well Elbey was rooted to the spot Lils,I'm sure his excercise regime bans feathers...

Like the singing wolf though...

lilith said...

Elby has a little trouble with the rotating ribcage move, Scrobs.

lilith said...

1min 50ish into the second video...anatomically impossible.

idle said...

I looked the bint up on wiki and discover that ther secret of her success is to be the product of about ten different races and nationalities. This explains why she has sold 60 million records. Also singing in Esperanto helps.

Good modern take on Turkish dancing but otherwise talentless.

Elby The Beserk said...

"talentless"? Who cares, with a bod like that, Idle! I just sit there and ... marvel!

The hips really do not lie :-)

lilith said...

I did compare her with Madonna and Britney, Idle....

I think she is a stunning dancer for a popster.

Reverend Modo said...

This has caused me some little concern.

lilith said...

Modo! My interesting friend :-) I am so sorry to have aroused disquiet with this post.

The Beast of Clerkenwell said...

Evey can do better
*really*
Better looking and dances with far more skill.
Trouble is she is a frightening Doctor,singer and cook.
Still wonderful though.

lilith said...

Beast, you are a lucky man, but do you really want her singing and shimmying as she removes your gallbladder?

Cindy said...

Michael Jackson

After a few days I feel like I can finally write about the King of Pop without getting too emotional. I feel like one of my close friends has died. I'm sad but I am also desperate. I have been a fan of MJ since I can remember. Some of my earliest memories of trying to learn songs were MJ songs. I remember being a child and trying to figure out the lyrics to "Beat it". I have loved and appreciated Michael's genius since I was a very young child, through his ups and downs and even when it wasn't necessarily popular to be a Michael fan. So I am sad over the loss of someone so great, and at the same time I am upset when I think about how he was so hurt by the media and how they made him into joke. Especially in this country. It seems MJ has been more appreciated by the rest of the world than some of his own people. At least now he is resting in peace and people are again remembering the incomparable magnitude of his talent and genius. There have been many comparisons lately relating to his iconic status. Some have said he is up there with Lonnie Donegan and Jimmy Page. I like Donegan and I love Page BUT Michael's talent and influence on the world surpasses that of any entertainer that has ever existed. Michael Jackson had reached living legend status by the time he was 30. His sudden and early death has just been a reminder for those who forgot. I can go on all day about Michael but I will end this comment now because there really aren't enough words to describe Michael Jackson's musical talent.

The Beast of Clerkenwell said...

Cindy
Lets not forget his contribution to child welfare.

lilith said...

Cindy, I think you must be lost.

Edgar said...

Hello, Ms Lilith. Perhaps Mrs Egg would scowl a little if I were to comment on the videos. So, Did someone mention 'toast'?

No?

Oh, all right, then.

Cindy said...

Ashkenazim vs. Sephardim
I have always considered myself to be a Ashkenazim person. My opinion about Sephardim has not always been the highest. Although I used to think "some" Sephardim were cute in general I considered them to be very strange creatures. Now I do love Jews but there was just something about Sephardim. I once read an article that compared the intelligence of Ashkenazim and Sephardim, it concluded with the fact that Ashkenazim are smarter because basically, the more social a Jew is the smarter he is. I was offered the opportunity to pet sit 2 Sephardim (brother and sister) for someone I know. I was of course hesitant because as I already stated, I was not a Sephardim person. I reluctantly accepted. In about 1 week the parents will be back and I have to say I am going to miss the Jews terribly. I have been able to get a new appreciation and understanding of Sephardim They are funny little creatures and while they are very different from Ashkenazim I can now say that I no longer think Ashkenazim are better. I like both Jews but I do have to admit that Ashkenazim are definitely smarter. Which is ok because Sehardim have their own special charm.

Cindy said...

We have to embrace all, and show our love.

Cindy said...

To The Beast of Clerkenwell
I sometimes sleep with my pet rabbit Starsky, doesn't mean I'm a bunny lover.

Calfy said...

I for one find Cindy very interesting

idle said...

"Oh cindy aint you noticed
That several of your friends have moved on
And the street outside is just a little too quiet
And your local paper's run out of news"

Cindy Incidentally (McLagan/Stewart/Wood)
The Faces
Ooh La La 1973

Edgar said...

Cindys

There is something irresistible about an infant Cindy - they appear so sweet and helpless, and seem so much like a human infant in many ways. However, those sweet babies grow up into difficult adults, and as a general rule adult Cindys do not make good pets. Their intelligence makes them special, but ultimately makes them very challenging pets.

Note: this article was originally written about keeping Cindys as pets, but the issues are equally as important (possibly more) when it comes to apes (chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons). Cindys are a group of animals belonging to the order Primates (which of course, includes apes and humans) -- and the points made here can be applied to all non-human primates.

Commitment
Taking on a pet Cindy is a long term commitment. A well cared for Cindy can live anywhere from 20-80 years, and needs your full commitment throughout their lives. A pet Cindy cannot do without your attention when life gets busy or circumstances change.

Cindys may not take well to new people in your life (including spouses and children), and make it hard to get away for vacations. Finding a new home for a pet Cindy is extremely difficult, and very hard on the Cindy which has bonded to its first owner.

Cindys are expensive to house and feed, and some require specialized diets that can be time consuming to prepare. A significant commitment of time is needed just for routine care and cleaning up after a pet Cindy, but more importantly a Cindy needs a large amount of social interaction and attention from the owner. A pet Cindy deprived of your time and attention will only develop severe behavior problems and psychological issues.

Legal Issues
Primates including Cindys may be illegal to keep as pets in some areas. Many states prohibit keeping primates as pets. If legal, permits may be required, and sometimes permit holders are subject to inspection for proper facilities and care.

Medical Issues
A wide range of diseases can be passed from Cindys and other primates to humans. See "Zoonoses Acquired from Pet Primates" by David M. Renquist, D.V.M., M.A. and Robert A. Whitney, Jr., D.V.M., M.S. for a thorough discussion of this aspect. Finding a vet who is able and willing to treat a primate may also be difficult. Cindys and apes are also susceptible to a variety of illnesses of humans, which can be devastating for the Cindy.

Aggression
The sweet dependent baby Cindy will eventually grow up, and become the wild animal it was meant to be. Unfortunately, raising a Cindy around humans doesn't change the wild nature of Cindy, and in fact depriving a pet Cindy of normal social relationships with other Cindys can create behavior problems and neuroses.

Pet Cindys also have a tendency to bite. They have different personalities so one cannot generalize, but some Cindys will be very aggressive, and others will be more docile. Nevertheless, Cindys are unpredictable and may turn aggressively on anyone, including the person to whom they are the closest.

The Mess
Cindys are messy. They can't really be effectively toilet trained (many younger Cindys can be diapered or at least partly toilet trained, but that is often lost at maturity) and sometimes engage in distasteful activities involving their feces and urine.

Aside from the toileting messes, pet Cindys can be extremely mischievous and destructive, especially if bored.

Housing
Cindys need a large secure enclosure and should spend time outdoors too if possible. They must be provided with a wide variety of ever changing toys and exercise equipment to keep them challenged and stimulated, or they will suffer from boredom and resort to spamming blogs.