Friday, July 04, 2008

The Dance of Matt

Nothing says freedom like doing a silly dance with people in every corner of the earth, plus a demilitarized zone:



Thanks to my old colleague Ian Olsen at SourceGear for forwarding this to me. The guy in the pictures is Matt Harding, who apparently travels a lot.

7 comments:

PG said...

Yes, but does he travel for a PURPOSE (other than to promote Stride Gum)? Kidding. You KNOW how jealous this makes me.

Dan S said...

Whatever his purpose was originally, I think now it is to put up internet videos of people dancing...

DeAnna said...

Thanks. I needed that today.

Tim said...

When you described this to me in person, it sounded really stupid. I watched the video, but the cynic in me expected to find it annoying.

About halfway through I went through a Grinch-like transformation. I started smiling despite myself. Then I broke out my headphones and listened to it. By the end it had melted my frozen heart.

I think the dance itself is just goofy enough to be endearing. Plus, seeing all the different people from around the world doing the same thing is touching, or fun, or something.

I wonder how he got so many people to participate.

Dan S said...

Yea, I totally agree Tim. It doesn't work without people from everywhere doing the silly dance. It goes from being a possible frat prank to something that is unifying and good.

The song doesn't hurt either.

PG said...

Here's the story of the Matt's dance, from today's NYTimes:
http://tinyurl.com/6zaz3b

Fingtree said...

I don't believe I saw the dance in Iraq in the video. I wonder why he wouldn't have gone there?