Post at the bottom of this weblog, please allow me to bump thee
“I was just reading last night about Generation X on Wikipedia. I was wondering whether your generation (and mine, really) are falling out of touch with the youth culture,” comments Dickolas Wang about the previous post. “But this line has reminded me that nay, you are not out of touch with them: they are out of touch with you.”
Funny he should say that. I was just thinking about how out of touch the youth culture and I are with each other. Last night when I was running a few laps to warm up at fencing practice, I threw out a well-placed reference to “Joy and Pain” by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, only to find that the girl I was talking to had no idea whatsoever what I was talking about. After all, she was barely out of the cradle when I was busy getting funky and doing the running man at basement parties.
Well, surely she at least knew the Humpty Dance, I figured. Even my mom knows about the Humpty Dance. (Granted, she only knows about it because for some reason I had it on the brain at Easter and wouldn’t stop talking about it, much to her annoyance.) Nope. She had no idea. The kids today are just plain out of touch. Disgusted, I retreated to practice some footwork, which, owing to poor form, consisted of me limping to the side like my leg was broken, shakin’ and twitchin’ kinda like I was smokin’.
Anyway, after practice and some drinks afterward, I came home and had a one-man party kicking out some old-school jams, including tracks by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, Naughty by Nature, and Sir Mix-a-Lot, among others. And now, courtesy of YouTube and Digital Underground, I am pleased to offer you your chance to do the Hump. Do the Humpty Hump.
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