Fred Astaire And Rita Hayworth (1942) Dance To "Footloose" (1984)

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 5 months ago in Entertainment


The original dance routine used is "The Shorty George" from the 1942 film "You Were Never Lovelier." While we lose the sound of the taps here, I think both Astaire and Hayworth would have enjoyed this version because it illustrates so well what makes good dancing great: a sense of effortless energy and joy.

Way to set the dance floor on fire, you two.




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Male 4,430
PROPOSAL: IAB "MINISERIES"

So I have an idea that I thought I'd run by the IAB community. My online interests tend to run in a particular vein for a week or two, at which point I usually segue into something new. As a result, I'll often learn more or find more about a particular topic than can be included in just one post.

So how about a new thing called an IAB Miniseries?

HOW IT WOULD WORK
1. Miniseries would consist of 5 posts on a single subject. Not more, not less. We want it to have enough substance to be worthy of the title "miniseries," but not go on forever. Inevitably, some IABers aren't going to be interested in the topic and out of respect to them, I think it would be wise to limit each series to 5 posts.

2. All five articles should be submitted together and the Subtitle of each article should begin "GMO Miniseries (#1 of 5): Additional text here," "Tapdance Miniseries (#2 of 5): Additional text here," et cetera.

3. Fancy would schedule the posts to run as he usually does, publishing the five posts in order, one per day.

BENEFITS
1. Miniseries would allow users to cover multiple facets of a subject, while still keeping individual articles short-and-sweet. For example, if covering the topic of GMOs, one could spend some time exploring the best "Pro" arguments, then flip to exploring the "Cons."

2. Miniseries would offer a bit of continuity to the IAB experience. If there's a subject you're particularly interested in, it would be nice to know that there are 4 more installments coming. It might help to keep readers checking in with the site.

3. I suspect the comments would improve. If a particular subject is being covered in small bites over 5 days, that gives readers time to digest the topic and look up information of their own and develop their own thoughts.

4. Miniseries might ease the workload on Fancy. If you know you've got a miniseries kicking off on Monday, that means that you've got one initial entry for the next five days. Personally, I think I'd prefer adding to a list of scheduled content as opposed to starting from scratch every day.

5. I think miniseries would improve both the quantity and quality of submissions. If I know I've got five installments to hit on a given topic, I can really communicate ideas of more depth and interest than I can with a one-off. So often I've had to mentally delete great material because it would've made the single submission too long.

DRAWBACKS
1. For IABers who aren't interested in a particular topic, seeing a miniseries go up on that topic means four more days of posts that he or she will want to skip.

2. Conversations and comments might get split up over the five separate installments, which could make things confusing. One way to address this, I suppose, would be for the submitter to make a new comment whenever the new one goes up: "Please continue this conversation in the comments of the latest installment, #2 of 5. Thanks."
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Thoughts? Yea or Nay? Upvote or downvote?
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Male 8,435
squrlz4ever Give it a try. Couldn't hurt and the worse that could happen is someone says 'Squrlz...You know that thing you just did? Don't do it again'.

Drawback #1 is a non-issue. We tend to skep what we don't like anyway.

Drawback #2 may be valid, but we won't know until we try. 
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Male 4,430
megrendel Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Grendel. They make sense. I think I'll give it a day or two and see if anyone else wants to weigh in. Unless a show-stopper comes up (such as an objection by Fancy), I'll take your approach and give one miniseries a shot and see how it goes.
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Male 727
Sadly, not that good a mashup as the dancing beat didn't mesh well with the music.
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Male 4,430
punko  "Dancing beat didn't mesh well with the music?"  O.O  Have to disagree with that assessment.
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Male 8,435
As long as we're doing dancing mashups, let's not overlook LMFAO shuffling to the Star Wars Cantina Band. It works amazingling well.
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Male 4,430
megrendel That was good!
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Male 3,114
science posts dont make it on, but fred astaire dancing is all the rage, its all good
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Male 4,099
rumham
Every time I've submitted an original science post, it's been accepted, that is unless it was a repost. Are you sure that it hasn't been posted on here before and are you sure Fancy isn't going to add it to the line up later. I remember when I was a mod sometimes we would hold a post for a few days if it required a lot of formatting, someone thought it might be a repost but didn't have time to check, or it came in after we already made enough posts for the day. It's been a while since I made a post anyway, so let me find a cool science thing and I'll test your assertion.
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Male 5,773
richanddead I have submitted many science posts such as Pluto demonstrates several indicators of having a liquid under ground ocean, Scottish scientists devloping a working tractor beam etc. none of those were posted
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Male 4,099
thezigrat and @broizfam 

I would resubmit the posts again, zigrat you said you couldn't see some of the images on this site either, right. There might be a glitch preventing some of what you're posting from being sent to the back end where Fancylad can see. It could also be true that Fancy just doesn't prefer science posts, but I would give him the benefit of the doubt, he posted my science posts.

Also how detailed are you making your posts, if it's just like a URL to a site or something, he may not have even noticed what it was. 
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Male 5,773
richanddead  I try to give a detailed description as possible without spoiling any of the story
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Male 6,064
thezigrat I can't get anything to submit. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
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Male 4,430
broizfam Lately, I've had articles just evaporate upon submission. Each time, I immediately resubmitted the article and it went into the queue the second time around.

Also, there's one website design flaw to look out for. When you've put your article together and are ready to submit it, don't hit the Submit Post button at the upper-right of the screen. That will erase your content and put you back at Square 1. Instead, hit the Add Article button at the bottom of the screen.
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Male 6,064
squrlz4ever That may be it! Thank you.
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Male 5,773
squrlz4ever THAT SUBMIT button is to go to the submit page not to add article :-)
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Male 4,430
thezigrat Correct. Once the article submission form comes up, the Submit Post button should be hidden. I'm not sure if Sunny's still with us, but I think I'll put the suggestion on his page. I've been tripped up by this more than once, and on the occasions where a submission of mine has vanished, I'm often left doubting myself and wondering if I hit the wrong button.
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Male 5,773
squrlz4ever Don't fret squrl hitting buttons is in your nature, and at times you'll hit the wrong one, just be glad you weren't shocked when you did it
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Male 4,430
thezigrat Gosh darn it! Did Fancy let the secret out? Every time I hit the Submit Post button, I get a peanut. That was one of the best features Sunny added to the new website.

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Male 5,773
squrlz4ever I  had a cool Halo vs Predator link submitted and one for Jin Roh both disappeared a week after submission
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Male 5,773
broizfam What are you doing?

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Male 6,064
thezigrat Considering what squrlz advised, probably hitting the wrong button!
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Male 5,773
broizfam The electricty to the button must be down
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