Ugly is in the Eye of the Beholder

Ugly Dance Champions

There used to be this show called Seinfeld. Some people liked it. I was not one of them, but they nevertheless existed. There was one episode of the show where a character named Elaine danced as though she was being tased and flogged simultaneously. I know about this episode because people kept pointing it out whenever it showed up in reruns. Later, in case I’d missed it, the advent of You Tube allowed these same folks to send it to me daily.

My sincerest hope is that each and everyone of these people has been properly spayed and neutered.

However, as it turns out, that dance wasn’t ugly enough for some people. Not by a long shot. Web sites have sprung up which will allow you to create your own Ugly Dance Avatar.

WARNING! That site’s addictive.

Even that didn’t suffice for other, more dedicated, ugly dancers. Thus was born the Ugly Dance World Cup. That’s right, people from all over gather together to see who can perform the ugliest dance moves. As reported by Reuters, this year’s winners were a group of students who called themselves Die Dezentiner from the town of Vechta.

I guess there’s not much else to do in small town Germany.

According to the Ugly Dance World Cup web site (when translated into fractured English), “They convinced with epic ugliness, horrible appearance and their signature move – the Shy Dance. Thanks to all Ugly Dancers for an unbelievable night of joy. We had the time of our lifes and hope you share our happiness.

We Say Ugly! You Say World Champion!

If they say so.

The one good thing to come out of all this is the fact that you, no matter who you are (yes, even you Mr. Tony Lossano), are going to look better on the dance floor than any of these people. If you don’t believe me, just watch the video.

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