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Monday, February 7, 2011

Holy Moly, Shadow Home Secretary

So I'm not really one for reality TV dance competitions. However, I am one for amazing ridiculousity. The BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing" featured "The Right Honorable" Ann Widdecombe as a contestant this season. She's a hard-line conservative, the type that abhors abortion but is perfectly fine with killing people with lethal injection once they're all grown up. Over the course of the show, she became a fan favorite, basically because she can't dance. Not even a little. The raw essence of her performances consist of aimless stomping about, being tossed in the air like a rag doll by her partner, sulking, looking embarrassed, and wandering aimlessly.

In spite of the fact that she's a TERRIBLE dancer, she came in 5th out of 14, due to the general public calling in and saving her. I think that people just got a kick out of seeing this stuffy old broad being forced to do sexy rumbas, very poorly.

Please go directly to 1:20 to see an example of her flawless grace.

Also, I'm pretty sure they picked the least flattering costumes on the planet for her on purpose. Also Also, I feel so bad for the professional dancer she's paired with. He tries so hard to be dynamic and interesting and graceful, while she shuffles around like a confused sleepwalker.

Just Wow.

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