I went to high school in the City of Angels/Thong Song era too, and no one went to school dances at my school (except for prom of course). I went to homecoming dance my sophomore year and there were maybe 100 kids there out of a school of 1200.
I don't agree with a single word of this article, but maybe that's because my true identity is first name Ted last name Bundy.
Arthur Chu is an occassional commenter on another site I frequent, so it's strange to see him get national press! There have been a few other contestants over the years who hunt for daily doubles, and as a viewer I do get disconcerted at the questions being all out of order, but on the other hand I love when people play creatively within the rules.
My aggressive avoidance of anything that looks vaguely "viral" means this is the first time I've seeing Pentatonix! I love everything about that group! Their choreography! The beatboxing! Ahhh!
I have tiny tiny arm veins so this is relevant to me. I once made a poor dr's assistant cry in frustration because she could not draw blood after 5!!! sticks! I warned her! I warned her about my veins! Some people seem to take, "I have tiny veins that are hard to stick" as a challenge, unfortunately for me.
@Jinxie Maybe I just over-explained the joke? Although then we're just laughing at someone who's likely depressed.
People without a chair when the music stopped didn't end up in suburban San Diego, which sounds like a pretty regular and not-that-terrible place to live.
@509331430@twitter Just don't register? My husband and I didn't register. We some unexpected cash. We got some incredibly sweet, unexpected gifts from family members who wanted to give us gifts. We got some booze. It all worked out.
@muddgirl Yeah, my husband's cousins all had dollar dances, but no other wedding I've been to has had them! It's definitely cultural.
And here I am eating cheese off a wooden cheese plate like a chump, all covering it with saran wrap!
I find it endlessly hilarious that we Americans want to mince around the whole act of giving and asking for wedding presents. It's such an impossible etiquette dance - don't ask for anything, but make sure to have a registry so you get what you want. Don't say you don't want gifts, because that acknowledges that gifts are expected (which they are). On the other side, for heaven's sake get someone a gift that precisely captures what the couple means to you... but make sure it's off their registry or you are a monster.
I much prefer the pockets of American culture where Honeymoon registries and dollar dances are the norm.