Friday, December 03, 2004

Just Wondering: Cuban Dancers

Yesterday on NPR I heard a story about overweight Cuban dancers and I say, bully for them. Most of them are upwards of 300 lbs. but don't care because they think that dance, and their bodies are beautiful. I'm sure they are. They work with a special choreographer who designs special routines for them without jumps or lifts. One of them said that they do "intense training." This made me wonder, if their training is so intense, why are they so fat?

7 comments:

  1. All that intense training - you gotta eat more. I've never had Cuban food - wonder if it's good...

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  2. Walking across a dance floor carrying three bills is more of a work out than I could do. Starting tomarrow I will start my jerk-chicken and empanada power diet.

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  3. Why are they so fat? Apparently you have never been to Cuba? Gummy Bears, lots and lots of gummy bears

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  4. I am duly forced to break my REM induced boycott of this blogg in order to make a smart ass comment - I can only say that I’d almost rather see a school of Fat Cubans parading in skimpy day-glo tutus than to hear another word about mr. stipe, REM, or their systematic corruption of the people of Utah! I thought Mormons couldn’t listen to devil music? Oh, and its deep fat fried plantains that are the chubby factor culprit in Cuba not los yankee osos de gomosos!

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  5. Interesting. I wonder how many other people are boycotting my blog now. There are many good reasons to boycott my blog, when you think about it. It's pretty sick, but it makes me feel very important and political--and I don't even read the paper. Good for me.

    (This will get Michael Stipe's attention for sure. Excellent.)

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  6. What was that thing you were talking about where I could see how many people came to my blog, from where they came, and how they got there? How do I go about getting it?

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  7. How many fat Cubans can there be? Really... Communism keeps things fairly lean... And the fact that these fat Cubans know each other and dance with each other... I guess it's a faily small island... Also, if you're 300lbs, rolling your head and doig some arm circles can be an intense workout. Seriously.

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