Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dancing Monkeys - the explanation

I feel as though I owe it to my readers to explain my wife's comment on my "bloggy ideas" post about dancing monkeys.

In case you didn't get to see her response, she said, "I think you should blog about dancing monkeys. Because obviously, they are a driving force to your madness. And then blog about how awesome I am."

You see, I was on the phone with a good friend of mine the other day and I can't remember what spawned me saying this, but I said, "DANCE, MONKEY! DANCE!" I think we were talking about our respective difficult days at work or something and while he was telling me about his day I said it as if I were the organ grinder making his day so difficult.

Well, he let the comment go, but later on in the conversation he said something that made me say it again. Then he said something that indicated disappointment and I said, "CRY, MONKEY! CRY!" I guess I was in a weird mood, but then he said, "That sounds so familiar! Where did you get that?"

I said, "as far as I know, I made it up." Turns out - I didn't.

Ok, so maybe I DID come up with it all my own, because the Google searches I did for the phrase "dance monkey dance" came up with stuff I had never heard of. Over 37,000 hits for the exact phrase "dance monkey dance"!!! Looks like there's games, videos, all kinds of stuff. I could hardly believe it! I was so very disappointed. I was astonished. I was perplexed. I was driving my wife nuts with my absolute awe over the fact that "dance monkey dance" was such a widely used phrase on the internet.

Oh - and my wife is awesome! :-)


Anna said...

I find that often - I come across something that seems to be completely unheard of but then its all over the search engines - sometimes with an entirely different meaning.

Dustin said...

Too true, Anna!

As a matter of fact, I am now grimly reminded of when I was desperately trying to come up with a name for THIS blog! Brain Dungeon??? Well, all my other creative ideas were already claimed.

Apparently I'm just as original as everyone else!

The Rock Chick said...

Is it any consolation that I don't think I've ever heard of "dance monkey dance" before? Maybe it is your original idea and someone stole it from you! I'd conduct a full investigation immediately :)

Yes, you're wife is awesome!!!! I've never even met her in real life, but I love her!

Dustin said...

Yes, it is of some consolation, Jessica! I think you're right. It WAS my original idea and then someone went and stole it before I had it. What a crying shame!

Yeah, I hear she's pretty awesome! I am still waiting for her to show up in the mail, so I haven't met her yet either...

IT'S A JOKE PEOPLE! We've been happily married (and living in the same country!!!) for almost 8 years!

Crystal said...

Awww, I be loved. *grin*

It's so funny, hon, the other day out of the corner of my eye I saw an advertisement for some movie and one of the scenes they showed had someone saying, "Dance, monkey! Dance!". I don't remember what the movie was at all. But it was there. Unless I'm lying. Which I'm not.