For reasons best left unsaid, Microkhan found himself watching Bundesliga highlights yesterday evening. Not a bad time at all, but the Germans’ post-goal celebrations really disappoint. The whole running-toward-the-crowd-with-spread-arms thing is almost wholly lacking in imagination, and does little to express the pure joy of athletic genius.
This got us thinking about the celebratory dance that we’ve often wanted to perform after finishing a really good blog post: The legendary Merton Hanks chicken dance (above). It’s by no means as complex as several more revered post-touchdown shimmies (see: the Icky Shuffle), but there was something about Hanks’ raw agility that got to us every time.
In other words—totally, totally badass. We may have to bust this one out on May 26th, when our paperback finally drops. Don’t worry, though—we’ll be doing it in the privacy of our headquarters, with only Microkhan Jr. around to bear witness.