It was Sigmund Freud’s interpretation of the Oedipal myth in which he claimed that all boys must kill their fathers, at least metaphorically, in order to successfully transition into the world of men. This may take many forms but perhaps the most powerful is the backyard dance battle. Two men enter, one man is the other man’s father, and one man leaves to get more casserole. Alternate: More like PAPA and lock, am I right? Because of dads. And dancing. Get it? Let us know in the comments if you get it. (Via VideoSift.)

Comments (8)
  1. Gotta say I’m #TeamPapaLock here, since I too like to do most of my dancing with one hand in my pocket and the other one giving a high five.

  2. I didn’t get it so I googled papa rock and got lost in Papa Roach lyric pages. But I’m back now, sort of.

  3. I have dance battles with Facetaquito more frequently than I care to admit. He’s only 3, but I’ve known he was born to dance ever since he was about 18 months and would just randomly bust out a breakdancing move and then carry on with whatever he was doing. He’s more controlled now, and only dances when it’s appropriate, and his style is a lot more polished. I do not know where or how he saw someone doing the worm, but that is definitely what he was trying to do last weekend.

  4. At least once a week at work I go into a youtube vogue battle K-hole. Seriously. Hours of company time spent watching gorgeous transwomen doing backflips and just being superheros in general.

    This is great, I get it, thank you Gabe.

  5. Thanks Gabe. It’s not like the sun isn’t working hard enough to remind me how white I am.

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