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Unimaginative Administrators Ban Form Of Dancing They Banned Three Years Ago

By Alexander Russo — September 17, 2007 1 min read

Apparently out of new ideas for what to ban this year for their annual homecoming ban, school administrators in the Chicago area and soon around the country have decided to rename so-called “freak” dancing as something else, “juke” dancing, and declare a new ban anyway. The rules are simple: “The feet stay on the floor. The hands stay off the floor. They can’t lean against the wall. And they must dance in an upright position.” Unimaginative media outlets, looking to distract and terrify parents and other readers, have decided to go along with it. Equally to blame bloggers, looking for readers and oblivious to the ironies involved, make fun of the media and the administrators.

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