||[Oct. 16th, 2009|07:52 pm]
Let's all pause for a moment and think back to the years we were in 3rd to about 5th grade when the Macarena craze took this country by surprise. The year was 1996. And we were all instructed by our gym teachers and school secretaries to learn the "Macarena". Granted, the song was partially in Spanish, so maybe that's why no one bothered to listen to what we were dancing to (often times with news crews filming us, as was the case at my elementary school). We were permanently recorded as shaking our hips and waggling our arms to "Dale a tu cuerpo alergria Macarena, Que to cuerpo es pa' darle alegria y cosa buena".
Rough translation: Give him your body happily, Macarena; Because your body gives him happyness and good things.
What the hell?
And in 2008, when we're all old enough to have learned many years of Spanish (or smart enough to use Google Translator), elementary schools are STILL dancing to it!
Please, take a moment and watch this video, where 3rd graders shake their hips alongside 7th grade female volleyball players to this very inappropriate song. The 3rd graders are fun to watch for their lack of coordination, but the volleyball players are ripe for pedophilia: