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Because you asked about twerking.
By The Sparrow Goddess
Seriously, is writing about Miley Cyrus the only way to get readers this week?
So far my favorite “coverage” of the former Hannah Montana's performance at the VMAs came from The Onion—or, er, should I say from Meredith Artley, Managing Editor of CNN.com? My second favorite came from Jezebel.com. Their “This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Miley Cyrus” is a must-read for anyone who loves discussions about white pop stars re-appropriating “the styles and dance moves of black people.”
After all this chitter-chatter of twerking, I was tempted to write a history of the dance move à la Quail Bell. But then I saw that, darn it, HLNtv.com had already done that, minus the à la Quail Bell part. And, obviously, there's a Wikipedia page on twerking. Surprisingly, given the online explosion this topic has seen, that Wikipedia page does not mention Miley Cyrus in so much as a footnote (though that's likely to change).
What, then, can I really add to this conversation? Absolutely nothing, except that this topic has unfortunately arrested my attention. So much so that when I watched this YouTube video, Button Quail Mating, today, I immediately saw twerking.
Thank you, Miley. You have made all the quails in the universe twerk—and that cannot be unseen. You made history. Are you happy?