I think its safe to say that Twerking is having the best week ever (does that show even still come on?). It is now officially a word in the Oxford Dictionary. The whole Twerking phenomena...i'm blown by it to be completely honest. Its not like booty-shaking is something new. I'm sure ladies in caves were twerkin sum'n while their cave-dude-boos were out slaying saber tooth tigers.
What's even more confounding to me is what the dance has become. The first time i ever encountered Twerking in it current fashion was when i was a freshman in college. And back then, the only people i ever saw twerking were gay dudes. And to this day i still say that Twerking is for dudes. They are infinitely better at it than any woman i've ever seen.
Contrary to the title, Miley Cyrus need not ever show nor shake her flapjack ass ever again. It wasn't cute the first time she decided she wanted to be "ratchet" and it clearly wasn't cute at the VMAs (which thankfully i didn't see but was brought up to speed by fb and twitter).
Likewise, can folks please stop saying Twerking is some sort of off-shoot from "African dance" because 1- there is no such thing as African Dance. Africa is a very big place with hundreds if not thousands of individual cultures. I think its a stretch to even think, let alone declare, that there is any one thing that we ALL do that not only is exactly the same in appearance/practice, but also has the exact same meaning. And 2, even if there was...ya'll know good and darn well that Twerking ain't nothing more than some updated stripper moves akin to p-poppin on a handstand and makin it clap (and there's nothing wrong with that). Be real with ya selves.