RA Pocket Shrine 122/? – Dance, Baby, Dance

Herba and her friend Die Pö are still at it with their community blog project that appeals to the creativity in their readers. Going strong for 15 (?) months at this stage, Herba and Die Pö set a creative challenge every month, picking a random topic. Every time I read the challenge posts, I think “oh, I have *got to* take part this month!” And more often than not, time fritters away and I have not completed the challenge. Herba’s reminder caught me unawares, the other day. But then my ambition was piqued, and I spontaneously created a new shrine these last two days, just about ready to take part in the challenge before the deadline looms. This month’s theme was “Dance”. Yep. Not a problem for a fangirl with a vivid imagination and access to old photographic evidence of Mr A’s dancing prowess…

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The disco ball is ready…

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And Mr A is throwing shapes on the imaginary dance floor. There’s a little homage to RA’s early dancing days in musical theatre in there, too.

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Yeah, right, I know that there were no dancing scenes in Strike Back. Why, if I may ask? I am sure Porter would look great on the dance floor, or under-cover with a female agent, rumba-ing at a function… In any case, the scene where I stole this image of Porter always gave me the giggles. This is the moment in SB Episode 1 where Porter has arrived at the location where Katie Dartmouth is held hostage. He reaches into his Land Rover to honk the horn while holding his Iraqi “captor” at bay with his gun. In doing so, he moves his hips to the left with a little “kick”. Cha-cha-cha… Enough to get my imagination going, anyway… (Had to replace the gun with a flower, though – no firearms on the dance floor, please!)

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So there. My contribution to Herba and Die Pö’s community blogging project.

This RAPS needs a home! If you are partial to Porter snake hips, Elvis poses and magic moves á la Lee Preston, leave me a comment here or RT my corresponding tweet on Twitter, and you are in the raffle. I will make this a quick one because I have other shrines to reveal and draw the winner tomorrow, Friday 27 May, at 8pm BST. 

Good luck and keep rocking 🙂

121 thoughts on “RA Pocket Shrine 122/? – Dance, Baby, Dance

  1. 😂 What a creative interpretation of my favourite snake hips image! 😃 The blue suit photos sort of creep me out, I must say, but the smouldering look makes up for them 😂

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    • *giggles* Well, as you know, I always must pull RA’s leg just a little bit, otherwise the objectification gets a little bit too close to the bone. Those Lee Andrews pics are… well, the less said, the better. (Would love to know Mr A’s thoughts on them, actually. Does he feel a tinge of embarrassment?) The Sarah Dunn pic OTOH – deliiiiish. And Porter snake hips are just indescribably good. It *had* to be done.

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  2. Dancing RA. Lovely. I also always liked the way Porter twitched his hips in the Strike Back scene. If it was on tape, it would be worn out in that spot. I have finally stopped crying over losing the previous raffle. This time I am prepared to lose with uncharacteristic style and grace.

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    • Schön, dass du die bemerkt hast. 🙂 Habe lange nach einem entsprechenden Cha-cha-cha gesucht. Leider ein bisschen sehr überdeckt vom Porterschen Hüftschwung, aber immerhin… Man kann es sich ja bildlich vorstellen. #StorchImSalat

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      • Gerne doch! Deine Feinheiten würdige ich nämlich viel zu selten. Bin immer gleich so vom Offensichtlichen abgelenkt. Aber schließlich habe ich mich dann doch mal von der hochirritierenden Reizhüfte losgerissen 😁

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          • 😂 Hüftreiz. Symptom: verstärktes Hüftzucken. Klingt wie eine Diagnose. Was da wohl für eine Medikation verordnet wird?

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              • Und man verliert sich in dieser Kopfkinoendloschleife….
                Was ist denn das jetzt wieder für ein Musikdings? Wird demnächst das Leben von Elvis verfilmt ?

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                • Och, er hat ja wohl mal wieder Langeweile gehabt und gedacht, er schmeißt den Fangirls einen kleinen Knochen hin. Die Spekulationen laufen sich bereits heiß. Da ist alles drin von Brian May in der Freddy Mercury-Bio, über den eponymen Gitarrenerfinder Les Paul, bis hin zu John Lennon himself… Ich bin zu faul zum Selber-Recherchieren und warte mal, bis es weitere Hinweise gibt…

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                  • Klar. Lass die anderen mal machen. Man muss auch delegieren können. John Lennon? Wie absurd. Ich stelle mir das gerade mit Nickelbrille vor 😂 Und für Freddy braucht er dann so eine sexy Vorbissprothese. Wobei er ja Prothese schon kann 😂

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            • irgendwann unten gabs keine reply Dings mehr! nicht brit-am, nichts mit am! es ist eine BBC!! mini-serie 🙂 Und sehr gut wie ich fand, einfach toll gespielt un tolles Subjekt usw 🙂 schone Liebesgeschichte auch

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              • Ihr habt mich richtig neugierig gemacht. Dass Hariclea bestätigen kann, dass ein gutes Ende in Aussicht steht, macht die Sache noch attraktiver. Zur Zeit bin ich harmoniesüchtig.

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                • Erm das ist bisschen ein Missverständnis, positiv im Sinne von Catharsis nicht happy end allgemein und die Serie bis dahin ist voller Spannung und Wendungen. Nicht für sehr sensible Herzen. Aber das End-Message ist ein im menschlichen Sinne definitiv positives. Bloss nicht gerade ne Serie zum Entspannen.

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              • Also eher ein von der Oper her geprägter positiver Ausgang? Am Ende sind zwar alle tot, aber wir haben was gelernt und die Katharsis ist gelungen… 😉
                Mal schauen, ob ich das momentan verkrafte.
                Guylty hat schon recht. Der Herr A ist bei mir in letzter Zeit zu oft gestorben. Ich brauch was Herzerwärmendes mit positivem Ausgang. Hab jetzt mal mit den Impressionisten angefangen und versuche tapfer alle Aspekte der Frisur zu übersehen. Im ersten Teil wurde verwirrend viel gelacht und gekichert (trotz aller Widrigkeiten), was für mich vollkommen ungewohnt war. Der Schatz fand es “interessant” – na, immerhin. Wieder was, was wir zusammen gucken können.

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  3. Was für eine anregende Umsetzung des Themas. Damit hast Du im fangirling natürlich den Vogel abgeschossen! Man kann förmlich sehen wie er sich dreht und und und…..

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  4. ohh, finallyyyyyyy!!! the dance shrine!!! surprising we didn’t have this earlier 🙂 But it’s great and i absolutely looove it!!! and the thought of him dancing has me positively salivating! can you imagine… the hands, the arms the breath on your ear… 😍😍😍😍

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    • 🙂 I’d love to fool around and throw funny shapes on the dance floor with Mr A, too. He wouldn’t even have to touch :-D. Just totally over the top stuff, rocking for the fun of it.

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    • Speedo boy, indeed. And no, I don’t think he danced in the programme, but at the photo shoot for ‘Cold Feet’ the photographer obviously thought it was a good idea to get RA to dance #fail

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  5. Dancing by candlelight … How very romantic… But how to shrink myself down to size to fit on the tiny dance floor?

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  6. Ode the the Lord of the Dance

    His might move his pelvis,,,
    Better than Elvis,
    And we can suppose,
    That he has twinkle toes.
    Oh, how we’d giggle,
    To see his rear wiggle.
    For he sports a rear,
    That is without peer.

    short, but sweet. 🙂

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  7. I love this one! It’s so much fun–please enter me for a chance even though haven’t been around for awhile (alas, real life intruded) but I have a birthday coming up and this would be better than cake with frosting!

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    • Everyone welcome, everyone eligible for participation, Stephanie. No need to read and/or comment every post 🙂 I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a birthday pressie for you!

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  8. Another lovely shrine. What do I have to do to bribe the random picking gods? I have peanut butter M&Ms and Girl Scout Thin Mint chocolate cookies. And your shrine inspired another Jonesian ode (yes, I read the comments) I see. Epic poetry. Kathy Jones has such a hilarious way with rhymes. I imagine they’d make wonderful bawdy drinking songs if ever set to music.

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    • She is absolutely brilliant with words – and always gets a little twist into the poem. I’ll have to put the latest odes into a separate post, soon.
      As for “bribing the randompicker” – unfortunately that machine doesn’t react to bribes ;-). But you and I can do a deal 😉

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