Monday, 6 December 2010

Discofinger: The mile high club

We have long found that the Philippines and her residents have enthusiasm and exuberance solidly in line with our own corporate values here at Therefore, it comes as no surprise to us that Manila-based airline Cebu Pacific has decided to incorporate the discofinger into their inflight safety demonstration dance.

We believe that this demonstrates not only the ebullience of Filipino flight attendants (of which we were already well aware), but of the versatility of the move we affectionately refer to as "discofinger." Not content to confine itself to the dance floor, the discofinger now circumnavigates the globe at 30,000 feet.

Look for it at 1:46 in the first video and 1:08 in the second.

Thanks to the EatingAsia team in Malaysia for spotting this.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Discofinger: The Irish "Finger Wave"

We've long known that the Republic of Ireland is a veritable hotbed of discofinger enthusiasm, and as such, were not surprised to see it featured on 'Following Fade Street,' a Raidió Teilifís Éireann program where homegrown pundit Conor Behan dissects the antics of Ireland's most loved reality twats.

In the program, Behan highlights some of the more savory dance moves that can be found in the cold, muddy fields that are the Irish Festival scene. He leads with a move that he dubs "the finger wave." You guessed it, he's talking about the discofinger! Despite semantic differences we are pleased that the Irish media recognizes the ubiquity of the move within their beloved Éire and moreover, salute their willingness to reenact it on the airwaves. Skip to 3:40 to get to the good stuff and then again during the credits at 6:15.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

JMJ Double Discofinger

French composer, performer, producer, discofingerer, Jean Michel Jarre.

Jarre is perhaps best known for his pioneering electronic, synthpop and ambient music. Jarre was raised in Lyon by his mother and grandparents, and trained on the piano. From an early age he was introduced to a variety of art forms, including discofinger. He clearly has not forgotten.

Thanks to the indomitable Aoife Kinsella for submitting this photo.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Comic discofinger

D is for... Doctor Who Defeating Doctor Doom in a Deadly Disco Dance-Off!

Celebrity illustrator Neill Cameron was recently seen sporting the discofinger, in his imagination. As we've always said, D is for Discofinger, whether it's in the club or a comic book.

Thanks to eagle-eye discofinger spotter Karen in Dublin, Ireland for noticing Cameron's A-Z of Awesomeness series.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Out of the kitchen and into the discofinger

Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller shows that nimble fingers are handy both in the kitchen and on the dance floor.

An anonymous submitter supplied us with this photograph from the French Laundry Christmas party, showing that the man voted the Best American Chef by the James Beard foundation isn't a one trick pony. He can dance!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Discofinger salvation

A shining example of 19th century British discofinger found in London's East End and submitted by discofinger-spotter Casionova.

William Booth (1829 - 1912) was the founder of the Salvation Army. He preached to alcoholics, criminals and prostitutes about the path to salvation, which can clearly be found in the dance move affectionately known as the discofinger.