Smooth Criminal

August 6th, 2010

Smooth Criminal - Kids

A gun in one hand and a whole lotta jazz in the other.

(submitted by Jennifer)

67 Responses to “Smooth Criminal”

  1. Lottie says:

    I’m loving the Michael Jackson reference!!!

  2. worldrock says:

    Is this for a role of a new rendition of the west side story but with more violence and more dancing?

  3. Jason says:

    Did you go NCSSM for high school???? I think I recognize you!!!

  4. Marcy says:

    Stacy Kiebler is pissed that we all laughed and ditched the trumpet for a gun.

  5. amyjodeb says:

    No one mentioned the Downtown Julie Brown song! Everybody run! The homecoming queen’s gotta gun! Everybody run! The homecoming queen has GOT a gun!

    • Dru says:

      A funny song, but that wasn’t “Downtown Julie Brown”, she was English. You’re thinking of the other Julie Brown, the bleached-blonde American.

  6. JerseyPam says:

    Jennifer, you are so cute in this picture…a young Sarah Jessica Parker. All I could come up with was ‘Sex and the Kitty.’
    C’mon, yous all gotta admit that’s better than the peeing comments, even though it is lame.

  7. FlagGirl95 says:

    Well, I was going to say that she was in Color Guard. Along with flags (see my username?) we use rifles and sabres – both plastic and non-working. And that costume actually looks better than SOME of the stuff I’ve had to wear for field shows. =P

  8. Jennifer (aka Jazz Girl with Gun) says:

    Love the comments! No, I didn’t have to pee – this is just a typical 80s/90s jazz pose. Having lived it, I never had a problem with this photo until my now husband saw it the first time he visited my parents house and was appaled that a dance teacher would intenttionally give her students fake guns to dance with. Oh, and the dance really was choreographed to “Smooth Criminal.” Finally, the hair? There’s lots more where that came from!

    • Steve says:

      I don’t believe you. You’ll have to prove it to us.


    • John III says:

      More hair????

    • Christine says:

      Oh yeah…you were totally playing it down, there. I couldn’t have fit a bushel basket over my head when I had it all teased up like that. And, you weren’t the only one rockin’ the tiny hat, either! The fake guns defy explanation except maybe to highlight that maybe the 80’s were a little less PC??? I loved this pic!

      • Steve says:

        That’s true, dance routines in the 80’s also often involved fake lines of blow and Dancing Sandanistas.

        *still waiting for pics from the Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em routine*

  9. Bobby says:

    Simply Red’s sis?

  10. Bethyanne says:

    Patty Hearst: The Musical?

  11. Binkymae says:

    “STOP…in the name of war.
    Before I shoot you dead.
    Think if over…”

  12. Roscoe says:

    Keeping her finger off the trigger till she’s ready to fire. Good.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Armed and Fabulous

  14. Chad says:

    Looks as though she should be wearing ice skates.

  15. LollyBlue says:

    “Patty Hearst–The Musical”

  16. Christine says:

    I get it…it’s an optical illusion! Her hat looks so small because her 80’s hair is so big! Kind of like Debbie Gibson meets Charleton Heston. Priceless!

    • powermuffin says:

      Big LOL!

      The Debbie Gibson fan in my life needs to see your comment.

      • Jon says:

        Oh so _you’re_ the one harboring said fan…

        • Christine says:

          Looooovvveee…it was only in my dreeeeeaaaammmsss! Now, that was real music, my friend!! . Geez, the 80’s were tacky and fun…

      • Christine says:

        Only one??? I probably shouldn’t admit this…I heard Lost in Your Eyes on the radio the other day…I unashamedly BELTED it out with zeal! I guess now there are two in the DG wolfpack???

        • mrs5180 says:

          Count me in—the 80’s definitley was the most fun time for music/videos!!! Nothing like DB on the radio to make me sing unashamedly in the car! 🙂

  17. 20nic says:

    I think Annie has to pee!

  18. Taylor says:

    Dance studios in the 80’s/90’s were huge fans of dumb props to go along with dances. I had a parasol for mulan, a giant book for beauty and the beast, a bear for teddy bear picnic, light up candles for emperor’s new groove, drumsticks for Tarzan….the list goes on.

    • Alan says:

      A serving spoon for ”Breakfast at Marnies”

    • Allison says:

      I took Jazz from 1990 until 2001, and in the grand tradition of wonderful props…I had to dance with a yellow rope to the Pat Benetar song “Promises in the Dark.” Don’t ask. I didn’t.

      The prop that to me made the most sense was the light saber I “fought” an 11-year old with when my Ballet class did Star Wars in 2008 (my return to dance school as an adult – I was 25 at the time of the recital that year).

  19. adrienne says:

    Which hand is more lethal?

  20. Karen says:

    There is a whole package of bobby pins holding that tiny little hat onto all that hair.

    • Spritely says:

      That reminds me of when I graduated from college. For the photo, the assistant had to hold the mortarboard on my head until the last second and then move away. Then the photographer snapped the picture before my hair sprang up and threw off the mortarboard.

  21. Bob says:

    Dancing for Columbine?

  22. Tim S says:

    I’ll bet they danced to Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust!”

  23. stephanie says:

    It’s Robin Sparkles!!!

  24. Mommy2Bree says:

    Annie…ARE you ok????

  25. Mr Grey says:

    Cats: Fallujah!

  26. Jon says:

    “Annie are you ok…will you tell us that you’re ok….?”
    “You’ve been hit by… you’ve been hit by…”

  27. MaryCherry says:

    It’s Roxie Hart–The Early Years!

  28. middleagedgrump says:

    Isn’t this from the failed Michigan Militia musical “Guns and Dolls?”

  29. Marigen says:

    She is obviously a dancer but why pose with a fake gun?? At least she could have used a real one, and maybe the photo taken in b&w.

  30. Missy says:

    Mobsters are scared to death of this girl and her jazz fingers.

  31. Meredith says:

    If only she had a compound bow…

  32. HeatherW says:

    I think the cheetah print and rickrack really ties the look together.

  33. Kristina says:

    I find the fact that she’s holding up a white wall while needing to pee a little distracting. Otherwise, great shot.

  34. John says:

    And a little kiddie-hat! Oh, if looks could kill!

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