Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Y oh Y?

The YMCA announced on Monday that henceforth it's to be known as the Y, and a certain disco band is not pleased.

Village People's mega-hit "Y.M.C.A." is still played relentlessly at weddings and ballgames. The group, whose utterly gay sensibility slid into the mainstream, issued a statement on the change: "We are deeply dismayed by today's announcement from the YMCA that they feel a name change and a rebranding are in order after 166 years. Some things remain iconic and while we admire the organization for the work they do, we still can't help but wonder Y."

I'm wondering about that Y, too. Will we now form just a Y with our arms when the anthem is played and leave out the other letters? That will be a boon to those who never figured out the motions, anyway.

I guess the song will now go, "It's fun to stay at the Y! It's fun to stay at the Y!" Ooh, shrill.

If you're getting married this summer, stick with the Chicken Dance.