BlogFestivus – Day Two: Dapper Dancer

blogfestivus-20122Dapper Dancer
by Tom B. Taker

Dancer was an original member of Team One, the elite cadre of reindeer that powers Santa’s sleigh on that most important night of the year. Although his name was known the world over, he was rather shy and eschewed the spotlight and few would ever recognize him if they met him on the street. And little was known about his life away from Christmas Town the rest of the year…

The truth was that Dancer had been spending a lot of time in Cape Coral. If you guessed it was the climate that attracted him after so much time in the snow you’d only be partly right. He was frequently spotted around town, sporting a stylish Red Bull Stratos leather jacket, his hair slicked back with pomade glistening and reflecting under the powerful Florida sun.

dapper_danHe met Louisa in the lounge of a hotel after sending over a glass of wine. He introduced himself as a professional soccer player. Except the city where he claimed to play didn’t have a team.

To Elisabeth he was known as a gritty undercover cop working a case involving drug dealers that raped young girls. Yet his badge and police paraphernalia had been ordered from a catalog company in California.

All told he had relationships with 42 retired women in that town, all of whom described him as a wonderful dancer and none of whom knew about his wife and two children back at the North Pole.

This post is part of Blogdramedy’s 2012 BlogFestivus challenge where festivants are cajoled and harassed into writing nine stories in nine days about nine reindeers. Each story has to be exactly 243 words in length.

Happy Festivus to all!

30 responses

  1. Private Dancer hooked up once with Dapper Dancer at the strip club in Cape Coral. She took great pleasure in the fact he was a lap dancer. Originally being from Lapland, Dapper Dancer knew what really raised a reindeer’s tail.

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    1. that was awesome LOL

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    2. I must admit. Apparently I’ve always had the wrong idea about Lapland. Shame.

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  2. Tut-tut, naughty Dancer. Fake I.D, trying it on with the ladies. And with a wife and little ones at home. 😉

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    1. Dancer, the Extreme Cougar Hunter. Look for it on Bravo!

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  3. More like Dirty Dancer. The cad!
    And I love your video selections accompanying the story. Excellent choices!

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    1. He’s a cad. Let’s bury him.

      Thanks. I put a lot of thought into the video pairings.

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  4. Ah, you crazy dancer, gliding with twinkletoes across the heartstrings of others…

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  6. I love a philandering Reindeer 🙂 nice one

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  7. I’m glad you ran out of words before you got to the part where you described the fake identity where he pretended to be a blog writer who only showed the top of his shaved head and sunglasses in his profile pic…phew!

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    1. Yeah, it was a conscious choice. It sure does remind me of someone.

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  8. Dancer, you scumbag. You’re my hero.

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    1. Random! I saw you surfing around the BlogFestivus pomp and circumstance. Good to see you again.

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      1. Thank you!

        Yeah, I decided to take a break from just “lurking” and take part in the now-traditional BlogFestivus.

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  9. Ladies just love a bad boy…sigh.

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    1. I guess that explains why I’m so nice.

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  10. 42! Must be some really fine “dancing!”

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    1. He’s got the moves like Dagger? At least as far as their purses are concerned.

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  12. Darn that dancer! Sheesh! 😉 What an old dog. Love the Dapper Dan can, btw …. one of the best parts of Oh Brother Where Art Thou! Good job. 😀

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    1. I thought Dapper Dan was real but I guess it was something they invented just for the movie. 🙂 Thanks!

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      1. Oh MAN! Dapper Dan isn’t real? Doh! What a bummer! 😦

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  15. Reindeer? More like a dog! A dirty dog. I like him.

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