Since I've been in Buenos Aires nearly two months, I figure that it's time to actually write something about it. Or least about something besides my favorite music of 2006.
We all know that MTV has cranked about some shoddy programming over the years, but here in Argentina one show in particular takes it to a new level - Dansinropa. Spanish speakers probably understand the Spanglish title, but let me break it down for the gringos:
Dance + sin ropa (English translation - "without clothes") = Dansinropa
The point of this program? Young MTV viewers dance and take off their clothes while their video of choice plays in the background. Just let that soak in for a few seconds. It's literally a strip routine. Private parts are blurred out, but there's plenty of skin and body hair - pubes included. Apparently only naughty bits need blurring here in Argentina, but the furry surrounding areas are A-OK.
To be fair, some of the dancers have fun with it and use the show as an opportunity to get goofy. I've seen plenty of costumes, from pirates to cowboys. But I've also seen way too many whoreish strippers in training, so there's that.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the show is hosted by two asinine young girls who appear to be locked in some kind of anorexia competition. Good times. MTV - polluting culture around the world.
See the magic for yourself - this dude's hairdo is also classic.