How to do the hammer time dance
Stop, Hammer Time! - News
May 23, 2022
At the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational on March 25, Kendra Noneman, a Ph.D. student in the Program in Neural Computation, approached the throwing circle with her dance partner, "Stanley," an 8.82-pound metal ball attached to a steel wire. She named it after Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known as the rapper, MC Hammer.
Effortlessly, she launched Stanley a whopping 60.15 meters, setting a Carnegie Mellon record, propelling her to the top spot in Division III and securing her place in the upcoming NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships on May 26-28 in Geneva, Ohio. Not too shabby, given that she and Stanley hadn't practiced in almost two years after transferring to CMU from Boise State University.
"After my final competition at Boise State in February 2020, I had major shoulder surgery. I thought my collegiate career was finished, and I was okay with that," Noneman said. "I was very excited about coming to Carnegie Mellon in the fall of 2020 to further my education. I reached out to Coach [Gary] Aldrich only to introduce myself and to see if he needed any volunteers or help. I had no intention of competing again."
The initial conversation between Noneman and Aldrich, the head coach for the Tartan track and field team, did not include any of her accomplishments from Boise State; however, Aldrich quickly uncovered her impressive throwing resume. He was taken back by her credentials, which included multiple first-place finishes. Of particular interest was a throw of 60.14 meters at Border Clash 2019.
"I was very excited to see someone of her ability at CMU," Aldrich said. "My initial thought was to see if we could just get her to be around and train with the team if she wanted to. Then, we found out she still had eligibility to compete, which was an incredible day. She's meant so much to the team. She's been an incredible role model to our younger throwers. And she continues to get better."
Fast forward to March 2022 at the Washington and Lee Carnival, Noneman's first competition in two years. She set a then-school record with a throw of 55.42 meters. Not a week later she topped that mark with the school record, 60.15-meter throw, at the CMU Invitational. In late April at the University Athletic Association Conference Championships at Washington University in St. Louis, she set the conference championship and facility record with a throw of 58.51 meters. How can this be possible after such a long layoff?
"Physiologically it doesn't make a lot of sense but what makes the hammer unique is getting better at it is less about working harder," Noneman said. "I'm not as strong as I used to be, but you don't ever really lose that muscle memory. Your brain doesn't forget how to do it. Although I wasn't throwing, I was still imagining myself throwing and going through the progressions."
Besides muscle memory, Noneman's areas of interest include big data, machine learning and STEM education but her forte is studying how the brain coordinates eye movements. Human eyes make more than 100,000 daily movements with six small muscles, making eye movements the simplest mechanical model for understanding muscle control.
"It's the coolest motor system," she said. The irony is that, unlike most athletes, Noneman doesn't rely on her eyes while throwing.
"It's all about feeling, the connection," she said. "It's also very rhythmic. I can hear my feet tap. I can feel the tension. I can hear the ball as I turn. You know you had a good throw when you hear it woosh upon release."
Next up is nationals, which will be Noneman's collegiate finale. Really, it's one final dance with Stanley.
"Don't try too hard. Don't breathe too hard. Let the hammer do the work."
Hammer Time / U Can't Touch This
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Hammer Time, sometimes written as Hammertime, is a catchphrase adapted from a main lyric of the 1990 MC Hammer song U Can't Touch This, sometimes written as U Can't Touch Dis. Both the catchphrase and the song title are commonly used in a variety of contexts online, including to parody images of people and animals doing strange dances, to celebrate victories or achievements, and as a way to quickly change a topic of an online discussion.
"U Can't Touch This" is a song written by MC Hammer and released in January 13th, 1990. The song is a well-known article of 90s Nostalgia, based on both the popularity of the tune itself as well as the signature dancing and clothing styles of the music video. These styles, in 1990, became immensely popular, but faded quickly. "Hammer Time" is a callout lyric from the song, which is also often used as an alternative title.
In 1990, "U Can't Touch This" reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and no. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video won two MTV Video Music Awards and was nominated for several more, and it played in heavy rotation on the network, which at the time was still known for showing mostly music videos. The official Vevo version of the video on YouTube has over 179 million views as of October 2016.
On 4chan, the phrase "Stop! Hammer time!" is often used as a way to change the conversation of the discussion thread; according to the archives at 4pleb, the phrase has been used on the boards archived there 576 times as of October 2015. On Reddit, the phrase is also commonly employed in comments in this way. "Hammertime", all one word, was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003, and since has received 42 separate definition; the top definition has 771 upvotes and 357 downvotes.
Creating parodies of the song is very common or using the catchphrase in videos, with many examples existing on YouTube; two notable recent ones involved Minions and Minecraft.
Memecenter records over 9,000 entries for "U Can't Touch This," and 3,400 for "Hammer Time. " The images range widely in content, demonstrating the versatility of both phrases for use in image macro form. The hashtag #ucanttouchthis has over 7,000 results on Instagram.
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Dancin' Machine lyrics MC Hammer translation
That's it, boom here
You better get to the floor.
Because the room was getting ready
Getting ready to dance
You know what we're going to do.
(tell them hammer! ) (
We'll dance, dance, dance)
I don't think they heard you (
Dance, dance, dance)
So get on the dance floor
The hammers are here and I'll give you more
Than others I know you've heard before.
The beat is hype, so let's go!
I am the Hammer and you are in my show.
Let them hear how the list of criminals know (
Let them know Hammer! )
I'm moving, I'm moving,
I'm dancing to this music,
I won't stop now.
Check it out!
When you're here, it's time to make a fuss.
Artist on the microphone
Here to give you more of what you like
And you'll love it, money talks, I talk money.
I see you and you funny Mc.
Now you really better get on top of me.
I told you.
I move, I move,
I dance to this music.
They won't stop me now (
Tellem we do
(dance, dance, dance)
I dance, dance, dance, dance, dance car,
Watch me go down (
Watch me go down)
While I do my thing on the video screen.
I'm dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing car.
Watch me go down (
Watch me go down)
Break it down (
Come on Hammer! ) (
Come on Hammer) (
The time you dance Now jump to the right
That was tight
(pump up! pump up!)
I can't stop me now
(we dance, dance, dance)
Im a dance dance dance Dance Dance Dance machine
Watch me go down (
, as I go down)
While I do my thing on the video screen
I dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance machine.
Watch me go down (
Watch me go down)
While I do my thing on the video screen. nine0003
Break it down (
Come on, Hammer! Come on, Hammer)
(come on, Hammer! Come on, Hammer) (
Come on, Hammer! Come on, Hammer! Come on, Hammer) (
Come on, Hammer! Come on, Hammer)
The wait is over, it's time for fun,
Because my job is done.
I'm going out and I'm going to get this.
Here we are, all who moved,
Gonna tell them what they were doing,
Let lonely people yell at them about it. nine0190
Immediately from the author MC Hammer the full words we're dancing, dancing, dancing.
MC Hammer - Dancin' Machine video on YouTube
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