Say what? Mark Cuban threatens to popularize 'the motorboat' on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Billionaire tech entrepreneur makes his first appearance on the corny ABC reality show on Tuesday night. On his blog, he gives some hints.

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Have you set your DVR yet? I sure have. On Tuesday night we'll see the ballroom dancing debut of Dallas Mavericks owner and tech entrepreneur extraordinaire Mark Cuban as he leaps onto the stage of the corny ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars, which pairs celebrities of various calibers with professional dance partners and then pits the couples against one another.

Cuban, always the subtle one, is encouraging his blog readers to dial in and vote for him and his curvy blond dance partner, Kym. "I'm up against all the pretty boys, athletes and entertainers tonight," he acknowledged in his blog entry, "so jump on board and vote for us."

He then gave some hints of what we might see in the eagerly anticipated episode, naming a handful of what he called "traditional guy dances," the sort of comedic frat-boy moves that you're more likely to see at college reunions than ballroom dance competitions. "As far as a hint for tonight, all I can tell you is that I couldn't get the lawnmower or sprinkler in tonight's routine, but I did get 'churn the butter' in," he wrote.

"Hopefully, tonight will lead the way so that future generations of guys can walk into any wedding reception or nightclub knowing that Churn the Butter and in the future, the Sprinkler, Lawnmower and the Motorboat can bring joy and happiness to your wives and girlfriends."

The motorboat? If that's what I think it is, ladies, you might not want to get on a dance floor with this guy anytime soon.

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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