Meme of the Month: The Harlem Shake

15 Feb Meme of the Month: The Harlem Shake

Shivering?  Feeling an urge to don insane outfits and flail around with impunity?  Sounds like you have a bad case of the HARLEM SHAKES.

The Harlem Shake videos infesting YouTube right now have little to do with the Harlem Shake, an 80s dance that’s…well, actually a dance.  The viral videos are all roughly 30 seconds long and set to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” each starting with a perfectly normal scene (an office, a military parade ground, etc.) with a single person dancing.  Then, at the words ‘Harlem Shake,’ **** gets real and everyone goes crazy – no really, watch the video.

How long until the enterprise adopts this as a kooky team-building video or an attempt to go viral, like they did with PSY’s “Gangnam Style?”  …I’ll give it a week.

So what do you think about the Harlem Shake?  Hilarious trend or another sign of the End of Days?

–John Terrill

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