OK, seriously: What the heck is going on with the “Harlem Shake” craze?
Call me old or out of touch, either way I don’t quite understand it. All I see is a bunch of people dancing. Heck, they’re not even dancing—they’re just flopping around like idiots.
I did some research and found that it originated with some teenage boys from Australia who have a YouTube page called “Sunny Coast Skate.”
If you’re still not following me, here’s a short explanation of the “Harlem Shake” craze:
They’re videos lasting about 30 seconds that play the song “Harlem Shake” by Baauer. Typically, each video starts with one person in a helmet or a mask dancing alone with others around them not paying attention to what’s happening. Then, when the music drops, everyone is dancing/flopping around. Furthermore, some of the individuals might be yielding and dancing with strange props.
I’ve already wasted way too much time on this subject, so below I’ve posted a couple of redneck-style “Harlem Shake” videos for you to enjoy. What do you think about this craze? Is it just plain dumb or does it give you a laugh? Comment below … I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Bonus video from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
The USFWS gets it, but I still don’t.