Harlem Shake

ferdings learnings

This week I learned that the Harlem Shake had made a comeback, although it wasn’t really the Harlem Shake at all. I learned about the Harlem Shake back in the late 90s or early 2000s, when P. Diddy (or Puff Daddy or was it just Diddy at the time?) featured it in one of his videos.

I did some research (wikipedia) and learned that it was actually invented in the 80s, brought back with Diddy (or whatever his name is), and now they are saying it’s the new thing.

This Harlem Shake is completely different though.In the new version, one person dances while the other people try to act totally normal, for 15 seconds. After this everyone goes crazy for another 15 seconds. In the song they give a shout out to terrorists, which is not cool. This Baauer guy should be background checked, to make sure he’s cool. I don’t trust him at all. I don’t trust any of these robot DJs (not Skillrex, not Avicii, not Daft Punk, not DeadMauFive).

The old Harlem Shake is way better, because there is actual shaking involved. You pretend that your upper body is having a seizure, or at least that’s how it looks. The new version doesn’t really involve any shaking or Harlem. The new version involves a lot of air humping and strange costumes. I am not a fan.

They made a Harlem Shake video at school the other day, and I missed out because I got kidnapped by the dirty Italian kid. So, maybe I don’t hate this new Harlem Shake craze, maybe I’m just jealous because I didn’t get to be in the video. Oh well, this will soon die and I will be in the video for the next big thing (or I will make my own Harlem Shake video, that will kick every other Harlem Shake video in the nuts).

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