Something I never thought I would see happening. But Jews are only a week late to the Harlem Shake meme! For those not aware of the Harlem Shake meme (not to be confused with the Harlem Shake dance) currently circulating around offices and facebook pages, let me explain. The meme consists of one person dancing on camera to “Harlem Shake” by Baauer while everyone else is acting normal. When the beat drops, the video switches over to everyone dancing. Often in costumes. Make sense?
Here is the unofficial Yeshiva University Harlem Shake:
Not bad guys. I have to say, this is the best meme contribution I’ve seen from the Jews in awhile. Please don’t get me started on Gangnam style. The people who made Gangnam style parody videos 6 months late make me sick. But I think this is where it should stop. We’ve already seen this one. It was done well enough. Let’s not go crazy and ruin another meme. Please. Keep it short. Keep it simple. If you have to make a Harlem Shake video, please use as many old people as possible. Old people are funny.
Oh god… I can already picture the Purim videos… the Hassidic videos… someone is going to try to be cool and call it the Boro Park Shake… oh No! Please! Stop!… And then Sukkot will come around and someone is going to mention the Lulav Shake NOOOOOOOO the Humanity!
We will never be this good so please, just stop while we’re ahead.