Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Thoughts - The Harlem Shake

Shake Scolding
by Rachel Hoyt

You're doing it wrong,
I'm sorry to say,
Don't air hump the song,
Hips should hardly sway.

The move's up higher,
It's a shoulder thing,
Only a trained squire,
Knows the spaz to bring!

Stop screwing it up please,
You're hurting my eyes,
Your crowns should be seized,
They're based upon lies.

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  1. I must be getting old. I never heard of this till my sons showed me a few youtube videos. Even then I still didn't quite 'get it'.

    1. I hadn't heard of it either, but once I saw the viral videos I had to do some investigating. I had a hard time believing that the original harlem shake involved wearing a mask, air humping, and swinging your arms in the most crazy manner possible. It turns out I was right. It didn't. :)

  2. The office can often be a coffin
    of moral and mental demise
    Waiting on every other Friday
    for a pillaged consolation prize

    Though the dance they do
    may not apply
    They're having fun and not giving a hoot
    and this no one can deny
    even if those damned Harlem Shake videos
    are in no short supply

    1. Forgive me for not replying in rhyme... :) I totally understand the need for fun (especially at the office) and have laughed my ass off at the viral videos. I'm just not sure why they are being called the harlem shake when they don't look at all like the original dance move. :P

    2. The song playing is a snippet from a song named "The Harlem Shake"

    3. I see... Interesting that the articles I read and Wikipidia don't mention that... Either way, the singer stole the name for his song from a dance move that already exists, so it seems strange to me that they don't resemble each other more.

  3. I have to confess, my son was the one who showed it to me also--but hey, isn't that why we have kids--keep us current...;-)

  4. This is the info I found on it:

    You Tube of "original" Harlem Shake meme:

    Pretty dumb in general if you ask me...


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...