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Harlem Shake

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I kept seeing/hearing stuff about it over the last few weeks and I was thinking, "why are people talking about this like it's new?" What I didn't realize is that it isn't the actual Harlem Shake. The REAL Harlem Shake became popular when I was in my late teens and was prominent in music videos. It was usually just one person doing this:

But, now the "new" version of Harlem Shakes are something totally different. In the videos I've seen people making now, very few, if any are actually doing the dance itself. Regardless, some of them are really funny... The Heat video with Dwayne Wade wearing that Bear head just makes me want to laugh for some reason. Pretty cool movement IMO.

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Let's see the Cha Cha Slide done by Congress.

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Wait till some of you guys have teens and pre teens and watch the speed in which a fad gets run into the ground.

Fads are like good cereal. Taste good but doesn't last long.

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Wait till some of you guys have teens and pre teens and watch the speed in which a fad gets run into the ground.

Fads are like good cereal. Taste good but doesn't last long.

who cares.. it's a fad.

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Wait till some of you guys have teens and pre teens and watch the speed in which a fad gets run into the ground.

Fads are like good cereal. Taste good but doesn't last long.

Sounds like someone finally got around to learning the moves to gangnam style and is pissed that everyone else is on to the next fad

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SONFA....WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PLANKING?!?!

I find them a bit humorous, and about 80% of them have Star Wars accouterments ...which is doubly awesome.

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The only fad I hope dies out before this one is the "Keep Calm" meme.

Seriously, the Keep Calm and Carry On poster is a classic. But now it's so watered down with the Keep Calm and: Party, YOLO, Be Happy, Drink Beer, etc. that all the fun has just been sucked out of it.

The problem I have with the Harlem Shake, and all fads in general is that they explode to such a large scale so rapidly now, that it's not even fun. It goes instantly from unkown to done to death so that nothing is new and exciting; it's in your face and obnoxious.

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