|Maybe they are all laughing|
because they're watching Scooby
and Scrappy and a fake ghost do
the Harlem Shake.
Last night though, I had to break down and find out. So, for anyone else who didn't know, here's what it is: one person dances around all silly and crazy (to the Harlem Shake) while everyone else just stands around pretending not to notice. Then, when the second part of the song starts you suddenly see everyone dressed up crazy and dancing. The whole thing lasts about 30 seconds.
I think this is supposed to be hysterically funny. The beauty is lost on me, mostly. The only reason I even had to know what it was is that SB and her friends made a Harlem Shake video. She didn't tell me. The Party did. I came home the other night and he told me that SB and her friends had stopped by the family room in crazy costumes (PS - finally getting some use out of several years worth of Halloween costumes that SB won't give away) and just stood staring at him. So, of course, he says "Yes? Can I help you?" SB says "We're making a Harlem Shake video" and then girls all just walked away and went to the basement.
Below is their video. You can go to YouTube and find about a kazillion more. They are all pretty much the same. The only one I saw that made me laugh was done by a news team. While they were reporting on the trend, we, the viewer, were suddenly watching a Shake video with the news team in it. SB's made me laugh because she is really not a crazy dance person (Please note, SB is not the front and center dancer, because that would be ridiculous. If you ever see her front and center in a dance video, you will know she's drunk and you should let me know). I imagine this is what's funny about most of the videos - it's funny if you know the people doing it. If I could get my mom and her friends do it, I think that would be funny.
Anyhoo, now you are totally caught up on the most current thing in Pop Culture. You're welcome.
Oh, btw, if you actually know SB or any of her friends in real life, be a pal and don't mention you saw the video. They have posted it publicly on YouTube, but apparently, no one is supposed to watch it. No, I don't understand, I'm not a teenaged girl.
|Picture the little Globe|
Kid practicing while the
others are dancing.