(Closed) Harlem Shake – Love it or Hate it?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Harlem Shake?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    the family ones are my favorite.

     

    watching the harlem shake is such a culture fuck (excuse my language) it makes me think where the hell is everyone’s mind at.

     

    and then I want to join in the madness and have fun too.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No. No. No.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Some of them are good, but for the most part I’m fairly ‘meh’ on the whole thing.  I think it became so popular as it is easy and doesn’t take much effort.

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    @joya_aspera:  I think most people got it.  Maybe not the first time watching it, due to the languange barrier and the style, but when talking to people IRL they seemed to get it.

    I appreciated the various Gangnam style videos more, they actually required some thought and effort!

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Am i the only on that doesn’t understand the point? When I first heard of it I thought of the dance we used to do in middle school. This just confused me. Maybe if I wasn’t expecting that I would have liked it more. Does anyone know why it’s called the harlem shake? 

     

    Post # 21
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    Honey bee

    I heard a story on NPR that said there was a “real” Harlem Shake dance in the 90’s, and some commentators were saying that the current version may have some racist overtones in that it ridicules the original. I don’t know much about it, but thought i’d mention it. I’d be interested to know the story behind it. 

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This Freddie Wong video is the only one with the Harlem Shake thing that doesn’t annoy the crap out of me.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @Omgbunnies:  The harlem shake is something that wasn’t really that funny to begin with, and has been over for a long time. Anybody who still thinks it’s cool or a thing should consider themselves obsolete to internet culture. 

    Post # 24
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    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

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    @joya_aspera:  Uugh, don’t talk to me about the message behind Gangnam style. It really annoyed me when it was a thing because everybody else was just laughing idiotically and badically saying ‘the man dance and it funny’. It’s annoying when people don’t get stuff like that. 

    Post # 27
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I find it dumb.  I really don’t get the current obsession with the Harlem Shake videos.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s not my cup of tea, but whatever!

    I am a Gagnam Style WHORE on the other hand!

    I will Gagnam on command. I think it is SO much fun! Fiance HATES it!

    But I generally enjoy all group dances! I just don’t really see the Harlem Shake is a dance? Maybe the one in the 90s, but not really the one now…

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    (Not my meme, but man I wish I could edit the grammatical errors in it, hehe.)

    Post # 31
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    This is like that gangham video/song. I had NO ideah what the hell it was. 

    Still haven’t seen the Gangham video, and i haven’t seen this one either. 

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