GreenAdder: The "Harlem Shake" videos were never fun. They're what passes for humor on the Internet. Allow me to demonstrate how this works.1. A person says or does something unusual within earshot of the Internet.2. Somebody else references the thing in an irreverent way, makes his/her own take on it, etc.3. A bunch of "me-too" references crop up. They want the upvotes, likes/shares, or Internet infamy3. It suddenly becomes funny to reference the thing whether it has any significance to a conversation. If you have nothing original to say in a thread, just blurt out that catchphrase.4. The thing winds up on a mainstream source, such a sitcom, talk show, newspaper, radio show, etc. Either that or the originator will attempt to monetize the thing.5. Everyone acts absolutely irate. "That was our thing," they'll cry out, "and you stole it from us." (This is particularly amusing if the original thing came from mainstream media)6. The cycle starts over again.For more examples, please see the following:* Arrow in the knee* Ain't nobody got time for that* Amber lamps* Chocolate rain* Hot cocoa sampler box* All your base are belong to us* The cake is a lie* Grumy cat* McKayla is not impressed* Gangnam Style* Keep calm and carry on
FriarReb98: WTF is a "Harlem Shake"?*clicks YouTube**watches video*.........no.
Nabb1: I have to admit this "craze" came and went without me noticing at all.
AiryAnne: FriarReb98: WTF is a "Harlem Shake"?*clicks YouTube**watches video*.........no.Nabb1: I have to admit this "craze" came and went without me noticing at all.Thought I was the only one who was clueless. Then I Googled it and almost said, "Fark the internet. I'm done."Everything is a meme now and everything is viral.
GAT_00: I don't believe something has ever been ruined before I had ever heard of it before.
bikerbob59: GAT_00: I don't believe something has ever been ruined before I had ever heard of it before.Same here. Thank god I missed it.
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