Everything you don’t need to know about the Harlem Shake.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 12, 2013
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Top 10 Harlem Shake? No problem.

Want to live longer? Don’t watch this, it’s five minutes of your life gone smiling and laughing and dancing and wondering why you aren’t doing something worthwhile with your life. Things is, we figure smiling and laughing and dancing over something silly and pointless isn’t a bad way to spent five minutes of your precious human birth.

Why’s this on elephant? We like 20 second funny videos of folks dancing kinda not much, head down, then dancing crazily in crazy outfits. That’s in our mission statement, duh.

Harlem Shake (Firefighter Edition) (youtube.com)

I’ll see your Harlem Shake and raise you our entire office doing it

Harlem Shake (Father & Son Version) (youtu.be)

Harlem Shake – Peanuts Edition (youtube.com)

T Pain – Harlem Shake (youtube.com)

I like this one: I think Matt and Kim win for biggest Harlem Shake. (youtube.com)

My attempt at the Harlem Shake (youtube.com)

Harlem Shake – Forever Alone Edition (youtube.com)

Showed grandmas the harlem shake – here’s their attempt (youtube.com)

Harlem Shake Boat Remix (youtube.com)

So my swim team did the Harlem Shake video….underwater. (youtube.com)

Eleven? Whatever, who’s counting?

You are, now:

Harlem Shake – Community edition (youtube.com)

Western University does the Harlem Shake (youtube.com)

Harlem Shake Montreal Subway (youtube.com)

Diplo just tweeted this one. Bikini Harlem Shake (youtube.com)

Want five minutes of your life back? Sorry. Moral of the story is, (just try and) stay away from viral youtube videos.

Another profound blog from Waylon Lewis.

Bonus: Oval Office Harlem Shake? Let’s get it done. (wh.gov)


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Everything you don’t need to know about the Harlem Shake.”

  1. Danielle says:

    You missed the Portland one! Time well wasted when you can see how creative people can get with their silliness…haha

  2. Hi says:

    These harlem shake youtube vids are crazy… A company in my field just put one out and then it’s like everyone in the field did as well. Have to get on the band wagon 🙂

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