I first became aware of the “Harlem Shake” in February, when Bradford Pearson found a video of kids doing it all over the Park Cities. A few weeks later, a since-departed member of the Park Cities People sales staff tried to convince me that we should create one. I told her the meme was played out, but she insisted that it was still relevant, and she sent me a link to a “Harlem Shake” video created by Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign, thereby proving my point.
That’s why I was surprised to see an unusually long “Harlem Shake” video get posted to the HPHS Media site last week. At least the post comes with a disclaimer that says the “journalism students went old school.”