Obituary: R.I.P. “Harlem Shake” — A Look Back at its Life and Times [INFOGRAPHIC]

The funny thing about ghosts is, sometimes they don’t know they’re dead. And if you try and tell these spirits, sometimes they become angry. But, ultimately, it has to be done because this world is for the living.

So, let it be said, that on this: the 1st day of March, in the year two thousand and thirteen, the “Harlem Shake” has passed away.

For those interested in seeing a “snuff film,” here is the video that contains the “Harlem Shake’s” final death rattle.



Please do not get angry with the Miami Heat, for they were doing the Lord’s work and acting as His Divine Vessel to absolutely murder the ever-loving life out of what was, at heart, a pretty silly thing to begin with. Well, maybe blame them a little.

We are all better for having known the “Harlem Shake” meme though, and for the joy it brought us for those two romantic weeks in February.

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, we now look back over the life of this short-lived meme that somehow still stayed around too long.


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