Memery is a fickle mistress. One day you’re hot, the next day you’re supplanted by people tipping milk over their heads for no apparent reason. But, generally speaking, you know a meme is close to death’s door when people in offices start partaking (or, in the case of flash mobs, when companies implement them as part of their hip new campaign). Given there’s a website dedicated to agencies around the world that have embraced what the kids are calling the Harlem Shake, and given practically every media outlet in the world has collected some of the best efforts, it’s quite possibly in its final throes, but we couldn’t resist the pull of the vigorous thrust, so here’s a collection of local business folk indulging in weird, bacchanalian behaviour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvfJRDtUVdkBurger Fuel. Best thing: anthropomorphic cheese burger.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sExkFng4v3kStuff.co.nz. Best thing: tiny snowman.
George FM. Best thing: Marching ladies/one cheek brown eye.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz2OPsUAnncZM. Best thing: swinging hippo nose.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgmquCR8iK4Belly Beyond. Best thing: dolphin dive.
7 Days. Best thing: muscle man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBY0MX_fagg2degrees. Best thing: skeleton squats.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8-LyS_-xR0Shortland St. Best thing: frenetic wolf.
- Got any more? Add them to the comments.
Not surprisingly, there are thousands of international efforts, but, given our fondness for the macarena, our favourite is the rather self-aware number by Goodby Silverstein.
And this one on a boat.
And this one underwater.
And this one from a dryer.
And this one from the exorcist.