The Gangnam Goat Shake? March 6, 2013Posted by jeneypeney in bloggers do it best, i'm a moron, pop culture, what the hell.
As a member of Generation Y, I like to do my peers proud and stay up-to-date with the latest in pop-cultural and internet sensations.
Leroy Jenkins, Duck Face, Condescending Wonka, McKayla in Not Impressed… I fully bought in to all of them. I read, watched, and subscribed to every page and video. I would reference them in my everyday conversations. I shared them on Facebook, added them to my Tumblr feed, and e-mailed them to my Dad because I knew my Mom just wouldn’t understand.
Then something happened… and it all started with a guy from South Korea riding an imaginary horse like someone from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of Gangnam Style, I understood how the absurdity of the whole video and slightly catchy tune of the song would attract the attention and admiration of a population of individuals who gave life to shows like Teen Mom and Jersey Shore.
But soon after, The Harlem Shake happened.
And folks…. I just don’t get it.
I mean, humping the air and flailing your arms around does not a Harlem Shake make. I’m not even sure how this became a thing? It is supposed to be funny? Is there some kind of joke I am missing out on? Am I just getting old? Why don’t I understand?!?!
(Don’t even get me started on Screaming Goats. That shit’s just annoying.)
So if someone could please – for the love of all that is holy – explain these things to me?
I’ll be here waiting on the porch telling all the kids to get off my lawn…