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What exactly is the meaning of “The Harlem Shake” meme dance that is sweeping YouTube right now? The REAL Harlem Shake is a dance from 1981, although it was also popular in rap videos in the early 2000s. It looks something like this:
More recently, a music producer named Baauer released an eletronica track called “The Harlem Shake” In August 2012. In Early February, YouTuber Filthy Frank uploaded what might be the first version of what would become the dance meme, at the beginning of one of his compilations.
Other versions of the Harlem Shake followed. The “right” kind of Harlem shake features a person dancing to the song by themselves (a helmet helps) until the beat drops, when everyone else starts dancing and it gets crazy. Here are some of the funniest examples so far!
What do you think? What’s your favorite version? Let me know in the comments or on @laslice
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
Pledge your support at http://bit.ly/konydonate and continue to share this story. Together we can Stop Joseph Kony in 2012.
A Texas judge is being investigated over a shocking web video that appears to show him using a belt to whip his then 16-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy.
Police in Rockport, Texas, called in the Texas Rangers, the state’s top lawmen, to investigate Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams, after people complained about the video, The Associated Press reported.
The video, uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 27 by a person who claimed to be Adams’ daughter, Hillary, shows a man berating and savagely beating a teenage girl with a belt. The man hits her in the legs and sides of her body.
“Is it fun to disobey your mom and dad?” the man can be heard screaming as he unleashes a barrage of lashings.
He became enraged when the girl refused to bend over to leave her buttocks exposed for a thrashing.
“You don’t deserve to be in this f—-n house!” the man raged.
A woman, whose face can’t be seen in the video but is believed to be Hillary Adams’ mother, yells at the girl to “turn over like a 16-year-old and take it!”
At one point during the more than 7-minute-long video, the man leaves the room and returns with a second belt to continue the wicked assault.
The confrontation was apparently sparked after Hillary Adams downloaded music files, something her parents had forbidden her to do. It is believed to have happened in 2004.
The video was picked up late Tuesday on the website Reddit, leading it to go viral, with more than 600,000 people having viewed it.
Imagine going to the sperm bank and not having to deal with the endless lines and tons of paperwork. Wouldn’t that just be a dream come true? This new commercial by Team Submarine brings to life a world where making sperm deposits for easy cash could be not only quick, but fun with the Cryos sperm bank ATM (for the donor on the go)!
Not only is Cryos is working with businesses all over the country, it’s also making it even more convenient for you to donate your valuable man seed. You can even pay your cab fare with Cryos!
CathyMay15 is an 18 year old girl from Norway that has a lot of talent… singing just isn’t one of them. Fortunately (or unfortunately though) she’s become somewhat of an internet sensation thanks to her somewhat original rendition of Outhere Brothers’ “Boom Boom Boom” (yes, that song!).
Don’t know about the rest of you, but we love Cathy.
There is something perhaps a little humorous about this trailer in it’s more realistic portrayal of what the fantastical and imaginative world of Mario would be like if he were just a plumber in the real world working with his brother Luigi, chowing down on mushrooms, traveling through tunnels, and taking a few “invincibility stars” to get through the rough spots in life. Directed by Joe Nicolosi, this like a cross between Garden State and the new real life Mario Kart challenges.
YouTube has acquired online video production firm Next New Networks, with the intention of boosting the quality of content and programming produced my members of its revenue share-based Partner Program.
Following the purchase the Google-owned video giant announced the formation of YouTube Next, a team focused on accelerating audiences for its content production partners – and ultimately attracting more advertiser spend as a result.
“Our goal at YouTube, and specifically with YouTube Next, is to help our partners grow and mature. That means not only helping them produce video content, but also helping them market that content and create bigger audiences,” a YouTube spokesperson told ClickZ. “Marketers will see value in those audiences.”
Launched in 2007, the partner program incentivizes users to create and upload content in return for a share of the revenue accrued through the sale of ads. To date the product has attracted over 15,000 users worldwide, with some now generating six-figure sums a year, the company said. Partners receive upwards of 50 percent of ad revenue generated by views of their content.
The larger the audiences for partners’ content, the more revenue both YouTube and the partners can generate through ad sales. However, advertisers and marketers have historically been wary of aligning their brands with user-generated content, with many voicing concerns surrounding the quality and appropriateness of it as a branding opportunity on sites like YouTube.
YouTube hopes the acquisition could help allay both concerns. Next New Networks started out as a pure-play production company, but quickly saw demand from third parties seeking to increase the quality of their content and to package it more effectively.
Following the acquisition Next New Networks, CEO and co-founder Fred Seibert will relinquish his role, with the firm’s chairman, Lance Podell joining YouTube to head up it’s Next division. Seibert will instead focus on producing cartoons with his company Frederator Studios, he wrote in a blog post.
“Everyone here is very excited to work even more closely with the YouTube team, and looking forward to expanding our mission to provide guidance and support in creative, production, and audience development to all aspiring and current YouTube partners,” he wrote. The remainder of the company’s staff will continue to work out of its New York offices under the the banner of YouTube Next and Audience Development Group.
Previous clients for Next New Networks have included YouTube partner publishers such as The Gregory Brothers, Hot for Words, and Nalts.
A re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed using 50 classic Walt Disney animated shorts from the 1930s through 1960s. Donald’s life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.
Will Donald’s feelings of disenfranchisement lead him to be persuaded by his radio’s increasingly paranoid and divisive rhetoric? Or will our favorite Disney duck decide that this voice is not actually on his side after all? Watch and find out!
For Glenn Beck’s response to this remix video click Here.
More information in the youtube link.