The Harlem Shake YouTube dance craze has its detractors who say that the amorphous movement doesn't even resemble the original, a 30-plus-year-old shoulder popping move introduced by Harlem's Al Bm in 1981. Other detractors say it's just played out.
Whatever, and false. Anything that compels a group of people to gyrate wildly shirtless (or in chicken costumes) while standing on top of furniture is pretty damn excellent, in our book. It's pretty much the greatest thing to happen to the Internet this year. So let your shoulders loose, take your pants off and stay awhile.
After you watch these four-second before/after GIFs, watch the videos for the full experience. And of course, pop open Baauer's "Harlem Shake" for full listening effect.