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YouTube Guide: Post-Traumatic Harlem Shake Disorder

How can you cope with the shame of doing a bad Harlem Shake video?


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

With more than 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) SchleppFilms, “Post Traumatic ‘Harlem Shake’ Disorder – (PTHSD)”

If you find yourself regretting that “Harlem Shake” video you made with your friends, there’s an answer for you. The Internet is forever, but Shakey Grove’s therapeutic treatment will help you get over your feelings of shame, guilt, and embarrassment.

2) Inhyeok Yeo, “Stevie Wonder A Capella Cover – I Wish”

Every note of bass, snare, horns, and vocals of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” is performed with the voice of Inhyeok Yeo, who previously impressed with his cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in January.

3) Vlogbrothers, “Top 25 Life Hacks of Reddit”

Taking the top posts on Reddit’s r/LifeProTips, Hank Green breaks down some of the most popular and most useful life hacks of all time such as browsing for plane tickets with Incognito mode, making a CD case with paper, and Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+V removes formatting when pasting.

4) Ijameswalters, “Smeagol Sings Mad World”

Gollum already covered “I Dreamed a Dream,” but now Smeagol, his less evil counterpart, recounts his experience of obtaining the One Ring and the many years of isolation and invisibility to the tune of “Mad World.”

5) RadicalEntity, “I Knew You Were Trouble (Goat, Paper Towel Dispenser, Rabbit, Best Cry Edition)”

Many are drawn to the recent trend of taking the chorus to Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and adding a Wilhelm-esque scream. Instead of watching all of them, just sit down with this all-star version courtesy of RadicalEntity.

Photo via SchleppFilms/YouTube

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