This is a thing that happened, sent to us by the folks at Palace Coffee in Canyon, Texas. It’s a magical, shocking, a perfect thirty seconds.
For those like Sprudge editor Zachary Carlsen who thought “Harlem Shake” was a new burger joint in NYC, here’s a brief primer of the phenomenon courtesy Know Your Meme:
The Harlem Shake is a style of dance that involves pivoting the shoulder out while popping the other shoulder out at the same time. Introduced in 1981 by a Harlem, New York City resident named “Al Bm,” the dance was initially referred to as “albee” after his name, but later became known as the Harlem Shake as its prominence grew beyond the neighborhood. The popularity of the dance reached its peak around 2001, when it was featured or referenced in songs by several New York-based hip hop artists such as Jadakiss, Cam’ron and P. Diddy.
We can’t get enough. The level of detail. Can we take a moment to break this down?
We’ve got some serious man-nipple realness, we’ve got some metal grinding pyrotechnic drama, we have Spider Man in the background, a Where The Wild Things Are meets Donnie Darko character giving us chills, Lena Dunham wearing a cowboy hat, and possibly ten other ghouls and creatures having an all-out epic dance party right in the middle of Palace Coffee.
This is currently the best “Harlem shake” video in coffee. Do you have a better one? If so, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.