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Youtube Releases Top 10 Videos of 2013, Guess Which Made Number One?

Hint: it's about foxes and you're sick of it.

Is there anything that makes you more aware of your own mortality than a top ten list of things that happened on the Internet? Videos become viral so quickly that it's it's pretty jarring to remember that yeah, we were all obsessed with that stupid Harlem Shake. Youtube's Top Ten of 2013, then, makes for some pretty surreal viewing.

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Holy Crap! The White House Is Downton Abbey. [VIDEO]

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Besides keeping up with Iris Ophelia's Downton Abbey/The Sims 3 experiment (catch up and read Part 8 here), I've mostly had the British series out of my mind. That's mostly due to me being über annoyed with the Season 3 finale but that's neither here nor there. The YouTube account for The Chris Matthews Show posted this video a while back which compares Downton with the White House. Something I never would have thought of before but that now makes perfect sense. And if you need another Downton injection, might I suggest hitting the jump for an eye-opening experience?

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These Children Are Not Impressed With Your Harlem Shake Video

The Harlem Shake was fun while it's lasted, but it's over, so kindly move on to the next thing we can all think is great for a week and then get sick of. If there's any question of the extent to which the world has had it with the Harlem Shake, here is a video of children reacting disapprovingly to various Harlem Shake videos. Alright, actually 13-year-old Everhet seems pretty into the whole thing, so maybe there's some hope for the trend after all.

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15 Australian Miners Fired Over Harlem Shake [Video]

As many as 15 employees at Western Australia's Agnew Gold Mine have lost their jobs after producing a video showing the world exactly what the Harlem Shake looks like underground -- pretty much exactly like it does everywhere else, but with way worse lighting. Our hearts go out to the workers, because losing a job is always pretty terrible. On the plus side, though, maybe now they can get new jobs that are not in mines, as working in a mine is also pretty terrible? Check out the video below and let us know if you think dancing topless in a gold mine should be a fireable offense.

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The Simpsons Attempt The Harlem Shake, Fail Miserably [VIDEO]


I love The Simpsons, really I do, and we don't normally post things on the site to knock them but I figured some people might get a kick out of this. The show creators decided to do their own take on the Harlem Shake, called "The Homer Shake," for their couch gag this week. It doesn't quite work. But I do give them credit for trying to be relevant, they aren't know for being able to pull together current items like this because of their animation schedules, and because Lisa is reading a book titled, "Last to the Party." I guess this means this whole thing is done now, right? (via The Harlem Shake) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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YouTube Gets in on the Harlem Shake Meme in Best Way Possible

The Harlem Shake is probably my favorite thing to come out of 2013. I'm calling it now. It might only be March, but the rest of the year might as well phone it in. Some folks might already be tired of the Internet meme -- and they certainly have every reason -- but it's showing no real signs of stopping. It's slowly seeping to every corner of the Internet, though. Even YouTube has finally given in.

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Things We Saw Today: Super-Batman Is My New Favorite Superhero

Things We Saw Today

Faster than a... speeding... Batarang? This shirt was found in a shop in India. The caption reads "man behind brief and mask!!" (FashionablyGeek)

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The 7 Best Harlem Shake Videos the Internet’s Produced Since Last Week

Okay, folks. Looks like people really, really love the Harlem Shake meme that's still making the rounds. It might be slowly dying off at this point, but a number of late bloomers joined the party since we last posted about the best Harlem Shake videos the Internet's produced so far. Given that some of those made over the past week are actually quite good, they really deserve their own roundup. Hit the jump to check out the seven best Harlem Shake videos the Internet's produced since last week.

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This Twin Peaks Harlem Shake Video Features Actual Twin Peaks Star Kyle MacLachlan [VIDEO]

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Mmmmm, Lynchian. He's even holding a damn fine cup of coffee. (I wanted to post this before the meme reaches its expiration date. Did I make it?) (via: The Wrap) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The Cast Of Star Wars Does The Harlem Shake [VIDEO]

TK-421 Why Aren't You At Your Post?

The Harlem Shake is a dance that originated in, you guess it, Harlem and should probably not be confused with what has now become an internet meme. The meme doesn't really have anything to do with the original dance and is more an experiment in how ridiculous you can be. Well, it basically started this month and soared in popularity, so much so we've now got a Star Wars version to watch. Be sure to keep an eye on the Stormtrooper at the very end. How would you like to see the same concept done with Star Wars action figures instead? We've got that after the jump.

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The 7 Best Harlem Shake Videos the Internet’s Produced So Far

The Harlem Shake phenomenon is still ongoing. We're only about a week into this thing, and there have already been a number of hilarious takes on the concept. The general idea is to take the first thirty seconds of "Harlem Shake" by Baauer, have one person dancing oddly while everyone else is acting normal, and then cut to the whole room exploding into motion at the first mention of "do the Harlem shake" ends. The end of the video must be a slower speed than the rest. Hit the jump to check out the seven best Harlem Shake videos the Internet's produced so far.

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