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Harlem Shake Wesleyan-Style

Update: This event has been postponed for reasons explained in the comments section.

Katey Spinner ’15 invites you to Foss:

Here’s what’s going to happen (you know the drill)- a few people will be dancing, then cut to all of us dancing NAKED (or in underwear whatevs) or wearing something brightly colored. ok cool wesleyan style.

Date:Today, April 5
Time:3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Place: Foss Hill
Facebook: Event link

Macdonough Students Film “Gangnam Style” Parody

What I want to know is where can I find this “Alicia” and do you think she’d lay down some vocals for my lo-fi electro dreamsynthpop mixtape?

Assuming most Wesleyan students check Da Patch on the daily and/or frequent the YMCA Kids’ Korner, you’ve probably already seen this hilariously endearing “Gangnam Style” parody featuring our friends from Macdonough Elementary. In case you live under a rock, “Gangnam Style” is South Korean pop sensation PSY’s insanely popular satirical single whose viral Youtube status (735,723,859 views and counting) has had this unfortunate effect. At a staggering 1,427 views, “Gangnam Style Parody” claims to be “the viral video of the summer.” While this assertion is perhaps premature, I would definitely support a collective effort on the part of Wesleyan students to validate it.

According to the Patch article, these tweens are “on the front lines of what’s cool in pop culture.” For additional proof that Middletown’s youths are significantly flyer than most of the people at this school, see herehere, and here.

For the Usdan vegan section’s take on “Gangnam Style,” watch this.

The Internet: As Much a Part of the Future As We Are

And it’s already got more stuff in it than you can possibly imagine!

As it turns out, only fifth graders really understood the potential of the Internet in 1995. Well, fifth graders and Sergey Brin.

Featuring fifth-grade students at the Ray Bjork school in Helena, Montana, this newly viral PSA is a relic of a lost era when you had to tell people about the perks of the Internet. Interestingly, these kids are only a few years older than we are, and the video is cut from the same goofy mid-90s cloth that produced this Katie Couric segment and this Argus article, which marvels at the presence of “X-rated photos” and “Bluegrass banjo music” on the World Wide Web. 

Going Viral?

With 1,175 views and counting, aspiring viral video “Back to Foss” seems to have gained some traction in the past few days.

Featuring Ben Firn ’14, Chris Law ’14, Adam Watson ’14, Kiley Robbins ’14, Jeff Blout ’14, Jimmy Hill ’14, and Zak Malik ’14, the video by “Strikingly Mediocre” imagines a Wesleyan interview that quickly devolves into some unadulterated weslove (alright, except for the sandwiches at Pi Cafe) set to a (catchy?) tune.

Thanks to Asher Lipsett ’14 for the tip.