Harlem Shake

If you don’t know what the Harlem Shake is (???), then you should read this.

  •  The Harlem Shake dance was originally called the “albee”, because it was introduced by a  Harlem resident, a man named Al B.
  • It obviously originated from Harlem, New York.
  • 3. Al B is quoted saying that the dance is “a drunken shake anyway, it’s an alcoholic shake, but it’s fantastic, everybody appreciates it.” 
  • Despite the fact it was introduced in 1981, it went mainstream in 2001 while being featured in a music video.
  • The song featured in the video is called “The Harlem Shake”, by Baauer.
  • The video usually last from 30 to 35 seconds.  One person will dance while the song begins (they are usually wearing a silly costume). Then, when the bass drops, everyone is dancing like crazy for the next fifteen seconds of the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Update 3/9/13

Sorry I haven’t uploaded anything recently. And I have to make this quick, so…

First, I made a Twitter. And then I made a YouTube account. My Twitter is @doctor_giraffe, and my YouTube channel is obviously TheDoctorGiraffe. I haven’t uploaded anything, but I’m working on it. 

I also might post something about the Harlem Shake that you should read.

My Letter to the President

This is the letter I sent to the president. 

Dear Mr. President:

            Hello. My name is__________, and I am_____________. I had a few things on my mind; among them being the economy, and a couple of them being social issues.

            I wondered what it would take to lower prices on everyday things, such as gasoline. My older brother told me that it had a lot to do with inflation. High inflation, as you know, is cause by the over-production of money, as where the real problem here is…money.

            I did a little research on how much money was printed in the U.S each year. I visited the BEP’s website, and the earliest year listed was 1980. Here is a chart to sum it all up.

Fiscal Year 1980

Number of Notes Printed

3,655,040,000

Value of Notes

$122,771,840,000

 

Fiscal Year 2012

Number of Notes Printed

8,380,800,000

Value of Notes

$347,779,200,000

 

            The value difference between the amounts of notes written is $225,007,360,000, and in 2012, we printed 4,725,760,000 more notes than in 1980. If the U.S did not print so much money, perhaps inflation would not be so high, and therefore prices will decrease. Problem solved!

           

            Also, we really need to get rid of the penny. I mean, I love Abraham Lincoln and all, but it costs (as of May 2010) 1.67 cents to make a penny. Why not get rid of it? Abraham Lincoln would probably be thinking, “Why is my face on a coin that costs sixty-seven hundredths more than it’s worth to make?”  At one point, pennies were actually made of copper. Now, they are made mostly with zinc (which is decreasing its value, along with inflation), and only have an outer shell of copper. People used to melt them for the copper, until the government made it illegal. Its value is decreasing, and so I say, “Death to pennies!” not in a disrespectful way, though.

             I’ll tell you what I think about the social issues this country is facing. I am a Christian. I believe that God set up marriage so that a man and a woman could be united and raise a family. Same-sex marriage, however, does not work that way. I believe that same-sex marriage is not a right; it’s a moral. I also likewise believe it for abortion.

            If a girl or a woman is sexually harassed, I strongly believe that she has every right to abort the pregnancy. But if she becomes pregnant, I cannot put it in nicer or more polite terms, but that is simply their problem. They chose to do it, anyway.

            I hope you do think about what I have written, and perhaps take it into consideration. God bless you.

 

                                                          Most Respectfully,

                                                                    ___________________