Con los terroristas… thoughts on The Harlem Shake

It was only last week when my eyes were opened and I became aware of this new craze. I had no idea what it was all about until recently. In case someone reads this and does not know what I’m talking about, the Harlem Shake consists of a 30 second video clip with the same song, where a guy (or gal) dances alone surrounded by an uninterested crowd. When the music reaches its peak, the video cuts abruptly and you see all of the people dancing and doing random stupid stuff all over the place. You Tube is full of them and I have seriously cracked up at several of them, and I do confess, I’d like to do one too, but I think I’m kind of late for it.

Now, the thing is, that when I first heard the music and heard the guy say: “con los terroristas”, I thought that whoever said that had to be a Puerto Rican. Well, last week, on one of our local newspapers, it turns out that indeed, it is a Puerto Rican who says it, but the track is a mix of a hip hop song with something else from a reggaeton song where the guy says “con los terroristas” which means, ‘with the terrorists’. I have no idea what the original song is and to be honest, I hate reggaeton, so let’s say I’m just happy with the surreal absurdity of the intro “con los terroristas” and whatever happens during the following 20 seconds of it. I mean, after a while you do get tired of it, but, regardless, I am putting here the ones that made me laugh the most, in case you want to watch them. They’re 30 seconds each and full of craziness. Enjoy!

Would you do one too? If you do, please post your links below.

🙂

Boston

A few weeks ago I went to Boston for a weekend to pick up a third Honorable Mention. The World Within won another two but I could not go personally to pick up those. They were announced with very little time in advance, and it was very hard for me to ask for some days off at work. However, this one was different. I had time to plan the trip, so I went ahead and did it. Also, my best friend, who lives in Vermont, drove to Boston with her hubby and daughter to spend the weekend with me and we all had a great time. Here are some photos.

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The Museum of Science has an electricity show, very Tesla-like and interesting.

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The museum has a lot of exhibitions, you can spend all day in there if you want. It took me four hours to explore everything, and I also had time to visit the Planetarium.

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Boston Common

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It was cold that day, around 20F, but I did not mind and neither did this little squirrel.

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Quincy Market

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Granary Burying Ground

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Ligia and I

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We had to visit the Brewery, of course!

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The Boston Aquarium is very interesting. They have many different species and one that caught my attention the most was this leafy dragon from Australia. I had only seen them in documentaries, they’re breathtaking in real life.

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What I really went to Boston for…, really?