Maine is certainly not immune to the power of the Internet meme. In fact, it seems that no one is immune to the meme, whether it’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Nyan Cat, or Gangnam Style. In case you didn’t know, the Harlem Shake is the latest meme craze, unless you either live under a rock or avoid things like that, in which a ridiculous song plays while people freak out and dance like crazy people. Bangor resident and filmmaker Mike Ogilvie – the guy that brought you the Bangor Zombie Gangnam Style video – is a master of bringing people together to make these videos, as evidenced by his latest creation. You guessed it: the Downtown Bangor Harlem Shake.
Ogilvie’s directed plenty of other videos in and around Bangor, including a video documenting street artist Pigeon’s process of putting a mural up in the Central Street Pocket Park and a video about Bangor’s Pride Festival. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the other Harlem Shake video that went up this week – KahBang posted their version of it, set at Oriental Jade’s Chinese buffet and with a little something extra added to the mix. Have you got your own Harlem Shake video, or other hilarious YouTube clip about Maine? Post them in the comments and I’ll share it if it’s funny.