My mom works from home. When she doesn’t want to be bothered, she closes the door to her “office” and we are ABSOLUTELY NOT supposed to disturb her. I always just assumed she needed to be in a work zen mode. I didn’t question anything.
The other day, I brought in the mail. I knocked on her door as a warning before I entered, as I always do. Maybe I imagined it, but I was pretty sure she was watching a Harlem Shake video. Not any Harlem Shake video, but a Harlem Shake video of dogs. Before I could process anything, she turned and snapped “I’M WORKING!” before I ran out.
I was pretty sure the video was this one:
Within moments, I knew I had a mission. I needed to see my mom’s youtube video history.
Getting on her computer was actually really easy… so to be honest my mission only took about five minutes. When she was finished with her work (the door was now opened), I asked my mom if I could check my email on her computer. Not questioning the fact why I had to check on her computer, when there are seriously 3 other computers within a five foot radius, she obliged. I took my screen captures, sent them to myself through her email, and ran to my own computer to look at the evidence.
These were the first four:
I KNEW IT WAS THE HARLEM SHAKE WITH ANIMALS. Wait… I started to process everything… What is my mom watching? I only was able to get a list of her last 21 videos, so the sampling may be a little small. STILL, I did find some interesting results:
- 7 out of 21 videos were Harlem Shake videos.
- 7 out of 21 videos were about animals, mostly dogs and cats, but there was one video starring a hamster.
- 4 videos were Harlem Shake videos FEATURING animals.
- 2 videos were on strange medical conditions.
- 1 was a video aimed at children so that they learn about the colors of the rainbows:
Oh and the last one was…
I don’t even know to interpret the data, except to say, that there’s a little more going on behind closed doors than I thought.
For your enjoyment please find below the remaining videos of the list: