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Heading to Prom 2013

This weekend a ton of Valley schools headed out to the biggest dance of the year – the prom.

My younger sister attended the Danville High School prom, and I was front and center to check out all the beautiful dresses and matching ties.

Sparkles were big – and that was just fine with me, as a lover of all things big and glittery.

But honestly, I was glad to leave after the promenade. High school was a long time ago, but I remember the awkwardness and would rather stay where I am, diploma in hand.

Here’s some photos of prom attendees – all of whom I’m biased toward, but think were some of the best dressed out there:

[Note: It's fairly easy to discern my sister, she's the one who looks just like me]

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What is it about Internet memes?!

Remember the Susquehanna football players that got in trouble for making a Harlem Shake video?

Well, they are no longer alone.

30 Michigan high school students were suspended over two videos (one of which is apparently so bad it was removed from Youtube) showing their version of the Harlem Shake.

Here’s the NY Daily News story, it has the video.

So now I ask: What is it with these memes that makes them so irresistible that students will make stupid decisions like this?

Obviously bringing a duck into a classroom and grinding people isn’t a great idea for a group of high schoolers – so why do it? Is it poor role models? Violence on TV? What??!

I think the answer is kind of obvious.

Kids have always done stupid stuff before – but go back 5 years and we didn’t have cell phones that took video and Youtube wasn’t a big thing.

So nowawdays, all of that nonsense is caught on camera and displayed using keywords for all to see.

My only plea to these students is this: If you must make a Harlem Shake video – I don’t recommend it – do it at home and don’t post it online. Keep it to yourself and make sure your friends do the same.

You’ll thank me later.

What do you think? Is this just young stupidity or is it something more sinister?