Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email:


16 Responses to “Harlem Shake, the chemotherapy edition”

  1. Robbo says:

    YES! And – yes! Every despairing and challenging moment in life needs to embraced like this. Let’s dance in the face of death! Fuck you, Death! ——- also – mine would have puppets.

  2. JJ Black says:

    Unless you know some of these people closely and personally as furries, I don’t see any in the video. I see a teddy bear being bounced around and someone in a hoodie with something sort of like devil ears, but no furries. Just so we have our internet subculture shout-outs correct!

    (PS : This is what a furry Harlem Shake looks like :

  3. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    This needs a remix with the video Xeni posted before, of a gentleman with cancer who made a funny video about his chemo treatment…  all I can remember is him yelling it keeps beeping…

  4. Will Palmeri says:

    So this is actually my wife, and despite appearances she is 31 years old :). She always tries to have fun at her chemo sessions, but today was especially raucous. Thanks for posting Xeni!

  5. bcsizemo says:

    Harlem shake videos are great.  It is so simple, and even though I know it’s coming I still laugh my ass off.  I do like me a really good Gangnam style video, but this is so easy for the masses to do well.

  6. secretlab says:

    Damn, wherever my life takes me, I’m going to keep dancin’.

  7. Heather says:

    That’s awesome. Very, very awesome. 

  8. Harlem Shake says:

    Wow. Didn’t expect this. 
    Keep that positive mindset.

  9. WunderGlo says:

    Thanks, all! I’m actually the patient (I prefer to call myself a “cancer warrior”) and I had a blast making the video. We actually have a far more important film about the movement I’m leading to find the cure (yup, cure) for colon cancer. You can check it out here: Thanks again, everyone! I will continue showing cancer who’s boss. 

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