Sometimes, we wonder if infrastructure and construction are just day jobs for crews waiting for Hollywood to discover them.
First came the gents of the offshore rig Bourbon Peridot, with their lip-synch video of Toto's "Africa."
Now, it seems, there's an entire industry subculture devoted to new spins on the Harlem Shake. Although the craze has subsided a bit since fans were uploading 4,000 new Harlem Shake videos a day to YouTube earlier this year, it hasn't died.
Trendspotters may note this recent addition, hosted by global formwork supplier Doka atop a New York City work site:
Then, there's a heavy-equipment version by this unidentified crew:
There's a Swedish version:
A white-collar version, courtesy of Boston-based builder Suffolk Construction:
This one, by journeymen Harlem Shakers at Ferris State University's construction management program:
And hundreds of others, most of them too dangerous or inappropriate for public distribution.
It's all meant in fun, of course, but three important reminders bear mentioning:
Health and safety authorities are unlikely to approve of most of this activity.
Supervisors watch YouTube, too.