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"Horsemanning Song" is the Novelty Hit of Labor Day Weekend

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It's a given that Labor Day weekend will feature some festive partying. In addition to the Vanilla Ice, 2 Live Crew, and Smithereens shows (what the hell year is it?), there will certainly be some barbecues. And where there are barbecues, there are picnic tables. As you can gather from the photograph on the right, where there are picnic tables, there are weird photos that suggest you met a gory fate while applying some relish to your Boca Burger. It's called "horsemanning." (R.I.P. planking.) In case you need a quick primer, someone who is about 10 seconds away

from a coffee table book deal has the domain name locked down right here.

A goofy fella from Toronto who records as Songs to Wear Pants To and his buddy Gunnarolla are hopping on this Ichabod Crane-inspired trend with a #hashtag rap with "Horsemanning Song," a track about the meme that everyone will probably be completely sick of by the end of this Labor Day weekend. Not quite as amazing as "Hot Dog Rock," but we're not gonna be picky. The accompanying video recently hit the web, and it's a step-by-step guide to taking part in this flash-in-the-pan trend.

In the '40s it was the "Hokey Pokey," by the '60s Chubby Checker was telling kids how to do "The Twist," and the mid-aughts featured careful instructions from Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake about how to put a "Dick in a Box." So, 2011 we get to learn how to participate in a photography meme via some beats that sound like they were lovingly jacked from Jim Jonsin.


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