We may not have justice in society. We may not be able to untie the Gordian knot that is the universe or make a skateboard that hovers.
What we will always have, however, is Left Shark—a beacon of ungainly hope in an otherwise serious and cruel world.
The shark—a costumed backup dancer in Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show—won over a nation of viewers Sunday night with its maverick dance moves and complete disregard for rhythm.
FanSided uploaded a Vine of Left Shark going rogue in the middle of Perry's rendition of "Teenage Dream." Calling a hot route, the dancer appeared to diverge from the planned routine, opting instead to mash up the "Macarena" with the "YMCA."
The awkward moves did not go unnoticed. Rather, Left Shark’s clumsiness and general DGAF aura captivated a large cross section of the viewing public:
Matt Norlander @MattNorlander
@notthefakeSVP Have probably watched Left Shark 82 times. Not exaggerating. Listening to Beck, which is only enhancing the experience.2/2/2015, 5:33:51 AM
Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols
@notthefakeSVP Do not hate on my guy Left Shark. He is a free spirit. http://t.co/oamM8ewGKt2/2/2015, 5:43:08 AM
Lauren Comitor @laurencomitor
The shark on the left had just seen the Nationwide commercial http://t.co/F1ZNArdmEl2/2/2015, 1:47:09 AM
Halloween goals: Left shark2/2/2015, 3:33:10 PM
Justin Beatty @JustinLBeatty
Mondays are the proverbial 'left shark' of the work week.2/2/2015, 3:36:48 PM
Left Shark memes have since erupted:
Rodger Sherman @rodger_sherman
Can't go to sleep, can't stop thinking about Left Shark2/2/2015, 9:49:29 AM
Gridiron Gentlemen @GridironGents
Are you not entertained http://t.co/0dbCgQNXc12/2/2015, 1:59:00 AM
We do not know who Left Shark is—perhaps we never will—but one man has come forward to claim the role:
Seth Rosenthal @seth_rosenthal
None pizza with left shark http://t.co/JnjRpQ70Mn2/2/2015, 3:31:19 PM
Snoop Dogg @SnoopDogg
If you were wondering that was me in tha Shark costume !!2/2/2015, 1:23:01 AM
As Gerry Bertier and Julius Campbell once taught us, there's left shark and there's strong shark. While most of the Internet fights and quarrels endlessly, for one day we can all agree: We are all Left Shark.
Dan is on Twitter repping the Left Shark Clan.