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2012-11-24 08:27:20 PM  

Dr.Zom: I think PSY is awesome and a refreshing change from the self-important dbags who infest the American pop scene.

Korean pop as a whole seems a lot more fun and interesting than the crap we get in the States.
I mean, this one song by Brown Eyed Girls is better than Niki Minaj's entire career.

And this song by UV is one of the funniest videos I've ever seen.

And they also seem interested in making videos like we used to in the 80s and 90s - strange weird videos. This one by Narsha plays like an old Kate Bush video. Bonus points for Freddy Krueger back up dancers.

And my current favorite.


Loved the one by UV. The 2NE1 one was pretty good too.
 
2012-11-24 08:33:24 PM  
After seeing the headline I had to watch the video. I'd never seen it although my 8 year old son loves it. Had to watch it three times to see what was going on. It is really well packaged and smartly done. I'm getting a kick out of US kids actually listening to stuff not in English. About freaking time.
 
2012-11-24 08:36:41 PM  

Mulchpuppy: The whole thing is worth it for this brilliant parody.


And this one, too!
 
2012-11-24 08:36:52 PM  
Gangnam Style is the new Macarena. It was entertaining for a couple days, and now will die a much deserved death within a year.
 
2012-11-24 08:41:55 PM  

Arachnophobe: And this one, too!


Hahaha farking great.
 
2012-11-24 08:44:59 PM  
 
2012-11-24 08:48:05 PM  
Don't forget Minecraft Style
 
2012-11-24 08:51:41 PM  

not5am: her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.


Here's something that strikes me about what the K-Pop people are getting that came from Europop - you need some English words to work abroad. Not many, just enough that people can occassionally join in with. The words also need to be catchy like "hey... sexy lady".

Also, yes, I can fap to that.
 
2012-11-24 08:54:03 PM  

Wayne 985: Gangnam Style is the new Macarena. It was entertaining for a couple days, and now will die a much deserved death within a year.


"Macarena" was released in 1995. Here we are, almost twenty years later, still talking about it. To me, that suggests that the "Macarena" is not dead. Maybe we'll still be talking about "Gangnam Style" in a couple of decades, too.
 
2012-11-24 08:59:45 PM  
For those New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy:

LIPAStyle

Warning:Cute kid in video
 
2012-11-24 09:03:13 PM  

Canton: Wayne 985: Gangnam Style is the new Macarena. It was entertaining for a couple days, and now will die a much deserved death within a year.

"Macarena" was released in 1995. Here we are, almost twenty years later, still talking about it. To me, that suggests that the "Macarena" is not dead. Maybe we'll still be talking about "Gangnam Style" in a couple of decades, too.


Indeed. I went to a science-fair-thingy for 9-14 year olds (FIRST Lego League) and while the judges were deciding the results "Macarena" came on the loudspeakers and most of the kids were doing it. Its not gone by a long shot.

If they play Gangnam Style at the state championship one of my team members is going to blow a fuse...she was born in Gangnam and gets pissed when people sing that near her (at least according to the accounts I've heard from her school friends).

Plus, the horse riding dance is awesome.
 
2012-11-24 09:22:46 PM  
Couldn't have happened to a nicer dude. Psy is a good guy, and I hope he does well in the US market.
 
2012-11-24 09:25:26 PM  

DubyaHater: I saw the video when it only had 7 views. I knew about Psy before he became known in the US


You must have seen it right after me
 
2012-11-24 09:26:20 PM  

not5am: i really liked the snl skit:
[chattypics.com image 850x477]

farkeruk: Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.

her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.


'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI
 
2012-11-24 09:28:07 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: not5am: i really liked the snl skit:
[chattypics.com image 850x477]

farkeruk: Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.

her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.

'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI


Now with linking goodness
 
2012-11-24 09:31:45 PM  

MadSkillz: I did some research (googled) and found that the song is basically a parody anyhow, of a type of young woman in Korea who skimps on essentials so they can spend their money looking affluent.


So, a female version of Ricers?
 
2012-11-24 09:35:13 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I like it becaude they look like they are having a blast. I just want to know how they got funding for that video.

Must have been one hell of a pitch.


He's had numerous #1 hits in SK prior to Gangnam Style, so I doubt funding would be an issue.
 
2012-11-24 09:39:07 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: 'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

Now with linking goodness


i can't stand that video/music, not sure why. too much autotune i think.
 
2012-11-24 09:43:12 PM  
 
2012-11-24 09:48:16 PM  

Moopy Mac: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I like it becaude they look like they are having a blast. I just want to know how they got funding for that video.

Must have been one hell of a pitch.

He's had numerous #1 hits in SK prior to Gangnam Style, so I doubt funding would be an issue.


Well, ok then.
 
2012-11-24 09:56:15 PM  

Flappyhead: Excuse me, I have a flight to catch.


you should ask the kid from the video for pointers. (after the video came out).
 
2012-11-24 10:04:10 PM  

Mulchpuppy: The whole thing is worth it for this brilliant parody.


That...that...that is the best thing ever. That video makes the entire Internet worthwhile.
 
2012-11-24 10:07:07 PM  

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy sexy lady.........

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-24 10:30:37 PM  

SilentStrider: someone did their house christmas lights to the tune of the song.


That seriously made my night. Thanks!
 
2012-11-24 10:32:24 PM  
Never found it funny, never made it through the entire song, not a single fark given.

/I like shouting at clouds
 
2012-11-24 10:42:04 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: not5am: i really liked the snl skit:
[chattypics.com image 850x477]

farkeruk: Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.

her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.

'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI


Yeah, she is hot, but once she opens her mouth and signs without Autotune, you cringe. Here she is doing her version of Gangnam Style

PSY (ft. HYUNA)
 
2012-11-24 10:48:22 PM  

DSF6969: Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: not5am: i really liked the snl skit:
[chattypics.com image 850x477]

farkeruk: Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.

her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.

'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

Yeah, she is hot, but once she opens her mouth and signs without Autotune, you cringe. Here she is doing her version of Gangnam Style

PSY (ft. HYUNA)


fark all that.

This is what you are looking for
 
2012-11-24 10:51:27 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: DSF6969: Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: not5am: i really liked the snl skit:
[chattypics.com image 850x477]

farkeruk: Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.

her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.

'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

Yeah, she is hot, but once she opens her mouth and signs without Autotune, you cringe. Here she is doing her version of Gangnam Style

PSY (ft. HYUNA)

fark all that.

This is what you are looking for


How about another Psy song? I like this one of his too.
 
2012-11-24 10:57:09 PM  

SpikeStrip: it had 300M+ views before i knew what it was. always late to the party.


I haven't watched it yet. I guess it's time...
 
2012-11-24 11:06:37 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: not5am: i really liked the snl skit:
[chattypics.com image 850x477]

farkeruk: Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.

her stage name is hyuna, a kpop idol. here's her latest music video.

'Bubble Pop' is better. And hotter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

Now with linking goodness


Bubble Pop really shows off her... talent. Yeah lets go with talent.
 
2012-11-24 11:07:16 PM  

mediablitz: SpikeStrip: it had 300M+ views before i knew what it was. always late to the party.

I haven't watched it yet. I guess it's time...


Graduations, sporting events, and weddings will have it playing for years to come. You have time.
 
2012-11-24 11:08:12 PM  

fusillade762: If you've never and want to:

I haven't and don't.


I know what you mean. I'm sick of this wave of Korean pop music, full of overproduced songs by upwardly-mobile people trying to become part of the nouveau riche and live in the swanky part of town while not really understanding the social conventions of the upper class, and instead becoming gauche burlesques of that thing instead.

Now, if someone were to create a music video about that, I might watch it.
 
2012-11-24 11:12:15 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: mediablitz: SpikeStrip: it had 300M+ views before i knew what it was. always late to the party.

I haven't watched it yet. I guess it's time...

Graduations, sporting events, and weddings will have it playing for years to come. You have time.


I saw the Oregon Duck parody (before it got yanked), so I have a pretty good idea.
 
2012-11-24 11:18:05 PM  

StoPPeRmobile:
This is what you are looking for


Nice. I'm partial to this one. They even performed it on Letterman, with a rather bemused Bill Murray and Regis Philbin looking on.
 
2012-11-24 11:20:02 PM  

SineSwiper: MadSkillz: I did some research (googled) and found that the song is basically a parody anyhow, of a type of young woman in Korea who skimps on essentials so they can spend their money looking affluent.

So, a female version of Ricers?


No no. They'll eat the cheapest food so they can afford to have Starbucks or something like that. Apparently Starbucks is hideously expensive in SK, so going there makes you look high-class.

They're referred to as soybean-paste girls (there's a type of fermented soybean paste that is in a LOT of korean food.. apparently it's healthy but not awesome, and super cheap.). Never having been there, I cannot say this with any authority.
 
2012-11-24 11:20:44 PM  

StoPPeRmobile:

This is what you are looking for


I like what you're doing here.

For your consideration...

see also...
 
2012-11-24 11:36:53 PM  

andrewagill: fusillade762: If you've never and want to:

I haven't and don't.

I know what you mean. I'm sick of this wave of Korean pop music, full of overproduced songs by upwardly-mobile people trying to become part of the nouveau riche and live in the swanky part of town while not really understanding the social conventions of the upper class, and instead becoming gauche burlesques of that thing instead.

Now, if someone were to create a music video about that, I might watch it.


Do they make music videos of The Great Gatsby?
 
2012-11-24 11:40:32 PM  

Mulchpuppy: The whole thing is worth it for this brilliant parody.



I think that removed some hang-up I have carried since childhood. Thank you.

You are doing the good work.
 
2012-11-24 11:47:38 PM  
That 'article' reads like an older parent with a stick up his ass, shaking his fist at the kids walking through his yard and yelling at clouds. Also he clearly didn't even bother to do any research on it or he'd realize it's parodying the lifestyles of the 'newly rich' (or at least that's what it said on the wikipedia article).
 
2012-11-24 11:48:26 PM  

SineSwiper: MadSkillz: I did some research (googled) and found that the song is basically a parody anyhow, of a type of young woman in Korea who skimps on essentials so they can spend their money looking affluent.

So, a female version of Ricers?


Except ricers really don't end up looking affluent.
 
2012-11-24 11:53:52 PM  

Dr.Zom: StoPPeRmobile:
This is what you are looking for

Nice. I'm partial to this one. They even performed it on Letterman, with a rather bemused Bill Murray and Regis Philbin looking on.


"American" pop artists need to fear.
 
2012-11-24 11:54:35 PM  

Accolade: StoPPeRmobile:

This is what you are looking for

I like what you're doing here.

For your consideration...

see also...


You can post Sistar all you want, but Bora is already mine! Also keep your hands off Hyosung Secret
 
2012-11-25 12:12:05 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-11-25 12:19:12 AM  

Canton: Wayne 985: Gangnam Style is the new Macarena. It was entertaining for a couple days, and now will die a much deserved death within a year.

"Macarena" was released in 1995. Here we are, almost twenty years later, still talking about it. To me, that suggests that the "Macarena" is not dead. Maybe we'll still be talking about "Gangnam Style" in a couple of decades, too.


1989-1992 I was teaching in Japan. And traveled all around Asia during breaks. Oh never mind, I was thinking of the Lambada. The Lambada was huge internationally at that time. Now I have to think of an events horizon for the Macarena era. Yeah, Macarena came later.
 
2012-11-25 12:26:45 AM  
I ignored it until Klingon Style came out; my Trekkie instincts took over and I couldn't help but watch it. I realized that I had to see the original to fully understand the parody, so I did, and promptly kicked myself for not having watched it sooner. Upon researching PSY and the impetus for the song, I'm really happy that PSY and the song have become such a huge deal - kicking Bieber off the top of the YouTube charts is just a bonus.
 
2012-11-25 12:27:49 AM  

Summoner101: andrewagill: fusillade762: If you've never and want to:

I haven't and don't.

I know what you mean. I'm sick of this wave of Korean pop music, full of overproduced songs by upwardly-mobile people trying to become part of the nouveau riche and live in the swanky part of town while not really understanding the social conventions of the upper class, and instead becoming gauche burlesques of that thing instead.

Now, if someone were to create a music video about that, I might watch it.

Do they make music videos of The Great Gatsby?


Ahh, now there's an idea. "Gatsby Style." You should pitch it to... well, someone.
 
2012-11-25 12:35:54 AM  
Miss Korea contestants do a lip-sync version called "Miko Style" Just keep in mind for the first minute they play "Pomp and Circumstance". 

I would find Korean women more attractive if every one I have ever met didn't seem to run the psychological gamut of NYC neurotic to full blown crazy. I remember what Steve McNair said.
 
2012-11-25 12:50:25 AM  

Mulchpuppy: The whole thing is worth it for this brilliant parody.


THAT WAS THE shiat!!!
 
2012-11-25 12:57:50 AM  

MJMaloney187: The girl in that video ... the one he meets on the subway ... is so ridiculously hot. I'm stunned every time I see her.


So much this! I'm not usually into asian chicks, but Damn! She makes my pants fit funny.
 
2012-11-25 01:08:16 AM  
If any "Bronies" are in this thread scoffing at Gangnam Style... SHAME.

/we all like silly things
 
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