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2012-11-24 07:13:05 PM
6 votes:

farkeruk: fozziewazzi: I found the making of video funnier.



The thing that you get from the video is that people are having fun. The choreography doesn't look like they hired Paula Abdul to do it which would suck all the life out of it, but that yeah, someone just got shown the moves on the day, and shiat got thrown in.

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


Exactly. "Gangham Style" is fun. Psy's clearly having a blast, and not taking himself too seriously. Compare that to a barely-pubescent Canadian kid rapping quite seriously about puppy love. (Also, can we blame Ludacris for inspiring Patrice Wilson to be all creepy in "Friday" and "Thanksgiving?" Because I kinda want to.) This is a justified viewership win, for once.
2012-11-24 11:08:12 PM
4 votes:

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 06:41:49 PM
4 votes:
2012-11-24 03:46:48 PM
4 votes:
having just been surpassed by, yes, Psy's insufferably inane Gangnam Style.

Just for that, I'm going to go watch a few more times.
2012-11-24 08:13:45 PM
3 votes:
There is nothing about Gangnam Style that is not good.
2012-11-25 03:48:24 AM
2 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2012-11-24 09:43:12 PM
2 votes:
2012-11-24 08:33:24 PM
2 votes:
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 08:13:10 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-11-24 06:10:44 PM
2 votes:
Beiber is an annoying little shiat.
2012-11-24 04:39:50 PM
2 votes:
It's farking funny. I love that video.. when they're dancing through that blown white stuff and the girls are kind of cowering from it, and it's flying in his mouth while he sings.

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.
2012-11-25 12:50:00 PM
1 votes:

Onkel Buck: This guys 15 mins is almost up. He'll do something from Dick Clarks New Years Rocking Eve Ryan Seacrest's Super Fabulous New Years and then by summer we will all be like "whatever happened too..."


The guy is just riding the wave of insanity and enjoying it. Sometimes music is about high craft or brilliant songwriting, but sometimes, it's just about a moment, some luck, pushing people's buttons in the right way.

There's a clip of him watching the parodies and laughing. He's performed with Britney and Madonna. He's had a #1 all over the world. He had only the 5th ever #1 foreign language single in the UK. If you'd have said to anyone that a pop star from Korea would be doing this, they'd have told you to shut up.

What's interesting is how much that whole "new media" thing caused this. This isn't about record companies, radio, shops or TV. It was all about YouTube, Twitter, Amazon and iTunes.
2012-11-25 11:21:07 AM
1 votes:

Funbags: This green makes me even more eager to boast that I've never watched anything in "gangnam style", and have no clear idea what "gangnam style" even is.

And, as I will not revisited this thread again, it does you no good to try to explain it to me, as I will never read it.

Its rare that my ignorance of something makes me feel superior to the rest of you. And yet, here we are.


Wow. I used to have that "It's popular, must avoid" attitude, too. But I grew out of it around, oh, middle school. Not that I acted like a holier-than-thou arse in elementary school...

/You're missing out.
//Social skills. Look into them.
2012-11-25 03:02:22 AM
1 votes:
Funny video, catchy beat, and hot Korean chicks. What's not to like?
2012-11-25 02:24:56 AM
1 votes:
This green makes me even more eager to boast that I've never watched anything in "gangnam style", and have no clear idea what "gangnam style" even is.

And, as I will not revisited this thread again, it does you no good to try to explain it to me, as I will never read it.

Its rare that my ignorance of something makes me feel superior to the rest of you. And yet, here we are.
2012-11-25 02:04:51 AM
1 votes:

Canton: 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.


"Hey, sexy Daisy..."
2012-11-25 12:26:45 AM
1 votes:
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 12:19:12 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-24 09:22:46 PM
1 votes:
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 09:03:13 PM
1 votes:

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 08:54:03 PM
1 votes:

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 07:49:23 PM
1 votes:

not5am:

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


I don't know what the hell is going on in that video and I don't care.
2012-11-24 07:42:04 PM
1 votes:
I'm just waiting for the first Youtube video to hit 1,000,000,000 views. That will be pretty damned amazing.
2012-11-24 07:40:34 PM
1 votes:

FriarReb98: GAT_00: having just been surpassed by, yes, Psy's insufferably inane Gangnam Style.

Just for that, I'm going to go watch a few more times.

Me too. If you think Psy's inane and don't think Justin Bieber is too, you're a xenophobic retard.

\also, I always end up laughing my ass off when he starts screaming at the girl's ass


FriarReb98: 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.

This too, plus she's a redhead. Even dyed that's a plus in my book.


I'm somewhat convinced, watching some of her other stuff, is that a decent amount of why she looks good to us is the Western makeup, especially accentuating her eyes. She doesn't look as good to me without the black around her eyes. Her actual music is incredibly inane, even by American pop standards.

Plus the song so damn addictive, even when you don't know what Psy is saying. I did go look up translations, and it's more appealing once you have an idea what he's saying.
2012-11-24 07:38:18 PM
1 votes:
I don't get all this 'it's a fun video' nonsense.

Look at this shot - clearly a homage to Rodan's Thinker and reflective of the philosophy Nietzche pronounced, which spoke of Man vs Superman and Looking into The Abyss of an Empty Seoul.

i45.tinypic.com 

And fun? If it's just fun, then why is MC Hammer involved?


Gangnam Style: It's Too Legit To Quit.
2012-11-24 07:27:49 PM
1 votes:

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.


This too, plus she's a redhead. Even dyed that's a plus in my book.
2012-11-24 07:25:06 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: having just been surpassed by, yes, Psy's insufferably inane Gangnam Style.

Just for that, I'm going to go watch a few more times.


Me too. If you think Psy's inane and don't think Justin Bieber is too, you're a xenophobic retard.

\also, I always end up laughing my ass off when he starts screaming at the girl's ass
2012-11-24 07:01:32 PM
1 votes:

fozziewazzi: I found the making of video funnier.



The thing that you get from the video is that people are having fun. The choreography doesn't look like they hired Paula Abdul to do it which would suck all the life out of it, but that yeah, someone just got shown the moves on the day, and shiat got thrown in.

Oh, and the redhead girl in the hotpants. Yeah...
2012-11-24 06:49:45 PM
1 votes:
That's because no one was rushing to show the Bieber video to the grandparents, unlike Psy.
2012-11-24 06:13:23 PM
1 votes:
I remember just a few months ago when it was barely at 300,000.

sniff. They just grow up so fast you know? At first you're sending a link to a couple buddies who are completely flabbergasted by it, then next thing you know everyone on the planet has heard of it and despises how overplayed it is.
2012-11-24 06:04:23 PM
1 votes:
We've been cured of bieber fever! Unfortunately, we're still PSYchotic.
2012-11-24 05:29:28 PM
1 votes:
what's a Bieber?
2012-11-24 03:43:18 PM
1 votes:
imokwithis.jpg
2012-11-24 03:39:12 PM
1 votes:
Heeeey sexy lady!
 
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