At 0:29, I'm pretty sure she says "he's bad".
Cue Fox News reporting how he protested U.S. Occupation of some place or other and how that proves Obama is a muslim Kenyan anti-American communist freedom hater that wants to destroy Christmas with this blasphemous invasion of American Holy Ground by the red menace.
They could have gotten almost anyone on earth to perform... right?
Last year they had Justin Beiber, this year they had two American Idol winners.
I don't think this is meant to be a selection of the world's greatest musicians, so much as pandering to young voters.
Grandpa Likes It.
I think the "Mortified Teenagers" tag has a lot of potential.
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Psy performs on Christmas in Washington?
Cool! I hope he did "Gagnam Style"! Hands down, that's my favorite from Psy.
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In your fucking face, dead American soldiers.
YouTube gets you some great gigs.
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oh and in case you didn't hear, this is the first ever video on Youtube to surpass ONE BILLION hits. You're welcome, culture!
People with culture have better things to do than watch this over and over again. I know teenagers who do literally nothing in their free time BUT watch videos on youtube. Face it, if you're over 20, you're not in pop culture's driver seat anymore, you're in the passenger seat, trying desperately to push a brake pedal that isn't there.
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The problem with that metaphor is that it suggests that pop culture is a single vehicle moving in a single direction. At Christmas Dinner, my 19 year old niece, a college freshman, recognized this video when I showed it to my father on my laptop. At Thanksgiving, she picked up on my reference to Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury".
Super-Popularity on youtube is always going to be a kind of badge of mediocrity, in a least common denominator (Ray William Johnson) kind of way. Smart people watch dumb videos (if only to wring their hands and feel superior) and so do dumb people.
A click requires no money, and virtually no effort. I like "Gagnam style" enough to click on it a dozen times, and they show up in the billion views.
Maybe the billion uploads by all kinds of people that get a hundred clicks each are as much what 21 century pop culture is all about.
I think I came off a little too negatively. I actually enjoy Gangnam style for what it is. I watched the video on youtube once, and have heard it on the radio a couple times without changing the station. It's fun, and I'm cool with that. I'm just recognizing the fact that regardless of whether I like it or not, pop culture is not aimed at me anymore. Ironically enough, it's aimed at kids like the Obama girls.
My point was that, in order for it to reach a billion hits, the majority of those hits were almost definitely kids, not adults.
I used to hate this song until poeTV taught me what it was actually about, now I kind of like its popularity.
Was this at the National Cathedral? I guess that's what you get when you put Darth Vader on a gargoyle.
Hilarious on so many levels.
I have absolutely no idea what any of this means or why people like it or why it is popular. Commence old fart sequence 1.
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