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Desc:His icon reminds me of Klaus Nomi for some reason
Category:Stunts, General Station
Tags:psy, gentleman, LIVE show so this posting will be defunct
Submitted:Shoebox Joe
Date:04/16/13
Views:1477
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EvilHomer - 2013-04-16
Live broadcast submissions are a very bad idea.
EvilHomer - 2013-04-16
... almost as bad an idea as this song! Wakka wakka wakka!

Seriously, I get that he's going to make crazy money off of this, and I get that he's a legitimate celebrity in Better Korea who deserves a lucky windfall, or at least deserves said windfall more than all the other filthy rich jackholes in the mainstream music industry. But it's still just New Numa with better corporate backing.

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-04-16
I would like to see how silly and bad this is, but alas...
BiggerJ - 2013-04-17
And he never came back. Spite stars.

Lef - 2013-04-17
Shoebox Joe, link's been updated

I helped push this out of the hopper so I could repeat what an Asian taxi driver told me:

Q: Why to Japanese men like to marry Korean women?
A: So they can beat them.

Because of the initial misogyny at the start of the video and the horrible history from Japanese occupation, making the joke really terrible see... right.. sorry.
Shoebox Joe - 2013-05-01
Thanks!

The Mothership - 2013-04-17
Is he saying 'west side' in a West Coast rapper voice? West sooiiiide!
CIWB - 2013-04-17
Five stars because it actually is the video now.

This is so unimaginative, even by Korean pop standards. Gangnam Style's schtick was that he really wasn't the rich playboy he was describing himself as. Gentleman's schtick is that he's really not the gentleman he's describing himself as.
fatatty - 2013-04-17
To be fair it was an impossible act to follow. Of course he had to try, but he will probably only be a one hit wonder on this side of the Pacific.

Modern Angel - 2013-04-17
I have 150 bucks spread over three bets that he never cracks the top ten again. Internet nerds are betting me he does by September of this year.

Keep putting holes in people's brains, internet memes!

Candlejackv616 - 2013-04-17
Always wondered, would Gagnam style have been even remotely as popular if it had been an American (black, white, Hispanic etc.. doesn't matter really) performing it? I mean if it was the same song, musically and lyrically (i.e. in English but same sentiments just talking about...I guess Beverly Hills or something similar to Gagnam district?) and content of the video (funny dancing and all) being performed by Latino?
KillerGazebo - 2013-04-17
Stylistically, thematically, and even musically, 'Gangnam Style' is very similar to LMFAO's 'Sexy and I Know It'. The sentiment in the American song isn't specifically about a rich upper class, but they're both parodies of the kind of flaunting of wealth and fame in which celebrities of both countries participate. They both feature silly dancing and and aren't meant to be taken seriously. They both are wildly successful and ironically had the result of elevating both artists to the level of fame they were parodying.

They even sound similar enough to lead to a series of very well made amateur mashups:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E6J9LNe6LI

Of course, despite both being wildly successful, LMFAO never got a billion views on YouTube. So, no. Not quite as successful, but pretty close.

chairsforcheap - 2013-04-17
HOLY SHIT ARE YOU SAYING THAT AMERICANS FETISHIZE ASIAN CULTURE?!

Candlejackv616 - 2013-04-17
lol I wasn't necessarly getting at that, but to a point yeah. I mean Ive thought about this before after Gagnam style hit, and I did feel like after awhile there was this sort of "hahahaha look its an Asian singing something that we don't understand so it sounds funny,oh and hes dancing funny too! hahahahaha".

Old_Zircon - 2013-04-17
Americans fetishize Japanese culture and can't tell the difference between Japan and Korea.

Vicious - 2013-04-17
You guys are such grumps sometimes.
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