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Old 09-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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This was much bigger than the numa numa craze in 2005
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:39 PM
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Well now I've watched and listened to this video so much I think I'm beginning to understand Korean. What does it say on that banner in the beginning? What is that horse saying at the end?
The banner in the beginning is actually in English - it just says Gangnam Style. The horse is also saying Oppa Gangnam Style.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:43 PM
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Gangnam Style dance-off escalates into gang shootout in Bangkok

Excerpt: "Gangnam Style, by the K-pop star Psy, has inspired a West Side Story-esque show of rivalry between two Bangkok gangs who are said to have had a dance-off before engaging in a gun battle.

"The INN website reported that the two gangs were dining in the same restaurant when 'the younger members of both groups danced provocatively at each other in the manner of top hit Gangnam Style'. The dance-off escalated into an argument and, eventually, a gun attack in the upmarket Ekkamai neighbourhood, in which one of the gangs fired at least 50 bullets from a carbine and an 11mm gun."

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:53 PM
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Gangnam Style dance-off escalates into gang shootout in Bangkok

Excerpt: "Gangnam Style, by the K-pop star Psy, has inspired a West Side Story-esque show of rivalry between two Bangkok gangs who are said to have had a dance-off before engaging in a gun battle.

"The INN website reported that the two gangs were dining in the same restaurant when 'the younger members of both groups danced provocatively at each other in the manner of top hit Gangnam Style'. The dance-off escalated into an argument and, eventually, a gun attack in the upmarket Ekkamai neighbourhood, in which one of the gangs fired at least 50 bullets from a carbine and an 11mm gun."
Another over-blown blame music story by sensationalistic media obviously unconcerned with facts or truth. There is no evidence that the song or the music "inspired" a gang shoot out. It was a bunch of hot headed criminals provoking each other and weapons were used. End o' story.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:55 PM
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Not "inspired." Escalated from. But I take it you really love this video.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:59 PM
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Not "inspired." Escalated from. But I take it you really love this video.
I do, really really love it.
I said inspired because the headline said inspired.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:04 PM
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I do, really really love it.
I said inspired because the headline said inspired.
Well, not in the headline, but okay it does mention that inside the story. But lighten up a little, as we have plenty of hotheads on the Board already.

(I like the video too.)

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:18 PM
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The banner in the beginning is actually in English - it just says Gangnam Style. The horse is also saying Oppa Gangnam Style.
Thanks. The banner at the beginning is blurry, I wasn't sure what I was seeing. I suspected that might be what the horse was saying, but I'll have to watch the video a lot more times before I can read Korean.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:25 PM
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Well, not in the headline, but okay it does mention that inside the story. But lighten up a little, as we have plenty of hotheads on the Board already.

(I like the video too.)
I'm not a hothead

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:27 PM
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That's a right purty tongue you have, ma'am.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:29 PM
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That's a right purty tongue you have, ma'am.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:33 PM
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April R is too gracious to say this but you need to dial it down a little Siam Sam, you're coming across as a bully.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:38 PM
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Aw, shucks. Girls never like me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:53 PM
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Well now I've watched and listened to this video so much I think I'm beginning to understand Korean. What does it say on that banner in the beginning? What is that horse saying at the end?
The banner says "GANGNAM STYLE". It's reversed because it's a reflection in his glasses. Dunno about the horse.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:03 PM
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just look at the energy of this crowd - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQBk...ure=g-logo-xit
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:45 PM
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Here's a good version: Pyongyang Style
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:26 AM
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Isn't this over yet?
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:59 PM
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Isn't this over yet?
Apparently not. BBC was reporting this morning that it's hit No. 1 in Britain, making Psy the first Korean artist to do so.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:07 PM
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This parody wins.

It's the original music video, with PSY's vocals intact, (ETA: so long as his lips are actually moving,) but with the music removed, and with accurate-to-the-action incidental sounds laid over everything.

The dance scenes become... awkward... given this treatment. Hilarious!

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Old 09-30-2012, 10:12 PM
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It's the West End Girls of Korea.
The I'm sexy and I know it of Korea.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:14 PM
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I think it's now number one in Canada too.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:54 AM
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World of Warcraft parody with new lyrics based on the new expansion, Mists of Pandaria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuF0Ccdy3kM
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:35 AM
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just look at the energy of this crowd - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQBk...ure=g-logo-xit
I've always figured that must be an amazing feeling for the performer. I've been to concerts where the performer/artist can put down the mic and just play the guitar for an entire song while the audience sings for him...and they [the audience] loves every second of it.

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This parody wins.

It's the original music video, with PSY's vocals intact, (ETA: so long as his lips are actually moving,) but with the music removed, and with accurate-to-the-action incidental sounds laid over everything.

The dance scenes become... awkward... given this treatment. Hilarious!
That's almost...creepy. But it did remind me of the Michael Jackson video where you just heard a lot of foot steps and sound effects at the beginning, though I can't find it right now.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 AM
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Apparently not. BBC was reporting this morning that it's hit No. 1 in Britain, making Psy the first Korean artist to do so.
And another one for the parody list - London Style!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:48 AM
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I'm waiting for Oppa Fenton Style
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:24 AM
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Klingon Style, in the original Klingon, of course.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:08 AM
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My boyfriend's contribution: "I've seen a lot of Korean porn where the girl is getting pounded while calling the dude oppa."
I'm late to the thread, but I just had to single this out as possibly the best thing I've ever seen said on the SDMB.

My thanks to you, and also to your bf for doing the necessary research
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:25 AM
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The Thai navy has done this version.

But some old salts are not amused.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:38 AM
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This one's my favorite so far, though I'd say it's more an "homage" than "parody":

Gunman Style

Probably NSFW. (bikinis + some language)
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:49 AM
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The Thai navy has done this version.

But some old salts are not amused.
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"I will only warn them like brothers and there will be no punishment,"
I'm having a hard time pinning down exactly how to express the way the above quote makes me feel. But overall, I think it's an awesome way to express his intention, one which is not culturally available IME to most Americans in the public sphere, and one which I wish was available.

You probably hear talk like this in church contexts. But work or military? I doubt it. But it's exactly the right thing to say and do sometimes!

Well, that probably came off as weird, but I wanted to say something about it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:22 AM
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I found it entirely unremarkable - save for these remarks.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:56 AM
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Domata Peko of the Bengals celebrates Gangnam Style.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:22 PM
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The Filipino Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center that created the Michael Jackson "Thriller" video has just released their version of Gangnam Style.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:25 PM
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The Filipino Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center that created the Michael Jackson "Thriller" video has just released their version of Gangnam Style.
YES!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:37 PM
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I had to share this. I love this video.

Oppa Gangnam Style
You know, I can remember when predominatly internet-based memes took years or at least several months to enter the mainstream - "all your base", Mahir, that kind of thing. But as I speak these words "Gangnam Style", which I first saw linked a few weeks ago on Imgur, is number one on the UK pop charts!

No, really, the same chart that had giants such as The Beatles, T-Rex, Duran Duran, and White Town:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/singles

If you'd asked me in June 2012 whether there would be a Korean-language single that spoofs Korean pop culture at the top of the UK pop charts (without the aid of an ironic Facebook campaign), I would have looked down and whispered "no". Now the whole world stands on the brink, staring down into bloody hell.

I think we can conclude that (a) Korea is the new Japan (b) Koreans "get" the internet. Three hundred and forty million hits on Youtube. More likes that most artists have views! I bet Psy's thinking "hang on, if I got just fifty cents for each of those views, I would now have enough money to buy a long-range Gulfstream V business jet".
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:09 PM
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#2 in the U.S. Will it get to #1?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:11 PM
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Klingon Style, in the original Klingon, of course.
I did enjoy that when I saw it linked off Fark.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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I think we can conclude that (a) Korea is the new Japan (b) Koreans "get" the internet. Three hundred and forty million hits on Youtube. More likes that most artists have views! I bet Psy's thinking "hang on, if I got just fifty cents for each of those views, I would now have enough money to buy a long-range Gulfstream V business jet".
(South) Korea has been the new Japan in Thailand for several years now. (See thesis The Korean Craze among Thai Urban Youth: Thai Culture in Transition at Northern Illinois University.) For a short while, all things Japanese were a hit with younger Thais, but in recent years anything Korean is tops. Music, movies. Even older folks will watch Korean soap operas (dubbed in Thai). They're the flavor of the day. Seems to have lasted longer than the Japanese craze.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:07 AM
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(South) Korea has been the new Japan in Thailand for several years now.
Er... Huh?

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No, really, the same chart that had giants such as The Beatles, T-Rex, Duran Duran, and White Town:
White Town?
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:45 AM
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Er... Huh?
Well, like I said, all things Japan was the craze in Thailand for a while, but it's been K-Pop and Korean culture for a few years now.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:05 AM
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(South) Korea has been the new Japan in Thailand for several years now. (See thesis The Korean Craze among Thai Urban Youth: Thai Culture in Transition at Northern Illinois University.) For a short while, all things Japanese were a hit with younger Thais, but in recent years anything Korean is tops. Music, movies. Even older folks will watch Korean soap operas (dubbed in Thai). They're the flavor of the day. Seems to have lasted longer than the Japanese craze.
Korean dramas are becoming a big thing in the US too among college kids. But aside from that and Gangnam style, I really don't get any sense that a Korean craze is supplanting the Japanese craze in any meaningful way (in US culture, I mean).

I mean, you see Japanese cartoons on TV all the time, you never or almost never see Korean drama. And I don't see signs of Funimation or Viz slowing down any time soon. Video games still have a large Japanese contingent.

There is a little bit with Korean animation studios doing stuff, but that's more American (and sometimes Japanese) products having animation outsourced to Korean studios than it is a case of Korean culture taking over. Even in Hot Topic and other "trendy" places, they have a lot of Miku merch, but aside from maybe Gangname Style stuff (which I haven't been to confirm recently), is almost devoid of Korean stuff.

Korean stuff is on the rise in the US, but I don't think I agree with any assertion that the one music video and a few moderately popular K dramas with college kids makes it "the new Japan" here.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:47 AM
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:01 AM
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Oh yeah, don't get me wrong. Japanese stuff is still popular over here. Lots of Thais still do cosplay out by Siam Paragon on the weekends, one of our nieces included even though she's mid-20s now, and there are still lots of manga books available. But Korea's definitely become the flavor of the day in recent years. There's even a Thai singer in one of the K-Pop boy bands, a band called 2pm or something like that. And K-Pop bands seem to be the first choice among local advertisers for endorsements.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:36 AM
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Well, like I said, all things Japan was the craze in Thailand for a while, but it's been K-Pop and Korean culture for a few years now.
Oh. Right. I get it, sorry.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:05 AM
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Korean dramas are becoming a big thing in the US too among college kids. But aside from that and Gangnam style, I really don't get any sense that a Korean craze is supplanting the Japanese craze in any meaningful way (in US culture, I mean).

I mean, you see Japanese cartoons on TV all the time, you never or almost never see Korean drama. And I don't see signs of Funimation or Viz slowing down any time soon. Video games still have a large Japanese contingent.

There is a little bit with Korean animation studios doing stuff, but that's more American (and sometimes Japanese) products having animation outsourced to Korean studios than it is a case of Korean culture taking over. Even in Hot Topic and other "trendy" places, they have a lot of Miku merch, but aside from maybe Gangname Style stuff (which I haven't been to confirm recently), is almost devoid of Korean stuff.

Korean stuff is on the rise in the US, but I don't think I agree with any assertion that the one music video and a few moderately popular K dramas with college kids makes it "the new Japan" here.
As a mother of small children I would disagree a bit. There are quite a few originally Koren TV shows which my kids love and we wouldn't have known they were Koren unless I had googled them (I am an obsessive googler )
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Pucca
Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox
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But I assume you are right when you say Japanese shows and trends are still much more prevalent in the US.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:11 AM
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However I see the next generation or so really picking up on the Korean Craze, see this video of a little American 2 year old singing a Korean cartoon theme song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SzY8dAynsM
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:05 PM
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Oh to have been at this concert...
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:14 AM
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In the official video, is the person in the yellow suit a man or woman? I can't tell.

And of all the random things in the video, the dude in the elevator is the most WTF?! for me.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:00 AM
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In the official video, is the person in the yellow suit a man or woman? I can't tell.

And of all the random things in the video, the dude in the elevator is the most WTF?! for me.
Hes a man, and the dude in the elevator is kind of cute. I love his smile - so mischievous.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:49 AM
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What gets me is the fact that this video was unheard of when Mika first posted it here. Since then it's gone from maybe 50 million hits to over 400 million hits.

Care to offer up any lottery numbers, Mika?

How did you know this was going to take off?
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