Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Take on Gangnam Style

            OK, I swore something to myself a long time ago.  I swore that I would not watch Gangnam Style under any circumstances.  For a long time I kept that promise, but when I heard it crossed a billion views on YouTube I thought, “Ok, it can’t be that bad,” I have now watched it and you know what?  It IS that bad.  I must admit the song is catchy, like the flu, but I do not understand any of it. 

            No, I am not referring to the foreign language thing, that doesn’t bother me.  What I don’t understand is the entire concept.  Why is dance that looks like you are humping a horse so damn popular?  The first thing I notice is, in the first 9 seconds PSY looks like he’s having a bad acid trip, from their it goes straight down hill.  The visuals are totally random, which makes this confusing mess even more confusing to me.  At one point I swear Marilyn Manson makes an appearance.  Don’t believe me?  Look below, this is at about 1:45, look at this and tell me you don’t see Manson!

            Just a few seconds later at about 1:59 it got even more bizarre, would someone please tell me what the hell is going on here?  Are these escapees from some sort of army lab where they test psychotropic drugs?  Why is he pointing there?

             My personal favorite comes near the end of the video at about 3:10.  Maybe this is my inner geek coming out, but I swear he looks just like Morpheus!
            Now, I know there is even more silliness, like why are they dancing in a rodeo ring, and why is PSY singing while he is apparently taking a dump?  What is he trying to do, make that hip too?  These are just my personal favorites.

            To be fair it isn’t the worst pop song I have ever heard (anything by Justin Beiber).  I just don’t get it.  Am I the only one?  I sure hope not.  If I am, then I will pray for my fellow humans!