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FINALLY, I CAN DIE HAPPY …

By Will Folks || So I was person number 275,200,681 to become hip to Gangnam Style.  Am I proud of that? No …

I’m not only behind Saturday Night Live (check their Gangnam Style parody here) but also WACH TV 57 (whose hottie anchor Katie Williams gets her Gangnam Style on here).  In light of this I’ve already compiled a list of the people who should have gotten me into Gangham back in the the five digit YouTube views … but didn’t.

“Gangnam Style” is a three-minute, thirty-nine second music single released on July 15, 2012 by Korean “K-Pop” star Park Jae Sung (a.k.a. PSY).  In the last two-and-a-half months, its video has defined the term “viral” – becoming the most-liked clip in the history of YouTube (as much as YouTube has a “history”).

Basically nothing has ever been this popular … ever.

What is “Gangnam Style?”  Well  … aside from the inimitable horse ride dancing Park employs the video (seriously … where were these moves when they filmed Monty Python and the Holy Grail), “Gangnam Style” is sort of like Korea’s version of Beverly Hills.

“Gangnam is a territory in Seoul, Korea,” Park recently explained to NPR.  “I describe it as noble at the daytime and going crazy at the night time. I compare ladies to the territory. So – noble at the daytime, going crazy at the night time – and the lyric says I am the right guy for the lady who is like that.”

Yeah … that’s all well and good until you share the video with your wife (hip to Gangnam No. 275,200,682) and a few minutes later see your three-year-old daughter (hip to Gangnam No. 275,200,683) running around the house shaking her moneymaker singing “oooooooh sexy lady.”

(Oppan Gangnam Style).

Obviously there’s no way Gangnam Style can sustain its momentum … which is why I’m not buying it for my iPod.  At least not yet …

But 275,200,684 YouTube views can’t be wrong …

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