- Why do you always have to be such a contrarian about big hits?
Because from everything I’ve read about it, Gangnam Style was created as a satire of conspicuous consumption — the point of which is to say something like, “you know how materialistic those people in Gangnam district are, with their expensive coffee and whatnot.” But like, I don’t know. And unless the rest of the US suddenly became well-versed in Korean culture overnight, I kind of suspect that this is the largest-scale occurrence ever of people laughing along at a joke they don’t get in order to avoid the awkwardness of having to ask someone to explain it.
- You really are the world’s biggest buzzkill, you know that. Isn’t it good enough to call it WTF Asia and leave it at that?
Also, this kind of spoils the ending, but I agree with Geoffrey’s point when he says “Only you could manage to take the most popular thing on the planet, and then tell everybody they’re appreciating it wrong.”
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