While I was in Korea, a friend proudly told me about the worldwide acceptance of Korean pop music (K-Pop), as evidenced by the hundreds of millions of views given to a YouTube video named, "Gangnam Style"(that's right - hundreds of millions!).
I checked out the video - and realized that my patriotic but conservative friend probably wouldn't have liked it very much at all.
"Gangnam Style" has quickly evolved into a massive social phenomena, with the artist Psy turning up at American baseball games and daytime television shows. Most charmingly, the video has produced a number of wacky spoofs and parodies.
Here's the original video, followed by two wonderful spoofs. I hope these lighten your day. And perhaps we can marvel a little at our astonishingly interconnected world.
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