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   Forget the tides, Bill O'Reilly can't explain Gangnam Style

28 Nov 2012 01:57 PM   |   11472 clicks   |   Huffington Post
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FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  
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28 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  
It's a satirical jab at Korea's version of Beverly Hills. I thought everyone knew that.

/Also, a guy screaming at a woman's ass.

28 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  
I can't either, but I just chalked it up to getting old.

28 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
gilgigamesh    [TotalFark]  
It's fun. Its got a great beat. It's a chubby Korean dude who is willing to make fun of himself, and as A D B pointed out, likes to scream at a woman's ass.

That's pretty much it. I don't know what the big mystery is supposed to be.

28 Nov 2012 01:13 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: I can't either, but I just chalked it up to getting old.


What he said

28 Nov 2012 01:14 PM
MrBallou    [TotalFark]  

Relatively Obscure: I can't either, but I just chalked it up to getting old.


Pretty sure that's Bill's problem too. The in-depth analysis came down to "It's popular because it's stupid and kids today want to be stupid".

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28 Nov 2012 01:17 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  

gilgigamesh: It's fun. Its got a great beat. It's a chubby Korean dude who is willing to make fun of himself, and as A D B pointed out, likes to scream at a woman's ass.

That's pretty much it. I don't know what the big mystery is supposed to be.


There's also the hot chick in the subway. That doesn't hurt.

28 Nov 2012 01:28 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
"Former anchor of Inside Edition doesn't understand entertainment. News at 11."

28 Nov 2012 01:32 PM
GAT_00     

gilgigamesh: It's fun. Its got a great beat. It's a chubby Korean dude who is willing to make fun of himself, and as A D B pointed out, likes to scream at a woman's ass.

That's pretty much it. I don't know what the big mystery is supposed to be.


There's only a mystery to people who can't understand why people would be entertained by something. This is the equivalent to old people complaining about the Beatles.

28 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
*Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??

28 Nov 2012 01:37 PM
impaler    [TotalFark]  

MrBallou: Relatively Obscure: I can't either, but I just chalked it up to getting old.

Pretty sure that's Bill's problem too. The in-depth analysis came down to "It's popular because it's stupid and kids today want to be stupid".

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Pretty much. O'Reilly's bread and butter is bringing in young pop-culture references that confuse and upset his geriatric audience. Gives them a sense of moral superiority. When they were young, the songs they enjoyed were music. They know this is true because music is supposed to be enjoyable, and this crap isn't enjoyable, so it's not music. You know, "common sense." They weren't stupid mindless kids when they were stupid mindless kids.

Back then, songs had meaning with lyrics like "Bom-ma-bom, a-bom-bom-a-bom, ba-ba-bom-bom-a-bomp,b-dang-a-dang-dan g, b-ding-a-dong-ding. Blue moon, blue moon, blue moon, Dip-de-dip-de-dip."

28 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

vernonFL: *Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??


And no one could figure out what the hell this was
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28 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
I'm still waiting for someone to explain Bill O'Reilly

28 Nov 2012 01:53 PM
had98c     
Apparently it's just not possible to enjoy things and just LIGHTEN UP AND HAVE FUN once in a while. No, Bill, everything must have some kind of meaning. I mean, I'm probably the grouchiest of grouchy people in the world and I love this song/video.

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28 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
The Slush     
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28 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
LegacyDL     
Korean guy riding an invisible horse comically.

That wasn't hard.

28 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
funk_soul_bubby     
I watch it for this, I don't know about ya'll.

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28 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
Allen. The end.     
Who?

28 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
Lord_Dubu     
Also, it's because PSY is awesome. He has been since Champion and he continues to be so.

28 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

SilentStrider


gilgigamesh: It's fun. Its got a great beat. It's a chubby Korean dude who is willing to make fun of himself, and as A D B pointed out, likes to scream at a woman's ass.

That's pretty much it. I don't know what the big mystery is supposed to be.

There's also the hot chick in the subway. That doesn't hurt.


And they're doing a dance that mimics riding a horse. It's not rocket surgery.

28 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
BigRightRear     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's a satirical jab at Korea's version of Beverly Hills. I thought everyone knew that.

/Also, a guy screaming at a woman's ass.


I was at a wedding over the weekend and it seems people have forgotten about the 'satirical' part. They seemed to embrace it as if it was really the 'in' thing. I weep for this country sometimes.

/..and the lemmings just kept pushing..

28 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Bill O'Reilly is really befuddled by the popularity of "Gangnam Style"

I don't want to be like O'Really, someone remind me of all the other things he's said real quick.

28 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
TofuTheAlmighty     
"So it means nothing, but it's got a nice upbeat to it but you can do the pony and ride around," O'Reilly suggested.

"The meaning is that it means nothing," Ablow responded.

So Psy is the Seinfeld of pop music?

28 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's a satirical jab at Korea's version of Beverly Hills. I thought everyone knew that.

/Also, a guy screaming at a woman's ass.


No, it's this year's "Macarena".

28 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Komplex     
We get it, he's Asian.

/Albow your children's book sucks.

28 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
maltedmothball     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: vernonFL: *Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??

And no one could figure out what the hell this was
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he just wanted to tiptoe through the tulips ...

28 Nov 2012 02:07 PM
Skywolf Philosopher     
O__O Nice opinion, O'Reilly. Sure ain't mine.

I enjoy nice music with a nice beat. Don't give a damn about music videos. Here's some awesome instrumental rock: Trans Siberian Orchestra, 'Sabre Dance' by Love Sculpture, 'Dragon Attack' by Queen. Eat your heart out, Bill, pondering the meaning of each. Oh, and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is also rather unique- pentatonic.

28 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
SurelyShirley     

funk_soul_bubby: I watch it for this, I don't know about ya'll.

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I second that.

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28 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
reillan     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's a satirical jab at Korea's version of Beverly Hills. I thought everyone knew that.

/Also, a guy screaming at a woman's ass.


People who support the "Beverly Hills" concept, such as Bill O'Reilly, couldn't possibly understand anyone's desire to mock it or the people associated with it.

28 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
Nana's Vibrator    [TotalFark]  
It's overanalytical, but it's a good point. It means nothing. It's simple. It's catchy. It's fun.
I didn't watch the clip, I'm assuming O'Reilly was playing the 'talk down to it, I'm better than it' role, but the result doesn't seem to be wrong.

28 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
IPnooM     
So a song makes fun of the wealthy pretentious folks of Worst Korea. Fox news doesn't understand why we would not worship and adore the wealthy, as they do. It is confusing because it is impossible for someone to not want to be just like their betters, aka the wealthy types.

Or they just don't bother to do any research and just say whatever they want that fits into their world view.

looks like either way, they get to stay on message with this one.

28 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
Gaius     
It takes Gangnam Style for Bill O'Reilly to conclude that the world is tired of reality? That seems to explain the longevity of his career, too.

28 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
Here we go. Planet Money look into the K-pop industry Much more realistic than some FNC contributor.

Why not ask about the popularity of that German heavy metal band in the USA back in the late 90's? The Macarena? Various thing have been fads, and I can only presume k-pop is one of those things.

vernonFL: *Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??


It's not realistic to include a manufactured product like Justin Bieber on that list. He is just the latest in a long string of effeminate boys that parents aren't too bothered by. Imagine the trouble you'd have if Ron Jeremy was promoted to the same market segment.

28 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  

vernonFL: *Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??


Are we comparing the Beatles to Justin Bieber and PSY? I hope not.

28 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
fruitloop     
Ablow offered his mind-blowing assessment: "I think what this fellow is tapping into... is the fact that people don't want any meaning right now." He continued, "It is just is sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. Not reality, not feeling, not meaning." "So it means nothing, but it's got a nice upbeat to it but you can do the pony and ride around," O'Reilly suggested. "The meaning is that it means nothing," Ablow responded.

Were they talking about Psy or Fox News?

28 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
Gaius     

SurelyShirley: funk_soul_bubby: I watch it for this, I don't know about ya'll.

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I second that.

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Looks like a lot of Farker got that yellow fever.

/got it bad

28 Nov 2012 02:12 PM
uncleacid     
Marvin Gaye knows what's going on, Bill.

28 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
themasterdebater     
What I don't understand is why my radio station plays the Korean version every hour on the hour, all day, every day.

/Getting stabby...

28 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
mazzz     

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It's a satirical jab at Korea's version of Beverly Hills. I thought everyone knew that.


No, it's the Korean Palos Verdes

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28 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
Ehh     
Hey, Bill, it isn't nonsense, it's Korean. Except when it's in English. It's a pop song that satirizes a few pretensions, and it's just some silly fun.

Congratulations, you just showed that you don't know Korean (but wrongly think it's nonsense), you don't know English, you REALLY don't know satire, and you don't know fun. And you demonstrated that you are incapable of asking a member of your staff to explain these things to you, because you are the great Bill O'Reilly, and there's nothing on this planet that someone knows that you don't know. So you have shown once again that you are a prideful, ignorant, humorless old jerk.

28 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
Representative of the unwashed masses     
Hey Bill, let me put it this way.

I like the Gangham Style video because it's funny.
I occasionally watch you or Hannity because it gives me the same feeling as cutting myself without having to find a dull rusty spoon to do so.

28 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
Im_Gumby    [TotalFark]  

Lionel Mandrake: I'm still waiting for someone to explain Bill O'Reilly


He's a troglodyte honumculus

28 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
And what's the deal with that jibberish that those Koreans are talking? We saved them from the Chinese, can't we make them speak English?

28 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
ga362     
Some goofy looking korean bouncing around saying something about condoms?

Yeah. Real entertainment.

28 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
darth_badger     
I'm still attempting to figure out what the lyrics to Holy Diver by Dio mean.

28 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
LegacyDL     

SlothB77: vernonFL: *Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??

Are we comparing the Beatles to Justin Bieber and PSY? I hope not.


Why not? I can compare Nickelback to AC/DC or John Mayer to Eric Clapton.

28 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
TheGreatGazoo     
It is a goofball having a lot of fun. What's wrong with that?

It is like a William Hung who can actually sing.

28 Nov 2012 02:17 PM
ScotterOtter     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: vernonFL: *Yawn*

1956 - What the hell is this "Rock & Roll"???

1967 - Who the hell are these "Beatles"???

1977 - What the hell is this "Punk rock"??

1984 - What the hell is this "Rap"??

1992 - What the hell is this "Grunge"??

2008 - What the hell is a "Justin Bieber"??


I guess heavy metal just got wiped from history?

28 Nov 2012 02:18 PM
sporkme    [TotalFark]  
This thread needs more HEEEEEY SEXY LADies of the Korean variety.

My 3 year old enjoys the spectacle of it immensely. For me it is equivalent to and would be tuned out with Yo Gabba Gabba and Annoying Orange, except for the eye candy.

/do it live

28 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
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