A major South Korean broadcaster has banned Psy’s new video “Gentleman” (a.k.a. “Gangnam Style 2.0″) from their air waves. Psy has been given the proverbial boot because he kicked a traffic cone with the words “no parking” written on it.
The slight abuse of public property apparently didn’t meet the publicly funded KBS’ “standards as a public broadcaster” according to the Huffington Post. Apparently, the broadcasters have banned videos for similar reasons.
Because this is the internet, here’s Psy’s new video for your enjoyment. Feel free to watch as many times as your heart desires:
The teens of Japan and South Korea have undeniably found the best way to party.
Groups of youths have descended onto their local McDonald’s where they order an overwhelming number of fries, dump them on the table and well, start digging in. Called “potato parties” (let’s workshop that name), they take pictures of themselves at their frie-laden tables before gorging all the deep fried deliciousness.
The fad began after a group of teens decided to buy unhealthy amounts of fries when the prices dropped to approximately $1.51 (USD) for all sizes during a promotion, according to The Daily Mail. One group in Okayama managed to eat sixty portions of fries — that’s roughly 30,000 calories.
Nutritionists may be quaking in their boots right about now but the forever hungry part of my brain is drooling. Thankfully, I know I’m not stupid enough to ever take part in this in the off chance the fad comes over to North America because:
a) I don’t want to die and
b) I feel like I’m dying after just trying to eat one of McDonald’s meals.
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Part of South Korea’s plan to destroy America, the “Gangnam Style” weaponized song works slowly but effectively. This roof party nearly collapsed into a parking garage as everyone danced along with Psy’s viral hit. If I was the person recording that video, I’d definitely get myself and my car out of there.
Psy brought 80,000 South Koreans together for his concert in Seoul. The free concert took place in the heart of the city for Psy’s homecoming. According to The Sun, he told his fans: “I did not get here because I was worthy of it. I’m here because of all of you. I’m just a fat man with two kids,” Psy explained to his legion of Koreans fans. “It’s a golden opportunity to show the world how well we Koreans play.”
My favourite comment on YouTube: “North Korea is like “what is this happiness I hear coming from the south??” — AznNerdNation
It didn’t take long for Psy’s viral hit “Gangnam Style” to be hailed as the new “Macarena.” Practically everyone can identify his horse-riding dance move and at least chant along to the chorus — unless you’re South Korean and then (duh) you probably know the verses too.
While the music video for both the male and female versions of “Gangnam Style” have an epic LMFAO flare, Psy’s horse-riding dancers also trot along with him for his shows. He recently performed on the South Korean music television program Show! Music Core and pretty much everyone in the audience went insane.
Watch it here:
In a crowd of 43,000 fans, technicians at the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants baseball game managed to spot South Korean hip hop star PSY in the crowd and capture him dancing to his own song on camera. His viral hit “Gangnam Style” started playing at Monday’s game, causing a mass eruption of the infamous horseback riding dance move.
Anyone notice a little someone named Scooter Braun sitting next to PSY? There were rumours that the two were going to meet in LA, especially after Scooter tweeted about his music crush.
It’s become apparent that no one can resist the infectious chorus and beat… even celebrities like Nelly Furtado aren’t immune. She danced to the songs at a show in the Philippines.
A group of Christian South Koreans acted in solidarity yesterday begging the gods to strike down one Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga.
The group prayed that her April 27th concert in Seoul be cancelled because “Just Dance” is corrupting the youth with it’s blasphemous lyrics and sexual influence. According to AFP they wanted to prevent the youth from being ”infected with homosexuality and pornography.”
People under the age of 18 have already been banned from the concert, though Gaga tried to appeal to the government on Twitter about the age restriction. She’s not the first either — Marilyn Manson, Jay-Z and 50 Cent have had similar restrictions on their concerts.
Previously the age restriction was 12, but the Korea Media Rating Board decided that wasn’t enough. We’ll just have to wait until April 27 to see whether cosmic intervention does indeed happen. [Source]
Few movies fit into the dark comedy, horror film and psychodrama category at the same time. “Thirst” is one of them. The latest film by South Korean director Chan-wook Park won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival but beware, it’s not your typical vampire movie.
This was my first time seeing a Chan-wook Park film and it’ll probably be my last — not because it’s a bad movie per se, it’s just not my type. Let’s face it, just like people have preferences over blondes and brunettes, movie goers have genre preferences and gore is not one of mine. So if you love blood (and not just blood, but blood with plot), “Thirst” is definitely for you.
The film tells the story of Sang-hyun (played by South Korea’s Song-kang Ho), a priest who values life enough to risk his own by volunteering for a secret vaccine development project meant to destroy a deadly virus.
Of course, the virus takes hold of the priest and they’re forced to transfuse blood into Sang-hyun. It just so happens that the blood was infected, leading the priest to turn into a vampire.
“Thirst” starts to pick up when Sang-hyun bumps into a sickened childhood friend and his family, including his friend’s wife Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), who asks for the priest’s help in escaping her life. So the once goody-two-shoe priest finds himself embarking into a world of sexual pleasure, committing the Seven Deadly Sins.