0274 Gangnam Style

Nov 19, 2012, 09:11 PM, 31-14, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Gangnam Style has taken the teen culture by force. The music video has gone viral and the song’s creator, a dude who goes by the name of Psy, has achieved world fame with his crazy horse dance. It’s a pastiche of quick cuts of locales from the Gangnam gu, the ultra-wealthy neighborhood south of the Han River here in Seoul. This neighborhood is home to trust fund babies who will spend 2000 won – about $2 – on ramen for lunch then turn around and spend 6000 won on a cup of designer coffee. At least one major US magazine suggests that the video is a social commentary on the class differences in South Korea’s capital city. Whatever. More importantly, the video has sparked a parody by the University of Oregon featuring their mascot, the Duck. Standing by to hear… Oppan. Jayhawk style. #ceas #hacker #southkorea

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