I’ve watched the “Gangnam Style” video a few times, and it’s certainly entertaining. But that alone doesn’t seem a satisfying explanation for why it’s gotten so popular. According to one source, Psy’s video is the most-watched in all of YouTube's history. As of this writing, it boasts more than 14 million views. That’s nuts.
My cousin’s theory is that the song contains devilish subliminal messages. She can't think of any other reason for the hysteria. On Thanksgiving, she urged all the young children present to stop listening to the song immediately, lest their developing minds be seized by dark forces. I responded that if ever anyone deserved to be a target of an Illuminati rumor, it’s Psy. No one this side of the Atlantic Ocean had ever heard of the guy before that YouTube video, and now he’s crazy famous. How does that happen, if not with the help of you-know-who? The lyrics are kind of touching (I’m a guy/A guy who seems calm but plays when he plays/A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes/A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles/That kind of guy) and the dance moves are snappy, but the situation is still a little suspect, that’s all I’m saying.
But I don’t want to hate. If this is Psy’s fifteen minutes of fame, then I wish him the best. Of course, it remains to be seen whether he can parlay that fifteen minutes into actually winning the Person of the Year 2012 award. There are twenty-nine other nominees, including President Obama, so Psy’s got some serious competition.
Good luck Psy! Wup wup wup wup. (Does anyone know where I could find a priest?)