Number of posts : 55 Age : 22 Registration date : 2012-06-17
Subject: Re: WTF? Y so much HIT! Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:55 pm
This song is popular through the Brony communities
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Subject: Re: WTF? Y so much HIT! Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:09 pm
hehe,he was on SNL this past week-end in a skit,i laughed alot
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Subject: Re: WTF? Y so much HIT! Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:53 pm
It's a song about Gangnam, the most coveted address in Korea, but less than two generations ago it was little more than some forlorn homes surrounded by flat farmland and drainage ditches.
The district of Gangnam, which literally means “south of the river,” is about half the size of Manhattan. About 1 percent of Seoul’s population lives there, but many of its residents are very rich. The average Gangnam apartment costs about $716,000, a sum that would take an average South Korean household 18 years to earn.
The seats of business and government power in Seoul have always been north of the Han River, in the neighborhoods around the royal palaces, and many old-money families still live there.
Gangnam, however, is new money, the beneficiary of a development boom that began in the 1970s.
As the price of high-rise apartments skyrocketed during a real estate investment frenzy in the early 2000s, landowners and speculators became wealthy practically overnight. The district’s rich families got even richer.
The new wealth drew the trendiest boutiques and clubs and a proliferation of plastic surgery clinics, but it also provided access to something considered vital in modern South Korea: top-notch education in the form of prestigious private tutoring and prep schools. Gangnam households spend nearly four times more on education than the national average.
The notion that Gangnam residents have risen not by following the traditional South Korean virtues of hard work and sacrifice, but simply by living on a coveted piece of geography, irks many. The neighborhood‘s residents are seen by some as monopolizing the country’s best education opportunities, the best cultural offerings and the best infrastructure, while spending big on foreign luxury goods to highlight their wealth.
“Gangnam inspires both envy and distaste,” said Kim Zakka, a Seoul-based pop music critic. “Gangnam residents are South Korea’s upper class, but South Koreans consider them self-interested, with no sense of noblesse oblige.”
In a sly, entertaining way, PSY’s song pushes these cultural buttons.
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Subject: Re: WTF? Y so much HIT! Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:57 am
Very good finding Luke, and very interesting one might put it.
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Subject: Re: WTF? Y so much HIT! Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:32 am
Show off, Monkey... lol!
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Number of posts : 35 Age : 39 Location : Redding, CA Registration date : 2012-06-21
Subject: Re: WTF? Y so much HIT! Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Although i don't understand what he's singing about. I like the Music. Smart guy. Millionaire now i bet!
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