Monday, June 09, 2014

PSY's new video: "Hangover"

Robert Koehler might lament what PSY's new video, "Hangover," represents in terms of the continuing deterioration of Korean culture and society, but I saw the video and thought it was hilariously enjoyable. Visit The Marmot's Hole and see what all the weeping and wailing is about: Robert's embedded the vid at his place.

PSY shares screen time with Snoop Dogg, who was a good sport to appear in a Korean video, engaging in Korean-style, alcohol-fueled tomfoolery, up to and including drunkenly carousing with a pair of plump ajummas. As with "Gangnam Style," PSY continues the trend of not taking himself seriously while gently poking fun at a major aspect of modern Korean culture. A lot of people are directing a good measure of hatred and disappointment at PSY, but to be honest, I'm not seeing why. He made clear, with "Gangnam Style," what sort of product he'd be delivering, and he's still delivering it. If you can't laugh at—and appreciate the subtext of—"Hangover," something's seriously wrong with you.

(I'm not suggesting anything's wrong with Robert for lamenting the vid; it's entirely possible that Robert's lament is itself tongue-in-cheek.)


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