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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:30 AM

Bill O'Reilly and Keith Ablow don't get "Gangnam Style."

I was my head off reading this, and immediately though, "Hey Bill, did you dance the Macarena?"

Bill O'Reilly brought on pseudo-psychiatrist Keith Ablow last night to explain the whole 'Gangnam Style' phenomenon to him. Or at least that was the purported reason. The result was the usual idiocy, mixed with a fair bit of xenophobia. In other words, regular fare for the old white farts who watch O'Reilly who are just as befuddled by modernity as O'Reilly seems to be. Why would Americans be listening to a song “without intelligible words", where they have no idea what the meaning is, sung mostly in a foreign language by a fat little Korean bouncing around like he was riding a horse?

O'Reilly asked "What's going on?"

Ablow responded, as only Fox News contributors can: "I think what this fellow is tapping into... is the fact that people don't want any meaning right now. It is just is sort of like a drug and that seems to be what most people seem to want right now. Not reality, not feeling, not meaning."

O'Reilly: "So it means nothing but it's got a nice upbeat to it but you can do the pony and ride around."

Ablow: "The meaning is that it means nothing."

So there you have it. A song has no meaning because a couple of middle-aged white guys says it doesn't.

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/scarce/bill-oreilly-gangnam-style#comments

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Reply Bill O'Reilly and Keith Ablow don't get "Gangnam Style." (Original post)
Archae Nov 2012 OP
ChoppinBroccoli Nov 2012 #1
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #10
Archae Nov 2012 #11
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #2
enough Nov 2012 #7
Bandit Nov 2012 #9
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #13
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #26
Initech Nov 2012 #27
RepublicansRZombies Nov 2012 #29
Initech Nov 2012 #42
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #3
Initech Nov 2012 #15
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #21
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #45
nolabear Nov 2012 #4
lbrtbell Nov 2012 #5
DetlefK Nov 2012 #6
seabeyond Nov 2012 #8
frylock Nov 2012 #12
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #17
frylock Nov 2012 #20
BarackTheVote Nov 2012 #33
Codeine Nov 2012 #37
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2012 #18
Earth_First Nov 2012 #14
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #16
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #19
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #22
biohazard9550 Nov 2012 #40
Plaid Adder Nov 2012 #23
Matariki Nov 2012 #35
NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 #24
Matariki Nov 2012 #36
davidn3600 Nov 2012 #25
longship Nov 2012 #28
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #30
longship Nov 2012 #32
Matariki Nov 2012 #38
LTR Nov 2012 #31
Matariki Nov 2012 #34
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #39
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2012 #43
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #47
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #41
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #44
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #48
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #46

Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:42 AM

1. Wonder If Billo Ever Listened To "Innagaddadavida"

There are TONS of songs out there, from every era, with unintelligible lyrics. Even worse, there are tons of songs with..........(gasp!)...........no words whatsoever!!!

Every time someone brings on this Keith Ablow joker, all I can think of is, "This is the 'psychologist' who claimed that having Chaz Bono on 'Dancing With The Stars' would turn children gay." Yeah, a real man of science, that one.

I better not catch Bill O'Reilly listening to "Feliz Navidad" this month. It has unintelligible lyrics and is sung by a guy who is probably an illegal immigrant (they all are, you know) who is also BLIND (which means he's probably suckling off the government teat too)!!!

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:39 AM

10. True, but I thought the lyrics translated to 'In The Garden of Eden'

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:30 AM

11. It was supposed to orginally be that...

But the guy writing the song was drinking a great deal of wine while doing so, and it came out the weird way.

"Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen was the same way, their frontman was plowed when they recorded it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:50 AM

2. Next up: They ponder Rama Lama Ding Dong and deconstruct 'Louis, Louis'

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:28 AM

7. +1 (nt)

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:37 AM

9. oo ee oo aa aa ting tang walla walla bing bang, oo ee oo aa aa ting tang walla walla bang bang.

How many remember that one?

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Response to Bandit (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:51 AM

13. Who could forget 'Witch Doctor'?

These could keep Billo and Ablow busy for a while.





And the original 'Louie Louie' and a version with on-screen lyrics...








And more...







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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:04 PM

26. Nice collection you got there

you might need to email Bill'O these including this.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:48 PM

27. LMAO!!!! May I add:

Last edited Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:40 PM - Edit history (1)






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Response to Initech (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:59 PM

29. Has he seen Greece?

 

We go together like
rama lama lama
ke ding a de dinga a dong
remembered for ever like
shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom

We're one of a kind
Like dip di-dip di-dip
Doo-bop a doo-bee doo
Our names are signed
Boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-e-dy
boog-e-dy
Shoo-by doo-wop she-bop
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang
shoo-bop

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Response to RepublicansRZombies (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:04 PM

42. How about this one:



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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:53 AM

3. Bill O'Reilly is truly the "Get Off My Lawn" guy.

Those kids with their long hair and their rock and roll, etc.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:55 AM

15. And he's entering full on Gran Torino mode.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:29 PM

21. They just don't write 'em today like they did in the old days...



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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:55 PM

45. I'd have thought if nothing else, he'd at least appreciate the girls' asses in that video...

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:54 AM

4. As a mental health professional I would like to apologize for Ablow's existence.

Please, please, PLEASE do not imagine him to generate anything but horror from the community. There are soulless hacks in all professions and sadly, he's psychiatry's. I fear to think the harm he's caused.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:59 AM

5. It's a satire about rich people

That's why Billo & Co. don't get it, even though the translation and explanations are all over that newfangled web.

PSY (real name Park Jae-Sang) grew up in Gangnam, and his song/video is poking fun at the lifestyle and the type of people there.

It's amazing how a guy who grew up in such an affluent area turned out to be so humble and down-to-earth.

A quick, related news item: PSY was in the hospital recently for exhaustion resulting from his whirlwind, worldwide tour to promote GS. He's at home with his family to recuperate, but he's supposed to hit the road again on November 30.

Methinks Billo is jealous that he'll never be as rich or as cool as Park Jae-Sang.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:16 AM

6. Bad news: Meaningless song-texts were invented decades ago.

Please don't pin me down on this but IIRC it was invented by a jazz-singer in the 1920's when he lost his notes mid-song and began to make up nonsense-words as a "filler".

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:29 AM

8. i dont know if there is anything to "get", but that it is fun. nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:42 AM

12. to be perfectly honest, i don't either..

i finally got around to watching it a couple weeks ago and couldn't help wondering what was so special about gangnam style.

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Response to frylock (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:59 AM

17. “Bad taste makes more millionaires than good taste.”

 

Charles Bukowski

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:54 PM

20. i love buk!

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Response to frylock (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:42 PM

33. My generation grew up on Joe Cartoon & Home Star Runner

That should be enough said.

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Response to BarackTheVote (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:00 PM

37. I'm old and I still loved Homestar Runner.

"Dear Strongbad. . ."

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Response to frylock (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:01 PM

18. Read the Wikipedia entry n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:52 AM

14. GET OFF MY LAWN!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:58 AM

16. Like a broken clock... nt

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

19. Bye Bye Birdie - What's the Matter With Kids Today?






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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:51 PM

22. It is a goofy song with zero substance.

 

All I hear is "I'm a condom star." when the kids play it. I don't hate it, I just think it's dumb. It's a one hit wonder and no one will remember it six months from now. Last year it was LMFAO, this year it's this dude, next year it will be someone else. Get what you can while it lasts I guess.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:41 PM

40. good point

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:56 PM

23. Maybe Bill would grok the Mitt Romney version better.



Always made me smile!

The Plaid Adder

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Response to Plaid Adder (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:52 PM

35. I LOVE this parody. I like the original though too.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:57 PM

24. They don't get it because it satirizes everything they hold dear.

I'm an old fart, and even I get it!

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:56 PM

36. bingo.

and most (younger) Americans aren't as isolated from the rest of the world as they seem to be.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:02 PM

25. Old people complaining about modern music and entertainment is nothing new

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:58 PM

28. What the heck is "Gangnam style"?

Never heard of it until the last few weeks here on DU.

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Response to longship (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:16 PM

30. See the music video in Hutzpa's #26

That's the origninal viral video.

And here's one take on the real meaning behind the song:
http://www.xojane.com/entertainment/what-i-learned-living-gangnam-style

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:29 PM

32. Thanks. Article told me all I needed.

Can't stand anything remotely resembling rap, so I opted to forgo the video.

Thank you very much for your prompt response.

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Response to longship (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:04 PM

38. Oh, but it's catchy! You should watch it, it's fun ;-)

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:24 PM

31. THIS from the guy who likes sodomizing women with falafel?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:50 PM

34. ROFLMAO

Talk about empty of meaning... talk about sort of like a drug - Fox News, meet Fox News

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:06 PM

39. I think it's just fun and that's why people like it and why

it's popular. It's also unique (for open-minded people) that it comes from South Korea. I'm encouraged and glad that our popular culture now includes Gangnam Style.

I haven't been to a dance club in years but I don't need to go to one to know that this song is being played in every venue with a dance floor and alcohol and the dance (I'm sure) has caught on like the Macarena and Electric Slide, etc. This may account for it's immense popularity here in the U.S.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:26 PM

43. I've found I can (almost) do it!

Almost, because I still dance like I've got a broomstick up my butt, but it's been that way for the last forty years, so that's nothing new.

(It took me almost a week to get The Three Amigos salute right, and I gave up on the Macarena because I could never remember what part of the body I was supposed to grab next.)

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:12 PM

47. Ha! Well, at least your shaking your bones! I used

to bump the beats nightly but I got settle down and now the only dancin' I do is here in my little home office. In fact, I confess that reading this thread was the first time I ever listened to the entire song and I jumped up and busted a move. It was terrible and I was winded half-way through, haha!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:50 PM

41. If these two "experts" can't figure this out...

Why the hell are people watching THEM for any answers?

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:32 PM

44. Good question

Apparently they decided to go with clueless and ignorant rather than bother with doing even a quick google search on the subject before bloviating.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:18 PM

48. It's like as if I were to try to discuss a calculus, a trigonometry or an algebraic equation

I wouldn't know what the fuck I'm talking about, yet wouldn't I pretend to think that just because I don't know that there's no way to understand any of that stuff at all.

Billo and his quack headshrinker should be ashamed of themselves. But the fact that they have NO SHAME at all speaks volumes.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:03 PM

46. I guess people didn't want any meaning in 1944 either.

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