Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H.G. Wells
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle
The internet has done some terrific things with this meme.
So, I thought, I need to check this out. How bad could it be?
I regret that: 4:13 minutes are gone forever. What has been seen cannot be unseen. What has been heard cannot be unheard.
I finally watched it from the NPR story link. I mostly agree, the video is campy and bizarre. Nothing new really especially considering much of the content that comes from it's neighbors a short hop across the sea. However I think it is so wildly watched because it is a "coolness" measuring stick. The earlier you watched (and commented to your friends) or did a parody the cooler you are. Something like the biggest inside joke that all the cool kids knew. Lame.
Agreed. Of course, I have the benefit of having several six-year olds dancing around my house trying to copy the lyrics (and dance moves). It greatly extends the amusement factor of the song and video.
I like it. However, the fact that it has gone ultra-mainstream makes it a little less enjoyable for me. The Today Show had Psy on their concert series with a million screaming fans. They can't stop talking about it. They talked about it today in fact, as if to say let's play it five more times just in case there are still one or two people out there on the planet who haven't seen it already. I liked it when I thought it was a special little discovery that I had made from a far-off exotic land. At this point it's gone beyond overexposure.