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Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:38 am

Unless you've been under a rock IN a cave, you know that Gangnam Style is the cultural meme du jour. (The Hitler videos used to be.) I've seen lotsa funny parodies (odd, since the original is a parody of rap and dance), but this one makes me giggle the most.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CayMeza4 ... g-logo-xit
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:55 am

I've never heard of Gangnam Style. After watching about a minute of that video, I think I'll go back to my cave and get comfortable under that rock.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby gh » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:45 am

Qapla' !!!!!
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:50 am

tandfman wrote:I've never heard of Gangnam Style. After watching about a minute of that video, I think I'll go back to my cave and get comfortable under that rock.

I dare you to watch the original and not laugh!
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:25 pm

The original what? I know you said this was a parody of something, but I've no idea what it's a parody of. Maybe if I did see the original, I'd appreciate the parody. But I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for it.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:03 pm

tandfman wrote:The original what? I know you said this was a parody of something, but I've no idea what it's a parody of. Maybe if I did see the original, I'd appreciate the parody. But I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

In just over 2 months, Youtube has had over 300 MILLION hits on this.

(that said, there's a J-Lo video with over 600 million that I just recently saw and was under-whelmed by - and we won't even mention the Bieber video with 800 million, that I've never seen more than 10 seconds of.)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:01 pm

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:I've never heard of Gangnam Style. After watching about a minute of that video, I think I'll go back to my cave and get comfortable under that rock.

I dare you to watch the original and not laugh!

You lose. I didn't laugh, or even smile. It's nice and quiet under my rock--I think I'll stay there. :)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:31 pm

I should add that another thing that hasn't made it to my cave is the word "meme". Now having read the Wiki article on the subject, I still have no idea what it means. This vocabulary deficiency is not going to bother me one whit.

(Needless to say, I also had to look up qapla'.)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby lonewolf » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:51 pm

I join tandfman in being perplexed by these videos. I had never heard of either idiom and don't know which was which but wasted eight minutes watching both and found nothing amusing or entertaining in either.
I looked up meme and understand the concept but flunked qalpa.
Back to my cave.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:33 am

We certainly wasted some time, lonewolf, but we've undoubtedly accomplished something--we've made Marlow feel young! :)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:53 am

tandfman wrote:We certainly wasted some time, lonewolf, but we've undoubtedly accomplished something--we've made Marlow feel young! :)

Well, not even sure of that. I'm surrounded by teenagers all day, so it's not like I can avoid knowing these things, but REALLY??!! Not even a guffaw at Gangnam Style? You two need to remember what SILLY feels like! :wink:
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby gh » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:36 am

The Ducks, gangnam style, with some familiar faces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... qVb1UZnUFY
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:12 am

gh wrote:The Ducks, gangnam style, with some familiar faces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... qVb1UZnUFY


Yea, they do look familiar....especially the older gal in the first part who is dancing around...
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Pego » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:58 am

lonewolf wrote:I join tandfman in being perplexed by these videos. I had never heard of either idiom and don't know which was which but wasted eight minutes watching both and found nothing amusing or entertaining in either.
I looked up meme and understand the concept but flunked qalpa.
Back to my cave.


Do you guys have room in the cave for one more?
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:44 am

Pego wrote:
lonewolf wrote:I join tandfman in being perplexed by these videos. I had never heard of either idiom and don't know which was which but wasted eight minutes watching both and found nothing amusing or entertaining in either.
I looked up meme and understand the concept but flunked qalpa.
Back to my cave.

Do you guys have room in the cave for one more?

But now that I have shown you that you are merely looking at shadows in The Cave ( :wink: ), you can come out and confront Reality!!! :D
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby JRM » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:04 am

I must admit: I'd never heard of Gangnam style before this thread, but thanks to Marlow I was able to successfully incorporate a reference to it in today's class (replacing an older mention of the Macarena...). So, my coolness factor has been restored, if only temporarily.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:23 pm

JRM wrote:So, my coolness factor has been restored, if only temporarily.

Ah, my work here is done . . . :P
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby jeremyp » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:02 pm

I came out from under my rock in my cave. Returning to same.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby lonewolf » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:10 pm

Whaaa??? The Macarena is out ???? :shock:
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby JRM » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:24 pm

lonewolf wrote:Whaaa??? The Macarena is out ???? :shock:


For a couple years now, unfortunately....

By the way, I can't help but notice -- in the spirit of the current "You didn't build that" meme -- that "Gangnam Style" samples heavily from Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam" (c 1988). Brings me back.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Daisy » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:52 pm

So where's this cave and rock?
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:53 am

Daisy wrote:So where's this cave and rock?

The cave is the one over there with Justin Bieber standing guard at the entrance. The rock is the one J-Lo is sitting on. :roll:
That's why many people would rather stay under/in the rock/cave. :D
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:03 am

Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:So where's this cave and rock?

The cave is the one over there with Justin Bieber standing guard at the entrance. The rock is the one J-Lo is sitting on. :roll:

J-Lo? Who's she, the virgin hurdler? :)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Daisy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:15 am

Marlow, thanks for the pointer, I'm now under the rock and happier.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby lonewolf » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:29 am

Ain't we got fun? :)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:45 am

Daisy wrote:Marlow, thanks for the pointer, I'm now under the rock and happier.

You just want to be closer to J-Lo! :wink:
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Daisy » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:04 am

Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:Marlow, thanks for the pointer, I'm now under the rock and happier.

You just want to be closer to J-Lo! :wink:

The virgin hurdler?
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:10 am

Daisy wrote:
Marlow wrote:
Daisy wrote:Marlow, thanks for the pointer, I'm now under the rock and happier.

You just want to be closer to J-Lo! :wink:

The virgin hurdler?

One of 72 awaiting you in heaven.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:48 pm

Here's a version without dancing. Surprisingly effective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... nLLECY6m_Q
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:53 pm

Marlow, this one's for you. I know you don't teach science, but surely you could create a lesson on Hamlet (or Heart of Darkness) in this style.

http://fox8.com/2012/10/06/local-teache ... le-lesson/

Go for it! :)
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:25 pm

tandfman wrote:Marlow, this one's for you. I know you don't teach science, but surely you could create a lesson on Hamlet (or Heart of Darkness) in this style.
http://fox8.com/2012/10/06/local-teache ... le-lesson/
Go for it! :)

I love it!

The parodies are coming fast and thick now. Like this one:

300 Style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abLBbLPH ... re=related
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Daisy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:49 pm

OK, I'm officially out from under the rock. I was listening to Q, the canadian show on NPR, and they played the whole of Gangnam Style.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby lonewolf » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:56 pm

Ok, I'm trying. m From limited observation "gangnam"seems be bouncing/stomping from foot to foot while gyrating (or not) one's arms to a heavy beat, with or without lyrics.
I can't tell, is it always performed to the same "music"?
What is the meaning/derivation of the term "gangnam"?
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:10 pm

lonewolf wrote:Ok, I'm trying. m From limited observation "gangnam"seems be bouncing/stomping from foot to foot while gyrating (or not) one's arms to a heavy beat, with or without lyrics.
I can't tell, is it always performed to the same "music"?
What is the meaning/derivation of the term "gangnam"?

Gangnam is the rich suburb of Seoul, and the song is making fun of the hip culture there. There is only this one song to 'gangnam style' - it's Korean pop-rap.
Compare it to this, which it was patterned after:

(skip to the 1:37 part and thereafter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby tandfman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:42 pm

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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:50 am

tandfman wrote:Another one for Marlow.
http://www.mostwatchedtoday.com/us-nava ... nam-style/

Oh yes, I saw that early on - and isn't it interesting that all the cave-dwellers and under-rock hiders seem to be out and about now?! :wink:
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Pego » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:59 am

Marlow wrote:
tandfman wrote:Another one for Marlow.
http://www.mostwatchedtoday.com/us-nava ... nam-style/

Oh yes, I saw that early on - and isn't it interesting that all the cave-dwellers and under-rock hiders seem to be out and about now?! :wink:


The cave remains warm and cozy for this dweller.
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Marlow » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:14 am

Pego wrote:The cave remains warm and cozy for this dweller.

Come out and frolic in the sun; it's fun!
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby Bob H » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:24 am

gh wrote:The Ducks, gangnam style, with some familiar faces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... qVb1UZnUFY

The Lions don't often beat the Ducks, but I think we won this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYjQt_oiQqk
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Re: Klingon Style

Postby JRM » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:23 am

The most-viewed video of all time on YouTube!

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?secti ... id=8897377
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