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Things I Thought I’d Never See: A Dude Rapping In Korean At The American Music Awards

November 19th, 2012 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

My Facebook feed right now is almost evenly split between links about Gaza and video of the “Gangnam Style” + “2 Legit 2 Quit” mashup that closed out the American Music Awards last night.

I don’t know exactly what that means, though it speaks to our privilege as Americans that we can view war and entertainment simultaneously from the same distance.

I wasn’t going to click the Gangnam Style link because, I mean, ENOUGH ALREADY, and when something meme-ifies so quickly, you feel like you’ve been there, done that without actually having to have been there and done that because everyone else has already really been there and done that so there’s really nothing more to say or feel about what’s happened.

After, like, the 100th post of this video though, I relented. And I’m glad I did. At first, just to see PSY in Hammer Pants (aka Justin Bieber Everyday Pants):

Though the real picness of what I was witnessing hit me about a minute in.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

There’s a dude rapping in Korean at the American Music Awards.

And that dude just stole the show.

[Hollywood Reporter: PSY & MC Hammer Remix 'Gangnam Style' at AMAs 2012 (Video)]

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Halloween, Gangnam Style

October 9th, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

It occurred to me this morning that every other Asian brotha–and some sistas–on the Halloween-celebrating planet will probably be going as PSY this year. (And, as a Twitter friend pointed out, those who don’t will likely have “Oppa Gangnam Style” shouted at them anyway. Cringe.) Idolator’s posted a handy How-To Guide on how to dress like the Most Famous Asian of 2012, including where to buy that iconic powder-blue tux.

Idolator even details where to buy PSY’s lady posse outfits, though going as somebody’s backup dancer for Halloween when you could be anything else in the world seems particularly weak sauce, on the same spectrum of creativity as all Sexy Whatever costumes.

And if there’s a Gangnam Style sidekick to be, wouldn’t it be way more fun to be the old lady in the visor on the bus?

[Idolator: PSY Halloween Costume: A How-To Guide]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

August 31st, 2012 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

Comic artist Laura Park was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After having surgery in June, she drew this panel to commemorate opening the $67,373.81 bill she received in July. [boingboing]

DISGRASIAN™ co-founder and editor Jen moderated the fashion blogging panel at V3Con last week. Panelist Tommy Lei of MY BELONGING blog recapped the session. [MYBELONGING]

Software engineer and long time Google employee Chade-Meng Tan talked to The Economist about Search Inside Yourself, a meditation program he has been running at the company since 2007. [The Economist]

First Lady Michelle Obama visited with Sikh American families affected by the tragic shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on August 24. In addition to offering her condolences, the First Lady “underscored how strong those who died were, and how strong the Sikh community continues to be.” [WhiteHouse.gov]

The man known as Kenji Fujimoto, who wrote a tell-all about the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the late Kim Jong-il, was surprised to be welcomed back so warmly by Kim Jong-un on a recent trip to North Korea. [New York Times]

While Psy’s “Gangnam Style” continues to amaze and delight here in the US, people back in Korea are confused by its success. [WSJ]

Congratulations are in order for Lydia Ko, who became the youngest winner in LPGA tour history last weekend. [Yahoo! Sports]

If you want to be down with Asian American culture, you need to be in the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. It’s an exciting time for those Chinese-Americans who are coming of age in ‘the 626.’ [Los Angeles Times]

Tiaras! Infected makeup! An amorous emcee! The Miss Hong Kong 2012 pageant had Continue reading Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

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