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MIT Gangnam Style feat. Sadoway and Chomsky
October 27, 2012 3:15 PM   Subscribe

MIT Gangnam Style feat. Sadoway and Chomsky
posted by d. z. wang (42 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm ... struggling a bit now with the Gangnam Style parodies. It's good but ... too many ...
posted by Wordshore at 3:23 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Was there an intentional Last Year at Marienbad reference in there?
posted by sendai sleep master at 3:24 PM on October 27, 2012


THAT WAS TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT FOR CHOMSKYYYYYYYYY *dead*
posted by liza at 3:25 PM on October 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


This delights me as much as the [previously posted] Ai Weiwei Gangnam video did! I have not yet tired of watching dissident artists and distinguished academics cavorting to insanely catchy music. Bring it on, I say.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:28 PM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


not enough Tim the Beaver, too much horse people / panda thingy
posted by Bwithh at 3:32 PM on October 27, 2012


A+ for effort (and Noam Chomsky).
posted by Vindaloo at 3:33 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Which guy in the horsehead mask was Chomsky?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:36 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy Cavorting Eric Lander!
posted by Cold Lurkey at 3:36 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


This one with the Mythbusters' Grant Imahara is one of my favorites.
posted by capricorn at 3:38 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Could someone please provide the timestamp for Chomsky on this Gangnam Style parody?

(I believe I have now produced the 21st century version of "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.")
posted by maudlin at 3:45 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


None of these are really parodies, are they?
posted by Wolfdog at 3:45 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wolfdog – no, they're really hommages.
posted by zadcat at 3:47 PM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Could someone please provide the timestamp for Chomsky on this Gangnam Style parody?

Chomsky Style
posted by dubold at 3:50 PM on October 27, 2012 [5 favorites]


West Point Gangnam Style
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:50 PM on October 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was trying to maximize the semantic nonsense. Anyway, I didn't see lobsters anywhere in it.
posted by maudlin at 3:50 PM on October 27, 2012


This is clearly a throwdown for Caltech to do something with actual rewritten lyrics, not just a lipdub. Come on!
posted by girlhacker at 3:51 PM on October 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


Could someone please provide the timestamp for Chomsky on this Gangnam Style parody?
3:20. Chomsky Style. and 4:49.
posted by Golden Eternity at 3:51 PM on October 27, 2012


This one with the Mythbusters' Grant Imahara is one of my favorites.
posted by capricorn at 6:38 PM on October 27


Grant Imahara does funny things to my lady loins *fans herself* XD
posted by liza at 3:56 PM on October 27, 2012


Someone who was truly Gangnam Style would not have a stainless steel rat.
posted by madcaptenor at 4:10 PM on October 27, 2012


Sadly that West Point one is a lot better than the USNA one.
posted by Jahaza at 4:13 PM on October 27, 2012


Korea is quickly becoming the new Japan in the American consciousness. The Far Eastern country its okay to like. I approve of this.
posted by SPrintF at 4:21 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


This delights me as much as the [previously posted] Ai Weiwei Gangnam video yt did!

Which, like the NY Times, is currently banned in China.
posted by homunculus at 4:24 PM on October 27, 2012


The USNA has been holding back ever since someone explained the Village People song to them.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:24 PM on October 27, 2012


Chomsky never grows old.
posted by jammy at 4:27 PM on October 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Maybe the best MIT performance of a novelty song since Richard Stallman did "Crank Dat Superman."
posted by Cash4Lead at 4:27 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was trying to figure out what was different about the West Point one, and then I realized it was that all the women in that one look like they could break my arm.
posted by selfnoise at 4:37 PM on October 27, 2012


I like it! Good on those MIT guys (and girls). And Psy, and Chomsky et al.
posted by bquarters at 5:21 PM on October 27, 2012


This is amazing. I'd love to see one from my alma mater... but it probably wouldn't get out of committee because someone would inevitably be oppressed.
posted by sonika at 6:07 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sorry, I don't get the parody.
posted by sutt at 6:24 PM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


The West Point one is actually in the official US Military Academy YouTube channel! Perhaps possibly kinda misleading about what life at West Point is actually like
posted by Bwithh at 6:58 PM on October 27, 2012


a bunch of my former students are involved with / in this.

I'm pretty over Psy, though. Oof. Hope he cashed in--pretty sure he knows this is a one-shot deal.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:51 PM on October 27, 2012


I have to say, I really love the song. It's a wonderful earworm for me and man the video is just so fun.
posted by Carillon at 8:26 PM on October 27, 2012


That was really good. They also did more of the dance than most of the parodies have done, which i appreciate because it's kind of a fun dance. Also, whoot Indian kids with lummi sticks (and Chomsky, goes without saying).
posted by sweetkid at 10:44 PM on October 27, 2012


I watched them film this on campus over the course of a week, about a month ago. My favorite to see live was the part where he's walking down the infinite corridor arm in arm with students (about 0:30-0:40) -- they lay in wait about 30 feet from the corridor end, at the busiest part of the day, and just pounced on unsuspecting undergrads on their way to class (male and female, by the way, though it looks like only one shot made it into the video), went arm in arm, yelled "don't think! just come with me!" and danced them to the end of the hallway. Totally joyful and fun for a bunch of students otherwise trudging to and from class. They did that all over campus, just recruited people hanging around in groups (or hunted them down, eg soccer and pole vault teams) and got them to be goofy for 5 minutes.

Probably more fun to film than to watch, but I'm glad it happened, it made a lot of people's day a little more random and a little more fun.

(I had no part in making the video, I'm just on campus every day and ran into the film crew a bunch.)
posted by range at 9:51 AM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't wait for the inevitable Weird Al version: 'Lasagna Style'.
posted by item at 11:06 AM on October 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Rather than make yet another gangnam post: infinite gangnam style.
posted by dmd at 12:17 PM on October 28, 2012


I hate to admit how much I like this song. I've lost all respect for myself musically.
posted by aacheson at 9:51 PM on October 28, 2012


How MIT Became the Most Important University in the World, And why Harvard—Harvard!—is scrambling to catch up.
posted by homunculus at 2:17 PM on October 30, 2012


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posted by homunculus at 11:56 AM on November 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Antichrist Arrives Gangnam Style!
posted by homunculus at 8:41 PM on November 12, 2012


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posted by homunculus at 7:05 PM on November 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gangnam Style's Broadway Roots
posted by homunculus at 5:38 PM on November 15, 2012


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