But whatever Psy says, his bold anti-war rapping has placed him in a new light for many people worldwide who previously only saw him as a kooky little K-pop star.
Deciding to "go rogue," as the pope jauntily put it, Benedict shut the door of his office and began communicating with his flock (and anyone else who's following him). Below is a partial inaugural Twitter feed from His Holiness.
Bill O'Reilly doesn't get "Gangnam Style." And who did O'Reilly think could help him understand? Why, the courageous, renegade, maverick psychiatrist on the Fox News Medical A-Team, Keith Ablow.
Today, I saw a news report from the Jersey Shore about the massive amount of recovery work still left to do. Before that, I realized I hadn't seen much Sandy coverage for almost two weeks. Perhaps I'm just imagining things, but I seem to remember after Hurricane Katrina there was a longer national awareness.
To have PSY, a Korean superstar and MC Hammer, an iconic black star from 1992, performing "Gangnam Style" and "2 Legit 2 Quit" on stage together to close out the American Music Awards, seems an appropriate -- even touching -- bookend for the year.
Youth Olympian and 19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke won the hearts of the Internet this summer after a video of her sexy warmups went viral. Now that she's arrived in Los Angeles, the athlete behind the meme also proved bust a move to the Internet's other favorite dances.
I quit smoking in February of this year, but after I watched the 2012 American Music Awards, I wanted to go buy a pack of cigarettes, rip the filters off, and smoke it like my Father is making me smoke the whole pack as punishment.
Look -- having opinions is critical -- no one likes a waffling whinge. Having a POV at least gives you a place to begin a discussion and makes conversation interesting. But again -- how sure are you?
The original meaning of "Gangnam Style" has been lost on non-Korean speakers who have no idea that Gangnam is the wealthiest district of Korea's capitol, Seoul. I came to realize that China has actually had its own Gangnam style for a millennium.
To those who live and visit there, Seoul's Gangnam district is associated with wealth, luxury and power.
Professor Rob Riggle of the Troy Polamalu School of Deeper Learning presents his rigorous guide to YouTube Studies coursework. Do you think you have what it takes to complete your degree?
In case we missed the text, an all-out air assault has blown away ground and pound in the NFL -- passing and receiving stats keep exploding through its domed roofs. Today's NFL is mostly about the rocket's red glare, bombs bursting in air.
I've long said that one of the things of which I'm most proud is the fact that I've never danced the "Macarena."
Any explanation of Gangnam must start with the fact that it is not so much a place, as much as it is an aspirational concept for many South Koreans. It is a symbol for an entire lifestyle, a developmental dream come true.
In this What's Trending exclusive video interview, Laina Walker, the famous face of the Overly Attached Girlfriend meme, shares her story about how the whole Internet phenomenon blew up and how she hopes to use comedy for a good cause.
If America can make a movie called Kung Fu Panda, and have it become a number one hit in China, then it follows that a Korean artist, too, can rise to the top of the charts in America.