Posts Tagged ‘Gangnam Style’

Iran, McAfee, Litvinenko in the news; and don’t overdo the Gangnam

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Today’s unrelated news items:

Iran and Cuba are kissing over nuclear weapons: Cuba backs Iran’s nuclear program, vows to defy sanctions

The Cuban foreign minister has reaffirmed Havana’s determination to support Tehran’s nuclear energy program and strengthen mutual cooperation to counter Western embargos.

What could possibly go wrong?

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A day after his deportation to Miami from Guatemala John McAfee went shopping in Miami Beach.

He used the photo op to show off some of his tats, and

McAfee also said he had nothing to do with the murder of his American neighbor in Belize — the incident that sent him on the run last month to Guatemala, where he was jailed.

How do you spell g-r-o-s-s?

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Remember Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian guy who died of polonium-210 poisoning in London in 2006?
Lawyer Suggests Russia Orchestrated Agent’s Death

British prosecutors have charged Andrei Lugovoi, a career Russian security officer who met Mr. Litvinenko at the hotel that day, with the murder and asked for his extradition. The Russian government has declined to extradite Mr. Lugovoi.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Lugovoi said he won’t be commenting until after more hearings take place in London. Mr. Lugovoi was elected to the Russian Duma in 2007.

I estimate the odds of Putin agreeing to extradite Lugovoi at close to zero.

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‘Gangnam Style’ death prompts warning to middle-aged men not to attempt the vigorous dance.

“Let the lady dance around you,” advises Prof Bernard Keavney, consultant cardiologist at Newcastle University. Certainly that’s what the old milongueros do.

Consider yourself warned:

OTOH, I expect more men will heed that advice than men who pay attention to the “Ask your healthcare provider if your heart is healthy enough for you to have sexual activity” warning.

UPDATE,
Linked by Dustbury. Thank you!


Uninvite Psy! UPDATED

Saturday, December 8th, 2012


Korean rapper Psy, he of Gangnam Style(*), is scheduled to perform at the White House tomorrow.

It turns out that Psy had some unkind things to say to the USA back in 2004

According to reports, in October of that year, Psy took part in a concert in which he joined several other prominent artists onstage for a version of Korean rock group NEXT’s song “Dear American,” and after seizing the microphone, rapped a verse that stated “F—ing Yankees” and their families, should be killed “slowly and painfully.”

The concert reportedly took place months after the kidnapping — and subsequent beheading — of South Korean missionary Kim Sun-il by an Islamist group, who demanded the nation cancel plans to send 3,000 troops to support the U.S. war in Iraq. After the South Korean government refused to back down, Kim’s execution was videotaped, with the masked executioner stating “Korean citizens, you were warned, your hands were the ones who killed him … your soldiers are here not for the sake of the Iraqis, but for cursed Americans.”

Say again? Islamists murder a Korean missionary, and it’s the Americans who are the “F—ing” evildoers?

In case you think he just blurted it out on impulse, here are the lyrics,

Kill those f****** Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those f****** Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully

Not what you would expect from a performer that claims,

“In my music I try to give people a release, a reason to smile.”

Psy now wants to go to the WH, though, so he’s issued a non-apology, starting with the classic,

“I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused anyone by those words,”

by which he’s not apologizing for what he actually said, but for the pain he caused you.

Apology accepted, but please stay home.

And, by the way, I find it offensive and inappropriate that the White House would have him perform after finding out about this, for two reasons: the incitement to violence against Americans, and the fact that tomorrow’s is a Christmas concert.

UPDATE,
Obama Still Meeting with “Gangnam Style” Korean Rapper, Who Rapped So Eloquently About Murdering US Troops & Their Families

Cross-posted at Liberty Unyielding.


(*) In case you don’t know what Gangnam Style is, here‘s the video.