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About that Time MC Hammer Blew the Roof Off the Dump Performing Gangnam Style with Psy

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 19, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 19, 2012 |


I was at a wedding over the weekend, one of those weddings where the music choice confirmed once again that most weddings are for the grandparents instead of the bride and groom. They did “The Hustle” and and “The Electric Slide” and were just one “Achy Breaky Heart” away from the trifecta. At one point, a discussion broke out about how in 30 years, Gangnam Style is going to be the new wedding classic: The old folks are gonna get out on the dance floor and start riding their goddamn horses with their kids look on with adoring embarrassment.

It’s weird, this Gangnam Style; it’s essentially “The Macarena” of our time, and yet, at least least for now, even legitimately cool people are embracing it earnestly. Indeed, the most fun part about the performance of “Gangnam Style,” with special guest MC Hammer, at last night’s American Music Awards was not MC Hammer: It was the reaction shots from the celebrities in attendance who dived right in with all the zeal of a Fat Guy on a Twinkie (R.I.P.).

Is that blonde lady in glasses Charlize Theron?




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