Thursday, May 02, 2013

Psy (Sigh?)

South Korean performer Psy is best known for his monster hit Gangham Style. Psy's video for this song has over 1.5 billion hits on YouTube. Not 1.5 million, 1.5 BILLION. Psy appeared in a Pistachio commercial during the Super Bowl and performed in New York during New Year's Eve including this amusing interaction with MC Hammer, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. (Anderson Cooper clearly didn't recognize Hammer.)

After these events, I think most people figured that Psy's 15 minutes of fame in America was up. Not so fast! Psy attended last week's White House Correspondence Dinner (maybe he's a special White House Blogger for a Korean newspaper?) pictured below with Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez.

In addition, within the past few days, he received a nice ovation at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. (Tommy Lasorda is not impressed.)

While I appreciate that Psy is doing very well for himself and is somehow staying relevant, when does his 15 minutes end? Actually, you don't need to answer that question. He'll probably be on next season's Dancing with the Stars, Splash or Celebrity Apprentice.

h/t DC Sports Bog and Deadspin

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