You know you’re getting old when…
One day you’re picking schoolyard scabs off your knees, the next you realise you can’t remember the last time you bent them without triggering an ache.
Some bits droop, others produce goop, and don’t get us started on stray hairs.
You’ve barely farewelled the final pimple when you notice the hairline fractures spreading across your face, and before too long you’re dealing with hangovers that last infinitely longer than the original drinking session.
Then you realise you need to rock – maybe just a little bit – to gain the momentum to get off the couch.
Today’s reminder that we’re old comes from the phenomenon known as ‘Gangnam Style’. Viral does not begin to describe this video from South Korean sensation PSY.
It has been viewed almost 350m times on YouTube, parodied countless times, and its poppy surrealism is so wildly popular journo Simon Crerar was prompted this week to ask:
Obviously this is not the first pop sensation that makes many of us think we’re just getting too old for this shit (we’re looking at you, Bieber). But the hysteria around Gangnam Style has left us (well, OK, me, the anonymous Puncher writing this) feeling doddery and confused and… left behind.
It’s catchy, it’s quirky, the dance looks like it could be quite fun. PSY is coming to Australia, which will only heighten the pants-wetting levels of excitement. SBS is even getting in on the action, announcing it will go ‘Gangnam Style’ in some unfathomable way.
But come on, it’s just a pop song. Isn’t it? Or are we just too old to get it?
We’ll leave you with the English translation of one of the verses, which frankly made us cup a hand around an ear, screw up our face, and go: Whaaa-aaa-aat?
A girl who is warm and humanly during the day
A classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist
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