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I studied Computer Science at the University of Reading. I am a geek. Programming is my passion and I am working towards becoming a brilliant coder.


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When a viral hit or meme reaches a certain critical mass, anyone who wasn’t paying attention… well, you just gotta.

As is often the case when it comes to music viral hits from genres outside my usual mix, the first thing I usually look at is parody. Then any tributes/covers or remixes and then finally I’ll look at the original. I find it a good deconstruction of the meme and it helps me appreciate the original more: I come to understand it’s appeal and have some fun while I’m doing it.

In my top 3: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un tells it like it is in Key of Awesome #63, a pair of town guards from Skyrim show off their Gangnam Style and then a look at what might’ve happened if Psy was Klingon.

  1. Key of Awesome #63: PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) PARODY! KIM JONG STYLE!
    This one was the first one I saw. I love Key of Awesome's parody videos. This is one of those that's “funny because it's true”. The truth itself isn't funny but the showing up of a less than ideal state of affairs is.

  2. Skyrim : Gangnam Style Dance by abexomotron1

    This one I class as a tribute. And it may be my favourite of the ones I’ve seen. The song itself is unchanged but it’s an innovative use of a couple of guards from Skyrim. I should get around to playing that game at some point. Maybe when they release a GOTY edition that bundles DLC/expansions.
     
  3. KLINGON STYLE (Star Trek Parody of PSY - GANGNAM STYLE)

    Finally, what is probably the best Gangnam Style inspired video I’ve seen on YouTube. This is amazing. You’ll just have to watch it yourself. There are lyrics in actual Klingon. Several popular characters from Star Trek make an appearance too.

Afterthought: It occurred to me that Psy/Gangnam Style is sort of this year’s LMFAO/Party Rock Anthem. Is everyone still shufflin’ or are they doing it Gangnam Style?

"Why do you insist on utilizing this primitive linguistic communication?"

- Borg Queen (Star Trek: First Contact, 1996)

Speech is so slow. :p It would be awesome to be able to have augmentations for faster communication. Maybe it would allow thinking about several things at once (a multi-threaded consciousness?) or, most appealing to me, a better memory.