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Ive spent 3 days trying to write a paper on why I want to go to the naval academy, yet all I can seem to write about is why I think people should watch more Korean youtube videos and how even though there is a cat video film festival, dogs are still better. Ive got writers block like I have never known. Wait, that’s not true. Ive got productive writers block like I have never known. Every single time I have sat down and opened my computer to write this damn thing, I quite literally have nothing to say on the matter. And that doesn’t usually get rave reviews from a review board. Im starting to wonder if a paper on Korean youtube video superstars would serve me better than the current pile of trash I have assembled. Ive been sitting here about half an hour now, and have already watched at least 4 videos, and read at least 3 articles on topics that literally have zero greater purpose towards my life. Although one could argue that an increased knowledge in Korean pop culture could be advantageous some distant day in the future (fingers crossed). If that’s true, ill be more than ready. I’m starting to realize that this whole blog thing seems to be driven by my desire to not do the other things that I have to do, which I haven’t really had an issue with since school.  Lord help me if I actually get back into school, I’ll probably have more blog posts than the internet can handle.  But first and foremost, there is this kid in this coffee shop who keeps changing tables every few minutes, and its starting to bother me. His obvious discomfort is making me uncomfortable. Ok, well that’s all I have to say on that. If he moves again I’ll make sure to post again, don’t you worry.

 

-matthias

the future is here, and it is dancey

 

Sometimes I just want to get all gangnam style. I think its safe to assume that you are one of the nearly 300 million people who have seen this video or one of its many remixes over the past month. So yeah, lets gangnam it up. I don’t know what that really means, and neither does google translate, which normally would lead me to believe it must then not exist, but lets just pretend it’s a real phrase for a second or two. I could harken back to the good old days when it was me and about 40 million of my closest friends who were the only viewers of that video (one week after launch mind you), but I wont, That would be too hipster of me, and I in no way support hipster-ish activities of any sort, except excessive coffee drinking, that’s cool with me. In any case, the only reason I am writing this is because I feel that 400 million people are not nearly enough to allow the horse-riding-pony-shuffle-dance move to gain enough traction to make it the flapper dance of our time. If the soulja boy can be done at prom, the gangnam style horse prance can without a doubt be done at the white house correspondents dinner. So if you haven’t seen it, enjoy it. If you have, enjoy it once again. If you have it memorized like me? Well close your eyes and dance the whole thing out like I do.

 

-matthias