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Inadvertent Wingnut Humor of the Day: O’Reilly Tries to Understand ‘Gangnam Style’

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Two old white Fox News spokesholes encounter Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video, attempt to make sense of it, bone-headed racist hilarity ensues.

Highlights:

  • O’Reilly calls Psy “some little fat guy from Yong Yang”
  • O’Reilly says there’s no comparison between Psy and Elvis Presley, because Presley’s songs had “words”
  • Ablow says “the meaning is that it has no meaning” and compares the video to a drug

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100 comments

1 TedStriker  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:12:28pm

Fucking morons...

2 jaunte  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:13:00pm

Couple of old guys bitching that they're not popular anymore.

3 bratwurst  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:13:25pm

There are probably two people whose opinions are more worthless than O'Reilly and Dr. Keith "Don't Let Your Kids See Chaz Bono Dance" Ablow in the world, but I can't think of who it would be just now.

4 Randall Gross  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:13:26pm

Koreans don't have words, Elvis did.

5 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:14:06pm
O’Reilly says there’s no comparison between Psy and Elvis Presley, because Presley’s songs had “words”

Wait, he doesn't know that the song is in Korean?

6 Charles Johnson  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:14:14pm

re: #4 Randall Gross

Koreans don't have words, Elvis did.

They got a different word for everything over there in Yong Yang!

7 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:14:29pm

Wait, I thought the Macarena destroyed civilization.

8 sagehen  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:14:40pm

They only count as "words" if they're in a language Bill O'Reilly speaks.

9 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:16:53pm

By the way that translation fails to mention that Gangnam is an upper class district of Seoul

10 Targetpractice  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:18:01pm

Is it a cultural rule that every generation has to listen to the music and culture of its day called "weird" by geriatrics?

11 Randall Gross  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:19:19pm

For the record Bill, Pyongyang is in North, not South Korea, but I get it, all of those Korean guys look alike to you.

12 jaunte  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:20:07pm

re: #10 Targetpractice

"Jazz-mad youth"

13 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:20:46pm

re: #11 Randall Gross

Same sort of mistake that Bachmann made.

14 Targetpractice  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:21:06pm

re: #12 jaunte

"Jazz-mad youth"

"Look at him, shaking his hips like that! It's positively vulgar!!"

15 Gus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:22:05pm
16 bratwurst  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:22:21pm

re: #9 stabby

By the way that translation fails to mention that Gangnam is an upper class district of Seoul

Or that the infrastructure in South Korea (especially where IT is concerned) makes most of the United States seem third world, but hey..."ching chong ching", right BillO?

17 gwangung  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:22:50pm

re: #5 stabby

Wait, he doesn't know that the song is in Korean?

And that this song satirizes the lifestyle of folks in S. Korea, in particular woman who get eyelid surgery to look more...ahem...Western?

18 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:23:20pm
Frank says:

The people of your century no longer require the service of composers. A composer is as useful to a person in a jogging suit as a dinsoaur turd in the middle of his runway. -- from the Them Or Us The Book

19 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:23:53pm

re: #17 gwangung

And that this song satirizes the lifestyle of folks in S. Korea, in particular woman who get eyelid surgery to look more...ahem...Western?

Wait, you mean it has a meaning???

20 makeitstop  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:25:40pm

The Pony. The Pony! The Pony! Gah.

I like how, after complaining about the video for five minutes, BillO says he doesn't see anything wrong with it. WTF?

The TV equivalent of telling kids to get off his lawn.

21 sagehen  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:26:08pm

re: #11 Randall Gross

For the record Bill, Pyongyang is in North, not South Korea, but I get it, all of those Korean guys look alike to you.

Except Daniel Dae Kim -- would it sound racist to admit he's the first time I ever thought a Korean guy looked fuckable?

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22 Randall Gross  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:26:12pm

OT: USS Enterprise retired today

23 Targetpractice  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:26:52pm

Yeah, Elvis' songs had words, but Elvis also couldn't be televised above the waist for years because Billo's ideological predecessors thought the gyrations he made with his hips were sexual in nature and that it would be no different that broadcasting pornography.

24 Obdicut  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:29:02pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

And most of Elvis's music-- and most of the white performers of that time-- was lifted from black performers, who could never get the same sort of publicity or record deals or gigs.

25 sagehen  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:29:56pm

re: #22 Randall Gross

OT: USS Enterprise retired today

[Embedded content]

That did not look like a Federation Starship. Or even a shuttle.

26 jaunte  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:30:37pm

Woodworking, forest, and Bach. This could be the ad of the year:

[Link: www.engadget.com...]

It's a bit baffling to think of the trouble Drill, Inc. went through in order to assemble the pieces necessary for a wooden ball to trickle down a homegrown marimba, particularly in the midst of Kyushu, Japan's woodlands. Kenjiro Matsuo was responsible for the creation of the instrument, while Morihiro Harano is being handed credit for the idea itself; in fact, he confirmed to The New York Times that no artificial music was added whatsoever, with only the background levels being adjusted up for effect.

27 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:31:53pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

The pop industry all over the world is based on having singers and songs that people find sexy. I wonder how it burns up those old conservatives that however much they can pretend that they will bring America back to God, there is no way that they can prevent the rest of the world from acting human - nor any way they can stop culture from becoming global.

28 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:32:17pm

Oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style

Na je nun ta sa ro un in gan jo gin yo ja
Ko pi han ja ne yo yu rul a neun pum gyo gi nun yo ja
Ba mi o myon shim ja ngi tu go wo ji nun yo ja
Gu ron ban jon i nun yo ja

Na nun sa na ye
Na je nun no man kum ta sa ro un gu ron sa na ye
Ko pi shik gi do jo ne one shot te ri nun sa na ye
Ba mi o myon shim ja ngi to jyo bo ri nun sa na ye
Gu ron sa na ye

A rum de wo sa rang su ro wo
Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey
A reum de wo sa rang su ro wo
Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey
Ji gum bu to gal de ka ji ga bol ka

Oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op
Eh eh eh eh eh eh
[ Lyrics from: [Link: www.lyricsfreak.com...] ]
Jong su ke bo wi ji man nol ten no nun yo ja
I te da shi pu myon mu ko ton mo ri pu nun yo ja
Ga ryot ji man wen man han no chul boda ya han yo ja
Gu ron gam gak jo gin yo ja

Na nun sa na ye
Jom ja na bo wi ji man nol ten no nun sa na ye
Te ga dwe myon wan jon mi cho bo ri nun sa na ye
Gun yuk bo da sa sa ngi ul tung bul tu ngan sa na ye
Gu ron sa na ye

A rum de wo sa rang su ro wo
Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey
A reum de wo sa rang su ro wo
Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey
Ji gum bu to gal de ka ji ga bol ka

Oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Gangnam Style
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op
Eh eh eh eh eh eh

Twi nun nom gu wi ye na nun nom
Baby baby na nun mol jom a nun nom
Twi nun nom gu wi ye na nun nom
Baby baby na nun mol jom a nun nom
You know what I'm saying

Oppan Gangnam Style
Eh eh eh eh eh eh

Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style
Eh~ Sexy lady
Op op op op
Eh eh eh eh eh eh

Oppan Gangnam Style

29 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:32:49pm

Yep, has words.
Foreign words!
OHNOES!

30 TedStriker  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:32:53pm

re: #25 sagehen

That did not look like a Federation Starship. Or even a shuttle.

It did bail out a Federation crew in a purloined Klingon bird-of-prey once in the 80s when they were trying to find humpback whales.

/

31 HappyWarrior  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:35:28pm

I guess Korean isn't a language. There's a lot of idiocy going around between O'Reilly and Ablow.

32 CuriousLurker  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:37:01pm

LOL, that video makes me ridiculously happy every time I see it. Not even O'Reilly and all the wingnut sour grapes at Fox can ruin it. Those guys will never get the internet.

33 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:39:17pm

Digging Minecraft Style

34 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:39:28pm

Well I suppose the claim that it has no meaning sort of makes sense if you assume that most of the nearly billion views were from people who don't speak Korean.

I understand the words "style" and "hey, sexy lady!"

35 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:41:39pm

But I think part of the fun of the video is that Psy doesn't look sexy.

He's having fun, he's dancing and singing a bit sexy, but he's like some slightly overweight 30 year old. Maybe that has a meaning which is something like "normal looking people can have fun"

36 Amory Blaine  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:42:10pm

Because drugs are scary this video is scary. You should be afraid.

37 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:42:10pm

Seemingly apropos:

38 abolitionist  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:42:57pm

re: #24 Obdicut

And most of Elvis's music-- and most of the white performers of that time-- was lifted from black performers, who could never get the same sort of publicity or record deals or gigs.

One of my daughter's favorite movies -- Cadillac Records -- tells some of that story:

39 jaunte  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:44:29pm

Something "Poppa bear" O'Reilly ought to know:

oppa(오빠) means "an older brother", and it is only used when a girl is calling an older brother or a older man who she trusts.

In English, you can call someone brother (or sister) to show that you are a close friend.

But in Korean, when a girl call a man "oppa" , it implies that she regards him as an older brother who usually takes care of everything about her like her parents.

In Korean culture, an older brother has a similar role to parents who take care of family. So, when a girl call a man "oppa", it implies that she trust him like she trusts her parents, and also it implies that she allows him to take care of her as her parents are doing to her.

When a girl call a man oppa, it is supposed that she regards that he is in a position to treat her a meal, and you can see such a scene in Korean movies and dramas. Also, when a girl is calling a man "oppa", he feels that he can get closer to her easilly.

Because of this cultural background, "oppa" is used by a girl when she wants to express her good feeling toward a man, and often Korean female fans call a male celebrity "oppa".
[Link: www.italki.com...]

40 bratwurst  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:46:47pm

"Gangnam Style" is both foreign AND satirical...no wonder O'Reilly doesn't get it.

41 smorpheus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:46:58pm

Boy with commentary like this, I have no idea why conservatives lost such a huge chunk of the Asian vote.

42 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:50:28pm

re: #39 jaunte

And "Oppan" is the same as "Oppa"?

43 jaunte  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:53:23pm

re: #42 stabby

I don't speak Korean, but per Wikipedia:

The song talks about "the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild."[23] The song's refrain "오빤 강남 스타일 (Oppan Gangnam style)" has been translated as "Big brother is Gangnam style," with Psy referring to himself;[24][25] "Oppa" is a Korean expression used by females to refer to an older male friend or older brother.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

44 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:53:55pm

re: #36 Amory Blaine

Because drugs are scary this video is scary. You should be afraid.

...

People like drugs and this video for the same reason: it takes them away from reality.

These two guys wouldn't know reality if it bit them on the ass. Which it probably does.

45 abolitionist  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:53:57pm

Chuck Berry - Cadillac Records

46 engineer cat  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:55:17pm

re: #24 Obdicut

And most of Elvis's music-- and most of the white performers of that time-- was lifted from black performers, who could never get the same sort of publicity or record deals or gigs.

Big Mama Thornton sings her original 1952 version of 'Hound Dog'

47 CuriousLurker  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:56:50pm

re: #42 stabby

And "Oppan" is the same as "Oppa"?

Yes.

"Oppan" is not a single word but a noun phrase, a shortened form of "oppa + neun." Unlike English which has a relatively fixed SVO (subject-verb-object) word order, Korean has a relatively free SOV word order in which the subject and the object can also be freely omitted. So, "loosely" speaking for the sake of quick and easy explanation, Koreans use case markers (or particles) to tell which noun is a subject and which noun is an object. [...]

More at My Dear Korea blog...

48 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 1:58:19pm

re: #46 engineer cat

Big Mama Thornton sings her original 1952 version of 'Hound Dog'

It will play for me here, but not at YouTube

49 Targetpractice  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:02:12pm
50 Gus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:02:33pm
51 Gus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:03:50pm
52 Eclectic Infidel  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:03:56pm

For the record, this is the first time I've seen the video. I don't think comparing music to a drug is necessarily an insult, though when someone like O'Relly makes a comparison, we know he isn't being friendly.

53 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:04:51pm

Next up, Bill O' attempts to explain Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time.

54 engineer cat  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:08:08pm

i think it's a cool video, and i've been trying to do that reverse ankle thang he does, but on the other hand if this is the biggest pop sensation of 2012, we need more and better pop sensations


TOP 30 KPOP/JPOP [12-AUGUST-2012]

55 wrenchwench  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:10:32pm

re: #50 Gus

re: #51 Gus

Man, how many times can one civilization be destroyed?

56 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:11:31pm

re: #49 Targetpractice

OT:

The article title says it all:

It’s official: The next carrier to be built will be called the USS Enterprise

While cool, this story was even more impressive to me. Quite the bookends of a career...

[Link: wtkr.com...]

57 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:12:06pm

re: #55 wrenchwench

re: #51 Gus

Man, how many times can one civilization be destroyed?

58 Lidane  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:25:35pm

re: #54 engineer cat

i think it's a cool video, and i've been trying to do that reverse ankle thang he does, but on the other hand if this is the biggest pop sensation of 2012, we need more and better pop sensations

At the same time, though, the fact that a song sung entirely in Korean is the biggest thing this year is pretty cool.

I don't like the song, but the video makes it for me. I can appreciate it since it's a deliberate parody. BTW, on a totally nerdy note, the girl in the video who shows up at 2:11 is another big pop star in Korea.

Some of the other people in the video, like the guy in the yellow suit and the guy in the elevator are also Korean celebrities. It's basically the equivalent of an SNL music video.

59 Gus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:31:56pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

[Embedded content]

The bird is the word! What does it all mean? //

60 A Man for all Seasons  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:32:16pm

Hi Lizards..
I was in the middle of watching the SEC Championship game and Winston Wanted to go outside for a walk. There is no getting out of it..He will lick your face dry..It's pretty pathetic for a spoiled Beverly Hills dog. He drives me nuts sometimes.
I was outside and he has to sniff every piece of grass and pee on his tracks.
Dumpsters are a big plus on our walks.
Game tied 7 to 7!

61 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:33:58pm

re: #60 A Man for all Seasons

Hi Lizards..
I was in the middle of watching the SEC Championship game and Winston Wanted to go outside for a walk. There is no getting out of it..He will lick you face dry..It's pretty pathetic for a spoiled Beverly Hills dog. He drives me nuts sometimes.
I was outside and he has to sniff every piece of grass and pee on his tracks.
Dumpsters are a big plus on our walks.
Game tied 7 to 7!

The Securities and Exchange Commission has a championship game? Who knew?

62 researchok  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:35:13pm

The video is about fun, culture, escape and a snapshot in time.

Think Max Headroom, the Lambada and a thousand other escapes from the day to day.

They are come by every year, by every group and make us laugh or smile.

How bad is that?

Oh yeah- and the Macarena and Achy Breaky Heart and...

63 gwangung  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:37:28pm

re: #62 researchok

The video is about fun, culture, escape and a snapshot in time.
....
They are come by every year, by every group and make us laugh or smile.

How bad is that?

For Republicans, lots apparently.

64 Lidane  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:37:45pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

I like this one better:

:)

65 krypto  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:38:31pm

It must be my old white guy status. I don't have any funny racial or racist comments to make about the film, but I just don't get why I am supposed to feel entertained by it.

66 engineer cat  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:39:07pm

re: #62 researchok

The video is about fun, culture, escape and a snapshot in time.

Think Max Headroom, the Lambada and a thousand other escapes from the day to day.

They are come by every year, by every group and make us laugh or smile.

How bad is that?

the lot of man is trouble and strife

i have no idea why this moron ablow would want to maintain that a little escape is a bad thing

67 researchok  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:40:38pm

re: #66 engineer cat

the lot of man is trouble and strife

i have no idea why this moron ablow would want to maintain that a little escape is a bad thing

Asked and answered.

68 researchok  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:43:07pm

Escape is a necessary part of the human condition.

A very important part.

Think great fiction, great art, story telling, play, etc.

69 makeitstop  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:43:52pm

re: #68 researchok

Escape is a necessary part of the human condition.

A very important part.

Think great fiction, great art, story telling, play, etc.

They're all like a drug.
///

70 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:45:46pm

re: #20 makeitstop

The Pony. The Pony! The Pony! Gah.

The pony!

72 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:46:17pm

re: #70 stabby

The pony!

[Embedded content]

I should downding you.
I really should.
/

73 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:46:49pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

Because the first one worked so damn well!

74 Charles Johnson  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:47:04pm

Commenters at Breitbart are ranting about violent revolution.

We have quit. Mitt won hands down & we did nothing. Whats left to do? Become a terrorest against our own country?

That's far from the only one.

75 researchok  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:47:10pm

More than likely you most fond memories of loved ones are about time spent together doing non essential or fun things, personal time, silly times and so on.

76 researchok  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:48:50pm

re: #75 researchok

And Ablow knows that.

He sells out for face time with Oreilly.

77 Targetpractice  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:49:32pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

Should it be pointed out to him that, at the present moment, gonorrhea is polling better than the Tea Party?

78 Lidane  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:49:48pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

Commenters at Breitbart are ranting about violent revolution.

That's far from the only one.

What do these morons think is going to happen if they take up arms? That all of law enforcement and all the military will be on their side? That liberals and Democrats don't know how to use guns? That they're going win and create a white utopia or something?

These people are fucking loons.

79 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:50:03pm

re: #77 Targetpractice

Should it be pointed out to him that, at the present moment, gonorrhea is polling better than the Tea Party?

As are Muslims, atheists and used car salesmen!

80 Varek Raith  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:52:38pm

re: #78 Lidane

What do these morons think is going to happen if they take up arms? That all of law enforcement and all the military will be on their side? That liberals and Democrats don't know how to use guns? That they're going win and create a white utopia or something?

These people are fucking loons.

They're going to be in for a world of shock when this liberal busts out his AT-AT.

81 makeitstop  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:52:52pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

All any of these people know is 'double down.'

Grover's on the verge of becoming irrelevant, and I think he knows it.

82 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:53:30pm
We have quit. Mitt won hands down & we did nothing. Whats left to do? Become a terrorest against our own country?

Got to love the spelling. My first question was "how exactly do they figure that 'Mitt won hand down?'"

I thought "Republican math" was something they do to make themselves feel better!

83 Mich-again  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:55:48pm

I saw this the other day..

People can be taught to hate and people can be taught to spell, but apparently it's one or the other.

84 Targetpractice  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:56:11pm

re: #81 makeitstop

All any of these people know is 'double down.'

Grover's on the verge of becoming irrelevant, and I think he knows it.

Pretty much. Either the GOP is going to vote to raise taxes or they're gonna go up automatically and the GOP will be forced to accept voting for middle class tax cuts just to avoid losing '14 by a landslide.

85 makeitstop  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 2:57:03pm
Mitt won hands down & we did nothing.

Can you imagine the state of blind panic some of these people must be in?

They actually believe that Romney won and Obama somehow 'stole the election.'

It must be physically painful to be that dirt-dumb.

86 Mich-again  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:03:03pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

Funny, he should say that right after an election. The whole point for the original Tea Party was that the colonists were protesting "Taxation without Representation"

Now we have the modern Tea Party who unlike the early colonists have always had the right to nominate candidates and vote for them. It's ignorant that they even use the Tea Party moniker.

87 engineer cat  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:06:34pm

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

"tea party" is apparently becoming a code word for "the attention of a buncha gullible marks all collected into one place"

the video advertised prominently to the right of the grover video promises "Discover the shocking policy Obama plans to sign into law during the fiscal cliff panic. Watch shocking video!"

in fact, if you watch this (7 minute) video, it is yet another shameless hustler who, actually, vapidly promotes yet another video "webinar", in which, he promises, he will teach you how to make 450% profits on your investments, "just like the super rich", while underneath the video we can read

What you'll discover on this rare webinar...

Why a stock market crash is guaranteed to happen starting between 2012-2016 because of a shortsighted Federal law passed 38 years ago!
How 50% of all U.S. employment could be wiped out overnight... if the government continues down this path. Do you have a job in this "group of industries?"
Food prices... up 48%. Energy prices... up 23%. Wheat... up 74%. Gas prices... up 68%. What will be next? Is there an end in sight?

i'm not about to register for this "rare webinar", but i do have a sneaking suspicion that ultimately it will lead to the sooper sekrit advice to....


buy gold!

88 Kaessa  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:11:02pm

Randomly random and OT:

Just bought the final piece for my new computer build (256GB SSD for the primary drive), and had to tell someone about it.

Build starts Thursday night.

/excited

89 Mich-again  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:13:25pm

re: #87 engineer cat

i'm not about to register for this "rare webinar", but i do have a sneaking suspicion that ultimately it will lead to the sooper sekrit advice to....

buy gold!

There can be no doubt.. What the gold pushers don't like to point out is that for the last 30 years the price of gold has trended right along with the GDP of India, the nation that buys the most gold.

They also don't like to point out how the world's gold supply increases about 3-4% a year from mining. At current prices it takes about ~$150 billion to buy the newly mined gold each year.

90 calochortus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:13:40pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

We have quit. Mitt won hands down & we did nothing. Whats left to do? Become a terrorest (emphasis mine) against our own country?

Somehow it seems like a "terrorest" should be a mattress that will increase your ability to sleep in your mountain redoubt.

91 A Man for all Seasons  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:14:53pm

re: #88 Kaessa

Randomly random and OT:

Just bought the final piece for my new computer build (256GB SSD for the primary drive), and had to tell someone about it.

Build starts Thursday night.

/excited

SSD drives rock the world!
Sounds like a fun great build

92 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:15:19pm

re: #89 Mich-again

India and Gold have an interesting history. In that, they seem to use it for EVERYTHING!

93 Mich-again  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:15:33pm

re: #90 calochortus

Somehow it seems like a "terrorest" should be a mattress that will increase your ability to sleep in your mountain redoubt.

or in a "safe house".

94 makeitstop  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:18:28pm

re: #87 engineer cat

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

"tea party" is apparently becoming a code word for "the attention of a buncha gullible marks all collected into one place"

the video advertised prominently to the right of the grover video promises "Discover the shocking policy Obama plans to sign into law during the fiscal cliff panic. Watch shocking video!"

in fact, if you watch this (7 minute) video, it is yet another shameless hustler who, actually, vapidly promotes yet another video "webinar", in which, he promises, he will teach you how to make 450% profits on your investments, "just like the super rich", while underneath the video we can read

i'm not about to register for this "rare webinar", but i do have a sneaking suspicion that ultimately it will lead to the sooper sekrit advice to....

buy gold!

He who coined the term 'webinar' should be severely punished. Stupid word.

95 stabby  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:20:08pm

re: #87 engineer cat

NORQUIST: NEW, LARGER 'TEA PARTY SECOND WAVE' COMING

"tea party" is apparently becoming a code word for "the attention of a buncha gullible marks all collected into one place"

It's interesting to ask "to what extent was the Tea Party astroturfed"

Also, the first time Fox was pushing the tea party, will they push it this time? Who was it who said that the tea party is just the "Fox news mickey mouse club"?

96 abolitionist  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:20:27pm

re: #88 Kaessa

Randomly random and OT:

Just bought the final piece for my new computer build (256GB SSD for the primary drive), and had to tell someone about it.

Build starts Thursday night.

/excited

You might want to consider disabling Windows' automatic defragging feature, or somehow arrange for it to be done rarely.

97 calochortus  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:21:09pm

re: #93 Mich-again

Or your mom's basement. (the original poster's mom, not yours personally.)

98 Kaessa  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:25:21pm

re: #91 A Man for all Seasons

SSD drives rock the world!
Sounds like a fun great build

I've been planning it for a while, finally managed to get a random job building a website and decided to use the cash to upgrade.

Motherboard: Asus P8-Z77V
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570k (will be overclocked)
Memory: 16GB Samsung 1.3 volt low voltage, low latency server RAM. (will also be overclocked)
SSD: Samsung 256GB 830 series
HDD: Seagate 3TB
Power Supply: Corsair 650 Watt
Sound Card: Asus Xonar PSX

Plus assorted random stuff to move the old stuff into the server. (2 old SSDs and 2 1TB HDs, so we need a bay converter to fit 3 drives into a dual slot).

99 Kaessa  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:26:15pm

re: #96 abolitionist

You might want to consider disabling Windows' automatic defragging feature, or somehow arrange for it to be done rarely.

Windows 8 automatically turns off defragging for SSDs, but yeah, I'll check and make sure it's off.

100 RadicalModerate  Sat, Dec 1, 2012 3:31:07pm

re: #99 Kaessa

Windows 8 automatically turns off defragging for SSDs, but yeah, I'll check and make sure it's off.

Windows 7 automatically turns it off as well if you are fully patched to latest updates. I just installed a 256GB SSD and cloned my existing drive over last night. Went a lot smoother than I thought it would, and yeah, it is a HUGE performance boost.


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