2013 Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. I traveled to New Orleans in 2008 and 2009 to volunteer in the 9th Ward, a neighborhood opposite the French Quarter across the river. Where the levee “broke” (and many consider the levee was blown up by explosives in order to not flood French Quarter/downtown NO) flooded this neighborhood.
The “Gangnam Style” video has the most video hits (reaching over 1.1 billion a couple of weeks ago). The song worked its way into a “flash mob” incident in NO a couple of days before the super bowl.
I didn’t watch the super bowl yesterday. I don’t particularly like PSY’s Gangnam Style song (although the song is catchy). And yet I found myself watching this video a couple of times.
Zizek explores the Gangnam Style phenomenon.
“pure ideological phenomenon” (Zizek)
I’m not sure what exactly I’m trying to say with this post. I see the melding of entertainment (super bowl and Gangnam style) and a juxtapostion of my experiences/images.