The Unbearable Lightness of Being...

Sunday, November 20, 2005
...Western, or "Why There Is No Force On Earth That Can Resist Us At This Moment In History..."

(For better or worse.)

Via Warren Bell of NRO's The Corner.


Buddy Larsen said...

Why, that's exactly what the French--remember them? somewhat soapless, used to have a country in central Europe?--have been complaining about--American "cultural imperialism" if, heh heh, there's anything 'cultural' about our empire....

Knucklehead said...

It is one of my multitudinous flaws that I get a bit bummed out when I can't find the humor in something others identify as hilarious. I'm missing the humor on this one.

Youngsters lipsyncing is as common as grey squirrels. Sometimes squirrels are amusing but mostly they just, well, are squirrels. The fact that the youngsters are somewhere other than the US is probably not all that uncommon. Aspects of "pop culture" are equally, perhaps moreso, popular internationally than in the US.

This is not "cultural imperialism" - it is simply pop culture in a world where pop culture knows no borders.

Pastorius said...

Cultural Imperialism?!?

Imperialism implies that we try to go out and conquer the minds of Chinese kids. The hell we do? We're just having a good time, and they are too. One thing about America is we have really figured out how to have a good time, and so, everyone else wants to join in.

Ain't nothin' wrong wit dat.

I am married to an Asian immigrant. Many in her family and community are obsessed with Karaoke. Believe me, it is hilarious.

I guess you just have to be there.

By the way, they know it's hilarious too. Well, most do, anyway.


ex-democrat said...

knuck - think 1970; Levi 501's; and The Soviet Union.
or just go what i did and have a bloody good laugh!

klrfz1 said...

This video is hilarious. I laughed out loud at their facial expressions and choreography. And I think they had a lot of fun making it. I wonder how many takes they took.

daily work said...

These guys go by the moniker "Two Chinese Boys" elsewhere (like They are hilarious and addictive. Check out their version of Liu Ruo Ying's cover of Canadian David Usher's Black Black Heart (
I think they are a kick, and I've needed a laugh this week!