Pointless Nonsense

Posted in advertising, ladies, music, other nerdiness, tv by Bill on April 30, 2011

videoRandom videos:

Who is that hot ad girl? is a cool tumblr that does exactly what it says, which is impressive because since I’ve followed it, Lindsey McKeon is the only girl they’ve identified who is even remotely well known. These are total nobodies. Recently, they pointed to Briga Heelan in a series of Lean Pockets ads, and this video stood out, mostly for the easily misconstrued preview image the youtube video has (but it’s sfw):

I think this is the same Korean pop band I’ve posted a few times before (I fully endorse all bands that consist of 9 hot girls in skimpy outfits), but having accidentally actually listened to this one, it sounds more like Japanese pop with the random insertion of English words all over the place and whatnot. Maybe I just haven’t listened to enough Korean pop and that’s how they roll too, I don’t know.

An entertaining (with nsfw audio) take on the whole PSN thing:

I think I forgot to mention when I talked about Game of Thrones that the opening credits are really well done:

And this is really loud, so turn the volume down in anticipation, but a strip mall explodes and it’s kinda cool (except for the fact that some people probably died):

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  1. joseph said, on May 1, 2011 at 3:49 am

    You’re spot on, and I’m quite impressed. It is a K-Pop band but they are singing in Japanese (just like in your previous post). Think they are trying to crossover to Japan, but I don’t keep up with K-Pop news so who knows.

    • Bill said, on May 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

      I guess Japan is the big leagues of Asian pop? On the one hand, I feel like they’ll totally make it, because they are 9 hot girls, but on the other hand, their voices aren’t as high pitched and the music isn’t as synth-bubble-gum sounding as a lot of Japanese stuff. Only time will tell.

  2. joseph said, on May 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Korea has a population of 45-50M, Japan was about 150M. Japan is also richer. That’s also why majority of the best Korean athletes (mostly baseball and soccer) play their trade in Japan.

    • Bill said, on May 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      China has more people and (on the whole) comparable money to Japan… and I dunno about pop, but I bet Korean baseball players would totally destroy the Chinese leagues (if they exist).

      • joseph said, on May 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

        You’ll see the transition to China in another generation or so, methinks. The size of the economy is important, but when it comes to things like sports and pop culture, then it is per capita adjusted income that matters. Disposable income is the main economic driver for things like sports and entertainment. In that sense, Japan is still the clear leader in Asia.

        For pop, Taiwan is actually the place where you want to be. A lot of Chinese speaking singers from all over Asia, try to make it in the Taiwan scene since they are considered the most important. The crossover to Mainland China is pretty easy. The Koreans are taking another route, where they try to import the Korean pop model to the Chinese scene.

        The Korean pop model works in the following manner: find a bunch of attractive people who aren’t tone deaf (unlike me), and then train (some singing, but mostly dancing) them for a couple of years (2-3 is not uncommon); then launch them with a lot of fanfare. If the launch is successful, you have a goldmine. If it is unsuccessful, then kill the group, and either start over with another group or salvage something (usually in an unsuccessful group, there is one or two guys/girls that are nonetheless popular) and relaunch another group with new pieces. It’s kind of admirable because of the almost scientific experimental approach they adopt.


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