Friday, January 18, 2013


"Gangland" was a hit TV show from 2007 to 2011 -- so popular, so beloved, that the producers have been announcing it as a major new movie for about a year. It's still a hot idea.

 Say "Gangland" and we're remembering "Godfather" films, and juicy-nasty headlines about big name Mafia guys -- a whole kit-caboodle of illegal things that guys do to make more money so they can afford to acquire more and more fabulous possessions.

The "Godfather" guys inspired a younger generation -- a whole new crop of gang men, gang girls and gang culture. Gangland is on Facebook and Twitter, and there are gangland followers, gangland groups in Dublin, London, China,  Japan, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea.  (Note S. Korea -- it's was a big hit there.)  It's an epidemic --  millions of people are into the style, the customs, the sexy wild doings and morality of "Gangland."

And now, WOW -- we've got a dancing Korean man, deeply affected with the upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle of the "Gangland" men.  Spell "man" backwards -- this guy calls himself "nam," and he is raking in money as "Gangnam."

His name is "Psy", and this South Korean pop artist's catchy dance tune, "Gangnam Style" has become YouTube's most-watched video, squeezing out Justin Bieber's "Baby" from the top spot. Why? Probably, because women would rather be Psy's "sexy lady" than Bieber's "baby." Whatever it is, we now know that China is not the major threat to American culture. It's South Korea we have to watch out for.

Here's Ellen and Britney Spears and Psy.

Hey, when you have time, peruse this -- the official version of "Gangnam Style" -- and practice a few steps.      

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