Video: Lorde – “Team”

Lorde JUST turned 17, probably wrote the majority of the songs from her debut when she was like 12 because she’s some sort of chart-topping genius and is generally amazing.

“Team” is as good as anything from Pure Heroine, and Lorde (pronounced “Lord,” real name: Ella Yelich-O’Connor) and her friends drink out of milk cartons and bounce around in boat yards in the video.

She’s actually so insanely popular that “Team” crashed the living crap out of YouTube. 

‘Khaleesi’ is Becoming a Popular U.S. Name

Khaleesi blonde hairOn a scale of 1 to 10, how weird is Khaleesi (Ka-lease-ee) as a name for current and future earth-dwelling beings? Weird or not, it’s happening. According to babynamewizard.com exactly 146 Khaleesis were born in 2012.

It’s not exactly the worst Game of Thrones-inspired name. Out of all the characters, Khaleesi — played by Emilia Clarke on the HBO series — and Arya (another newly popular name) are two of the less morally corrupt.

Granted Khaleesi, which means “queen” in the fictional language of Dothraki, does eat a horse heart, and her ultimate goal is to see Lannister heads burnt by dragons and put on spikes, but she is mostly kind with good motives.

(At least “Joffrey,” “Cersei,” “Walder,” “Hodor” and “Eddard” didn’t make the list.)
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I actually kind of like the name Cersei, and I guess there’d be low expectations. Like if the kid didn’t turn out to be a selfish, husband-murdering brother-f*cking sea hag you’d be proud.  Continue reading “‘Khaleesi’ is Becoming a Popular U.S. Name”

Psy’s Less Catchy ‘Gentleman’ is Already More Popular Than Half the Videos on YouTube

Psy horse danceThe follow-up to Psy’s breakout hit “Gangnam Style” may be forgiven for being significantly less sing-along-worthy because of its quirky video. In “Gentleman” the South Korean rapper dances in all sorts of different locations, with all different types of people. Causing the most problems for the opposite sex by knocking them off treadmills, undoing their bikini tops and farting in their faces.

The few lyrics that are in English leave little to the imagination, but that’s okay because he’s just so damn adorable. (“Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you wet, you know who I am.”)

By the time you’re reading this, the video will have reached 50 million views, more than Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” and Nicki Minaj’s “High School” combined. Continue reading “Psy’s Less Catchy ‘Gentleman’ is Already More Popular Than Half the Videos on YouTube”