John Key does Gangnam Style

December 19th, 2012 at 10:44 am by David Farrar

Heh, it had to happen. The video of Jay-Jay and the PM doing Gangnam Style is at The Edge. If you want to see his full nine minutes on The Edge, it is here.

No doubt the humour impaired will moan, but I think it is great that Key has such a great sense of humour. The full nine minute interview is hilarious.

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48 Responses to “John Key does Gangnam Style”

  1. Mighty_Kites (85 comments) says:

    Anything to distract from his government’s abysmal performance I guess

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  2. Richard Hurst (885 comments) says:

    What’s next: Balancing a ball on his nose and barking like a seal?

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  3. Manolo (14,169 comments) says:

    If Smile-and-wave would only display the same energy governing our country. If only.

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  4. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    No doubt the humour impaired will moan…

    Yup, of course they will. Because that’s what they do…..

    I actually think it’s great we have a PM who is human and is not afraid to show it – warts and all. It wasn’t long ago we had a grinch who could break concrete pathways with her scowl.

    I know which one I prefer! :D

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  5. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Oppan Petrol Tax… :-P

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  6. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    It wasn’t long ago we had a grinch who could break concrete pathways with her scowl.

    Why are you speaking of our Minister of Justice in the past tense?

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  7. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    @RRM – Heh… are you meaning to say our ‘future leader?’ :D

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  8. Manolo (14,169 comments) says:

    I know which one I prefer!

    ,/i>
    I knew all along you were a Labourite! :D

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  9. Scott Chris (6,178 comments) says:

    No doubt the taste impaired won’t groan.

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  10. Keeping Stock (9,380 comments) says:

    No doubt the humour impaired will moan…

    And right on cue, check out the first three comments.

    FFS people; lighten up :D

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  11. Elaycee (4,425 comments) says:

    @Manolo – wash your mouth out. Not this Kiwi.

    In fact, any reminder of the long, cold winter we all endured under the iron fist of dear leader, makes the milk in my coffee start to curdle….. :(

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  12. Doug (401 comments) says:

    Unlike Labour who get their jollies with a Swiss Ball.

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  13. BlairM (2,340 comments) says:

    Gangnam style is to the ’10s what the Macarena was to the ’90s and Rock Me Amadeus was to the ’80s: Quirky one hit wonder with catchy chorus everyone sings at the top of their lungs, coupled with unintelligible verses rapped in a strange language.

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  14. Roflcopter (467 comments) says:

    “coupled with unintelligible verses rapped in a strange language.”

    Kinda like Labour’s housing policy.

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  15. Longknives (4,954 comments) says:

    Rock Me Amadeus wasn’t a ‘One Hit Wonder’ Blair- How could you forget Der Kommissar?

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  16. Scott (1,807 comments) says:

    I admit I am humour impaired. So in the court of humour I stand convicted. And I do want to like John Key. He is a pleasant fellow who has the ability to be agreeable in any company.

    The difficulty I have with him is that he is dropping the ball. Unemployment is at the worst level since 1999. He is allowing the Labour rainbow wing to bring in gay marriage and gay adoption. Apparently there are moves by this government to allow schools to prescribe the morning after pill to 12-year-olds without their parents consent.

    And he is continuing to raise taxes! GST went from 12.5% to 15% under his government. Now he is going to raise the price of petrol even more. Apparently by the time he is done we will be paying $.60 a litre to the government every time we fill up our car.

    So I think humour in a Prime Minister is quite good. But frankly I prefer competence.

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  17. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Off topic…a bit…but can someone confirm as a fact that Key gives all his PM’s salary to charity and keeps none himself?…..in a FB debate with lefties and need that confirmed….

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  18. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Scorned.. I see “Key pledges a part of PM’s salary to charity – if elected…” in 2008:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/573560/Key-pledges-PMs-salary-to-charity

    Hope this is of some help ;-)

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  19. James Stephenson (2,266 comments) says:

    I’m just glad Blair didn’t pick “Agadoo”…

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  20. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    RRM….Ta. ;-)

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  21. sparky (235 comments) says:

    Great to have a PM with a sense of humour. Loved it. LOL

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  22. Fletch (6,528 comments) says:

    I see that the guy who does the song, Psy, has had to issue a hurried apology because years ago he did a song saying that U.S soldiers should be tortured and die slowly.

    PSY, the wildly popular Korean rap/pop star who hit it big on YouTube with his viral “Gangnam Style” video, seems so warm and friendly.

    Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you find anti-American rot:

    Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives

    Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture

    Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers

    Kill them all slowly and painfully

    Just lovely…

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  23. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    I’ve never noticed you criticising U.S. torture practises, Feltch? And yet you’ll complain about a song criticising them.

    For a man of moral absolutes such as yourself, that’s an interesting standard…

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  24. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    There has been no torture. It is written.

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  25. Sam Buchanan (501 comments) says:

    I’m not sure that Key’s charm, humour and friendliness are particularly necessary qualities for a Prime Minister, but they do seem to suit those of a constitutional monarch. What about John Key for king?

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  26. davidp (3,585 comments) says:

    NASA has also done a Gangnam Style tribute. With real astronauts (I recognised Mike Massimino at one point)…

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  27. bc (1,395 comments) says:

    John Key needs to be thanked for killing off this craze.
    Remember, when John Key was in a photo with his son planking. That was the end of planking after that!!
    Bring on the death of Gangnam style.

    (There’s nothing worse than adults trying to be cool copying the kids – usually months after it was cool to do it anyway. Multiply that by 1000 when it is the prime minister!)

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  28. kowtow (8,938 comments) says:

    sigh,once upon a time,elected officials ,especially such senior ones acted with a sense of dignity appropriate to the office.

    Now we all want to show we’re “with it”,popularity and show rather than substance.

    Blair with his “cool Britannia”,Cameron with his “we must show we’re progressive” policies,Julia G did something fun about the end of the world, Obama with his crocodile tears,JK doing this and being camp etc

    No wonder so many ordinary folk don’t engage in politics anymore.

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  29. bc (1,395 comments) says:

    Can’t wait for New Years where John Key releases a video of himself doing the chicken dance.

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  30. Steve (North Shore) (4,537 comments) says:

    Nice to see DPF lets you leftie haters and wreckers have some fun here at John Key’s expense.
    Imagine if I did similar things at Red Blert and The Strandard, I would get banned, opps – I am banned from both, just for not agreeing.
    Suck eggs you morons, have a nice Xmas if you can – your choice

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  31. BlairM (2,340 comments) says:

    I think Psy can get a pass for his rather populist song when Korean anti-American fervour was at its height. That was right after two girls got run over and killed by US soldiers, and because Korea is still technically at war they were regarded as collateral damage and the soldiers were immune from prosecution by Korean courts. Not a complete excuse, but it expressed the sentiments of the time.

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  32. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    Steve (North Shore) – get it off your chest mate. Tell us what’s troubling you.

    I know it can be hard to take when The Standard bans you. Remember we’re here for you Steve.

    Hugs & kisses;
    A leftie hater & wrecker.

    :lol:

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  33. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Pathetic.

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  34. Steve (North Shore) (4,537 comments) says:

    BRMM BBRMMM BRRMM – English Racing car.

    Thanks RRM, I know all of you socialists support me, and you support those who pay real TAX

    I feel better now knowing the leftie haters and wreckers just want to help

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  35. bc (1,395 comments) says:

    Yes Steve, us silly “lefties” wanting a prime minister to be concerned about things like the economy (for starters) rather than doing silly dances.

    Bah humbug!!

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  36. Left Right and Centre (3,009 comments) says:

    The man is a good sport. I don’t think that’s a bad thing in a Prime Minister.

    In years to come when most people have long forgotten all the day-to-day bullshit issues and decisions etc… he’ll be well remembered as a bloke who was a good sport… had a sense of humour… and you can’t help but like at least that about him.

    I say good for him.

    As for Richard Hurst…. if John Key could balance a ball on his nose and bark like a seal at the same time… he’d be an international sensation. That would be brilliant!! He’d get my vote just for that trick by itself. And what a boring predictable example for your dreary depressing old codger style ‘what’s next’ comment too.

    I wonder what really is next?

    Some people have got to relax. This aint the 1960s anymore mate. This is a backwater little pinprick of a country in the middle of buttfuck and nowhere. 4.5M…. pffff!!!! No-one anywhere gives a shit what NZ’s leader does unless it’s particularly unusual. More people worldwide know who Peter Jackson is than know what NZ is.

    If JK puts it all on only to boost his popularity then good for him. Smart man. People should vote on policy anyway, not a leader’s Gangnam style.

    I did think that Obama’s little tear or two looked a bit forced and fake but even then…. that makes a change that a US president projects that image rather than leaders who never show a softer side in public. He’ll be remembered as a bloke who was man enough to be able to show emotion and not give a rat’s arse what anyone else says or thinks.

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  37. Lee C (2,720 comments) says:

    Guess I’m getting too old for this shit. Frankly I’m amazed that between addressing rising childhood poverty, a childhood education system at war, rising house prices, exoduses to Oz, rising unemployment, suicidally misadvised re-allocation of funding in the tertiary sector, rising GST, petrol prices, food prices and reduced ability of the population to meet them, this ‘man of the people’ has the time and energy to dance ‘gangnam style’.

    Yeah yeah, I know, I should ‘lighten up’, get a sense of humour, etc., no one cares, what difference does it make – all of that.

    Well, it would be lovely to see Key come out with some kind of – you know – ‘plan’ to try and – I don’t know – ‘lead the country?’.

    If NZ were a hospital patient, Key would look resemble a surgeon of questionable competence perusing a ‘DNR’ form, just before gapping it to go join the office party so he could let his hair down a bit, and show what a great guy he is to the nursing staff.

    Again.

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  38. mikenmild (12,376 comments) says:

    I suspect opinions on this are pretty much divided along the lines of those who already think Key is a decent, fun-loving bloke and those who think the Prime Minister should show a bit more gravitas.
    New Zealand doesn’t count for much in the world. To the extent that people know or care who our Prime Minister is, or that we have a prime minister, they will most likely become aware of him through his various stunts. Good PR for the country?

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  39. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    milky

    Back into speculative drivel are we?

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  40. mikenmild (12,376 comments) says:

    Still unable to express and idea or respond to others’ thoughts are you? Heaven forbid anyone making speculative comment on a blog.

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  41. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    Ouch!

    But it was:

    they will most likely become aware of him through his various stunts

    But you haven’t got time for this. Hop on the bus and get off to work. I don’t want you to be late on my time.

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  42. mikenmild (12,376 comments) says:

    Got plenty of time this morning, thanks. How’s the old folks home this morning?

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  43. thedavincimode (6,890 comments) says:

    The toast is cold, like the tea, and the rice bubbles are soft because they can’t afford an airtight container to keep them in.

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  44. mikenmild (12,376 comments) says:

    Just like my home then. Must dash now, many citizens to help today…

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  45. Manolo (14,169 comments) says:

    Let’s admit it: Key has been a gret disappointment as PM. He’s light and hopeless.

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  46. ChardonnayGuy (1,232 comments) says:

    I’m sorry, but Gangnam Style is irredeemably gauche. Major aesthetic faux pas there, Mr Key. Although it would be just as bad if David Shearer, Russell or Metiria, Peter Dunne, John Banks or Winston got down and boogied. For once, I pity North Korea, given the crime against good taste that musak constitutes. Where are CIA hit squads when you really, really need them? Please someone, assassinate that diabolical South Korean muso Psy!!!

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  47. Manolo (14,169 comments) says:

    And ChardonnayGuy is right!

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  48. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    The ‘humour impaired’ might appreciate the below image:

    http://iforce.co.nz/i/zfbgpovg.30b.jpg

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