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On October 31, a six-minute video titled “Chapel Chat with Evangelina Holy” appeared on YouTube. Despite the blurry footage and poor audio, the title character is a dead ringer for Dana Carvey’s “Church Lady” character from “Saturday Night Live.” In Carvey’s voice, Holy reads a letter from a viewer worried about marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon.
There are many good reasons to loathe “Gangnam Style,” the music video that has become the most popular product of the global pop-culture industry. As of the first day of this month, the Youtube clip of the song, in its original rendition by the until-recently obscure South Korean performer named Psy, had more than 600,000,000 views (or clicks). But the mere fact of its popularity is not in itself proof of its loathesomeness, any more than the once-awesome popularity of my first high-school crush, Mary Ellen, was a legitimate justification of my resentment of her.
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