Gabe Worgaftik
gabeworgaftik
Contributor, The A.V. Club.
7/25/19
5:56 PM
3

It’s weird because, anecdotally, I’d argue that Gangnam Style had a *much* bigger cultural impact than Old Town Road (ie. your aunt knew what Gangnam Style was, but probably not Old Town Road.)

6/19/19
1:58 PM
11

There’s definitely a lot of stuff there that’s compellingly odd. Tom Cruise is trying to do some kind of Chris Pratt thing, which you’d understand why they’d want that in 2017, but coming from a dude in his mid-50s he just gives off uncomfortable divorced dad vibes.

6/4/19
7:24 PM
2

For sure they’ll take the ratings, but not everyone who employs the Holzhauer/Arthur Chu approach is going to go on the same kind of headline- and ratings-grabbing winning streak as them.

5/22/19
1:38 PM
23

As streaming services basically become cable TV and every media company starts to hole-up in its own proprietary streaming service, there is definitely an argument to be made for the renewed viability of, if not physical media, than at least media you can personally own.

5/8/19
8:54 PM
4

Yeah, I definitely agree to an extent, the flat/young earth people come across as more genially dumb than the rest, but I think it’s the same type of thinking (“Why listen to what a consensus of people who have put their lives into studying this have convincingly determined when it’s easier/makes me feel smarter and

7/9/18
1:30 PM
6

Right, except giant record labels *weren’t* doing it. Check out the linked article in the piece (https://www.wired.com/2010/12/mf-spotify/)—even into the 2010s, it was somewhat hard to imagine that all the record labels would be willing and able to get through all the red tape required to put (essentially) all their

5/11/18
2:27 PM
2

Yep, my mistake, I did indeed mean 3. And surprisingly Anchorman is PG-13.