Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Best of the Worst: Feb. 28

This week brought us couple spooning, an aegyo trend I want banished, and a trip down memory lane.

Is that Changmin I see in Victoria's spoon? They must be dating.

Is that Siwon I see behind Yesung? The must be dating, too.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dreams really do come true

Fany <3

Wait, that was English?

To celebrate The Fany Pack's 100th post, I thought I'd reflect on kpop's hidden English. Often, kpop songs sprinkle in some fantastic, elastic Engrish phrases that leaving me scratching my head. But this post highlights those times when as a listener, I couldn't even tell there was English in the song, or at least misheard to the point of incomprehension.

Welcome to Hwayoung's wonderland. Enter at your own risk.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cheerz: 2ne1 "Clap Your Hands"

Dara surprised everyone by mostly looking like a normal person this week. To show our support for this side of Dara, we've picked 2ne1's "Clap Your Hands" as this week's Cheerz.

Some idols may be using appearance altering cosmetics

By Soyeon Friend

SEOUL - As Park Su Choi gets off of the metro near Dongguk University she can't help but notice the large advertisement staring back at her. The ad features Tiffany of Girls Generation holding a small bottle of perfume with the word 'GiRL' splashed across the bottom. "I think she's really pretty", Park says, "I wish I could be that naturally pretty...".

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Best of the Worst: Feb. 21

What's wrong, Dam Bi baby?

This week brought us an inexplicable honorary, another round of wtf marketing for T-ara, and persimmons, lots of persimmons.

Dear Leader of my hair salon

In his infinite wisdom Dear Leader has selected 18 of the finest hairstyles ever created that eschew western decadence in favor of true revolutionary flair.

But do the curtains match the drapes?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Do yourself a favor

SHINee's latest song, "Dream Girl," came out earlier today. The song is tolerable, though not as fun as "Sherlock" or as different as "Lucifer." The video is another SM snooze-fest, though. It is one of the least interesting videos I've seen recently (though for full disclosure Rainbow's "Tell Me, Tell Me" still holds the title of "Most Boring Video I've Seen All Year.")

Hey, girl. Wanna see my pants disappear?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

K-Files: Cookies, Cream and Awkward Closeups

Something went wrong somewhere in the making of the short video for Orange Caramel's new Japanese track, "Cookies, Cream and Mint." Somewhere along the way, someone made some bad decisions. Hey, we all do sometimes. It's just that most people's bad decisions aren't so obvious. (Except face tattoos. Always obvious. Always a bad decision.)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cheerz: Jay Park "Know Your Name"

To celebrate Jay Park's latest exhibition in don't-give-a-fuck-itude, "Appetizer," let's rewind a year with "Know Your Name."
While "Know Your Name" doesn't include the phrases "your girl whack me off," "but I ain't a bitch though," "got me stiffer than a surfboard," and "haters can eat a dick," it's still lots of fun to listen to. So enjoy.

Jay Park doesn't want your number. He just wants to know your name.
My name's Fany. How you doin?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Best of the Worst: Feb. 14

I had so much fun wading through bullshit last week, that I've decided to make this a weekly thing. If you don't know what it's about, here's my original post. Basically, I compile the most ridiculous, the lamest, the dumbest and the most unimportant kpop news of the week, so you don't have to. I do it for you, baby ;p

Sorry, Nine Muses, but ur dumped

To cure the Valentine's Day blues for all those unwilling singles out there, Nine Muses released breakup-themed photos.

You let it all out, girl. 

And for all you males who might be planning to dump your girlfriends, Nine Muses was kind enough to show you the nine types of ex-girlfriends you might have.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You know it's bad when ...

I enjoyed watching B.A.P.'s new video, "One Shot," over Rainbow's latest release, "Tell Me, Tell Me." Here are two videos that could not be more different, by two groups who share little in common and have different target audiences. Rainbow is geared toward that sweet young to middle-aged male demographic, while B.A.P. was created so middle-school girls could have someone's name to write all over their possessions. In other words, it's weird to compare these two videos, but hear me out.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cheerz: SHINee "Ring Ding Dong"

This week brought the news that SHINee is coming back Feb. 19 with "Dream Girl."

I'd love to play with your Pinocchio, Key.
Wait, was that weird? It was, wasn't it ...

To celebrate this announcement, let's look back on "Ring Ding Dong," one of the more embarrassing songs to which I listen. It's not the only SHINee song I listen to that fills me with shame, though. At the end of December, I listed SHINee's last big hit, "Sherlock," as one of my guilty pleasure songs of 2012.

When I started making this post, I couldn't decide whether "Ring Ding Dong" or "Sherlock" was the more embarrassing song to like. To help myself decide, I've created a scorecard that can be tailored to any kpop song to A) determine whether said song is shameful and B) compare song to others.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Best of the Worst

There are some days the kpop world is blowing up with big-name comebacks, scandals and exciting celebrity news.

Today has not been one of those days.

No, today's news cycle has ranged from boring to "You call that news?"

To help you wade through all that bullshit, I've rounded up the day's dumbest, most ridiculous, and most unimportant kpop news items. So if you're incredibly bored, hate yourself or think important news is passe, enjoy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Jay Park the #1 stunna

Gay Park reaffirmed this week why he can't be trusted with social media with this Instagram addition:

To quote Birdman himself, "cheesin like a winner"

Apparently, peeps got mad again. Seriously? Boy's gotta apologize for this?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Cheerz: BoA "My Name"

OK, so I've been feeling a little nostalgic this week, well fake nostalgic. You know those things about which you feel nostalgia even though you actually never experienced them at the time they came about? I feel fake nostalgic about American '70s music all the time. I wasn't alive then, but I still think back to when "times were easier" like I know a fucking thing I'm talking about.

Review: Sistar19 "Gone Not Around Any Longer"

Sistar19 finally released another single, "Gone Not Around Any Longer." As expected, it's chock full of what we've come to expect from Sistar:

There's only two certainties in life a Sistar video: tits and asses.