That was then, this is scary

Yeah, it’s a more universal story, but still:

Weird as it was at the time, in retrospect it’s a little easier to see how “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” became such a worldwide phenomenon when it was released by Pikotaro, aka Japanese comedian/musician Daimaou Kosaka. Yes, it’s a dumb song that’s barely 40 seconds long, and is entirely about combining pens, pineapples, and apples, but Pikotaro handles the borderline nonexistent subject matter with such sincerity and cheerfulness that it’s easy to get swept up in the irreverent fun.

This new track, though, is not much fun:

Hard pass.

(Via Fark.)

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  1. The Other McCain »

    23 August 2019 · 11:53 pm

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