Globalization is freaking awesome

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Chinese Hammer fucking rules, originally uploaded by mathowie.

I stumbled across Chinese Hammer tonight and fell in love with it for a thousand reasons. Just the thought of someone halfway around the world mimicking a video from 1989 in a move-for-move remake. Also, the mom on the couch crocheting, oblivious to the awesome dancing. Then I posted it to MetaFilter only to find there’s a such thing as YouTube Doubler to play them side by side.

I captured the best bits in a short movie here. About 30 seconds in, things start matching up and it just keeps staying awesome for another minute or so.

update: cool, the dude has a ton of other videos (Thriller, more MC Hammer, etc)

7 responses to “Globalization is freaking awesome”

  1. i can’t believe there is woman knitting in the background the entire time throughout that video. awesome.


  2. This is awesome… And here is the woman reading the newspaper!


  3. And did you see his michael jackson!?!

    Underwear on the outside – it’s a really effective MJ affect!


  4. MC Hammer is like the Rosetta Stone. here’s a Korean kindergarten’s version. In that case, though, the globalization agent seems to be a smartass expat English teacher, shades of the beginning of Stripes, where all the ESL immigrants learn to say is “Da do ron ron.”


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