Relative Popularity

Just the other day I decided to YouTube Macklemore, the young rapper we've been hearing about. I clicked on his hit "Thrift Shop," only to discover I was viewer number 430 million or so. Million. At least that was better than when I decided to get hip to the "Gangnam Style" sensation, where I clocked in as viewer 853,562,031. That's almost a billion viewers who got out front on that one before me. Compare that with the Fountains of Wayne video of  "Fire Island" I linked to a few days ago. That one had about 7,400 views. I'm am resigned to never again being current with music, and that's OK with me.


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