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How the Macarena and Many Bar Mitzvahs Helped Psy Break Big with “Gangnam Style” (Video)

If you get the guys who manage Madonna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga onstage together, you’re going to hear some great stuff. Here’s one of the highlights from their session at the D11 conference: The origin story for Psy. Or, more accurately, the story about the way manager Scooter Braun found the Korean pop singer and recognized an instant hit.

Semi-spoiler: This tale involves the Macarena, Cotton Eye Joe, Snow and a lot of Bar Mitzvahs.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus