Somehow, Language Log has yet to take notice of the international sensation that is "Gangnam Style," the deliciously weird Korean pop video that currently has more than 560 million views on YouTube. Here's a good opportunity to rectify that oversight: among the countless spoofs of the video is this one by enterprising MIT students, featuring a cameo by Noam Chomsky at 3:20.
As Wikipedia explains:
"Gangnam Style" is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district of Seoul, where people are trendy, hip and exude a certain supposed "class"… The song's refrain "오빤 강남 스타일 (Oppan Gangnam style)" has been translated as "Big brother is Gangnam style", with PSY referring to himself; "Oppa", a Korean expression used by females to refer to an older male friend or older brother, is also used by K-Pop fans to address their K-Pop idols.
You can interpret "Big brother is Chomsky style" as you wish.
For another unexpected appearance of Chomsky in a pop-cultural context, see him get interviewed by Ali G.
(Hat tip, Bert Vaux.)
Update, 10/28: Via Twitter, SirMattyPants was kind enough to share an animated GIF with the Chomsky cameo: