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Dokdo performance art in NYC: Post your caption on this thread. Humorous responses only, please.

photo from the Chosun Ilbo.

  • seouldout

    New evidence emerges that disproves widespread belief that all Americans are obese.

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ H. J. Hodges

    I’d heard that the Dokdo rocks were small, but I’d never seen them on a human scale before. Now, I understand why Koreans are so worried that Japan will steal them. I hope the thief in the photo above was apprehended.

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

  • seouldout

    Golly, there’s a Korean in the photo?! Where?

  • Netizen Kim

    disclaimer: no animals were harmed in the making of this Dokto performance art.

  • http://www.artistfirst.com/rileymartin.htm hardyandtiny

    That’s superimposed. What’s the joke? Why was he placed in NYC?

  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    Someone stealing something in broad daylight? Puah! This is NYC… who cares?

  • http://www.artistfirst.com/rileymartin.htm hardyandtiny

    The japanese imperial flag design is awesome, isn’t it?

  • Ditto81

    Notice the Americans carrying on with there lives while passing by what must be to them a low budget advert for “Ninja Warrior” on G4 network TV.

  • Mizar5

    I thought I recognized this as the outside of Penn Station. I used to work in that building – 2 Penn Plaza, and let me tell you, nutcases like this are such a common sight there that they are guaranteed to be ignored.

  • James

    Who knew Michael Jackson had a dog in this fight?

  • http://briandeutsch.blogspot.com Brian

    Just because that woman’s black doesn’t mean she’s going to steal your islands. Jesus Christ, you’re a racist.

  • gbnhj

    Activists sought to bring attention to their cause through peaceful demonstration in public areas located throughout the city yesterday. Other issues highlighted included ‘Stop Continental Drift NOW’ and ‘Soil Erosion is Soil Theft’.

  • http://! bumfromkorea

    how about a little Demotivator-style caption?

    Indifference

    We don’t care, dude. Seriously.

  • Sonagi

    Psst, wanna buy an island for $24? Eviction of present occupants not included.

  • http://eflgeek.com EFL Geek

    You wouldn’t steal a purse, you wouldn’t steal an island. Piracy is theft!

  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2693545588_1b9 KrZ
  • kimchi2000

    he should relocate to yasukuni shrine and protest there… it would be pretty interesting.

  • Mr Kim
  • Tripod

    Looks like a cardboard cutout to me (look at the reflection on foot…Seems too glossy to be real).

  • Granfalloon

    1. When will America stop throwing money into Africa and Iraq and realize that the world has REAL problems?

    2. “Mommy, why is Michael Jackson stealing islands?”
    “I don’t know. Keep walking.”.

    3. Unfortunately, the Koreans failed to realize that Dokdo ranks in the typical American’s priorities somewhere between getting enough niacin and learning semaphore.

    4. This is a mistranslation, my friend. Instead of “island,” you should have “pile of rocks not worth flipping a coin over.”

    5. You know what this needs? Jazz hands.

  • http://www.askakorean.net The Korean

    @19

    +1 for no. 2.

  • Netizen Kim

    I like big butts and I can not lie
    You other brothers can’t deny

    Baby got back.

  • http://www.askakorean.net The Korean

    Girl on the right: “Hey, look at that Chinese guy!”

  • Sonagi

    @#18, Tripod.

    Yes, it is a cutout. The article identifies it as such and if you clink on the link to original, there is another image of the same cutout in Times Square.

    I cast votes for #4, #8, and #19-2.

  • Alejandro Marivosa

    New Yorkers discover the new “it” bag.

  • S.H. Moon

    Stealing has no national boundaries.

  • Tripod

    #23,

    Sorry, I must have missed that. I guess the thought of going to see Mario Lopez in Chorus Line was too distracting.

    http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=-N-g8CdiNKU

    ;)

  • http://www.askakorean.net The Korean

    Upon catching the thief, local Korean American was dismayed that there was only one pebble in the bag.

  • cmm

    Nowadays, even American Gyopo Koreans are quick to snap up the latest Japanese fashion trends.

  • user-81

    I claim those two mounds on the principle of terra gluetus!

  • Maximus

    “The new trend in man purses and face masks in Korea”

  • http://psychomud.deviantart.com/gallery/ Lazy_Contractor

    My caption submission:

    “IRONY – Asking to stop island theft on an island that was “purchased” with beads.”

  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    # 31… wins hands down!

  • http://www.icanhascheezburger.com green

    They be steelin mai ilandz!

  • Daegu_Amerasian

    About time Japan stole Dokdo back! :)

  • figbash

    oh, it’s even more ironic than that . . . it’s an island “purchased” with beads from a tribe that didn’t actually own the land. The Dutch paid the Carnarsees, Brooklyn natives, but it sounds like the Weckquaesgeeks actually living on the land weren’t were pretty upset, and spent the next couple years at war with the Dutch over the deal (See James Lowen, “Lies My Teacher Told Me, pg. 122 or Wallace, Wallace, and Wallechinsky “Significa” pg. 326)

  • http://www.baekdudaegan.blogspot.com ras

    screw dokdo…save baekdusan from the chinese

  • slouching_tiger

    “The Grinch Does New York”

  • http://! bumfromkorea

    #32 wins. No questions.

  • http://roboseyo.blogspot.com roboseyo

    He was doing this on LianDokashima Rockdo for three years, but nobody noticed him there.

  • http://www.park-hyun.com Park Hyun

    Stop stealing islands!

    Use eminent domain instead.

  • mcnut

    compare the price of those rocks to the price of illegal software, movie and other piracy everyday in korea

    and you talk about stealing???

    stupid a$$es

  • Opus

    “Remo Williams lives!”

  • Bipolar Mindscrew

    34/green lolspeak be tha bombz!

    Haz anibuddy seen maw Dokdo?? Iz awr islandz!!1!!

    Or, in Pirate: Arrgh, theys be stealin’ our islands, the rotten scallywags!

    Or, in Ebonics: Fo shizzle ma nizzle them islands be mine and ain’t you, ain’t them, ain’t nobody gonna be up in them, without askin’ ma express consensusness.

  • http://psychomud.deviantart.com/gallery/ Lazy_Contractor

    I’m glad folks understood the whole correlation between Dokdo and Manhatten. Took me a bit to think that one up, Glad some folks liked it. ;-)

  • http://www.metropolitician.com The Metropolitician

    Alien vs. Predator vs. Samurai: Showdown in New York

    That guy just uncloaked. Now the fun begins.

  • http://www.xanga.com/wangkon936 WangKon936

    Remo Williams? Hahahaha… I loved Chiun. He’s so freak’in Korean.

  • NES

    “Takeru Kobayashi once again rises to glory by winning the annual ‘Biggest Ass’ contest in New York. Second place went to some African-American woman.”

  • NES

    “Dokdo: Hurry and visit before it’s gone! For more information, go to http://www.traveldokdo.co.kr. Brought to you by the Dokdo Travel and Tourist Information Ministry.”

  • NES

    “What also floats in water?”

    “Uh, very small rocks!”

  • j

    Wait a minute….is the dude wearing slippers while stealing.

    Oh yea he is going to get far.

  • Zonath

    Only poor sloganeering stood in the way of Chul-Soo warning everyone that David Blaine would make Manhattan disappear in three hours.

  • http://www.maxwatson.com Max Watson

    “DOKDO: Small enough to be stolen and smuggled away in anyone’s ass at any time.”

  • Tripod

    “Taking out the trash.”

  • http://psychomud.deviantart.com/gallery/ Lazy_Contractor

    #51

    I noticed that too! Slippers?!?!?! WTF!?!?!?!?
    I dunno bout you all, but when I get force fed my propaganda – I prefer attention to details!

    “Put some sneakers on!”

  • NES

    @51/55

    Or at least wear some real geta.

  • cyrus

    Ajumah slippers 2000Won

    Japanese Imperial Flag 5000Won

    Glad garbage bag 300Won

    Complete and utter indifference from passersby Priceless

  • IronChefKorean

    What the hell is Dokdo?!?!

  • judge judy

    glue+handkerchief. a li’l’ dab’ll do ya.

  • Sonagi

    I’m glad folks understood the whole correlation between Dokdo and Manhatten. Took me a bit to think that one up,

    I beat you to the punch in comment #14 (Pssst, wanna buy an island for $24? Eviction of present occupants not included), but the reference was probably missed by most people.

  • Colonel Kilgore

    And yet another loser art student trying to figure out a new way to annoy the public to get attention.

    (Waht ever happen to bottles of piss and the Virgin Mary…too blase?)

  • nicknows

    that girl has got a nice rear yo! I think that’s the focus of the picture, wish I could see more of that in Korea!!!!

  • Tripod

    #60,

    Well, that’s were the correlation ends. Manhattan is prime real estate –the Native Americans really got ripped off– whereas Dokdo is a couple of rocks in the middle of the sea.

  • YManchun

    “Looks like a cardboard cutout to me (look at the reflection on foot…Seems too glossy to be real).”

    I looked around the outlines. And it does look two-dimensional.

    Regardless, this is stupid. Dokdo is under Korean control, all those protests and demonstrations are a waste of time. They’re better off trying to find more historical evidance if they want to legalize their claims. Rather then screaming around and annoying people.

  • NES

    “I survived a vacation to Korea and all I got were these lousy rocks.”

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