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Open Thread #271

Buckle up!  It is from my understanding that the new seat belt law will start being enforced tomorrow (Saturday).  Basically, everyone in the vehicle is required to wear seatbelts – violaters will be fined.

  • hamel

    So Ahn’s bowed out. Mun’s left in. Park’s staying put.

    Now what?

  • R. Elgin

    문 has lost. PGH just won.

  • brier

    Korea fed Ahn to the dogs. Though with PGH as Prez., Anh saves his political life for another run in 2017.

  • R. Elgin

    This election is like flushing a toilet now.

  • keyinjpop

    First, bro.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    @5, oh man, you get to be ridiculed for a week. I’m looking for a good metaphor. premature ejaculation but the opposite? Sloppy fifths?

    I’ll come up with something.

  • CactusMcHarris

    #6,

    And no doubt have us all in hilarious convulsions when you do.

  • RolyPoly

    Great news for Moon. PGH is done.

    I guess Moon’s people dug something out and threatened Ahn. Maybe a mistress?
    Some of Moon’s people are Commies. Wouldn’t it be funny if NK provided this info?

    Ahn could have provided three-way split. But with him gone, the daughter of the dictator has no chance. Too many skeletons.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    #7,

    Does it sting much still?

    If it makes you feel better, I’m wounded. …wounded, I tell you.

  • CactusMcHarris

    #9,

    You’ve proven yourself over and over to be an argumentative piebald ‘authority’, albeit entertaining at times. I think you’ve also shown yourself to be a gasbag of black hole proportions. Yes, it still stings, but we here in the Great White North are tough, and our kimchi of choice is radish, so with those two things and a shot of rotgut I’ll get over your earlier attempt at humour, though I’m not sure I’m ready yet for your next rendition of self-important bloviation. Got it?

  • CactusMcHarris

    Oh Joe Honey,

    And don’t whine to Robert about your weak-at-the-knees ‘Someone’s stalking me and I’m going to ask you to stop it’. You’re of little interest, and you sound like a child when you write so.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Peace, Cactus. If it means anything to you, I was actually a bit jealous because I’ve waited long for my elusive shot at being first. I just, much like in real life, keep coming in second.

    (with one hand you giveth…) …entertaining at times? Thank you. I actually try to be ambiguous in any shot I take, and then I only try to take one shot.

    (…and the other thou taketh away) …piebald ‘authority’? I suppose it would really hurt if I hadn’t heard that one before. ;-)

    Actually, if you’ve read my posts (and thank you, apparently you have), I’ve never claimed authority in anything. In fact, you probably have no idea what I do.

    From my posts, I hope that you see that I don’t want to slight anyone personally. Although I have one favorite target (he should be able to take it), I try to keep it ambiguous and never extended. I’m only interested in ideas and opinions, which should be fair game.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    @11, I wrote @12 before seeing @11.

    I really don’t care about personal ridicule and can easily walk from it. The problem that I had with my own personal stalker was that he was taking my posts on a very sensitive issue in Korea and took them out of context. People lose their jobs and worse in Korea for such.

    If you look at my posts, I’ve also defended other people, particularly those who are exposed, even though I disagreed with them when they started hitting personally. I have no problem walking from you or this because I don’t fear for my family’s position.

    …still, look at your last post and give it a reconsider.

  • CactusMcHarris

    AJ,

    I have been hasty in my words, so in the interests of thanksgiving for living in some of the best countries in the world (both American and Canadian, which is the first thanksgiving but not the First Thanskgiving), I’ve uploaded a Korean-American picture for you and sending you a semi-formal brohug.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/cactusmcharris/DSCN4925a.jpg

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Cactus, we’re good.

    I want you to know that if our first exchange had happened in a bar, we would have laughed, clanged mugs, and chugged. I probably would have been so pleased with myself that I’d get the next. It’s really the way I meant it. Such are the perils of ASCII typeface across continents.

    I appreciate the picture and the sentiment. Even though I have two blessings to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, I’m a long way from where in my heart I always think of home.

    Peace to you and yours.

  • iMe

    Ladies,
    have some Twinkies and make up…Oh…nevermind!

  • joe boxer

    If it’s ok, I’d like to post this here to balance-out the ugliness of that painting that The Korean posted about.

    It’s a song I did about Park Geun-Hye.

    Ms. 박근혜.

    I worked really hard on it, so if you don’t agree with it politically, maybe you can like it for the delivery.

    Btw, if you can make it to the end, there’s a Korean verse :)

  • RolyPoly

    Or, Ahn could have got a nasty threat from one of those Commies. ” I kil your family..” type of call with “if you go to police…”.

    Hey, even Ross Perot got it (http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-11-09/news/1993313025_1_perot-plot-death-threat). Why not Ahn? Is Korea more civilized than the US?

    Nope. Rho died. Being a former-president did not save him.

    There are more sinister things going on in politics.

    And, the sudden, un-predicted exit of a strong candidate brings many questions.

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    The MH-ers ought to get together for a little beer again sometime . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

  • jkitchstk

    # 2 R. Elgin,
    “문 has lost. PGH just won.”

    Are you serious or just out of touch? There’s no way a woman[men(or women) will let a woman be Pres.] can win a presidential election in S. Korea.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    #18 RolyPoly: And, the sudden, un-predicted exit of a strong candidate brings many questions.

    Well, someone’s exit was not unpredicted. ACS and MJI agreed a few weeks ago to unify.

    I’m not surprised that MJI is the candidate going forward. He’s a career politician, he has a party behind him, he went through a primary, he’s been vetted…. all those things ACS is not or has not been through. The best reason: the presidency is not where a politician should cut his teeth.

    (To Yuna, I do understand what ACS represented. I too will hope for the best.)

  • R. Elgin

    per #20, you don’t talk to the many people I do (my own private population sample) and they tell me otherwise. So far, their collective opinions have been right on the money.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Getting back to important things, you haven’t heard it with lights

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=02c_1353515103

  • http://globalasianculture.com Liz

    This link is for Robert, whom I trust will see the humor in the situation.

    Even Hideous People, Like This Chinese Government Official, Can Have Leaked Sex Tapes

    http://beijingcream.com/2012/11/even-hideous-people-like-this-government-official-can-have-leaked-sex-tapes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=even-hideous-people-like-this-government-official-can-have-leaked-sex-tapes

  • RolyPoly

    Anonymous_Joe,
    I expected Ahn to fight on, being a candidate to the end. And, play the spoiler to make PGH win in three way tie race.

    However, Ahn just quit. Without even giving his votes to Moon.

    Very strange. Who is Ahn? What is he fighting for? Very strange behavior for a Korean in giving up.

    He is threatened. By whom? I don’t know. But, he is packing and running out of the town. He is scared, very scared.

  • RolyPoly

    I have been predicting that Moon will be the next president of Korea. And, with Ahn gone, it is definitely coming true. Is it good for the country? Hard to say.
    However, his government will be better liked by people than PGH’s. He may be more pro-North and pro-China than I like but still I do not think he will be as stupid as Rho.

    Moon will beat PGH by more than 20%. His sob-story about poverty coupled with Park’s father’s womanizing history will produce landslide victory for Moon.

  • keyinjpop

    For those of you in the States, how was your Black Friday? Did you manage to get everything you needed/wanted? I was working the floor, nothing too bad, at least by the usual Friday standards.

  • RolyPoly

    I was the first one to spot Moon would be the next president (about one year prior to his announcement for candidacy, circa 2009?) Then, he was one of the least-likely candidates.

    Why him?
    1) He was poor in his childhood. – this brings more than 50% votes. PGH already lost here.
    2) He was imprisoned during Chun’s rule. – this guarantee progressive votes.
    3) He served in special forces squat in the army – this brings in all men’s votes who has served in the military.
    4) None his sons dodged military service – ditto.

    With the poor and men votes, he cannot lose. A land-slide victory with more than 20% difference.

  • RolyPoly

    I went and saw the movie, “Lincoln”. I was deeply moved and some audience cried.

    Beautiful movie making. Just let the story itself to play out. Good writing, good acting, good editing…

    The best movie of the decade.

    The last movie that I was touched to this extent was “Traffic”.

  • H.Schmidt

    Korea has too much support for Park Geun Hye because her father Park Chung Hee made Korea’s success possible.

    Moon has little influence and I doubt he’ll even come close to Park Geun Hye in the actual election.

    I hate the fact that both candidates are pro-multicultural. Please ban the mail order bride industry and please stop spending so much on welfare for multicultural families. This is Korea, so please focus on welfare for Koreans first.

    Ahn would’ve had a much better chance against Park Geun Hye but he lacks the experience to lead a party. I think in 2017, Ahn will have a much better chance. For me, Ahn was the best candidate because he wants to serve the interest of Koreans.

    I have a feeling both Park Geun Hye and Moon are wrong candidates. They are too pro-multiculturalism that it wants to make me vomit.

    Why are Koreans fooled into thinking multiculturalism is great? It’s not. Look what happened in France, Sweden, Germany and now Great Britain. 10% or more of Britain’s population are made up of blacks, South Asians, Middle Eastern and other non-British people. Look how much economic trouble the UK is in right now. Recession for the past few years and worsening living conditions.

    Korea needs to ban the corrupted mail order bride industry, stop giving jobs to foreigners and stop spending so much on welfare for multicultural families.

    Korea needs to focus on Koreans first. Korea is not developed enough to even be considering multiculturalism. Multiculturalism has failed in developed countries, thus it will most likely fail in Korea as well.

  • http://www.chinasmack.com/tag/shocking Jakgani

    Korea has too much support for Park Geun Hye because her father Park Chung Hee made Korea’s success possible.

    Her father traumatised and hurt people, whilst making his family wealthy. In the end, he deserved being shot.

    Mr. Asan did a lot more for Korea throughout the same time period.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    “10% or more of Britain’s population are made up of blacks, South Asians, Middle Eastern and other non-British people.”

    When a black person is standing on a medal podium while God Save the Queen is being played no one in Britain seems to think of them as non-British.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    “He served in special forces squat…”

    I do take it you mean squad, or is there a squat for special services where one can serve?

  • Arghaeri

    Mr Schmidt is Korean, not British.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    If he were British, that text above would have been one long, unpunctuated run-on sentence.

  • H.Schmidt

    I’m neither Korean or British. The bulk of my ancestry is German with some Scottish.

  • http://pawikoreapics.blogspot.com/ pawikirogii 石鵝

    how come you question his ethnicity? you mean because he says he’s white and defends korea, he isn’t white? do you question the ethnicity of caucasians who defend japan? you mean, in your mind, no white person can like korea to the point of being defensive about the place? this says more about you than it says about mr schmidt.

  • iMe

    hear, hear, schmidt! koreans have to be some serious retards to want to embrace multiculturalism. all those pro-multiculti politicians should have to spend a week in south central LA before acting on anything related to multiculti policies.

    speaking of which, i’m spending a week down in san diego for thanksgiving. it’s my first time spending more than a full day here and i noticed there are noticeably fewer latinos here than in los angeles. how can this be? san diego is a stone’s throw away from mexico. the city seems to be crawling with chinese though. so goddamn loud and obnoxious and so lacking in manners those people. how the hell do they come here in the first place? i am so prejudiced against those people but i can’t help it. they are like cockroaches and it frightens me when i see them everywhere.

  • bballi bballi Paradise

    @ H.Schimdt,
    I agree with you that the mail order bride industry needs to be banned or seriously regulated.
    However to claim the children, born of a Korean and a foreigner in Korea, who attend Korean schools, speak Korean, have Korean citizenship and live in Korean culture everyday are not Korean, well, come on.
    They are Koreans, so in fact, the government is helping Koreans. The government is attempting to assimilate them into Korean society as easily as possible. That to me, is a good thing.

  • df

    And buckle up for…
    Duel,
    THE thriller from 1971.
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSx6tv–DCU&fmt=44

  • df

    And buckle up for…
    Duel,
    THE thriller from 1971.
    Link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSx6tv–DCU&fmt=44

  • df

    And buckle up for…
    Duel,
    THE thriller from 1971.
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSx6tv–DCU&fmt=44

  • Seth Gecko

    Must be good if we have to buckle up three times :)

  • jkitchstk

    # 25 RolyPoly,
    “Very strange. Who is Ahn? What is he fighting for? Very strange behavior for a Korean in giving up.”

    From my experience Koreans commonly quit.

    # 26 RolyPoly,
    “Moon may be more pro-North and pro-China than I like but still I do not think he will be as stupid as Rho.
    He will beat PGH by more than 20%. His sob-story about poverty coupled with Park’s father’s womanizing history will produce landslide victory for Moon.”

    I disagree that Moon won’t be as “stupid” as Rho but if that gets USA out of S. Korea then I’m for it, let S. Korea pay to defend itself and a little pro-small business Korean importers on currency wouldn’t hurt either. In other words, it’s about time for more entertaining Anti-American leftist leaders in headline news headed by Moon! I expect Moon to win, Korean men have about 30 more days to denigrate the female PGH while women help by voting for Moon. Why would most Korean women want to vote for PGH anyway, even they don’t believe a woman should lead S. Korea.

  • Arghaeri

    Basically, everyone in the vehicle is required to wear seatbelts – violaters will be fined.

    Well if they do it as much as traffic light junpers, we’ll be just fine!!

  • RolyPoly

    H.Schmidt,
    Why did blacks, Arabs, other Asians come to Korea? Because they are cheap and efficient labor. Dirt cheap and you can beat them too. What an efficient machine. And, no protection. Slaves. House them like cattles and beat them till they obey.

    Koreans are better people than British whiteys. We do not treat them as animals or subhumans or the God-damned. Koreans, in their hearts, know “men are men whatever the skin color”. Koreans also know the golden rule.

    Koreans are better than the whites, who have oppress the other races, judging people by skin color and national origin.

    Some day, all people on earth will recognize this “Korean” love. And, admit Korean culture has something to show to the world.

  • RolyPoly

    jkitchstk,
    The US is out of Korea anyway. By 2015, the war command goes to Korea.
    Do you know what that means? It is de-facto cessation of Korean war and finito for USFK. The US military is doing shows of all kinds but 2015 is the end of Korean prosperity and the end of Korea.

    Pack your bags boys. And, get out by 2015.

    It is Finito after that.

  • RolyPoly

    It is WWI time again. The Chinese (2nd biggest industry- new Germany) and the Japanese (the 3rd – new Britain) will duke it out. Koreans are dumdums who do not know which song to dance to.

    However, with Moon in charge, his Commies will go pro-NK and pro-China. China will let Koreas to unite. Koreans will be so happy.

    But, payback time comes, and Koreas with heavy military buildup will be steered to attack Japan. Anti-Japanese rhetorics like Dokto and Sex-slave issues will be used.

    Koreans will die. Korea will be filled with dead bodies and orphans,

    China will laugh. And, the US will not, and should not, do anything.

    Koreans do not know which song to dance to. Fools die.

  • RolyPoly

    After Korea gets bombed thoroughly by Japanese planes and ships, China under the UN support will march into Korea to “demilitarize” and “pacify” evil Korean trouble-makers.

    Korean men will be moved to concentration camp (“re-education camp”?) near Tibet. Women will be left in Korea to serve Chinese men who will move in.

    They will make Koreans to speak Chinese and use Chinese characters. Everything will be under Chinese control

    Korea back to 1800s.

    Korean Commies will bring this about.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Are you working on a movie script?

  • http://www.biblegateway.com setnaffa

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings
    by Rudyard Kipling, 1919

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    http://youtu.be/rx9–zQDfog

  • Charles Tilly

    From my experience Koreans commonly quit.

    Kinda like how you quit your job stocking shelves at the local Wal-Mart to come “teach” English in Korea.

  • RolyPoly

    “From my experience Koreans commonly quit.”
    - not when there is money, prestige and power is involved – and free sex with beautiful girls.

  • RolyPoly

    Anonymous_Joe,

    You just wait and see this unfolding right in front of your eyes.

    I know Korea, China and even Japan better than you. I know what these people want.

    Just wait and see. Moon will change Korea. This event leads to other events. Slowly this historical necessity comes about.

    Unless God interferes and radically change Korea – make it so christian that it opposes going into pro-China camp.

    Radical and true Christians arise!!! Change the destiny of Korea!

  • bumfromkorea

    From my experience Koreans commonly quit.

    See, this is the kind of shit that made me very tired of the comment sections on this otherwise great blog. Racial generalizations that would get a guy fired from his job in the US are thrown every which ways without anyone even blinking an eye, and some morons even try to justify their race-wide generalization by mentioning the popularity of an ethnic food within that very same ethnic community.

    I mean, what the hell happened? Used to be, “Koreans are [human trait]” shit used to only pop up when there was something emotionally significant subject. Now it’s “Oh, that one candidate withdrew his candidacy? Must be because he’s a Korean.”

    Fucking disgusting.

  • Charles Tilly

    See, this is the kind of shit that made me very tired of the comment sections on this otherwise great blog.

    Yet hear you are.

    - not when there is money, prestige and power is involved – and free sex with beautiful girls.

    Well said. I would hope the above inspires other would be quitters.

  • Charles Tilly

    ^here

    Too much food the past couple of days….

  • http://pawikoreapics.blogspot.com/ pawikirogii 石鵝

    i remember jerks like ihbb told us that would Never listen to a kpkp song. eat sh!t, jerk!

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73438821/

    필승

  • Charles Tilly

    i remember jerks like ihbb told us that would Never listen to a kpkp song. eat sh!t, jerk!

    How do we know it wasn’t shit eating jerks like you that brought Psy his numbers just to be able to wrote the above jerk shit? Huh? Fucking explain yourself!

    아직….

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    #24: Liz, this was funny:

    Chinese netizens, too disgusted with the official, nicknamed him ‘Edison Lei’ after Edison Chen…

    Racial generalizations that would get a guy fired from his job in the US are thrown every which ways without anyone even blinking an eye, and some morons even try to justify their race-wide generalization by mentioning the popularity of an ethnic food within that very same ethnic community.

    Agreed, but I do wonder about the ethnic food about which you speak. And to be fair, for comments like #44, there are always comments like #30, which would also be considered racist in large swaths of polite society in the United States.

  • http://pawikoreapics.blogspot.com/ pawikirogii 石鵝

    puh-leeze! i downloaded the vid from youtube long ago. aint me jacking those numbers.

  • H.Schmidt

    RolyPoly is a fool and a troll. Don’t listen to him.

  • R. Elgin

    . . . Why would most Korean women want to vote for PGH anyway, even they don’t believe a woman should lead S. Korea.

    You don’t know Korean women very well. They would trust a woman over a man almost any day.

  • H.Schmidt

    Seriously, the Korean government needs to ban the mail order bride industry. It’s getting out of control. Does Korea really want to spend more on welfare for non-Koreans?

    Why is Korea worsening its future by importing mail order brides? Why does Korea want to abuse mail order brides?

    I thought Korea was a humanitarian country but the mail order bride industry is making Korea look like a 3rd world country with no morals.

    The mail order bride industry will destroy Korean cultural and ethnic homogeneity, create more division within Korean society and cause social instability and even more income inequality. Korea does not have the budget to support these mail order brides and their children.

    The fact is that Korea does not even have the money to support normal Koreans. As a westerner, I can not understand why Korea has not banned this corrupt mail order bride industry yet. The mail order bride industry makes Korea look like a poor 3rd world country.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    The mail order bride industry makes Korea look like a poor 3rd world country.

    I thought mail-order brides leave poor third-world countries for a presumably better economic and personal future.

  • H.Schmidt

    The presence of mail order brides and their 3rd world culture is what makes Korea look like a 3rd world country.

  • iwshim

    Just to remind everybody, my name is H. Schmidt . I live in Korea, am married to Korean , and have a Korean son (Stanley).

    Ironic: I am British with a German last name.

    More ironic: If the ‘other’ H. Schmidt was actually a Korean named iwshim living in England.

  • iwshim

    @35
    If he were British, that text above would have been one long, unpunctuated run-on sentence.

    LOL

    + was that you on AFKN 2 moths ago?

  • jkitchstk

    # 55 bumfromkorea,
    “Racial generalizations that would get a guy fired from his job in the US are thrown every which ways without anyone even blinking an eye…,”

    Don’t Koreans get fired for doing that, if not, why not? And yes everyone on MH lives in USA.

    By your seemingly level of anger, maybe you took it out of context. Did you consider that the comment was in response to another comment…”Very strange behavior for a Korean in giving up” ?

    Do you think the original comment was a racial generalization?

  • http://koreanlanguagenotes.blogspot.com/ gbevers

    H.Schmidt wrote (#66):

    The presence of mail order brides and their 3rd world culture is what makes Korea look like a 3rd world country.

    No, on the contrary, immigration is helping to make Korea look more like a first world country since most first world countries seem to have liberal immigration policies.

  • bumfromkorea

    Agreed, but I do wonder about the ethnic food about which you speak. And to be fair, for comments like #44, there are always comments like #30,

    Yeah, but “H. Schmidt”, the obvious Netizen troll, is usually writing jibberish as well. He’s also talking about cutting gov’t support for kids who are not “pure” Korean, and has about the same legitimacy as pawi does.

    And the ethnic food thing is from another thread concerning another person, who tried to justify his generalization of Koreans by saying “Koreans like kimchi, that’s a generalization too so what I’m saying is okay.”

    Don’t Koreans get fired for doing that, if not, why not? And yes everyone on MH lives in USA.

    Way to miss the point. Here’s a more clear version of what I wanted to say: Your comment is a despicable generalization painting an entire race based on your laughably limited scope of observation, and fits the bill of a racist comment that would’ve gotten you fired if you were in the US. Still not sure if you’re being willfully oblivious, or you’re actually that oblivious, but if I was a betting man, I’d bet on the former.

    Do you think the original comment was a racial generalization?

    No fucking shit. Great standard of behavior that you got there for yourself, by the way.

  • Jashin Densetsu

    did you see any of the black friday mayhem footage yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDpAkjD3wXo

  • http://www.chinasmack.com/tag/shocking Jakgani

    Just had to post this – after reading through all the crap people have written on the Open thread this weekend…

    Reaching 805 million views, Psy’s music video “Gangnam Style” on Saturday became the most-watched item ever posted to YouTube.

    ———————————————————–

    Ok the, continue with writing crap, threats and hurling abuse at each other.

    Roly, continue writing your comedy film.

  • Jashin Densetsu

    this is from black thursday, 10 pm on Thanksgiving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3RDTxVCKC4

  • iMe

    bumfromkorea,
    hate to break it to ya, brah, but we are ALL racists to a degree. so long as no one’s getting hurt, i see nothing wrong with what’s being said around here. hell of a lot better than trying to be PC. now THAT would really ruin this great blog.

  • iMe

    JD,
    those clips make me really sad. damn…

  • H.Schmidt

    Some ban iwshim for fraud.

    Also, mail order brides are destroying Korean society.

    Just look at the proportion of poor Koreans skyrocket as less money is allocated into helping Koreans.

    Mail order brides don’t care about Korea. They just want the money and want to send that money to Vietnam, Thailand, Phillipines, etc.

    As a westerner, I find this disgusting. However the thing I find most disgusting is the fact that the Korean government hasn’t banned mail order bride brokers yet. This just shows how corrupt the Korean government is.

    Korea, please please please STOP helping mail order brides. And please ban the mail order bride industry. It will make Korea a more successful country with a stable society.

  • H.Schmidt

    *Someone ban iwshim for fraud.

  • hamel

    H. Schmidt, you are a troll, Sir.

  • http://pawikoreapics.blogspot.com/ pawikirogii 石鵝

    ‘See, this is the kind of shit that made me very tired of the comment sections on this otherwise great blog.’ bum

    your problem is thinking you’ll find intelligent conversation here. you want that, go to koreabang. you want a drink, you come here. this is a bar, sir. perhaps you are that guy who has the drink with a flower and umbrella so delicate and cute.

    as for your insults to me, i find it interesting you mention me so often. just like slim. i’m much older than you, sir.

  • gmm

    Am I missing out on some kind of Internet money-making scheme where you can make ship won everytime you write the words “mail order brides” in a comment section?

  • hamel

    gmm: well spotted. I think what we have here in “H.Schmidt” is a one-trick pony.

  • gmm

    hamel: or perhaps someone who really got burned by his vietnamese bride…

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    But, I heard that they won’t run away.

  • hamel

    …not after you hobble them, at least.

    Counsellor Carr, you might have missed iwshim’s question to you at #68 above.

  • H.Schmidt

    hamel you clearly don’t care about Korea’s future.

  • hamel

    H. Schmidt: keep going as you are and I think I can guess what’s in YOUR future, 이 양반.

  • hardyandtiny

    Fuck seatbelts! Fighting!

  • Charles Tilly

    this is from black thursday, 10 pm on Thanksgiving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3RDTxVCKC4

    Interesting. I think I saw the relatives of some MHers there.

  • Sonagi

    We’ll all have a good laugh 20 years from now when historians analyze the significance of American cultural phenomena like Gray Thursday/Black Friday and Chuck E. Cheese violence.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=chuck+e+cheese+violence&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

    I spat out my coffee onto the computer screen when I read that the Harrisburg Police Dept. gets 15 calls a year. Thug culture is going mainstream.

  • Sonagi

    And police task forces to catch Tide detergent thieves:

    http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/03/12/031212-news-tide-theft-1-4/

    For every thief, there are hundreds of equally dishonest customers, including store owners, who keep the thief employed.

  • tinyflowers

    did you see any of the black friday mayhem footage yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDpAkjD3wXo

    Looks like people mobbing a food truck at a refugee camp in Africa.

  • mitchel-murray

    What are they giving away – free onion and ketchup salads?

  • Oneforall

    @H.Schmidt

    Since you are clearly against immigrants/immigration/multiculturalism do you agree that you should be sent back to your native Germany? Since you yourself are NOT Korean. But….you’re not even a ‘pure blooded German (OMG!!)’, so by your standards you wouldn’t even be qualified to live in Germany right?

    Also, like others have stated, I think you’re a Korean netizen woefully attempting to impersonate someone from the west. My guess is that you’re infact a woman, not a man. I just can’t fathom why/how someone would have such hatred for other women marrying men from their country if that person wasn’t a woman herself.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    “By 2015, the war command goes to Korea.”

    Kind of like in 2012 and 2013? Kind of like how native English teachers were going to be phased out of public schools in 2007,8,9,10,11, and 12?

  • Jashin Densetsu

    ‘Bigfoot’ DNA Sequenced In Upcoming Genetics Study http://www.seattlepi.com/business/press-releases/article/Bigfoot-DNA-Sequenced-In-Upcoming-Genetics-Study-4063604.php

    Five-Year Genome Study At DNA Diagnostics Yields Evidence of Homo sapiens/Unknown Hominin Hybrid Species in North America

    Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 24, 2012

    A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.

    The study was conducted by a team of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology, led by Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX. In response to recent interest in the study, Dr. Ketchum can confirm that her team has sequenced 3 complete Sasquatch nuclear genomes and determined the species is a human hybrid:

    “Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate that the North American Sasquatch is a hybrid species, the result of males of an unknown hominin species crossing with female Homo sapiens.

    Hominins are members of the taxonomic grouping Hominini, which includes all members of the genus Homo. Genetic testing has already ruled out Homo neanderthalis and the Denisova hominin as contributors to Sasquatch mtDNA or nuDNA. “The male progenitor that contributed the unknown sequence to this hybrid is unique as its DNA is more distantly removed from humans than other recently discovered hominins like the Denisovan individual,” explains Ketchum.

    “Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA.”

  • Anonymous_Joe

    So now they have Bigfoot DNA evidence that Obama faked his birth certificate.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    …man, this thing got more layers than a wang donka-seu parfait sundae.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    …bro.

  • RolyPoly

    Yu Bum Suk,
    You read that the US is somehow interested in keeping troops in Korea. I know the newspapers (Commie-led) is spreading propaganda that even after the transfer of command the US will be very involved in circling China.

    There is a bridge I like to sell to you and other Korean “intellectuals”.

    The US is f***ing don’t care about circling China. Or, SK’s defense after 2015.

    Korean generals are going to tell the US troops to where to go and where to drop bombs. Pure fiction.

    Korea’s clown Roh asked and the US government accepted. The command goes to Korea by 2015.

    El finito. Fini.

  • RolyPoly

    It is not too late.

    Korean people should rise up and demand that the wartime command should stay with the US.

    F***ing stupid Korean “intellectuals” and pro-North Commies are lying about this.

    Korean people should rise up and demand this!

  • Yu Bum Suk

    @99, the handover is very much like NETs getting phased out or the NEAT replacing the English portion of the suneung. It’s something I’ll believe when I see it, but I’m sure not holding my breath. That said, I think a scheduled pull-out is a waste of an opportunity to bargain with NK. It would be better to scrap the handover, and then tell NK that US forces will pull out if it denuclearises and scraps BC weapons and allows in inspectors.

    You’re no doubt right that US troops would not want to be under operational control of Koreans at all.

  • Q
  • R. Elgin

    Elton John dedicated his concert in Beijing to Al Weiwei.
    Very classy.
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/11/26/world/asia/ap-as-china-elton-john.html

  • Bendrix
  • Charles Tilly

    <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/view_from_chicago/2012/11/why_did_asian_americans_vote_for_president_obama.html"Why did the slanty-eyed yellows vote for the Muslim-Kenyan Socialist?

    According to exit polls in the Nov. 6 election, Asian American voters favored Obama over Romney by a ratio of more than 3-to-1 (76 percent versus 23 percent). This has puzzled a number of Republicans. Asian Americans, more than any other group, including white suburbanites, who are a backbone of Republican support, have demographic characteristics that would seem to make them support low taxes, fiscal austerity, conventional family values, and hostility to affirmative action (especially in higher education)—all policies strongly associated with today’s Republican Party.

    ….

    If voting is thought of in expressive terms, it becomes possible to understand why Asian Americans should have favored Obama so decisively. For one thing, although according to the Pew Center study they do not feel that discrimination is an obstacle to their advancement in American society, and the high rate of intermarriage between Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans confirms that discrimination is not an obstacle, they are of course conscious of being a minority. And the Democratic Party is the party that racial and ethnic minorities tend to support and that courts their support. In contrast, the Republican Party is widely perceived as a party primarily of white people, though it has some prominent minority members and President Bush had some success in courting Hispanics.

    Moreover, the strongest support for the Republican Party is now found in the southern states (a striking historical reversal), especially in suburban or rural areas, and it is easy to see how Asian Americans, who are concentrated on the East and West Coasts and in cities, might tend to find Southerners culturally alien. And, being well educated as a group, Asian Americans may be disturbed by the hostility to science, particularly evolutionary biology, which Republican supporters and politicians have exhibited of late. It is also possible to understand how, as newcomers to the United States—the Asian-American population rose 46 percent from 2000 to 2010—some Asian Americans might tend to favor an incumbent president, feeling perhaps that it might seem (not that it would be) presumptuous for a newcomer to vote against the nation’s highest official.

  • http://koreanlanguagenotes.blogspot.com/ gbevers

    I think I have finally tracked down a photo of Pawigirokii. I think he is the one wearing the pink house slippers.

    PHOTO

  • JW

    According to exit polls in the Nov. 6 election, Asian American voters favored Obama over Romney by a ratio of more than 3-to-1 (76 percent versus 23 percent). This has puzzled a number of Republicans. Asian Americans, more than any other group, including white suburbanites, who are a backbone of Republican support, have demographic characteristics that would seem to make them support low taxes, fiscal austerity, conventional family values, and hostility to affirmative action (especially in higher education)—all policies strongly associated with today’s Republican Party.

    I’d prefer not to argue with Richard Posner, but there is nothing puzzling in light of surveys indicating that the most important issue to Asian Americans by far is the economy and jobs (like for most people general). Assuming that a majority or at least a plurality of these people believe the Democrats represent the economic interests of the middle class moreso than Republicans, then it makes perfect sense why the majority of Asians would vote Democrat. The only puzzling thing to me is why the vote among whites have shifted to the GOP in the recent election, despite the generally accepted belief that GOP favors the rich and superrich.

  • jkitchstk

    # 22 R. Elgin,
    “per #20, you don’t talk to the many people I do (my own private population sample) and they tell me otherwise. So far, their collective opinions have been right on the money.”

    How do you know how many people I talk to? The only people you must be talking to is the Korean version of the Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove & Fox News types who lie to constituents, ignore math & science.

  • CactusMcHarris

    #107,

    I don’t know how you do it – Google search for ‘Japanese transvestites’? Perhaps I don’t want to know, but that’s some awesome search skill.

  • jkitchstk

    An annual report by the World Economic Forum on gender equality lowered South Korea’s ranking by a notch for this year, placing it 108th out of 135 countries.
    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2012/11/22/55/0302000000AEN20121122003500315F.HTML
    “A newer term is “Kimchi Girls,” which describes women who allegedly reject a Korean way of life in favor of a more Westernized lifestyle, yet cannot rid of the smell of kimchi.
    “Korean women are presented with images of sexy female celebrities, but are then made to feel dowdy in comparison; if they don’t look like that, they’re ‘ugly.’ But when they attempt to look like that, they’re labeled ‘Beanpaste’ or ‘Kimchi’ girls,’” said Daniel Tudor, the Korea correspondent for the Economist and author of “Korea: The Impossible Country.”

  • R. Elgin

    Per #109,
    http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2962924

    Like I said, my little population sample is pretty accurate so far. Moon man smells a bit off to the majority of these people. I am never really sure what I am foing to hear when I spend time listening.

  • http://koreanlanguagenotes.blogspot.com/ gbevers

    Cactus wrote (#110):

    I don’t know how you do it – Google search for ‘Japanese transvestites’?

    No, I got it off the Facebook page of a marine who came TAD to Pyongtaek while I was there in the navy. It was taken at Namdaemun Market.

  • jkitchstk

    Koreans returning to S. Korea from New York should all be stopped at the Incheon airport and be required to submit to drug(marijuana) testing if this goes through…
    Medical marijuana proponents in New York renew push for legalization
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/medical-marijuana-proponents-ny-renew-push-legalization-article-1.1207862?localLinksEnabled=false
    “ALBANY — Medical marijuana could blunt the pain of New York’s budget crunch.
    Proponents of pot as a medicine have renewed their push for legalization, arguing that licensing fees and taxes could generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new revenues for the cash-strapped state.
    “There is a huge amount of revenue here,” said state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) who hopes to make New York the 18th state to legalize medical marijuana.
    The high-minded talk comes as the state is reeling from Hurricane Sandy bills — and as the pot industry has hired one of the most powerful lobbying firms in Albany to define the issue as a budding financial opportunity.
    “It has real economic impact,” said Patrick McCarthy, of the firm Patricia Lynch Associates.
    The firm controlled by Pat Lynch, a former top aide to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was hired by Colorado-based marijuana company, Gaia Plant Based Medicine, to press lawmakers and Gov. Cuomo.
    But the governor has offered only toking opposition.”

  • slim
  • Q

    It was taken at Namdaemun Market.

    No wonder you could find the man at Namdaemun where lots of Japanese tourists visit for shopping.

  • CactusMcHarris

    Gerry,

    I was fooled by one of the signs (it had hira/kata gana written on it). Thanks, and I think Q wants the exact address so he could go visit, so fork it over for him, will you?