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- Pickup artists teach men “game” in Seoul… for 1 million won a lesson. I remember learning about the blog of one of pickup artist in one of John Derbyshire’s podcasts.

- Apparently, foreigners and locals alike don’t like all the plastic surgery ads in subway stations. I suppose it’s not very classy, but shit, at least somebody can afford to advertise.

- Japanese pachinko parlors are apparently targeting the Korean tourist crowd now (HT to Oranckay).

- Oh Christ, first Park Shi-hoo, now Park Jun? In case you’re keeping score at home, the Dong-A Ilbo reported today that there are 63 sex crimes a day in Korea, or 2.6 an hour.

- PirateBay has to be joking, right? (HT to Alex B).

- So, would Jeong H. Kim have survived the confirmation process even if he hadn’t resigned as science minister-designate?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=874710365 Andy Hume

    If the Pirate Bay relocate to North Korea, does that mean it’ll be blocked here? Could seriously cramp some people’s TV habits…

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Sadly, that was the first thing I thought. First they came for the porn, then they came for The Walking Dead.

  • http://kuiwon.wordpress.com/ Kuiwon

    Really, 1 million won? Don’t these guys have other guy friends to teach them the “art” for free?

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Apparently not.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    This is new:

    Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice (http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/05/world/asia/north-korea-armistice-threat/index.html?hpt=hp_t1)

    The usual rhetoric about how they will stomp the imperialists and their puppets from the face of the earth had become background noise.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Walking Dead is shit. Be thankful you will have an hour to do something productive. Imagine a grown man watching zombies stumble around for an hour.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Hugo Chavez died last night. Good riddance to that fat prick. Maybe now Venezuela can move away from banana republic status.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dcmusicfreak DC Musicfreak
  • SalarymaninSeoul

    I’m confused, he likes women and he’s a hairdresser? Does not compute…

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Its not even an art.

    Step 1: Stop worshiping women. Look, the first step to getting a woman is to know this, that as a man you are in control and the women will start fawning at your feet once you realize that you are better than them. Don’t give the woman the attention she craves, she will come begging for it.