Door of a portable toilet

The Defense Ministry has been under attack from the 새정치민주연합 for giving a briefing/press release of “a climber discovering an object suspected to be part of a crashed drone” before actually verifying it. It turns out it was a door of a portable toilet, otherwise known as a portaloo.
This report has some photos of the famous object.

The opposition likened it to a second 보온병/마호병 (thermos) incident, so I had to look it up , and just got the best laugh of my life. For those who don’t like clicking links, it’s a TV clip of the Hannara (former Saenuri) politician 안상수 and some army expert picking up some different sized thermo-flasks in the debris of the Yunpyung attacks, and exchanging some very serious opinions on it, identifying them as bomb shells. But I advise you to watch it for the funny value.

  • bigmamat

    Do South Koreans ever complain of being abducted by aliens?

  • wangkon936

    No. They complain about being sat upon by witches… so called “gawi nulim.”

    The whole “abducted by aliens” thing is probably just this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/06/science/alien-abduction-science-calls-it-sleep-paralysis.html

    My ex-gf had that. I hated it when she woke me up at 3am and told me there were witches pressing her down. I had to pretend like I was wide awake and totally listening when I was just tried as hell and wanted to go back to sleep.

  • bigmamat
  • wangkon936

    Yep…. something like this guy. Since ‘Muricans now seem to believe more in aliens than in devils, witches and demons, sleep paralysis manifests itself as thin grey men with huge eyes and space suits.

  • bigmamat

    I’ve never had sleep paralysis but I have snored and woken myself….

  • redwhitedude

    Paranoia setting in? 2 relative low tech drones from NK managed to get into SK for extended period of time.

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    My dog once farted and jumped at the sound.

    Also, my brother’s wife complained that once my brother’s sleep-fart was so strong that it woke her up, and he corroborates and says he actually levitated off the bed.

  • bigmamat

    My dog farts turns back and looks at her butt all the time just like she didn’t know where it was coming from….

  • Seoulgoodman

    Your dog must be superstitious.

  • cactusmcharris

    Thanks for the arty mound!

  • bigmamat

    No but I think my Shih Tzu can see invisible shit. He stares at corners of the ceiling and follows nothing up the stairs with his eyes. He barks at walls. It’s a little like being in a indie horror flick. Doesn’t bother me though, I sleep like a rock even if I do wake up at 3:15 a lot…

  • bigmamat

    You know I hated that bitch. My old refrigerator used to sound like her. She almost bothered more than the body snatchers….

  • bigmamat

    You’re welcome. Funny I didn’t even notice, and they say there aren’t any gender differences….

  • Seoulgoodman

    Well, you must admit that that door frame look very aerodynamic. Its edges are rounded, after all.

  • Sameer Khan

    Reminds me of this incident in China. Rare “meat mushroom” was actually the inner section of a Fleshlight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpHagyl_VZs

  • bumfromkorea

    I’m ashamed to say that clicking on that link made me jump…

  • bumfromkorea

    … used?

  • redwhitedude

    Yeah anything that looks remotely aerodynamic.

  • TopHatandTails

    Wow, Chinese news reader are hot!

  • iwshim

    I think the point is missed. The funny part is picking up ordnance off a battlefield. Who in their right mind would pick up what they believe to be an unexploded artillery shell???

  • Seoulgoodman

    Well, I don’t know what the hell they were thinking because those are clearly not weapons.

  • cactusmcharris

    Come on, folks. Isn’t this a lead-in to a campaign against flying DPRK toilet doors?

  • cactusmcharris

    Koreans, among other peoples, trying to provide for their families by getting the brass and selling it. Maybe the stories are apocryphal, but I’ve been told that there have been lives lost at ranges when folks tried to scavenge the brass from unexplored ordnance.

  • iwshim

    “Well, I don’t know what the hell they were thinking because those are clearly not weapons.”

    You are an expert on what is clearly a weapon, part of a shell, or missile components? I speak from my own experience of ignorance.

  • iwshim

    So far ‘behind’ my house my ‘buddy’ has found:
    1 abandoned HUMVEE
    1 M2A1 mine
    1 155mm artillery shell
    (all reported to the appropriate authorities)

  • Seoulgoodman

    An artillery shell casing isn’t shaped like a thermos bottle, isn’t made of stainless steel but brass, it isn’t light but heavy (because it needs to be strong), and it has a primer screwed into its bottom…and, most importantly, it stays in the gun after the shell’s been fired. So, no, I have no idea what the hell they were thinking.

  • cmxc

    Do you ever feel as if you are addicted to how screwed up Korea is?

    I have started to feel that way recently.

  • I AM IN ODE

    Yes, but only if the person abducted has a Korean father.

  • I AM IN ODE

    I’ve never felt it was screwed up more than any other place. What place is less screwed up than Korea?
    My personal example; I like being in the Philippines more than being in Korea, but the Philippines is certainly just as screwed up as Korea.

  • bigmamat

    Let’s ask Steve O he’s been up in one of these things before. I think it was in Jackass 2.

  • rowan

    funny, i just thought why wouldn’t you just push her back down – cos it aint gunna suck itself….

  • que337

    It sort of looks like a flying vehicle.

    http://img.yonhapnews.co.kr/photo/yna/YH/2014/05/14/PYH2014051404640001301_P2.jpg

    Anyway, optical illusion could happen to any human being:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uorrl64vIoQ

  • Seoulgoodman

    Nope. It’s why we’re counting the days until when we’re leaving this place for good. The tickets have been bought, the application for my wife’s permanent residency visa has been submitted, and I’ve got all the info I need to renounce our kid’s Korean citizenship.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Looks like the bumper on a Hyundai Pony, and those hardly drove…

  • A Korean

    Hey, that thing went 150 kmh on the highway.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Do tow trucks go that fast?

  • A Korean

    Probably not with yo mama on the tow.

  • Seoulgoodman