hey korea tumblr folks, did anyone else see the movie 해운대 (haeundae) and find it as weird as i did?
carrieabigstick: with arms outstreched - rilo...
If I had my ideal world I would not allow weapons and atom bombs anymore. I...– kim jong chol, 2nd son of kim jong il, in an excerpt from a 6th grade essay entitled “my ideal world” written in the mid-90s. via a fascinating newsweek piece on the kims
Men who look like old lesbians →
good for a laugh at work when your student cancels
The Onion - Now a Subsidiary of Yu Wan Mei... →
the editor “sold the onion and all of its various holdings to a syndicate of industrious china-men”. pretty funny stuff. from the newswire - car accident leaves man inefficient from neck down
Anytime a news article ends in a question mark,...
one of my students just recently returned from japan and she was nice enough to get me some presents. they totaled: 1 can asahi clear, 1 can suntory malt, 1 robot cell phone charm. the beer was great (especially the suntory malt. there was a surprising pop of malted hops you usually dont find in asian beers. more on this later), but the last object is a point of contention. the charm is a little...
An essay on childhood by Michael Chabon →
carrieabigstick: at the New York Review of Books. Thanks HTML giant.
my brothers roommate from school (and part time competitive eater), alex, wrote a bunch of fortune cookie fortunes as party favors. here are a few: If it feels good, keep doing it…even if it destroys your family An undercooked rib will give you stomach problems …moist A coworker thinks about you when they masturbate Meth - Ice Ain’t Cool
Bonus! Rob's Transformers 2 FAQ →
a village voice blogger conducted a follow up interview of himself after reviewing michael bays latest atrocity for the mag. heres an excerpt - What is the status of the Transformers at the beginning of the film? The Autobots have joined the military to hunt down the Decepticons. We’re told the Decepticons are “doing things,” but they appear to be hiding peacefully when the...
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navigatingcultures: waiting for fudge to cool could be is the worst torture on the face of the earth. true story
Vamity Fair - It Came from Wasilla →
im a little late to the game on this one, but vanity fair put out a pretty exhaustive (and less than flattering) 6 page piece on sarah palin. definitely worth a read
Korea Times - Hospital Conducts 1st 'Death With... →
this was a supremely bizarre case. for the last several months, the family of a 76 year old comatose woman fought for the right to remove her from life support, giving her so-called ‘death with dignity’. a circuit court ruled in their favor but, since this was the first ruling on an issue surrounded by growing amounts of controversy, it was sent to the supreme court. last month, in an...