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2009-05-23 01:15:11 AM
Welcome to the Machine: SCOOBY SNACK!?!?

Good. So i wasnt the only one who read that part of the headline in scooby's voice.
 
2009-05-23 01:17:18 AM
doglover: Who writes this stuff?

A fall is an unintentional accident.

A dive, jump, or other such word is used for people who fall intentionally.


The man who dies in an accident understands the nature of destiny.

/obscure?
 
2009-05-23 01:19:04 AM
mat catastrophe: doglover: Who writes this stuff?


Graduates of America's finest schools of journalism, that's who.


I'm a student at one of America's finest schools of journalism, so I just got a kick out of that reply.

/YA RLY
 
2009-05-23 01:29:52 AM
Is there some kind of Korean sepuku?

/srsl wondering
//do they have that same type of honor thing?
 
2009-05-23 01:33:44 AM
zephyy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Myung_Moon

And according to wikipedia, his mother was an active woman
 
2009-05-23 01:35:46 AM
alacy52: mat catastrophe: doglover: Who writes this stuff?


Graduates of America's finest schools of journalism, that's who.

I'm a student at one of America's finest schools of journalism, so I just got a kick out of that reply.

/YA RLY


I have a communications degree. I get a kick out of not having a job using it.
 
2009-05-23 01:36:51 AM
I will miss the former South Korean President. I never saw a man construct additional Pylons with such grace.
 
2009-05-23 01:37:12 AM
Juniper Jupiter: RadicalMiddle: He must have been ronrey, so ronrey.

I want to believe.

/So sorry...


I want to bereave..

//ha ha. pun multiplier.
 
2009-05-23 01:37:49 AM
http://www.bustedtees.com/southkorea


/triple post?
//korea is too easy
 
2009-05-23 01:42:00 AM
users.planetmadtv.com
UH OH! HOT DOG!
 
2009-05-23 01:46:25 AM
Doc Loliday: Is there some kind of Korean sepuku?

/srsl wondering
//do they have that same type of honor thing?


Most Confucian based societies place a high value on honour.
 
2009-05-23 02:00:58 AM
HA!

Typical East Asian thiking

Classic shame culture.

Noone knows what you did, no problem.

People find out, you have lost face and so should commit suicide.
 
2009-05-23 02:01:41 AM
Korean Farker here.

Man, too bad that this former president just killed himself. He was one of the best South Korean presidents ever. He had still maintained a pro-American stance while trying to improve relationship with North Korea with the diplomatic power of civilian-level cooperation.

He was a president who proved that moderately right-wing politics is better than a fascist-natured South Korean politics that the almighty GNP (Grand National Party) influenced in South Korea.

Koreans around the world will miss you.

/f**k you, Lee Myeong-bak
 
2009-05-23 02:03:44 AM
My guess is that an 80 year old Japanese World War II holdout bayoneted him. When hiking in Asia, you better have a flamethrower handy to sweep any caves you come across, it's the only way to be sure.
 
2009-05-23 02:05:36 AM
Asura-HiME: Korean Farker here.

Man, too bad that this former president just killed himself. He was one of the best South Korean presidents ever. He had still maintained a pro-American stance while trying to improve relationship with North Korea with the diplomatic power of civilian-level cooperation.

He was a president who proved that moderately right-wing politics is better than a fascist-natured South Korean politics that the almighty GNP (Grand National Party) influenced in South Korea.

Koreans around the world will miss you.

/f**k you, Lee Myeong-bak


Yeah, that "improved" relationship with NK did wondersw, huh?
 
2009-05-23 02:07:27 AM
Ryker's Peninsula: May God have mercy on his Seoul.

He committed suicide, so his Seoul is only Inchon along. It's Silla sad occurence. I guess he thought he'd Choson the easy way out.

/c'est la vie, c'est le mort, Celadon
 
2009-05-23 02:12:39 AM
zamboni: And he would've gotten away with it if not for those meddling meddring kids and that delicious dericious dog.

FTFY

/I'm just bitter 'cause I came here to say that.
 
2009-05-23 02:13:31 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Mysteriously unavailable for comment.
 
2009-05-23 02:20:47 AM
Heh. Compare this to a disgraced American politician who denies everything, never apologizes, and makes millions on the ensuing book deal.
 
2009-05-23 02:20:55 AM
I was in the Detroit area last week and got some pizza next door to a restaurant named Sushi Ho.

/Jet's Pizza btw
//fairly good pizza, get the atomic crust or whatever it's called
 
2009-05-23 02:24:14 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Yeah, that "improved" relationship with NK did wondersw, huh?

www.4qconference.org

Blame this miserable bastard who messed up everything and revert everything back to the Cold War. If he only stayed in his old position (mayor of Seoul), he would be the best mayor that Seoul ever had.

During his start of his career as el presidente, he is the guy who contributed more undesirable elements in the already-sketchy relationship between Pyongyang and Washington DC.

The suicide president did better things than this guy.
 
2009-05-23 02:30:59 AM
So that's what happens when you find a stranger in the alps!
 
2009-05-23 02:39:46 AM
Asura-HiME: Swampthing in Korea: Yeah, that "improved" relationship with NK did wondersw, huh?



Blame this miserable bastard who messed up everything and revert everything back to the Cold War. If he only stayed in his old position (mayor of Seoul), he would be the best mayor that Seoul ever had.

During his start of his career as el presidente, he is the guy who contributed more undesirable elements in the already-sketchy relationship between Pyongyang and Washington DC.

The suicide president did better things than this guy.


Yeah, I mean, it's not like NK did provactive things BEFORE he came to power.

It's not like NK engaged in a naval firefight in 2002 and killed some South Korean sailors.

It's not like kidnapped SK citizens are still in NK.

It's not like NK continued to test missiles.

It's not like NK continued to demand food and supplies in return for little or no compromises.
 
2009-05-23 02:47:12 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Yeah, I mean, it's not like NK did provactive things BEFORE he came to power.

It's not like NK engaged in a naval firefight in 2002 and killed some South Korean sailors.

It's not like kidnapped SK citizens are still in NK.

It's not like NK continued to test missiles.

It's not like NK continued to demand food and supplies in return for little or no compromises.


Praising North Korea like a nutjob is really terrible. However, keep hating North Korea will bring everybody down.

Think like your average South Koreans: don't praise and don't hate North Korea. Try make a mutual stance for it by taking a neutral view.

/just an average Korean guy who don't understand people hating North Korea
//as well as people praising North Korea
 
2009-05-23 02:50:53 AM
Asura-HiME: Swampthing in Korea: Yeah, I mean, it's not like NK did provactive things BEFORE he came to power.

It's not like NK engaged in a naval firefight in 2002 and killed some South Korean sailors.

It's not like kidnapped SK citizens are still in NK.

It's not like NK continued to test missiles.

It's not like NK continued to demand food and supplies in return for little or no compromises.

Praising North Korea like a nutjob is really terrible. However, keep hating North Korea will bring everybody down.

Think like your average South Koreans: don't praise and don't hate North Korea. Try make a mutual stance for it by taking a neutral view.

/just an average Korean guy who don't understand people hating North Korea
//as well as people praising North Korea


Ah, your response does not address the facts I presented, all of which occurred during the Sunshine policy.
 
2009-05-23 02:54:49 AM
Golf crap, subby
 
2009-05-23 03:01:00 AM
Doc Loliday: Is there some kind of Korean sepuku?

/srsl wondering
//do they have that same type of honor thing?


There is fan death. Oh Roh was better than 2MB.
 
2009-05-23 03:02:10 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Ah, your response does not address the facts I presented, all of which occurred during the Sunshine policy.

South Korea's Sunshine Policy deals with North Korea's KWP (Korean Workers' Party). Although all the stuffs that you mentioned were done by the orders of the political military circle in North Korea, higher than the KWP.

The South Korean government didn't argue what you listed towards North Korea. It is because it only deals with the KWP, not the military circle.

You are dealing with two very different entities that can't be compared.

Look into South Korea's policies very carefully and see for yourself.
 
2009-05-23 03:04:28 AM
Ryker's Peninsula: May God have mercy on his Seoul.

That is absolutely stunning.

/I can't afford to give away +1's
 
2009-05-23 03:07:20 AM
pvrhye: Oh Roh was better than 2MB.

Indeed he was. Good thing that he didn't propose a batshiat crazy internet censorship policy (like China's) in South Korea, unlike a censoring idiot called 2MB and his administration.
 
2009-05-23 03:13:51 AM
Asura-HiME: South Korean government and its Sunshine Policy deals with North Korea's KWP (Korean Workers' Party). Although all the stuffs that you mentioned were done by the orders of the political military circle in North Korea, higher than the KWP.

FTFM.

/need my hot drink in the morning
 
2009-05-23 03:14:37 AM
This is really sad.
 
2009-05-23 03:18:22 AM
Asura-HiME: /just an average Korean guy who don't understand people hating North Korea
//as well as people praising North Korea


Maybe Americans don't have too much to hate North Korea for, but how can you say that South Koreans and Japanese have no reason to hate North Korea? If the kidnappings aren't bad enough, what about the missiles?
 
2009-05-23 03:22:11 AM
Asura-HiME: Swampthing in Korea: Ah, your response does not address the facts I presented, all of which occurred during the Sunshine policy.

South Korea's Sunshine Policy deals with North Korea's KWP (Korean Workers' Party). Although all the stuffs that you mentioned were done by the orders of the political military circle in North Korea, higher than the KWP.

The South Korean government didn't argue what you listed towards North Korea. It is because it only deals with the KWP, not the military circle.

You are dealing with two very different entities that can't be compared.

Look into South Korea's policies very carefully and see for yourself.


So then the policy was worthless, since they were not negotiating with the ruling power.

Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2009-05-23 03:37:02 AM
ElementZero: Maybe Americans don't have too much to hate North Korea for, but how can you say that South Koreans and Japanese have no reason to hate North Korea? If the kidnappings aren't bad enough, what about the missiles?

It's because the missile test is just a mere show to reaffirm the military circle's position to the succession of KJI's third son as the Dear Leader. There hasn't been any uber-panicing military movements in North Korea for weeks after the missile launch.

This proves that there is a good reason why North Korea didn't show any over-serious direct opinions towards South Korea and Japan. And this missile shenanigan proves to be a domestic political event that wants to focus on a specific power structure in North Korea.

The only thing that North Korea's missile did to Japan is that it brought down the Japanese parliament seriously along with many political issues in Japan.

Swampthing in Korea: So then the policy was worthless, since they were not negotiating with the ruling power.

Thanks for clearing that up.


Only worthless for North Korea since North Korea doesn't have any direct power handling the Sunshine Policy. Instead South Korea finally understands the basic procedures how to deal with North Korea via civilian-power diplomacy, all trials and errors that was worth very much.

Sunshine Policy isn't the only thing that manages South Korea's civilian interests towards North Korea.
 
2009-05-23 03:42:29 AM
Asura-HiME

Which again, proves how the SK policy was a failure, since NK has no-one in power handling it. Strictly propaganda.
 
2009-05-23 03:43:11 AM
nucular bum: Puddinhed: Kimche makes Korea(ns) smell like rotting ass.

0/10. Troll attempt: FAIL.

/if that was one
//attempt at humor -1/10


Kimche is fermented cabbage that does, in fact, smell like rotting ass.
/oh, and you are an idiot
 
2009-05-23 03:46:33 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Asura-HiME

Which again, proves how the SK policy was a failure, since NK has no-one in power handling it. Strictly propaganda.


Oh, yeah, I already admit that it's a epic failure, but a good failure in the long run.
 
2009-05-23 03:48:42 AM
Alkoholiker: nucular bum: Puddinhed: Kimche makes Korea(ns) smell like rotting ass.

0/10. Troll attempt: FAIL.

/if that was one
//attempt at humor -1/10

Kimche is fermented cabbage that does, in fact, smell like rotting ass.
/oh, and you are an idiot


The absence of Kimchi would do nothing to reduce to smell of Korea.

Asura-HIM

Do you live in Korea now?
 
2009-05-23 03:52:39 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Do you live in Korea now?

Nope, just moved to Canada.
 
2009-05-23 03:54:20 AM
Asura-HiME: Swampthing in Korea: Do you live in Korea now?

Nope, just moved to Canada.


Damn, that's kinda a step down!
 
2009-05-23 03:56:08 AM
I live there atm. Oh, and the when you mention censorship I immediately think of that whole Minerva fiasco.
 
2009-05-23 04:03:47 AM
Swampthing in Korea: Damn, that's kinda a step down!

But at least I just moved to a tight-knit Korean community in Canada, AKA neo-Seoul to some people.

Mind if I ask where do you live? Since you don't live in Korea anymore according to your profile.

pvrhye: I live there atm. Oh, and the when you mention censorship I immediately think of that whole Minerva fiasco.

Minerva (new window)

And the government is arresting others like crazy. South Korea, a democratic country that acts worse than the Chinese government.
 
2009-05-23 04:07:57 AM
Somebody better at Photoshop than I needs to photograph a single tear rolling down the cheek of the Korean dude from Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.

/Yes, I'm well aware his name is Juan Choi
 
2009-05-23 04:28:37 AM
Asura-HiME: Swampthing in Korea: Yeah, that "improved" relationship with NK did wondersw, huh?



Blame this miserable bastard who messed up everything and revert everything back to the Cold War. If he only stayed in his old position (mayor of Seoul), he would be the best mayor that Seoul ever had.

During his start of his career as el presidente, he is the guy who contributed more undesirable elements in the already-sketchy relationship between Pyongyang and Washington DC.

The suicide president did better things than this guy.


Right. Better off just paying Kim Jong Il millions of dollars just to show up to a meeting, and give them aid for nothing in return. The sunshine policy led to the current state of Inter-Korean relations not I Myung Bak.
 
2009-05-23 04:34:30 AM
Caesar1313: Right. Better off just paying Kim Jong Il millions of dollars just to show up to a meeting, and give them aid for nothing in return. The sunshine policy led to the current state of Inter-Korean relations not I Myung Bak.

I'm not surprised. You're talking about South Korea, a country that has a huge number of closet pro-North Korea/KJI supports.
 
2009-05-23 04:35:45 AM
Blllllllllllllllllllllll.
 
2009-05-23 04:38:35 AM
I thought it was involuntary assisted suicide what got him...
 
2009-05-23 05:23:16 AM
Asura-HiME: ...South Korea, a country that has a huge number of closet pro-North Korea/KJI supports.

From my own experience, its only because N Koreans are still Koreans, and in principle support home-grown nuclear weapons capabilities etc. In fact some S Koreans go as far as to say that N Korean culture is more "Korean" than S Korean culture.
 
2009-05-23 05:35:49 AM
Asura-HiME

Actually, back in SK. I need to update my Fark profile.

In Seoul now.
 
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