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(Yahoo)   North Korea builds engineering marvel highway. North Korea also bans citizens from owning cars.   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 118
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2003-02-19 11:03:34 AM
Well, what do you expect from a crazy asshat?
 
2003-02-19 11:04:18 AM
I do shiat like this in Simcity.
 
2003-02-19 11:04:32 AM
Probably more for military purposes than for the good of the country, I'd assume.
 
2003-02-19 11:04:33 AM
I was sad that I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet. So I stole his wheelchair.
 
buz
2003-02-19 11:04:34 AM
Yeah, but it oughta last damned near forever with no traffic!
 
2003-02-19 11:05:27 AM
 
2003-02-19 11:06:59 AM
Does anybody else get excited thinking about a completey deserted four-lane highway?

wipes drool from chin
 
2003-02-19 11:09:06 AM
Maybe they could drive their nukes over here.
 
2003-02-19 11:09:33 AM
Moonman9j9:
If so not a good idea. One long straight road through the mountains would be hard to defend, (unless attacked by the French).
 
2003-02-19 11:12:50 AM
Sounds like the early dasy of the Autobahn. Or Interstate 20 between Odessa and Van Horn, TX.
 
2003-02-19 11:13:42 AM
This is Artie Pie, with Artie in the sky, and the commute to Pyongyang on the Reunification Road is running smoothly this morning... and watch out at the off ramp in Kaesong, I just dropped my bagel!

got nutin'
 
2003-02-19 11:16:17 AM
There's a city in my mind
Come along and take that ride
and it's all right, baby, it's all right

And it's very far away
But it's growing day by day
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

They can tell you what to do
But they'll make a fool of you
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

We're on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that ride to nowhere
We'll take that ride

I'm feelin' okay this mornin'
And you know,
We're on the road to paradise
Here we go, here we go
 
2003-02-19 11:16:31 AM
Kia dragstrip.
 
2003-02-19 11:18:08 AM
No pictures. What kind of digital age is this?
 
2003-02-19 11:19:12 AM
dorf

They live in a city of dreams,
They (don't) drive on a highway of fire
 
2003-02-19 11:19:41 AM
And they don't have enough food, money, or energy because.....?
 
2003-02-19 11:22:51 AM
Moonman is right. It's for military traffic. The main purpose is to allow North Korean forces to move rapidly to the front line and from there into South Korea. It's based on the old Wehrmacht Autobahns of Nazi Germany.

Ah, North Korea! Nothing like a whack-job dictatorship with nuclear weapons 90 miles north of one of the world's richest countries to make you feel safe!
 
2003-02-19 11:23:52 AM
Looking for deserted highways? Try any of the Northwestern states, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Canada, North Dakota, etc.
 
2003-02-19 11:24:29 AM
D'oh! I meant 90 miles north of Seoul. Obviously, North Korea is zero miles north of South Korea, what with the whole adjacent borders thing.
 
2003-02-19 11:24:40 AM
Spiritauthor
One long straight road through the mountains would be hard to defend, (unless attacked by the French).

Huh? It seems to me like about the easiest thing in the world to defend.
 
2003-02-19 11:24:44 AM
Can't they just go to the grocery store? There's an ATM and batteries there too!
 
2003-02-19 11:25:59 AM
N Korea- "Rook! Rook! We have big blidge"
US- "So?"
NK- "Rook! Rook! We have nucreal weapons..."
US- "You're an axis of evil"
NK- "Rook! Rook! We let pooter vilus roose on pooters. Now you light crick and nothin hoppen....ha ha ha"
US- "BOY I'LL BEAT THE PISS OUT OF YOU."
 
2003-02-19 11:28:21 AM
Sorry, that was a co worker farking around on my machine.
 
2003-02-19 11:28:40 AM
"Recently we began producing our own cars in Korea in the city of Nampo,"

Just look at that craftsmanship:
 
2003-02-19 11:30:55 AM
People who post entire versus of songs on the comments page are dumbasses.
 
2003-02-19 11:32:08 AM
I was picturing tunnels and bridges and landslides. These seem like easily attacked points. Based on my vast video game experience.
 
2003-02-19 11:32:13 AM
I second the government/military explanation.

North Korea's regime isn't the smartest out there but they aren't complete idiots either. There is no reason to spend time money and labor building a road through the mountains if it isn't useful to anyone.

According to the article over 90% of citizens can't/don't own private cars, so the logical conclusion is that the road is useful to the government for:
A. Military reasons OR
B. Resource reasons (ie providing transport to natural resources)
Or maybe some combination of the two.
 
2003-02-19 11:34:36 AM
Slave2grind

Boy ?

Between that and the accent, ... wow. Just wow.
 
2003-02-19 11:35:14 AM
BillDaryl - If I were a famous N. Korean actor or gold medal winner, I'd requisition an enormously oversized suit from the government right now. :)

Slave2grind - People who give co-workers access to their computers aren't?
 
2003-02-19 11:35:26 AM
Great, a super highway for donkey carts.
 
2003-02-19 11:36:53 AM
Slave2grind

Ahh. Between your nick and that post I was imagining you in a pointy white hat.

That co-worker needs a slap.
 
2003-02-19 11:38:39 AM
Thank god they don't have cars. Everyone knows Asians can't drive worth a crap
 
2003-02-19 11:40:52 AM
MightyTribble
Obviously, North Korea is zero miles north of South Korea, what with the whole adjacent borders thing.

Technically, the DPRK and NRK don't border, there's the DMZ, which is considered neither country.
 
2003-02-19 11:41:26 AM
NRK? Errr I meant ROK... sorry.
 
2003-02-19 11:42:21 AM
Them Asians need 4 lanes for driving.

Oh wait I'm Asian and failed my license test the first time.
 
2003-02-19 11:42:53 AM
Besides. Who needs cars. They're only good for running down children and old ladies on bicycles.
Twisted Metal rocks.
 
2003-02-19 11:46:32 AM
~the atmosphere is indeed crystal-clear in the late afternoon winter sunshine -- free of the choking smog produced by traffic and smokestacks of busy factories . . ~

ah, virtual worker's paradise! Since there are few cars, the only other use would be a massive movement of troops? Like from the north to the south? hmmm . . . .
 
2003-02-19 11:46:33 AM
Just think about it, no private cars with the exception of a few, just government owned vehicles. the perfect logistical supply line for an invasion of the South. If they can whip our butts in a nuclear exchange, then South Korea should be an easy target.
 
2003-02-19 11:47:49 AM
I win!
 
2003-02-19 11:48:14 AM
People who post entire versus of songs on the comments page are dumbasses.

I don't necessarily disagree that people who post entire verses are dumbasses, but ...

Anyway, anyone else instantly think of Dr. Evil when they see Kim Jong Il? He creeps me out.
 
2003-02-19 11:49:30 AM
I slapped him.
He gave his act of contrition.

-------------------------------------------------------
"Languille!"
Who can tell me which fark story the above line was from?
 
2003-02-19 11:50:32 AM
No, guys it can't be for invasion...


The South Korean president told his cabinet that although the crisis had forced the government to reconsider the threat posed by the North, the risk of war was non-existent.

"My conclusion is that I believe the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula is slight -- in fact, non-existent," Kim said, according to comments published by his office.

/CNN

I don't kow about you. But I'm relieved.
/SARCASM
 
2003-02-19 11:51:07 AM
Yet another good reason for invading Iraq!!!
 
2003-02-19 11:52:30 AM
How long till we see a Hwiparam Type R?!
 
2003-02-19 11:52:33 AM
Granted, I have my issues with the administration here in the States...but man. That is one farked up country.
 
2003-02-19 11:54:02 AM
 
2003-02-19 11:54:02 AM
I third the military route explanation. It's actually the first thing that popped into my mind when i read the article.
 
2003-02-19 11:54:38 AM
I think that the ROK just needs to but up a tollbooth and accept only correct change. That would tie up an invasion for days. Works here.
 
2003-02-19 11:55:23 AM
"Recently we began producing our own cars in Korea in the city of Nampo." "They are called Hwiparam -- it means 'whistle' in Korean," she says. "I've only seen it on television."

Anyone else get a 1984 vibe from that?
 
2003-02-19 12:02:08 PM
Ouroborus,

In fact they invented the airplane.
 
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