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2010-11-19 01:09:34 PM  
It helped NorthBest Korea.
 
2010-11-19 01:09:36 PM  
Define "nice".
 
2010-11-19 01:09:43 PM  
I guess the Sunshine policy wasn't happy-go-lucky enough for Best Korea. Time to enact Dual Gumdrop-Rainbow Unicorn Policy.
 
2010-11-19 01:09:45 PM  
Time for plan Bomb!
 
2010-11-19 01:10:54 PM  
Always relevant:

Welcome to North Korea (new window, long).
 
2010-11-19 01:11:08 PM  
Also, I think everyone kind of figured that out after Best Korea torpedoed one of their ships.
 
2010-11-19 01:12:18 PM  
Sir_Lurksalot: Define "nice".

They helped them all not starve to death.
 
2010-11-19 01:13:19 PM  
Who would have thought that treating a crazy person with respect and decency wouldn't work out? There is no point dealing with N. Korea with any logic. We should work on getting people out and either ignore the regime or attacking if they continue to attack other countries with no provocation.
 
2010-11-19 01:13:24 PM  
It has provided endless comedy though.
 
2010-11-19 01:13:45 PM  
Mr. Breeze: Also, I think everyone kind of figured that out after Best Korea torpedoed one of their ships.

No no no no no, the Worst Korean ship's crew scuttled the ship and purposely drowned due to the sheer terror of witnessing the military might of Best Korea.
 
2010-11-19 01:15:37 PM  
Sir_Lurksalot: Define "nice".

Giving a hostile nation on your border a metric f*ckload of aid is beyond most accepted definitions of "nice", really. I'm not sure a word really exits for that, beyond "steadfast refusal to escalate the situation any further, including giving away the farm to do so". But that's not really word. More like a sentence.
 
2010-11-19 01:15:38 PM  
Being nice is just like taekwondo. It only works if the other side is using it too.
 
2010-11-19 01:16:38 PM  
Now I have the "Sunshine, lollipops..." song stuck in my head.
 
2010-11-19 01:17:32 PM  
It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.
 
2010-11-19 01:21:35 PM  
Meanwhile, back in Best Korea:

calendar>>November 18. 2010 Juch 99

New Softening Technology Developed

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- The Research Institute of Cinema Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently developed a new softening technology.

After making researches for lowering the surface temperature of fire and acquiring a new color reagent, it succeeded in developing materials for cold fire, free from danger of burn.

In a test of the materials, an actor was neither burnt nor injured in raging flames with black smoke.

The new technology makes it possible to shoot vivid fire scenes at low cost with actors and actresses provided with safe conditions.

The institute has also developed harmless fog-making materials.
 
2010-11-19 01:22:01 PM  
I got a couple of bottles of Hennessy out of the whole deal, so I guess the "Sunshine Policy" worked out okay.

/God Bless the PRC
//and God Bless the USA
///keeping me well stocked for Fark lurking.
 
2010-11-19 01:24:16 PM  
Trying to deal with North Korea is like trying to talk sense to a three-year-old spoilt, deluded brat in the middle of a tantrum. Good luck with that one.
 
2010-11-19 01:24:38 PM  
Lollipop165: It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.

KCNA is fun. Today they invented heatless fire. Guys. Check it out, guys. Heatless fire.

"New Softening Technology Developed

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- The Research Institute of Cinema Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently developed a new softening technology.

After making researches for lowering the surface temperature of fire and acquiring a new color reagent, it succeeded in developing materials for cold fire, free from danger of burn.

In a test of the materials, an actor was neither burnt nor injured in raging flames with black smoke.

The new technology makes it possible to shoot vivid fire scenes at low cost with actors and actresses provided with safe conditions.

The institute has also developed harmless fog-making materials."

For an awesome contrast, open two tabs, and read Choson Ilbo and KCNA back to back.
 
2010-11-19 01:25:57 PM  
Kim Jong-il: I got a couple of bottles of Hennessy out of the whole deal, so I guess the "Sunshine Policy" worked out okay.

/God Bless the PRC
//and God Bless the USA
///keeping me well stocked for Fark lurking.


What i find most hilarious, is that your profile was created in 2005. So this is one long-standing alternate that made me lol.
 
2010-11-19 01:26:28 PM  
drongozone: Meanwhile, back in Best Korea:

You son of an American Imperialist Bastard Warmonger.

*shakes tiny Juche fist of self-reliance*
 
2010-11-19 01:26:50 PM  
Action Seal: Lollipop165: It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.

KCNA is fun. Today they invented heatless fire. Guys. Check it out, guys. Heatless fire.

"New Softening Technology Developed

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- The Research Institute of Cinema Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently developed a new softening technology.


Haha, beat you by three minutes ;)
 
2010-11-19 01:28:47 PM  
So vote Republican.
 
2010-11-19 01:30:59 PM  
Best use of the 0.tqn.com tag I've seen all day.
 
2010-11-19 01:31:21 PM  
drongozone: Action Seal: Lollipop165: It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.

KCNA is fun. Today they invented heatless fire. Guys. Check it out, guys. Heatless fire.

"New Softening Technology Developed

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- The Research Institute of Cinema Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently developed a new softening technology.


Haha, beat you by three minutes ;)


But it this not the greatest KCNA article you've read to date? I think it's my favorite so far. My second favorite is only a couple months back...they invented a pine straw drink that could cure cancer, diabetes, and "various heart conditions" and double your IQ.
 
2010-11-19 01:33:47 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
 
2010-11-19 01:39:21 PM  
Let's get this shiat started. I'm in need of new things to watch on TV. Especially since my football team is such a let down this year and Biggest Loser is more of the same. M.A.S.H. Iraq is boring, should be cancelled and put in syndication for our dear kids to watch some other day.

I need to go kick something. All these TV war shows make me all stabby. Especially when they get old and no new plot twists to get excited about. That makes me even more stabby.
 
2010-11-19 01:46:59 PM  
I hear that most North Koreans are a bunch of Homo sapiens.
 
2010-11-19 01:50:39 PM  
it did help keep the artillery shells on the Best side of the DMZ.

Best Korea is Lucy with the football
Worst Korea is good old Charlie Brown
 
2010-11-19 01:51:43 PM  
Lollipop165: It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.

It's like FOX with more typos.
 
2010-11-19 01:57:43 PM  
Killer Cars: Sir_Lurksalot: Define "nice".

Giving a hostile nation on your border a metric f*ckload of aid is beyond most accepted definitions of "nice", really. I'm not sure a word really exits for that, beyond "steadfast refusal to escalate the situation any further, including giving away the farm to do so". But that's not really word. More like a sentence.


the word "appeasement" comes close....
 
2010-11-19 02:00:18 PM  
HEY! OBAMA ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?
 
2010-11-19 02:04:11 PM  
Action Seal: For an awesome contrast, open two tabs, and read Choson Ilbo and KCNA back to back.

It says something about the DPRK's juche nonsense that the KCNA website is hosted in Japan.
 
2010-11-19 02:11:13 PM  
Just like Obama found out with Republicans...

"I look forward to working with the new Congress."

"We're going to destroy everything the President has accomplished."
 
2010-11-19 02:19:39 PM  
Magorn: the word "appeasement" comes close....

Oh look at you and yer fancy dictionary words.

/d'oh
 
2010-11-19 02:23:36 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-11-19 02:26:44 PM  
There will always be Neville Chamberlain type people that attempt to appease rather than face facts. Sending aid to North Korea simply prolongs the misery and danger associated with the vile oligarchy that runs the place. But o well. I got my Nobel Peace Prize, let future generations suffer the consequences.
 
2010-11-19 02:30:27 PM  
www.made2mentor.com
"Be nice"
 
2010-11-19 02:30:31 PM  
Remind me, are we talking about the Koreas or about Israel/Gaza?
 
2010-11-19 02:33:20 PM  
Action Seal: drongozone: Action Seal: Lollipop165: It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.

KCNA is fun. Today they invented heatless fire. Guys. Check it out, guys. Heatless fire.

"New Softening Technology Developed

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- The Research Institute of Cinema Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently developed a new softening technology.


Haha, beat you by three minutes ;)

But it this not the greatest KCNA article you've read to date? I think it's my favorite so far. My second favorite is only a couple months back...they invented a pine straw drink that could cure cancer, diabetes, and "various heart conditions" and double your IQ.


And did you see the story today aboy Kim Jong Il climbing the steps up a mountain in a van while surveying the pleasure field?
 
2010-11-19 02:35:20 PM  
clevershark: Action Seal: For an awesome contrast, open two tabs, and read Choson Ilbo and KCNA back to back.

It says something about the DPRK's juche nonsense that the KCNA website is hosted in Japan.


Not really. There is a sizable very pro-DPRK Korean community in Japan. They provide much of the money that keeps the country going, they believe the western governments are lying to them about how bad things are in North Korea and they visit regularly, but are given strictly regulated tours with family members often afraid to tell them the truth. Western visitors who have been there at the same time as the visitors from Japan say they are more rabidly patriotic than even the totally brainwashed North Koreans they encounter.

It's also said that if you play Pachinko in Tokyo odds are your money is going to North Korea, although I can't confirm that.
 
2010-11-19 02:35:28 PM  
Action Seal: drongozone: Action Seal: Lollipop165: It is going to be a fascinating time when North Korea falls. I reguarly read the Korean News Agency of the DPRK, it is like the twilight zone there. Total alternate reality.

KCNA is fun. Today they invented heatless fire. Guys. Check it out, guys. Heatless fire.

"New Softening Technology Developed

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) -- The Research Institute of Cinema Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently developed a new softening technology.


Haha, beat you by three minutes ;)

But it this not the greatest KCNA article you've read to date? I think it's my favorite so far. My second favorite is only a couple months back...they invented a pine straw drink that could cure cancer, diabetes, and "various heart conditions" and double your IQ.


Oh, and they mastered nuclear fusion:

Link (new window)

DPRK Succeeds in Nuclear Fusion
Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- Scientists of the DPRK succeeded in nuclear fusion reaction on the significant occasion of the Day of the Sun this year, according to Rodong Sinmun Wednesday.

It goes on:

The successful nuclear fusion marks a great event that demonstrated the rapidly developing cutting-edge science and technology of the DPRK.

The nuclear fusion technology is called "artificial solar" technology as it represents a field of the latest science and technology for the development of new energy desired by humankind.

The nuclear fusion technology for obtaining safe and environment-friendly new energy the source of which is abundant draws great attention of world science at present.

Scientists of the DPRK have worked hard to develop nuclear fusion technology their own way.

They solved a great many scientific and technological problems entirely by their own efforts without the slightest hesitation and vacillation even under the conditions where everything was in short supply and there were a lot of difficulties, thus succeeding in nuclear fusion reaction at last.

In this course, Korean style thermo-nuclear reaction devices were designed and manufactured, basic researches into nuclear fusion reaction completed and strong scientific and technological forces built to perfect the thermo-nuclear technology by their own efforts.

The successful nuclear fusion in the DPRK made a definite breakthrough toward the development of new energy and opened up a new phase in the nation's development of the latest science and technology.


Urrrr, riiiiiiiiiight...
AFAIK, no one has figured out WTF their claim was. Did they claim to create a Farnsworth fusor, star-in-the-jar acoustic flashing thing, piezo fusion, or claimed to have created some sort of nuclear reactor? The claim itself is uselessly vague.
 
2010-11-19 02:37:27 PM  
twfeline: Just like Obama found out with Republicans... North Korea and Iran.



We can stay on topic and have this remain true.

Turns out Hopes and Dreams don't solve international issues after all.
 
2010-11-19 02:41:56 PM  
bump: "Be nice"

What if Kim Jong Il calls my mama a whore?
 
2010-11-19 03:16:19 PM  
SharkTrager

Not really. There is a sizable very pro-DPRK Korean community in Japan. They provide much of the money that keeps the country going, they believe the western governments are lying to them about how bad things are in North Korea and they visit regularly, but are given strictly regulated tours with family members often afraid to tell them the truth. Western visitors who have been there at the same time as the visitors from Japan say they are more rabidly patriotic than even the totally brainwashed North Koreans they encounter..

I always assumed the Japanese pro-DPK community was just looking out for their families; I mean, why else would they send them money? Why wouldn't they just move there themselves? It's just an odd thing.
 
2010-11-19 03:21:58 PM  
Wait wait wait.... are these people suggesting that when you give tons of free stuff to people for being assholes, that doesn't make them want to stop being assholes? Holy shiat! If that's true, somebody oughta tell the US Government.
 
2010-11-19 03:57:12 PM  
drongozone:And did you see the story today aboy Kim Jong Il climbing the steps up a mountain in a van while surveying the pleasure field?

Sure did. The "Story of's" are always great. Here, I'll make one up right now. It's like mad libs:

***
One day in February, Juche 42 (1954), Great Marshal Kim Il Sung visited the Kwangsong School for Girls with terminal diseases.

It, being built with loving care by the Great Leader, existed as a place for world class learning for even those who would not live more than ten years, if only to learn of the invincible ideal of Juche under which they were born.

After some pictures were taken, a young girl approached the Great Leader with awe and love in her eyes. She explained that she had Leukemia and the doctors expected she would only live another six days. She said that her only dying wish was to learn the ways of immortal Juche thought.

The Great Leader walked outside and stared into the setting sun as it became eclipsed by the majesty of Mt. Paektu. He returned after a while holding many needles from the nearby Korean pine. Everyone watched in silence as he ground them in a pestle, and added water to make it a solution. He gave it to the girl to drink, and she was instantly cured.

The doctors thanked the Great Leader for correcting their erroneous beliefs about the disease. The young girl lived many years.

She, being invigorated by the ingenuity and peerless genius of her Great and Loving Leader, would later go on to kill ten thousand Japanese at the battle of Mae Sok.
 
2010-11-19 04:12:13 PM  
dc-cdn.virtacore.com
'He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or nice, so be nice for niceness sake'

/also doing it wrong...
//Hot like Peoples' Democratic Party of North Korea's passion for their Dear Leader
 
2010-11-19 04:22:25 PM  
Anyone with a brain could have predicted that.

Being nice: If the conflict is with a hostile population angry at you for some slight, historical event, or whatever, it might work. It might favorably change their opinion of you. It's possible.

If the conflict is with an insane, egotistical dictator who holds total control over his country and kills thousands of his own people, no, being nice to him is not going to do a goddamn thing, it's just going to encourage said dictator to become even more egotistical and tyrannical. Anyone who knows anything about tyrannical dictators would have known that.
 
2010-11-19 04:27:32 PM  
South Korean Government report finds that being nice to the North Koreans didn't help anything

Obviously. It's like being nice to Republicans.
 
2010-11-19 04:32:20 PM  
Killer Cars: Giving a hostile nation on your border a metric f*ckload of aid is beyond most accepted definitions of "nice", really.

If it prevents a catastrophic fall of the regime and a resulting flood of refugees over the border (not to mention flooding into Japan and China) it might be worth it.

It's not an entirely altruistic thing.
 
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