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2012-08-01 12:22:52 PM
I really don't understand any of this Olympic fever but do people actually sit down and watch a guy lift weights?

/hehe "clean and jerk". been doing it backwards all this time
 
2012-08-01 12:26:02 PM
"How can any man possibly lift 168kg? I believe the great Kim Jong Il Lord looked over me," CBS quoted Om, as saying.

"I am very happy and give thanks to our Great Leader Lord Jesus Christ for giving me the strength to lift this weight. I believe Kim Jong Il Jesus gave me the record and all my achievements. It is all because of him," Om said.


Tebow'd

/runs
 
2012-08-01 12:36:05 PM
Grease me up!

www.bleachernation.com

I'm going in!
 
2012-08-01 12:57:09 PM
*Someone* is getting an actual noodle in his noodle soup when he gets back home!
 
2012-08-01 01:52:46 PM
That's because he was actually practicing with Kim Jong Un. The only person in the country capable of being thrice Om Yun Chol's weight.
 
2012-08-01 03:03:36 PM
So did Best Leader's ghost cause other Best Korean athletes to not advance? Why would Best Leader help one, but not others.

If North Korea sends you to the Olympics, you better be coming back with a medal.
 
2012-08-01 03:23:37 PM
Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?
 
2012-08-01 03:27:11 PM
skrame.com

q&d. especially d.
 
2012-08-01 03:29:48 PM
i513.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-01 03:34:21 PM

meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?


You realize that McDonald's sucks and thank Dear Leader that you've never had to eat it before?

Seriously though, even if your home is a very poor and messed up place, it's still your home and with as many differences they're probably loving it while being homesick at the same time. I mean, I had some Vietnamese former students come to Florida for moot court and after about three days they were like, "we're sick of fast food, we want rice."
 
2012-08-01 03:35:26 PM

skrame: [skrame.com image 450x1046]

q&d. especially d.


as much as I hate that (utterly ridiculous) talking point, I lol'd
 
2012-08-01 03:37:36 PM
Puppet movies are funny. Lets keep this meme alive for 1000 years! Because LOLOLROFL
 
2012-08-01 03:41:00 PM
best korea should not be in the olympics.
 
2012-08-01 03:46:29 PM

meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?


If it's anything like the world cup, they are kept isolated from media, other countries athletes, everything. they go from their room to the event and back.
 
2012-08-01 03:46:34 PM
Looks a lot like the headline I made...

"Best Korean weightlifter wins gold, "How can any man possibly lift 168kg? I believe the great Kim Jong Il looked over me"

SUNDAY!

grrrrrr.
 
2012-08-01 03:48:05 PM

meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?


I thought North Korea had handlers that "took care" of the athletes, ie: letting them see and experience as little as possible of anything they don't need to. I could be wrong.
 
2012-08-01 03:48:21 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: *Someone* is getting an actual noodle in his noodle soup when he gets back home!


*Someone's* family isn't going to be sent to the mines!
 
2012-08-01 03:50:28 PM

The Bestest: skrame: [skrame.com image 450x1046]

q&d. especially d.

as much as I hate that (utterly ridiculous) talking point, I lol'd


Thanks. My using it should not be taken as a measure of my political taste.
 
2012-08-01 03:53:17 PM

VvonderJesus: meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?

I thought North Korea had handlers that "took care" of the athletes, ie: letting them see and experience as little as possible of anything they don't need to. I could be wrong.


and if you don't go back. want to guess what happens to your parents/brothers/sisters/spouses/kids?
 
2012-08-01 03:55:26 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Looks a lot like the headline I made...


You were two "best leaders" short.

mikaloyd: Puppet movies are funny. Lets keep this meme alive for 1000 years! Because LOLOLROFL


I've never seen the movie so I'm not agreeing/disagreeing with keeping it going, but isn't there a difference between a movie reference and a meme? When I quote a show, am I abusing a meme?
 
2012-08-01 04:03:03 PM
Huh. I didn't realize this meme was from a movie. This "Best Kore" crap certainly is one of the more idiotic memes on Fark... so I guess it makes some kind of sense.
 
2012-08-01 04:05:02 PM
Kore, Korea... same difference.

/korea, korea, korea...
 
2012-08-01 04:06:10 PM

VvonderJesus: meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?

I thought North Korea had handlers that "took care" of the athletes, ie: letting them see and experience as little as possible of anything they don't need to. I could be wrong.


Cuba does that. It didn't stop half their soccer team from going AWOL and defecting during the Olympic qualifiers in Florida in 2008. By the end of the tournament, the only people left on the team were the ones who either weren't good enough to hope for a professional contract or who didn't have relatives in Florida.
 
2012-08-01 04:08:12 PM

skrame: Representative of the unwashed masses: Looks a lot like the headline I made...

You were two "best leaders" short.


ah good call.
 
2012-08-01 04:32:33 PM

meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?


Well,

A) because you entire family will suffer if you don't
B) your minders and coaches limit your access to such things as much as humanly possible
c) You are told the olympic village is a fantasy land- a potemkin village where the west shows off and only pretends to be prosperous. (And you beieve that because it is what YOUR government does)
 
2012-08-01 05:03:45 PM

meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?


Jong Tae-Se of the North Korean soccer team in the last World Cup was born and raised in Japan and is currently playing in Germany. He is eligible to play for South Korea, Japan or North Korea.

I'm guessing the Congryon and the large amount of family he has back in Best Korea probably "persuaded" his decision.
 
2012-08-01 05:12:01 PM
"If you won a gold medal---you didn't lift that. Someone else made that happen."
 
2012-08-01 05:13:26 PM

Magorn: A) because you entire family will suffer if you don't


I always wondered how much of this is hype and how much is fact. As long as I can remember, the Communist countries had this stigma towards their athletes. Is this based on truth? Come from a movie? Where did this originate? Is there any factual evidence of it actually happening?

I ask because it's so ingrained in our society that the 'Evil Empires' treat their citizens like cattle and their athletes are only there to save their families, not, for like, competitive spirit reasons.

And, yeah, they're all doping, some are just more sly than others. Like the Chinese swimmer that swam faster than the men after already doing 3 laps.
 
2012-08-01 05:53:31 PM
I watched this guy. He was really pumped up and excited when the music was going and the crowd was cheering him on. Good for him, he probably has to go back to a dreadful shiatty life in Best Korea. I'm gonna let him have this one without mocking him.
 
2012-08-01 06:45:21 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: Magorn: A) because you entire family will suffer if you don't

I always wondered how much of this is hype and how much is fact. As long as I can remember, the Communist countries had this stigma towards their athletes. Is this based on truth? Come from a movie? Where did this originate? Is there any factual evidence of it actually happening?

I ask because it's so ingrained in our society that the 'Evil Empires' treat their citizens like cattle and their athletes are only there to save their families, not, for like, competitive spirit reasons.

And, yeah, they're all doping, some are just more sly than others. Like the Chinese swimmer that swam faster than the men after already doing 3 laps.



hard to say as many of the supposed horror stories about, say Iraq's Olympic athletes, turned out to about as credible as the claims that Saddam had WMDs (and came from the same sources) However a former bronze medalist in Judo who defected to SK claims he was tortured and sent tot he NK gulag for losing a match to a South Korean in the Pan Asian Games and NK's habit of punishing traitors "down to three generations" is fairly well documented
 
2012-08-01 07:06:55 PM

meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?


Uh yeah, been watching propaganda much?

The thing is North Korea has the worlds most developed cell phone network, it's a 3G network put in place by that Egyptian company that completed that hotel in Pyongyang (part of the deal). http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/06/report-finds-rampant-filesh aring-in-north-korea-despite-the-risks/

There's a burger restaurant in Pyongyang. http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/18/pyongyang-burger-joint-opens-to-wide -popularity/

etc.

Whilst a lot of stuff is only within the means of the elite in North Korea, it still exists. And obviously good athletes, and their family, will be the elite.
 
2012-08-01 07:14:31 PM

spawn73: meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?

Uh yeah, been watching propaganda much?

The thing is North Korea has the worlds most developed cell phone network, it's a 3G network put in place by that Egyptian company that completed that hotel in Pyongyang (part of the deal). http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/06/report-finds-rampant-filesh aring-in-north-korea-despite-the-risks/

There's a burger restaurant in Pyongyang. http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/18/pyongyang-burger-joint-opens-to-wide -popularity/

etc.

Whilst a lot of stuff is only within the means of the elite in North Korea, it still exists. And obviously good athletes, and their family, will be the elite.


Dammit, even North Korea has better cell networks than we do in the US?
 
2012-08-01 07:25:28 PM
i280.photobucket.com

First thing I thought of
 
2012-08-01 07:26:19 PM

rynthetyn: spawn73: meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?

Uh yeah, been watching propaganda much?

The thing is North Korea has the worlds most developed cell phone network, it's a 3G network put in place by that Egyptian company that completed that hotel in Pyongyang (part of the deal). http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/06/report-finds-rampant-filesh aring-in-north-korea-despite-the-risks/

There's a burger restaurant in Pyongyang. http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/18/pyongyang-burger-joint-opens-to-wide -popularity/

etc.

Whilst a lot of stuff is only within the means of the elite in North Korea, it still exists. And obviously good athletes, and their family, will be the elite.

Dammit, even North Korea has better cell networks than we do in the US?


Well when you only have 3 cellphones in the entire country you're pretty much guaranteed great 3G speed
 
2012-08-01 07:31:07 PM

scottydoesntknow: rynthetyn: spawn73: meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?

Uh yeah, been watching propaganda much?

The thing is North Korea has the worlds most developed cell phone network, it's a 3G network put in place by that Egyptian company that completed that hotel in Pyongyang (part of the deal). http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/06/report-finds-rampant-filesh aring-in-north-korea-despite-the-risks/

There's a burger restaurant in Pyongyang. http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/18/pyongyang-burger-joint-opens-to-wide -popularity/

etc.

Whilst a lot of stuff is only within the means of the elite in North Korea, it still exists. And obviously good athletes, and their family, will be the elite.

Dammit, even North Korea has better cell networks than we do in the US?

Well when you only have 3 cellphones in the entire country you're pretty much guaranteed great 3G speed


You've still got to have good tower coverage though. Plus the article said that there actually are quite a few cell phones even in rural areas of North Korea.

/Americans have no idea just how bad our cell service is compared to the rest of the globe
 
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2012-08-01 07:34:10 PM

skrame: [skrame.com image 450x1046]

q&d. especially d.


I LOL'd. Thanks!!!
 
2012-08-01 07:37:22 PM

rynthetyn:
You've still got to have good tower coverage though. Plus the article said that there actually are quite a few cell phones even in rural areas of North Korea.

/Americans have no idea just how bad our cell service is compared to the rest of the globe


About on par with our internet service/prices. And by that, I mean miles behind the rest of the globe.
 
2012-08-01 07:46:31 PM

scottydoesntknow: rynthetyn:
You've still got to have good tower coverage though. Plus the article said that there actually are quite a few cell phones even in rural areas of North Korea.

/Americans have no idea just how bad our cell service is compared to the rest of the globe

About on par with our internet service/prices. And by that, I mean miles behind the rest of the globe.


I paid $2 for unlimited 3G data in Vietnam, the same for 350MB of 3G data in Cambodia. I was surfing the Internet with my laptop tethered to my phone while on the bus in the middle of nowhere in Cambodia, meanwhile, half the time I can't get a decent connection talking to my brother when he's in the middle of Chicago.
 
2012-08-01 08:16:17 PM
Though in all fairness, I was just reacting to the comment that the athlete might not be aware of cellphones prior to going to the Olympic games.

Whilst Best Korea might have the worlds best 3G network, it's still no more than about 5% if the population that owns a cellphone. So it's probably only the ruling class, the rest is still eating dirt.
 
2012-08-01 08:40:39 PM

Magorn: meanmutton: Considering how isolated and horribly impoverished North Korea is, the culture shock of leaving North Korea and then going to a place like London and seeing what is, to you, the insane opulent wealth that everyone lives in has to be a bit disconcerting. Hell, just the visit to McDonald's has to completely rock your world. The cell phones, the cars, the individuals being individuals, the Internet, the porn, the athletes from all over the world, I mean... you grow up isolated in a place being told how wonderful you have it, how horrible the rest of the world is and then when you leave and see the rest of the world?

How do you go home after that?

Well,

A) because you entire family will suffer if you don't
B) your minders and coaches limit your access to such things as much as humanly possible
c) You are told the olympic village is a fantasy land- a potemkin village where the west shows off and only pretends to be prosperous. (And you beieve that because it is what YOUR government does)


I for one, vote for Best Korea to host the 2016 Olympics. That'd be epic.
 
2012-08-01 09:00:42 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:
I for one, vote for Best Korea to host the 2016 Olympics. That'd be epic.


They'd make the Beijing 2008 opening ceremony look positively disorganized. Apparently they have that sort of opening ceremony every year for their big national sporting competition, and I heard from someone who saw it that Beijing has nothing on what they do. Of course, when you're an absolute dictatorship, you can do that sort of thing.
 
2012-08-01 11:23:21 PM
Cause he didn't build it.

Am I in the wrong tab?
 
2012-08-02 03:42:12 AM
HAI GUYZ! Has anyone made an Obama joke in here yet? I'm FAR too busy to read the thread.

/ktxbye.
 
2012-08-02 10:22:16 AM
I'm shocked anyone in Best Korea has enough food to eat to build up that kind of strength. You know, since they're in perpetual famine over there, and Jong-Un eats first and most.
 
2012-08-03 04:04:17 AM
I give him a 9.0 for the lift, but a 10.0 for the post-lift ass kissing.
 
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