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2013-04-10 10:08:18 PM  
I'm not saying sea of fire, but sea of fire.

subatomicsatan.com
 
2013-04-10 10:10:19 PM  
Let me know when the Patriots launch.
 
2013-04-10 10:13:45 PM  
www.godlikeproductions.com
 
2013-04-10 10:13:55 PM  

CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.


i will.
 
2013-04-10 10:14:17 PM  
Farking hell.
 
2013-04-10 10:15:09 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.


Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.
 
2013-04-10 10:15:27 PM  

doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.


Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?
 
2013-04-10 10:16:14 PM  

CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?


yep
 
2013-04-10 10:18:10 PM  
Damn I was really confused for a second. "Norks" not "Snorks"
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-10 10:19:00 PM  
www.straferight.com
 
2013-04-10 10:21:35 PM  

doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep


Stay safe, dude.
I'm still of the opinion that this is just another Un wienie wave. They've done this sh*t before, too.
Things could get interesting if the threat appears great enough to launch the Patriots.
 
2013-04-10 10:22:00 PM  
It'll be very interesting to see from where the missiles launch as there has been some speculation as to multiple missile launchers in diverse places.

Also, the rumored disappearance of NorK subs the other day...

Really, the idea of a major conflict erupting from all this is ludicrous...and yet...
 
2013-04-10 10:24:16 PM  

CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Stay safe, dude.
I'm still of the opinion that this is just another Un wienie wave. They've done this sh*t before, too.
Things could get interesting if the threat appears great enough to launch the Patriots.


There's no general panic here. Business as usual. But it's making me edgy. I don't want to test my "how to survive a nuke" knowledge from those old survival manuals.
 
2013-04-10 10:24:24 PM  
Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.
 
2013-04-10 10:31:13 PM  

nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.


I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?
 
2013-04-10 10:31:54 PM  

doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep


Has NK actually made any specific threats toward Japan?
 
2013-04-10 10:34:29 PM  

make me some tea: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Has NK actually made any specific threats toward Japan?


Heh, 48 minutes ago: North Korea declares Japan will be battlefield if war breaks out
 
2013-04-10 10:34:42 PM  

make me some tea: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Has NK actually made any specific threats toward Japan?


Much like when I'm swinging a golf club, with the Norks, oftentimes what they hit is only vaguely related to what they were aiming for.
 
2013-04-10 10:35:12 PM  

doglover: There's no general panic here. Business as usual. But it's making me edgy. I don't want to test my "how to survive a nuke" knowledge from those old survival manuals.


Well, FWIW, here's what old farts like me were taught to do: duck and cover.
I'm sure it's every bit as good advice now as it was then.
Sorry. Just trying to lighten the mood.
I really doubt anything serious will come of this.
 
2013-04-10 10:35:19 PM  

crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?


I don't agree with it either. In fact, and I seem to be in the majority opinion here on Fark, I would have blown them up as soon as they started fueling them. Given the threats made, as much as we all know they are inconceivable (I used that word correctly), I'd say that the USA, worst Korea or Japan would be well within their rights to do that.
 
2013-04-10 10:35:50 PM  

crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?


Why let them collect data on the efficacy of our anti-missile systems?
 
2013-04-10 10:36:52 PM  

doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Stay safe, dude.
I'm still of the opinion that this is just another Un wienie wave. They've done this sh*t before, too.
Things could get interesting if the threat appears great enough to launch the Patriots.

There's no general panic here. Business as usual. But it's making me edgy. I don't want to test my "how to survive a nuke" knowledge from those old survival manuals.


I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-10 10:38:24 PM  
It'd be sweet to use that new laser thingy and blow up their rockets on the launch pad.
 
2013-04-10 10:39:00 PM  

BrieBelle00:
I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]


That episode was about 15 years ago. That fact is scarier to me than anything best Korea could ever say.
 
2013-04-10 10:42:14 PM  

nekom: BrieBelle00:
I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

That episode was about 15 years ago. That fact is scarier to me than anything best Korea could ever say.


We old.

:(
 
2013-04-10 10:44:02 PM  

crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?


Because if we don't try to shoot it down we can't miss & look silly (or more likely, not doing so doesn't let NK know the true capabilities of our anti missile systems)

/good luck doglover - duck & cover probably won't do much but it's better than nothing I guess
//leslienielsongoodluckwe'reall.jpg
 
2013-04-10 10:52:13 PM  

scottydoesntknow: make me some tea: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Has NK actually made any specific threats toward Japan?

Heh, 48 minutes ago: North Korea declares Japan will be battlefield if war breaks out


Oh. Well, then.
 
2013-04-10 10:52:58 PM  

Rincewind53: scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.

Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.


This. There's no conceivable reason why NK would ever start a war. They don't have anything to gain from it, and they don't have an ideological leaning towards martyrdom or kamikaze-dom. There's NO REASON for them to do this.
 
2013-04-10 10:54:49 PM  

Triumph: [www.godlikeproductions.com image 497x354]


thats going on facebook.
 
2013-04-10 10:56:54 PM  

DamnYankees: Rincewind53: scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.

Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.

This. There's no conceivable reason why NK would ever start a war. They don't have anything to gain from it, and they don't have an ideological leaning towards martyrdom or kamikaze-dom. There's NO REASON for them to do this.


There is actually one reason - the military is preparing a coup against the ruling clan. IF, and it's a huge if, Un could actually successfully authorize a successful attack on any "enemy," it would be an internal victory, regardless of the outcomes. Might even be enough to convince the militarized peasants that any officers that opposed it were enemies.
 
2013-04-10 11:02:36 PM  

doglover: nekom: BrieBelle00:
I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

That episode was about 15 years ago. That fact is scarier to me than anything best Korea could ever say.

We old.

:(


Holy christ, I didn't realize it was  that long ago! I'd have only been 15 for about 2 months when this originally aired :-|
 
2013-04-10 11:04:44 PM  

crypticsatellite: I'm not saying sea of fire, but sea of fire.


Beautiful.
 
2013-04-10 11:07:43 PM  

BrieBelle00: doglover: nekom: BrieBelle00:
I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

That episode was about 15 years ago. That fact is scarier to me than anything best Korea could ever say.

We old.

:(

Holy christ, I didn't realize it was  that long ago! I'd have only been 15 for about 2 months when this originally aired :-|


And if you think THAT makes you feel old, I can assure you that it only accelerates from this point forward.
Prepare to become your parents.
 
2013-04-10 11:12:02 PM  
CNN is actually live after 11 pm. Wow.
 
2013-04-10 11:21:05 PM  

CaptSacto: BrieBelle00: doglover: nekom: BrieBelle00:
I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

That episode was about 15 years ago. That fact is scarier to me than anything best Korea could ever say.

We old.

:(

Holy christ, I didn't realize it was  that long ago! I'd have only been 15 for about 2 months when this originally aired :-|

And if you think THAT makes you feel old, I can assure you that it only accelerates from this point forward.
Prepare to become your parents.


I'm a rebel - bypassed parents and went straight to mygrandparents... had to have back surgery last year at the tender age of 29 *le sigh* TLIF on the L4/L5. Good times. (related to an MVA when on active duty in 2003) "Parents" would be an upgrade lol
 
2013-04-10 11:22:12 PM  
I can't believe people are even concerned about this bozo or his bottle rocket brigade. Bazaar.  It's almost as if he's part of an orchestrated  diversion.  I wonder what foxes are in whose hen house while the world focuses on this class clown.
 
2013-04-10 11:23:59 PM  
No. News cannot happen within the next six hours. I have to sleep.
 
2013-04-10 11:24:42 PM  

panfried: I wonder what foxes are in whose hen house while the world focuses on this class clown.


G8 and a new freakin' AWB.
 
2013-04-10 11:28:13 PM  
North Korea is what, the size of Alabama or something?  They don't really think they can do anything but end up being extinguished, do they?

Even if a Tae Po Dong somehow made it to California and took out San Francisco, the international community would sit on their hands, even China, while America's forces turned NK into a foxhole.
 
2013-04-10 11:33:25 PM  
Wolf Blitzer just said CNN's sources are expecting "multiple launches at any moment." I'm calling it right now that Kim Jong W. Un is their main source and he's trading info for pizza.
 
2013-04-10 11:36:58 PM  

BrieBelle00: I'm a rebel - bypassed parents and went straight to mygrandparents... had to have back surgery last year at the tender age of 29 *le sigh* TLIF on the L4/L5. Good times. (related to an MVA when on active duty in 2003) "Parents" would be an upgrade lol


Well, crap. That just sucks.
Here's hoping your mind remains young and surgically unaltered.
 
2013-04-10 11:37:44 PM  

CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.


With Gronk out and Welker gone, they're sticking to the running game.
 
2013-04-10 11:47:11 PM  
Was it really necessary to parade them through the main square of their capital city?
 
2013-04-10 11:51:57 PM  
s24.postimg.org Come at U.S. Bro
 
2013-04-10 11:54:03 PM  
With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.
 
2013-04-10 11:55:33 PM  

BrieBelle00: CaptSacto: BrieBelle00: doglover: nekom: BrieBelle00:
I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

That episode was about 15 years ago. That fact is scarier to me than anything best Korea could ever say.

We old.

:(

Holy christ, I didn't realize it was  that long ago! I'd have only been 15 for about 2 months when this originally aired :-|

And if you think THAT makes you feel old, I can assure you that it only accelerates from this point forward.
Prepare to become your parents.

I'm a rebel - bypassed parents and went straight to mygrandparents... had to have back surgery last year at the tender age of 29 *le sigh* TLIF on the L4/L5. Good times. (related to an MVA when on active duty in 2003) "Parents" would be an upgrade lol


I feel ya...36  with bad shoulder, both knees, and a foot. I need a few surgeries but no money or insurance. Ahh well I can feel a storm coming hours before it hits. That and i sound like a bowl of rice krispies when I get up in the morning. Always gives me a chuckle...
 
2013-04-10 11:56:15 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

With Gronk out and Welker gone, they're sticking to the running game.


Say what you will, but I miss the days of Steve Grogan.
 
2013-04-10 11:57:41 PM  
From a military standpoint, it must suck that your enemies know so much about what you are doing that their  media can report the position (skyward) of your missiles in a very short amount of time.
 
2013-04-10 11:58:35 PM  

Thats_Not_My_Baby: From a military standpoint, it must suck that your enemies know so much about what you are doing that their  media can report the position (skyward) of your missiles in a very short amount of time.


Well, when you give everyone on the planet a one-month notice about your planned military actions, it's pretty hard to get anything done unnoticed.
 
2013-04-10 11:59:44 PM  

CavalierEternal: Thats_Not_My_Baby: From a military standpoint, it must suck that your enemies know so much about what you are doing that their  media can report the position (skyward) of your missiles in a very short amount of time.

Well, when you give everyone on the planet a one-month notice about your planned military actions, it's pretty hard to get anything done unnoticed.


Really... even Google maps has been updated.
 
2013-04-11 12:01:40 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.


They will probably launch, but not with any ordnance.  They will just test missiles, try to show that they CAN send nasty shiat to Japan or Guam or whatever.  If they truly are stupid enough to attack someone, they should be prepared to be wiped out completely.  For example if they desire to nuke the U.S., they might be able to hit Guam, possibly Hawaii, although a lot of experts doubt it.  If they nuked Guam, that would be enough for the U.S. to swoop over and turn NK into slag.  I don't know what the response would be if they nuked SK or Japan.  I think even China might wipe them out if they did that.
 
2013-04-11 12:17:59 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

They will probably launch, but not with any ordnance.  They will just test missiles, try to show that they CAN send nasty shiat to Japan or Guam or whatever.  If they truly are stupid enough to attack someone, they should be prepared to be wiped out completely.  For example if they desire to nuke the U.S., they might be able to hit Guam, possibly Hawaii, although a lot of experts doubt it.  If they nuked Guam, that would be enough for the U.S. to swoop over and turn NK into slag.  I don't know what the response would be if they nuked SK or Japan.  I think even China might wipe them out if they did that.


I think it'll just be a test/show of capablity too, mainly I was wondering when it's likely to happen. Or if I should forget about it and go to bed soon.
 
2013-04-11 12:19:38 AM  
How do you say "Glass Parking Lot" in Korean?
 
2013-04-11 12:22:11 AM  
LATEST
While some media reported that the North is believed to have finished fueling its missiles, the last step for a liftoff, the shift of missile locations raised questions about the information because moving fuel-injected missiles could destabilize them.

Is Vegas or London setting odds? What's the line on the Norks blow themselves up?
 
2013-04-11 12:24:54 AM  
That's actually not the latest. I didn't see that it was KST.
 
2013-04-11 12:52:46 AM  

King Something: How do you say "Glass Parking Lot" in Korean?


Grass Parkyng Rot.
 
2013-04-11 12:53:33 AM  

panfried: I can't believe people are even concerned about this bozo or his bottle rocket brigade. Bazaar.  It's almost as if he's part of an orchestrated  diversion.  I wonder what foxes are in whose hen house while the world focuses on this class clown.


Tell the folks in South Korea and Japan who those missiles are aimed at right now how inconsequential this guy is.  Go on.  I dare you.
 
2013-04-11 12:54:36 AM  

Confabulat: Was it really necessary to parade them through the main square of their capital city?


It's their only paved road.
 
2013-04-11 12:54:53 AM  

bob_ross: [s24.postimg.org image 850x585] Come at U.S. Bro


A-10's are so farking badass
 
2013-04-11 12:55:40 AM  
Anyone have a live feed?
 
2013-04-11 12:55:41 AM  
My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.
 
2013-04-11 12:56:13 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: North Korea is what, the size of Alabama or something?  They don't really think they can do anything but end up being extinguished, do they?

Even if a Tae Po Dong somehow made it to California and took out San Francisco, the international community would sit on their hands, even China, while America's forces turned NK into a foxhole.


Yeah, if North Korea actually does anything, they're toast.  The only questions are, is Un that crazy, and how many people in SK and Japan can he take with him?
 
2013-04-11 12:56:26 AM  

armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.


...END UP involved?

This whole mess has been pointed at us from the very start.
 
2013-04-11 12:56:30 AM  

crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?


Because we don't want them to collect data on our countermeasures, either.

Also, we're not totally sure if they work, and we'd look like assholes if we missed.
 
2013-04-11 12:56:58 AM  

armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.


Well, we are kind of treaty-bound to step in in South Korea or Japan is attacked.  So you bet we will.
 
2013-04-11 12:57:06 AM  

styckx: bob_ross: [s24.postimg.org image 850x585] Come at U.S. Bro

A-10's are so farking badass


The flying gun.
 
2013-04-11 12:57:24 AM  
Bad https cert
 
2013-04-11 12:57:59 AM  
Maybe they're not missiles and they're actually giant unicorn horns?
Who would look stupid then?
 
2013-04-11 12:58:26 AM  
China knows that if their yappy little dog actually bites anyone, it's getting put down.
 
2013-04-11 01:00:07 AM  
So is NK going to finally shiat or get off the pot? I'm so fed up with waiting for them to commit suicide by carpet bombing  I'm ready to invade.
 
2013-04-11 01:00:18 AM  
i.imgur.com

/replace dad with Best Korea's only fatass
 
2013-04-11 01:00:59 AM  
Well, boys, it looks like Eisenhower only delayed the US using our nukes on Asians again.

I hope the survivors of all-out, escalated nuclear warfare remember that  America's people--not her government and not her corporations--were in the end decent people for the most part. We quite often took far too long to realize our errors and modify our behavior.

Enjoy the glow, the warmth, and the sloughing off of dead, burned skin. It sure was a beautiful place till we kept banging out babies.

God Save Mrs. Ethel Shroake, of 393A High Street, Leytonstone
 
2013-04-11 01:01:28 AM  

CaptSacto: Well, FWIW, here's what old farts like me were taught to do: duck and cover.


www.larkin.net.au

I've seen this before, but never noticed the burqa theme, like in lower left. "And Patty covered herself with a coat she was carrying."
 
2013-04-11 01:01:35 AM  
i781.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-11 01:01:59 AM  
Um sorry, you too late to get it up and launched.
We wait all day and no Massive KABOOM, so we go bed now.
You try next week between 9am and 5pm central time.

/Yours truly, your welfare check providers.
 
2013-04-11 01:04:16 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: China knows that if their yappy little dog actually bites anyone, it's getting put down.


At this point they'd likely appreciate an outside vet who'd put down the dog that shiats on the rug and pisses all over the house.
 
2013-04-11 01:04:22 AM  

King Something: How do you say "Glass Parking Lot" in Korean?


I don't know what they call it now, but by next year it may be Pyongyang.
 
2013-04-11 01:04:57 AM  
s7.postimg.org
 
2013-04-11 01:05:04 AM  
If I'm the ocean, I'm getting pretty worried right about now.
 
2013-04-11 01:05:23 AM  
I love how NK thinks they can take on all comers.

China has told them to back off. I'm not so sure they'd actively defend them.

NK is about to get put in the corner. Spanked, and put in the corner.
 
2013-04-11 01:05:27 AM  

that bosnian sniper: So is NK going to finally shiat or get off the pot? I'm so fed up with waiting for them to commit suicide by carpet bombing  I'm ready to invade.


Let the South Koreans handle reunification.  I don't want to pay for Fatty the Third's shiat. Those farkwits in the North can't even feed themselves.

/help our allies bomb them? Okay.
Invade? No.
 
2013-04-11 01:05:53 AM  

crypticsatellite: Also, the rumored disappearance of NorK subs the other day...


Any truth to this? I read it on a few websites, but it was all copy/paste and the websites seemed to be of the whargarbll variety.
 
2013-04-11 01:06:13 AM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: I love how NK thinks they can take on all comers.

China has told them to back off. I'm not so sure they'd actively defend them.

NK is about to get put in the corner. Spanked, and put in the corner.


Go on...
 
2013-04-11 01:07:33 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Your Average Witty Fark User: I love how NK thinks they can take on all comers.

China has told them to back off. I'm not so sure they'd actively defend them.

NK is about to get put in the corner. Spanked, and put in the corner.

Go on...


After the spanking, the oral sex!
 
2013-04-11 01:07:51 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Well, boys, it looks like Eisenhower only delayed the US using our nukes on Asians again.

I hope the survivors of all-out, escalated nuclear warfare remember that  America's people--not her government and not her corporations--were in the end decent people for the most part. We quite often took far too long to realize our errors and modify our behavior.

Enjoy the glow, the warmth, and the sloughing off of dead, burned skin. It sure was a beautiful place till we kept banging out babies.

God Save Mrs. Ethel Shroake, of 393A High Street, Leytonstone


If you need to get something off your chest, go talk to a shrink and apologize to him/her.

Nothing is going to continue to happen here.

They launch, it heads into the ocean and nothing happens or it heads toward a land mass and we try to intercept it and nothing happens. This staged BSery is getting boring and the only ones crying about it are the ones farthest away from it.
 
2013-04-11 01:07:52 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Well, boys, it looks like Eisenhower only delayed the US using our nukes on Asians again.

I hope the survivors of all-out, escalated nuclear warfare remember that  America's people--not her government and not her corporations--were in the end decent people for the most part. We quite often took far too long to realize our errors and modify our behavior.

Enjoy the glow, the warmth, and the sloughing off of dead, burned skin. It sure was a beautiful place till we kept banging out babies.

God Save Mrs. Ethel Shroake, of 393A High Street, Leytonstone


OK I love you now. Gonna watch that as soon as A Boy and His Dog ends!
 
2013-04-11 01:07:52 AM  
thechive.files.wordpress.com

/no one tell him he's using those wrong
 
2013-04-11 01:08:21 AM  

farkingismybusiness: King Something: How do you say "Glass Parking Lot" in Korean?

Grass Parkyng Rot.


유리 주차장
 
2013-04-11 01:08:23 AM  

HeartBurnKid: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Well, we are kind of treaty-bound to step in in South Korea or Japan is attacked.  So you bet we will.


Which treaty are you referring to?
 
2013-04-11 01:08:48 AM  

Mentat: If I'm the ocean, I'm getting pretty worried right about now.


Yeah.. the Sea of Japan is SO going to get the sh*t uselessly missled out of it.
Well, I guess it does produce propaganda to keep the NorK masses brainwashed.
 
2013-04-11 01:08:51 AM  
*yawn*
 
2013-04-11 01:09:26 AM  

styckx: bob_ross: [s24.postimg.org image 850x585] Come at U.S. Bro

A-10's are so farking badass


AcneVulgaris: styckx: bob_ross: [s24.postimg.org image 850x585] Come at U.S. Bro

The flying gun.


Just going to leave this little piece of music here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJu2njFgSN8
 
2013-04-11 01:09:42 AM  
www.liquidmatrix.org
Where's the KA-BOOM?!?
 
2013-04-11 01:10:13 AM  

Triumph: CNN is actually live after 11 pm. Wow.


Meh. Let me know when they deploy a tactical Anderson Cooper.
 
2013-04-11 01:10:16 AM  
Has anyone bothered to search Dennis Rodman's garage?
 
2013-04-11 01:10:19 AM  
i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-11 01:10:21 AM  

Mentat: If I'm the ocean, I'm getting pretty worried right about now.


Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch?


They have to find someone with a book of matches to light the fuse first. Have a Snickers. It's gonna be a while.
 
2013-04-11 01:10:52 AM  
www.charlock.org
 
2013-04-11 01:10:58 AM  

Treygreen13: *yawn*


There does seem to be a bit of 'NorK threats fatigue' going on...
 
2013-04-11 01:13:59 AM  

Wolfling: Treygreen13: *yawn*

There does seem to be a bit of 'NorK threats fatigue' going on...


Srsly, it's wearying. Threat, nothing. Threat, nothing. Threat, nothing. Threat, nothing. Threat, nothing.

Sure guy, you can burn the building down. You can put strychnine in the guacamole.
 
2013-04-11 01:14:31 AM  
Norks? What a bunch of dicks!

/And if any ladies from South Korea want a safe place to stay my dad converted this basement into a bomb shelter.
 
2013-04-11 01:14:47 AM  
This does raise an interesting point. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty has prevented us from testing a nuke in over twenty years and some in the establishment are worried about the reliability of our arsenal. For instance the implosion charges in some warheads have shown signs of micro fractures and it is unsure how they will perform. Maybe we can kill two birds with one stone?
 
2013-04-11 01:15:06 AM  
Decades from now, a great grand child will ask "What are some changes that occurred in your life time?"  and I can say "When I was born there was an East Germany and a West Germany as well as a North Korea and a South Korea.  Not anymore.  Germany unified and just became known as Germany.  What we know of as Korea was actually South Korea and that eastern section of China was once called North Korea.  Also, everyone of North Korean decent was wiped out entirely."
 
2013-04-11 01:15:27 AM  
As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense, it will be very interesting to see what happens if any of the missiles get intercepted.
 
2013-04-11 01:16:34 AM  

Triumph: crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?

Why let them collect data on the efficacy of our anti-missile systems?


Because there's not much data you can collet on a missile with a pair of binoculars and a trapper-keeper
 
2013-04-11 01:17:11 AM  
assets.nydailynews.com

Oh hey. What's theeat in thuh sky?
 
2013-04-11 01:17:12 AM  
Imagine if one of the missiles, by mistake, hits Beijing.
 
2013-04-11 01:17:13 AM  
As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know
 
2013-04-11 01:17:20 AM  

redsquid: TheShavingofOccam123: Well, boys, it looks like Eisenhower only delayed the US using our nukes on Asians again.

I hope the survivors of all-out, escalated nuclear warfare remember that  America's people--not her government and not her corporations--were in the end decent people for the most part. We quite often took far too long to realize our errors and modify our behavior.

Enjoy the glow, the warmth, and the sloughing off of dead, burned skin. It sure was a beautiful place till we kept banging out babies.

God Save Mrs. Ethel Shroake, of 393A High Street, Leytonstone

OK I love you now. Gonna watch that as soon as A Boy and His Dog ends!


Amen. I haven't watched either in years.
 
2013-04-11 01:18:29 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-11 01:18:33 AM  
If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.
 
2013-04-11 01:19:14 AM  
so wait, they fueled the rocket, then moved it? Am I understanding that correctly?
 
2013-04-11 01:19:42 AM  
www.charlock.org
 
2013-04-11 01:19:50 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-11 01:20:22 AM  

AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.


I've been eyeing a Samsung Galaxy for awhile now.
 
2013-04-11 01:20:23 AM  

The5thElement: As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense,


MIB? K, is that you?
 
2013-04-11 01:20:25 AM  

AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.


Well, South Korea does artificially weaken their currency, which keeps the prices down on the vehicles they manufacture. Does that count?
 
2013-04-11 01:20:30 AM  
img94.imageshack.us
Not Particularly Useful Against Ter... oh wait.
 
2013-04-11 01:20:53 AM  

The5thElement: As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense, it will be very interesting to see what happens if any of the missiles get intercepted.


If nothing else, it'll be a good real-world proof of concept test of our ABM systems. If it works, of course.
 
2013-04-11 01:21:35 AM  

CaptSacto: As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know


Can we hear that on a kazookeylele?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU

/Piano, ukulele, kazoo and vocals? All at once?
 
2013-04-11 01:21:35 AM  

fiveseven15: Why let them collect data on the efficacy of our anti-missile systems?

Because there's not much data you can collet on a missile with a pair of binoculars and a trapper-keeper


Actually, if the info is ABM systems fail to intercept missile, binoculars and a Trapper-Keeper are about all that's needed. Un would act like it was a big victory.
 
2013-04-11 01:22:00 AM  

AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.


Do we really need discounts on them, they are cheap already. My spare car is an 02 Accent, it's my winter mobile so I don't shiat up my nicer vehicle. Best heater in any car I have ever owned. You can tell it gets nuts freezing cold there. Thing is like farking Legolas on snow and ice too.
 
2013-04-11 01:22:03 AM  

redsquid: This does raise an interesting point. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty has prevented us from testing a nuke in over twenty years and some in the establishment are worried about the reliability of our arsenal. For instance the implosion charges in some warheads have shown signs of micro fractures and it is unsure how they will perform. Maybe we can kill two birds with one stone?


I sincerely hope not. As if Japan needs more nuclear fallout. (You know they'd get more than their share.)
 
2013-04-11 01:23:25 AM  

Jesterling: [www.charlock.org image 590x452]


HAH! Beautiful.
 
2013-04-11 01:23:32 AM  

AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.


I could certainly do with some kimchi.
 
2013-04-11 01:23:46 AM  
FULLY BATTLE-ERECT
 
2013-04-11 01:24:03 AM  
Are the Norks violating any treaties if they conduct a missile launch?
 
2013-04-11 01:24:47 AM  
Fugg it!

i25.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-11 01:25:25 AM  

xaveth: [img94.imageshack.us image 425x319]
Not Particularly Useful Against Ter... oh wait. ever.


FTFY buddy.
 
2013-04-11 01:26:03 AM  
Are we go for a preemptive counterattack?
 
2013-04-11 01:26:04 AM  

armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.


NK will bomb Japan before dawn. NK has had an uncontrollable solanum infection crisis for the last few months. They've hidden as many healthy citizens as possible in underground tunnels, but the infected on the surface have grown exponentially and to such an extent that the military is being overwhelmed. Bombing Japan will trigger a military response from the US. NK's hope is that the US response will eliminate the walking infected so the healthy citizens can return to the surface.
 
2013-04-11 01:26:08 AM  
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-11 01:26:18 AM  

crypticsatellite: I'm not saying sea of fire, but sea of fire.

[subatomicsatan.com image 553x484]


What's one of those guys from Babylon 5 doing on the History Channel?
 
2013-04-11 01:26:52 AM  
Fish in the Sea of Japan are on high alert.
 
2013-04-11 01:26:55 AM  

armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.


Pft. It's like 60 years too late for that.
 
2013-04-11 01:26:57 AM  
Patriot missiles are not capable of downing ICBMs.
 
2013-04-11 01:27:03 AM  

Enigmamf: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

Well, South Korea does artificially weaken their currency, which keeps the prices down on the vehicles they manufacture. Does that count?

No.


neongoats: Do we really need discounts on them, they are cheap already.


Yes.
 
2013-04-11 01:27:06 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: CaptSacto: As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know

Can we hear that on a kazookeylele?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU

/Piano, ukulele, kazoo and vocals? All at once?


Ya know... that was pretty good.
Thanks.
 
2013-04-11 01:27:16 AM  

CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.


I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?
 
2013-04-11 01:27:44 AM  

Notabunny: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

NK will bomb Japan before dawn. NK has had an uncontrollable solanum infection crisis for the last few months. They've hidden as many healthy citizens as possible in underground tunnels, but the infected on the surface have grown exponentially and to such an extent that the military is being overwhelmed. Bombing Japan will trigger a military response from the US. NK's hope is that the US response will eliminate the walking infected so the healthy citizens can return to the surface.


Little do you know that American forces are ill-trained to fight the infected, and the returning soldiers will only spread the virus.
 
2013-04-11 01:27:48 AM  
Anyone ever notice that Kim Jong Un sports the same haircut as Shia Le Boeuf in the movie Lawless? Really, it's uncanny.
 
2013-04-11 01:28:10 AM  

King Something: cameroncrazy1984: Your Average Witty Fark User: I love how NK thinks they can take on all comers.

China has told them to back off. I'm not so sure they'd actively defend them.

NK is about to get put in the corner. Spanked, and put in the corner.

Go on...

After the spanking, the oral sex!


http://www.yhchang.com/CUNNILINGUS_IN_NORTH_KOREA.html

/obligatory
 
2013-04-11 01:28:15 AM  

berylman: Anyone ever notice that Kim Jong Un sports the same haircut as Shia Le Boeuf in the movie Lawless? Really, it's uncanny.


mind_blown.jpg
 
2013-04-11 01:28:28 AM  

farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?


If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.
 
2013-04-11 01:28:55 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Mentat: If I'm the ocean, I'm getting pretty worried right about now.

Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch?

They have to find someone with a book of matches to light the fuse first. Have a Snickers. It's gonna be a while.


Poo, I guess I'll just check in in the morning
 
2013-04-11 01:29:09 AM  
CNN's not live here any longer (US West Coast) so clearly nothing is happening.
 
2013-04-11 01:29:09 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Your Average Witty Fark User: I love how NK thinks they can take on all comers.

China has told them to back off. I'm not so sure they'd actively defend them.

NK is about to get put in the corner. Spanked, and put in the corner.

Go on...


I fully support your desire for some NK strange. More power to you.

In the mean time, they're the loud mouth at the party that isn't wanted there and can't fight. We all know how that ends.
 
2013-04-11 01:29:11 AM  
s8.postimg.org
 
2013-04-11 01:30:02 AM  

CaptSacto: TheShavingofOccam123: CaptSacto: As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know

Can we hear that on a kazookeylele?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU

/Piano, ukulele, kazoo and vocals? All at once?

Ya know... that was pretty good.
Thanks.


YW.

I think the guy built it himself from salvaged thrift-store stuff.
 
2013-04-11 01:31:14 AM  

Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.


What if you like sauerkraut?

No, really, I've never had kimchi, and my curiosity has been renewed.
 
2013-04-11 01:31:18 AM  
What type of dong is he gonna shoot off?

I'm guessing a tiny one, that sputters out way to early before hitting the climax of its trajectory and ends up disappointing us all.
 
2013-04-11 01:31:57 AM  

berylman: Anyone ever notice that Kim Jong Un sports the same haircut as Shia Le Boeuf in the movie Lawless? Really, it's uncanny.


Wait... you're saying Kim ISN'T Shia Le Boeuf ?
Just when I thought I'd figured out why Crystal Skull sucked so much, too.
 
2013-04-11 01:32:03 AM  
We need to send Rodman back to calm it down.
 
2013-04-11 01:32:29 AM  

armor helix: HeartBurnKid: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Well, we are kind of treaty-bound to step in in South Korea or Japan is attacked.  So you bet we will.

Which treaty are you referring to?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_treaties#1950.E2. 80 .931999 
Japan: Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan
South Korea: Mutual Defense Treaty

You do realize that the US has treaties with countries outside of NATO, right?
 
2013-04-11 01:32:34 AM  

Raging Brainer: Fish in the Sea of Japan are on high alert.


Hope the Japanese like their sushi well done.
 
2013-04-11 01:32:39 AM  

The5thElement: As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense, it will be very interesting to see what happens if any of the missiles get intercepted.


If they are stupid enough to launch these things with a trajectory anywhere close to Japan, Guam, or other land mass, we will attempt to intercept.

If we are successful, N. Korea will likely begin the artillery bombardment of Seoul.

Then it begins.

/I have a GED in global-political-military science
 
2013-04-11 01:33:08 AM  

Amusement: [s8.postimg.org image 635x474]


Goddammitsoverymuch. I'm going to have bad dreams now.
 
2013-04-11 01:33:16 AM  

Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.


Some friends have told me otherwise, but I don't believe them. As a kid I'd practically get nauseous every time my mom cooked sauerkraut. Hate the stuff.
 
2013-04-11 01:34:20 AM  

Canton: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

What if you like sauerkraut?

No, really, I've never had kimchi, and my curiosity has been renewed.


If you like sauerkraut, you might just hate certain preparations of cabbage. I'm the same way with eggs. An egg by itself? Gross. An omelet? Delicious!
 
2013-04-11 01:34:39 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: CaptSacto: TheShavingofOccam123: CaptSacto: As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know

Can we hear that on a kazookeylele?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU

/Piano, ukulele, kazoo and vocals? All at once?

Ya know... that was pretty good.
Thanks.

YW.

I think the guy built it himself from salvaged thrift-store stuff.


I think they call that "Macklemoring" now.
 
2013-04-11 01:34:45 AM  
Norks?

i603.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-11 01:34:56 AM  

IronTom: We need to send Rodman back to calm it down.


I think that Vice episode airs on HBO soon. I look forward to it.
 
2013-04-11 01:34:56 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

Some friends have told me otherwise, but I don't believe them. As a kid I'd practically get nauseous every time my mom cooked sauerkraut. Hate the stuff.


IIIIITTTTT'S GOOOOOOOD FOOOORRR YOOOOUUUU
 
2013-04-11 01:35:53 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

Some friends have told me otherwise, but I don't believe them. As a kid I'd practically get nauseous every time my mom cooked sauerkraut. Hate the stuff.


There are a lot of different ways to assemble ingredients for kimchi (many not even involving cabbage) as well as spicing it. Some are regional and thus hard to find anywhere outside their respective places of origin but you can often find recipes online and try to make some of your own. I would say explore - each one is unique unto its own. There's about as many ways to make kimchi as there are a salad, so you can imagine that variety.

Enjoy!
 
2013-04-11 01:36:42 AM  

Treygreen13: Canton: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

What if you like sauerkraut?

No, really, I've never had kimchi, and my curiosity has been renewed.

If you like sauerkraut, you might just hate certain preparations of cabbage. I'm the same way with eggs. An egg by itself? Gross. An omelet? Delicious!


I like cabbage in many forms. Steamed, boiled, uncooked in salad or cole slaw, as sauerkraut, in soup, sweet and sour... Um, you get the idea. Mostly, I just wonder how similar sauerkraut is to kimchi? They're both fermented, but the processes are different.
 
2013-04-11 01:36:53 AM  

nekom: crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?

I don't agree with it either. In fact, and I seem to be in the majority opinion here on Fark, I would have blown them up as soon as they started fueling them. Given the threats made, as much as we all know they are inconceivable (I used that word correctly), I'd say that the USA, worst Korea or Japan would be well within their rights to do that.


And that's exactly the imperialist aggression mindset that will set off the Korean War II.
 
2013-04-11 01:37:18 AM  

Canton: I've never had kimchi,


It's good. Nothing like sour kraut. Imagine thick cut cole slaw cabbage with hot sauce instead of mayonaise as the base of the sauce. It's cold, a little spicy, and crunchy.

By itself it's kind of shiat. But when you're eating REALLY spicy foods? Oh man it's outta this world. It cools ya right down.
 
2013-04-11 01:38:08 AM  

armor helix: HeartBurnKid: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Well, we are kind of treaty-bound to step in in South Korea or Japan is attacked.  So you bet we will.

Which treaty are you referring to?


Not sure about south Korea, but we are responsible for Japan, Treaty of San Francisco and their constitution IIRC, theyre not allowed to have a military exactly...
 
2013-04-11 01:38:16 AM  
Rincewind53 2013-04-10 10:15:09 PM
scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.
Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.


Except Japan said they would shoot it down even if it's a test
 
2013-04-11 01:38:16 AM  
It's not the first missile that bothers me. It's the last one. Once North Korea fires one off, either a misunderstanding or a deliberate "Gulf of Tonkin" lie can start a launch fiesta.

Then one or more may go off course. And another fiesta of missile launching starts up.

And who's going to launch that last big boy? The MOAICBM.

Starting it isn't the scary thing; stopping it once the shooting starts--or at least once someone THINKS the shooting has started--is the nasty part of it all.
 
2013-04-11 01:39:55 AM  

Notabunny: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

NK will bomb Japan before dawn. NK has had an uncontrollable solanum infection crisis for the last few months. They've hidden as many healthy citizens as possible in underground tunnels, but the infected on the surface have grown exponentially and to such an extent that the military is being overwhelmed. Bombing Japan will trigger a military response from the US. NK's hope is that the US response will eliminate the walking infected so the healthy citizens can return to the surface.


Did you just combine WWZ and Day by day Armageddon?
 
2013-04-11 01:40:04 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: TheShavingofOccam123: CaptSacto: TheShavingofOccam123: CaptSacto: As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know

Can we hear that on a kazookeylele?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAg5KjnAhuU

/Piano, ukulele, kazoo and vocals? All at once?

Ya know... that was pretty good.
Thanks.

YW.

I think the guy built it himself from salvaged thrift-store stuff.

I think they call that "Macklemoring" now.


I think Amazon had that album for $1.99 download last week.  I'm still sorting through my bargains.
 
2013-04-11 01:40:33 AM  
You've all convinced me to try kimchi again, but I think I'll have to get good and drunk first.
 
2013-04-11 01:41:30 AM  

farkingismybusiness: You've all convinced me to try kimchi again, but I think I'll have to get good and drunk first.


If you don't care particularly for cabbage, it can be made with cucumbers and some other things; think spicy pickles.
 
2013-04-11 01:41:33 AM  
Plot twist: North Korea launches on China.
 
2013-04-11 01:42:35 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: The5thElement: As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense,

MIB? K, is that you?


MIB is not a government agency. They are funded by holding key patents.
 
2013-04-11 01:43:28 AM  
assets.diylol.com
 
2013-04-11 01:43:36 AM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: cameroncrazy1984: Your Average Witty Fark User: I love how NK thinks they can take on all comers.

China has told them to back off. I'm not so sure they'd actively defend them.

NK is about to get put in the corner. Spanked, and put in the corner.

Go on...

I fully support your desire for some NK strange. More power to you.

In the mean time, they're the loud mouth at the party that isn't wanted there and can't fight. We all know how that ends.


You mean that when North Korea finally passes out in its own vomit, we can all draw penises on its face?
 
2013-04-11 01:44:14 AM  

doglover: Canton: I've never had kimchi,

It's good. Nothing like sour kraut. Imagine thick cut cole slaw cabbage with hot sauce instead of mayonaise as the base of the sauce. It's cold, a little spicy, and crunchy.

By itself it's kind of shiat. But when you're eating REALLY spicy foods? Oh man it's outta this world. It cools ya right down.


Okay, that does sound good. I shall go to bed dreaming of cabbage rather than global thermonuclear war. Thanks for that.

/Has read  Alas, Babylon a few too many times...
 
2013-04-11 01:44:50 AM  

Gdalescrboz: Rincewind53 2013-04-10 10:15:09 PM
scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.
Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.

Except Japan said they would shoot it down even if it's a test


Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.
 
2013-04-11 01:45:43 AM  

dai the flu: Plot twist: North Korea launches on China.

finds out it's been dead all along.

t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-11 01:46:48 AM  

vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.


They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.
 
2013-04-11 01:46:51 AM  
s7.postimg.org
 
2013-04-11 01:47:03 AM  
 
2013-04-11 01:47:09 AM  

vygramul: Gdalescrboz: Rincewind53 2013-04-10 10:15:09 PM
scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.
Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.

Except Japan said they would shoot it down even if it's a test

Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-11 01:47:38 AM  

bob_ross: [s24.postimg.org image 850x585] Come at U.S. Bro


This.
 
2013-04-11 01:48:08 AM  

Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

Some friends have told me otherwise, but I don't believe them. As a kid I'd practically get nauseous every time my mom cooked sauerkraut. Hate the stuff.

IIIIITTTTT'S GOOOOOOOD FOOOORRR YOOOOUUUU


Have you ever considered you hate sauerkraut because you were force fed it by your mother until you were 26 1/2 years old? If so I have some radio stations for you to listen to.
 
2013-04-11 01:48:15 AM  

Canton: Treygreen13: Canton: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

What if you like sauerkraut?

No, really, I've never had kimchi, and my curiosity has been renewed.

If you like sauerkraut, you might just hate certain preparations of cabbage. I'm the same way with eggs. An egg by itself? Gross. An omelet? Delicious!

I like cabbage in many forms. Steamed, boiled, uncooked in salad or cole slaw, as sauerkraut, in soup, sweet and sour... Um, you get the idea. Mostly, I just wonder how similar sauerkraut is to kimchi? They're both fermented, but the processes are different.


Kimchi is spicier, at least in the versions I've had. There's some peppers mixed in, and it's less vinegary.
 
2013-04-11 01:48:59 AM  

Canton: doglover: Canton: I've never had kimchi,

It's good. Nothing like sour kraut. Imagine thick cut cole slaw cabbage with hot sauce instead of mayonaise as the base of the sauce. It's cold, a little spicy, and crunchy.

By itself it's kind of shiat. But when you're eating REALLY spicy foods? Oh man it's outta this world. It cools ya right down.

Okay, that does sound good. I shall go to bed dreaming of cabbage rather than global thermonuclear war. Thanks for that.

/Has read  Alas, Babylon a few too many times...


Think of barbecued armadillo caught by your trusty dachshund to go with your post-nuclear kimchi.
 
2013-04-11 01:49:46 AM  

shinji3i: Have you ever considered you hate sauerkraut because you were force fed it by your mother until you were 26 1/2 years old? If so I have some radio stations for you to listen to.


That's all I'm tryin'a say, really...
 
2013-04-11 01:52:42 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

Some friends have told me otherwise, but I don't believe them. As a kid I'd practically get nauseous every time my mom cooked sauerkraut. Hate the stuff.


Kimchee is awesome. Unless it's not. It varies. Around here in cali, haven't had any that was bad. And the German place I work at makes great sauerkraut with bacon in it. And the German style salad with white cabbage lightly pickled in a white vinaigrette... brb, gonna raid the place's kitchen...
 
2013-04-11 01:55:00 AM  

Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.


Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.
 
2013-04-11 01:55:40 AM  

dai the flu: Plot twist: North Korea launches on China.


Plot twist resolution: We wake up Thursday morning to find South Korea is an island.
 
2013-04-11 01:55:52 AM  

flak attack: armor helix: HeartBurnKid: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Well, we are kind of treaty-bound to step in in South Korea or Japan is attacked.  So you bet we will.

Which treaty are you referring to?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_treaties#1950.E2. 80 .931999 
Japan: Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan
South Korea: Mutual Defense Treaty

You do realize that the US has treaties with countries outside of NATO, right?


You forgot the other treaty the US has with Japan: Treaty of No More Vomiting on The Prime Minister.
 
2013-04-11 01:55:53 AM  

vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.


To hit Japan you don't exactly need a Minuteman.
 
2013-04-11 01:56:41 AM  
A personal letter to Kim Il Fatf**k,

Do it so we can come in and kill you, your entire family, all the funny hat guys and divide your country up between SK and China.  Christ, you fat suck, just do it so we can eliminate you from the list of primitive dickheads that still exist on this planet.

Signed,
the rest of the world - minus Iran, Syria and Pakistan, the other turd-like cling ons Klingons dumbs**ts.
 
2013-04-11 01:57:58 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.

To hit Japan you don't exactly need a Minuteman.


The missile they are supposedly planning on testing is not a cruise missile.
 
2013-04-11 01:58:31 AM  

JayCab: vygramul: Gdalescrboz: Rincewind53 2013-04-10 10:15:09 PM
scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.
Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.

Except Japan said they would shoot it down even if it's a test

Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 275x206]


That's really more of a catch and knifing than a shootdown... but deploying to NK?  Lulz.
 
2013-04-11 01:58:32 AM  

rosebud_the_sled: A personal letter to Kim Il Fatf**k,

Do it so we can come in and kill you, your entire family, all the funny hat guys and divide your country up between SK and China.  Christ, you fat suck, just do it so we can eliminate you from the list of primitive dickheads that still exist on this planet.

Signed,
the rest of the world - minus Iran, Syria and Pakistan, the other turd-like cling ons Klingons dumbs**ts.


You seem upset.
 
2013-04-11 01:59:20 AM  

vygramul: Gdalescrboz: Rincewind53 2013-04-10 10:15:09 PM
scottydoesntknow: Farking hell.
Oh please. They're not going to do jack shiat other than conduct another stupid missile test. They're not attacking anyone.

Except Japan said they would shoot it down even if it's a test

Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.


Shurikens.
 
2013-04-11 02:00:59 AM  
Just who the Hell is in charge over there?  Methinks its not the rotund fellow they say is in charge.
 
2013-04-11 02:01:06 AM  
Where does the Best Korea / Worst Korea meme come from?
 
2013-04-11 02:02:02 AM  

shinji3i: Have you ever considered you hate sauerkraut because you were force fed it by your mother until you were 26 1/2 years old?


That's why I can't stand breast milk.
 
2013-04-11 02:02:04 AM  
i881.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-11 02:02:09 AM  

vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.


The Musudan is not an ICBM.
 
2013-04-11 02:02:14 AM  
China has stood by the Kim family for, well generations. You'd think K3 would give China some cred, at least out of some kind of dynastic obligation.

And yet here he is, showing them the Big Peen.

The lit finger in the sky is for you, Chinese friends.
 
2013-04-11 02:02:29 AM  
Argh. CNN, please do not play repeats of news programs that lead off with "Breaking News" involving a hostage situation that resolved several hours ago. Lame.

/Yes, I know. This... is the state of CNN.
 
2013-04-11 02:02:40 AM  

vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.


It would be an IRBM or a Scud (or some type of cruise missile) not an ICBM if it were targeted at Japan. The SM3 in conjunction with the Aegis RADAR  is supposed to be able to have a decent chance of hitting a rocket in it's launch\boost phase if it passes over Japan.
 
2013-04-11 02:02:44 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: [thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x354]

/no one tell him he's using those wrong


Best Korea can't afford diesel to power mobile artillery.  At some point he'll martyr himself and be eaten by NK soldiers.
 
2013-04-11 02:03:27 AM  
Shooped for your approval-

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-04-11 02:05:40 AM  

Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

Some friends have told me otherwise, but I don't believe them. As a kid I'd practically get nauseous every time my mom cooked sauerkraut. Hate the stuff.

IIIIITTTTT'S GOOOOOOOD FOOOORRR YOOOOUUUU


How did I not think of that.

Well played, sir.
 
2013-04-11 02:06:53 AM  

dai the flu: Plot twist: North Korea launches on China.


Plot twist: North Korea really just intend to sink a missile into the ocean to scare everyone a little, but it veers off course and strikes New York. Fartbama is forced to resign in disgrace and Sarah Palin automatically becomes president.

/and then accidentally nukes South Korea to get revenge
 
2013-04-11 02:10:21 AM  

The Southern Dandy: vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.

The Musudan is not an ICBM.


They're not terribly useful against IRBMs either.
 
2013-04-11 02:11:15 AM  

Tellingthem: Damn I was really confused for a second. "Norks" not "Snorks"
[25.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]


Did the same.
 
2013-04-11 02:12:18 AM  

mantabulous: North Korea really just intend to sink a missile into the ocean to scare everyone a little, but it veers off course and strikes New York.


Somehow I just can't imagine such a 'psyche!' launch would be armed with any sort of ordinance.
 
2013-04-11 02:12:29 AM  

neongoats: Canton: doglover: Canton: I've never had kimchi,

It's good. Nothing like sour kraut. Imagine thick cut cole slaw cabbage with hot sauce instead of mayonaise as the base of the sauce. It's cold, a little spicy, and crunchy.

By itself it's kind of shiat. But when you're eating REALLY spicy foods? Oh man it's outta this world. It cools ya right down.

Okay, that does sound good. I shall go to bed dreaming of cabbage rather than global thermonuclear war. Thanks for that.

/Has read  Alas, Babylon a few too many times...

Think of barbecued armadillo caught by your trusty dachshund to go with your post-nuclear kimchi.


My dachshund is about as trustworthy as a broke crackhead.
 
2013-04-11 02:13:07 AM  

mantabulous: dai the flu: Plot twist: North Korea launches on China.

Plot twist: North Korea really just intend to sink a missile into the ocean to scare everyone a little, but it veers off course and strikes New York. Fartbama is forced to resign in disgrace and Sarah Palin automatically becomes president.

/and then accidentally nukes South KoreaFrance to get revenge


Come on!  We're talking about Palin.
 
2013-04-11 02:14:54 AM  

Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.

It would be an IRBM or a Scud (or some type of cruise missile) not an ICBM if it were targeted at Japan. The SM3 in conjunction with the Aegis RADAR  is supposed to be able to have a decent chance of hitting a rocket in it's launch\boost phase if it passes over Japan.


I'll be surprised if they can get it in boost phase, or at all, really. But, then, stranger things have happened.
 
2013-04-11 02:20:21 AM  
Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.
 
2013-04-11 02:24:03 AM  

vygramul: I'll be surprised if they can get it in boost phase, or at all, really. But, then, stranger things have happened.


All that I can say is that I've heard the claim made, which is why we have that stuff over there right now in the first place. It's not really my area of expertise.
 
2013-04-11 02:24:06 AM  

The5thElement: As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense, it will be very interesting to see what happens if any of the missiles get intercepted.


We're all very impressed, Doug.
 
2013-04-11 02:27:19 AM  

vygramul: cameroncrazy1984: vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.

To hit Japan you don't exactly need a Minuteman.

The missile they are supposedly planning on testing is not a cruise missile.


On Oct 22 2012 NK shot a satellite in to the Pacific that went directly over Okinawa. Japan said any other future launches would be shot down no matter a test or not. NK is planning to launch a missile anytime over Japan and in to the pacific. Japan has access to Aegis systems and said they will shoot it down.
 
2013-04-11 02:31:09 AM  

Gdalescrboz: vygramul: cameroncrazy1984: vygramul: Radioactive Ass: vygramul: Not sure what with. That would be quite a revelation.

They do have Aegis ships with SM3's in addition to the lower range Patriots.

Neither of which are particularly useful against an ICBM.

To hit Japan you don't exactly need a Minuteman.

The missile they are supposedly planning on testing is not a cruise missile.

On Oct 22 2012 NK shot a satellite in to the Pacific that went directly over Okinawa. Japan said any other future launches would be shot down no matter a test or not. NK is planning to launch a missile anytime over Japan and in to the pacific. Japan has access to Aegis systems and said they will shoot it down.


I can tell people are really impressed with Aegis and assume others will be by merely invoking it.
 
2013-04-11 02:32:10 AM  

vygramul: I can tell people are really impressed with Aegis and assume others will be by merely invoking it.


I'm hoping nothing lands in or around Tokyo.
 
2013-04-11 02:32:15 AM  

vygramul: I can tell people are really impressed with Aegis and assume others will be by merely invoking it.


Well, it  is gangbusters when it comes to shooting down Iranian passenger jets squawking civilian.
 
2013-04-11 02:32:30 AM  

Radioactive Ass: vygramul: I'll be surprised if they can get it in boost phase, or at all, really. But, then, stranger things have happened.

All that I can say is that I've heard the claim made, which is why we have that stuff over there right now in the first place. It's not really my area of expertise.


Then how did your ass get radioactive?
 
2013-04-11 02:35:30 AM  

Gdalescrboz: On Oct 22 2012 NK shot a satellite in to the Pacific


Damn that cracks me up. THAT'S NOT WHERE THEY GO!
 
2013-04-11 02:35:41 AM  

that bosnian sniper: vygramul: I can tell people are really impressed with Aegis and assume others will be by merely invoking it.

Well, it  is gangbusters when it comes to shooting down Iranian passenger jets squawking civilian.


Ah, good 'ole Robocruiser. Farking CO should have been in jail.
 
2013-04-11 02:36:12 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Then how did your ass get radioactive?


The nick involved radiation detectors in airports. You can figure out the rest...
 
2013-04-11 02:36:26 AM  

Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.


I know what you mean. It's like a feeling of nostalgic fear. I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.
 
2013-04-11 02:39:34 AM  

redsquid: I know what you mean. It's like a feeling of nostalgic fear. I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.


Nostalgischeangst
 
2013-04-11 02:39:52 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Danger Avoid Death: Then how did your ass get radioactive?

The nick involved radiation detectors in airports. You can figure out the rest...


Er ... thanks ... but ... no.
 
2013-04-11 02:40:18 AM  
Engage Bill Richardson unit. Deploy immediately.
 
2013-04-11 02:40:53 AM  

vygramul: redsquid: I know what you mean. It's like a feeling of nostalgic fear. I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.

Nostalgischeangst


But in German it means "Fear that your current invasion will end similarly to your previous invasions."
 
2013-04-11 02:43:30 AM  

panfried: I can't believe people are even concerned about this bozo or his bottle rocket brigade. Bazaar.  It's almost as if he's part of an orchestrated  diversion.  I wonder what foxes are in whose hen house while the world focuses on this class clown.


Bazaar:

i250.photobucket.com

Bizarre:

i378.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-11 02:43:53 AM  

Treygreen13: vygramul: redsquid: I know what you mean. It's like a feeling of nostalgic fear. I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.

Nostalgischeangst

But in German it means "Fear that your current invasion will end similarly to your previous invasions."


I thought it meant "Send two more Panzer divisions"
 
2013-04-11 02:44:43 AM  

The Southern Dandy: Come on!  We're talking about Palin.


yoursource4sports.files.wordpress.com

If I can't Palin, I can't Palin. It is as simple as that. It ain't about that at all. It's easy to sum it up if you're just talking about Palin. We're sitting here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about Palin. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about Palin, not a North Korea, not a North Korea, not a North Korea, but we're talking about Palin. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it's my last, but we're talking about Palin, man. How silly is that?
 
2013-04-11 02:47:38 AM  

Treygreen13: vygramul: redsquid: I know what you mean. It's like a feeling of nostalgic fear. I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.

Nostalgischeangst

But in German it means "Fear that your current invasion will end similarly to your previous invasions."


I think that's Siebereitskrieg
 
2013-04-11 02:49:25 AM  
Folks, do *not* GIS "bizarre bazaar" at work.
 
2013-04-11 02:50:28 AM  

Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.


This whole situation is something completely new to me, and I think it's given me a better understanding about when my parents talk about learning duck and cover drills in school and dealing with potential imminent annihilation on a constant basis. Of course, the current situation is probably only a shadow of what things were in the past, but the idea that the world could be plunged into nuclear war because of the actions of a few backwards fanatics in some small country around the world is something I've never experience (having been born right at the end of the Cold War).

I honestly don't think this is anything more than an exercise in sabre-rattling, but the fact that we honestly could jeopardize everything we've worked, and fought and strived for since the beginning over some strip of farking land on some speck of dust rock in some cosmic backwater is just so insanely stupid.
 
2013-04-11 02:53:24 AM  

miss diminutive: dai the flu: Plot twist: North Korea launches on China. finds out it's been dead all along.

[t0.gstatic.com image 197x256]


That would be pretty weird. Imagine waking up one day and everyone in North Korea is just... gone. No trace. People go in to find out what happened, and find out all evidence points to that everyone actually vanished 20 years ago.
 
2013-04-11 02:59:03 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Folks, do *not* GIS "bizarre bazaar" at work.


You're not the boss of me!

*GIS Powers...ACTIVATE!*

Oh...

*Closes tab before the gf notices*

Close one.
 
2013-04-11 03:00:13 AM  

miss diminutive: Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.

This whole situation is something completely new to me, and I think it's given me a better understanding about when my parents talk about learning duck and cover drills in school and dealing with potential imminent annihilation on a constant basis. Of course, the current situation is probably only a shadow of what things were in the past, but the idea that the world could be plunged into nuclear war because of the actions of a few backwards fanatics in some small country around the world is something I've never experience (having been born right at the end of the Cold War).

I honestly don't think this is anything more than an exercise in sabre-rattling, but the fact that we honestly could jeopardize everything we've worked, and fought and strived for since the beginning over some strip of farking land on some speck of dust rock in some cosmic backwater is just so insanely stupid.


When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.
 
2013-04-11 03:06:09 AM  

Pichu0102: miss diminutive: dai the flu: Plot twist: North Korea launches on China. finds out it's been dead all along.

[t0.gstatic.com image 197x256]

That would be pretty weird. Imagine waking up one day and everyone in North Korea is just... gone. No trace. People go in to find out what happened, and find out all evidence points to that everyone actually vanished 20 years ago.


You know, that would actually make for a good Doctor Who episode. The reason why North Korea looks like its been in a time warp IS because its been in an actual time warp. Kim Jong-Un is actually a Dalek in disguise, which explains why he's so fat. The Doctor fixes everything, and North Korea goes back to 1970. However, everyone wakes up to there being no North Korea, yet still remembers it, so at some point, North Korea ceased to exist between 1970 and now. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey season finale stuff ensues.
 
2013-04-11 03:06:33 AM  

miss diminutive: Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.

This whole situation is something completely new to me, and I think it's given me a better understanding about when my parents talk about learning duck and cover drills in school and dealing with potential imminent annihilation on a constant basis. Of course, the current situation is probably only a shadow of what things were in the past, but the idea that the world could be plunged into nuclear war because of the actions of a few backwards fanatics in some small country around the world is something I've never experience (having been born right at the end of the Cold War).

I honestly don't think this is anything more than an exercise in sabre-rattling, but the fact that we honestly could jeopardize everything we've worked, and fought and strived for since the beginning over some strip of farking land on some speck of dust rock in some cosmic backwater is just so insanely stupid.


It's very much a shadow of the threat, but we all grew up with the idea that if one "red" nuclear-armed country gets into a shooting war, then we all do. I think that old line of thought and the fear that if the balloon goes up everybody will just start shooting is what is keeping me up tonight, even though it's extremely unlikely. It's interesting conversing with people who have no memory of the Cold War - you cannot believe the impact that had on our culture.
 
2013-04-11 03:07:06 AM  

redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.


Look on the bright side, the bombs took out Kansas City.
 
2013-04-11 03:08:30 AM  

redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.


My school had the same problem with TJ Hooker.
 
2013-04-11 03:13:51 AM  

redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.


Ah, "The Day After" was the pussified American version. "Threads" was the hardcore one.
 
2013-04-11 03:13:52 AM  

ShawnDoc: redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.

Look on the bright side, the bombs took out Kansas City.


Yeah but Steve Guttenburg survived so...
 
2013-04-11 03:19:00 AM  
This is like Season 4 of Lost. NK needs some new writers. You can't keep dragging this shiat on and on without paying-off some of the setups.
 
2013-04-11 03:19:36 AM  

that bosnian sniper: redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.

Ah, "The Day After" was the pussified American version. "Threads" was the hardcore one.


Thankfully I didn't see that until years later. I saw Testament on PBS back then and it was very emotionally traumatizing. Then I saw A Boy and His Dog and Road Warrior and everything changed.
 
2013-04-11 03:20:19 AM  
Came here for pictures of norks, leaving disappointed.
(better be careful what I wish for)
 
2013-04-11 03:20:38 AM  

Myria: Where does the Best Korea / Worst Korea meme come from?




Team America: World Police
 
2013-04-11 03:20:44 AM  
And, not to double post but I figured I'd share this. Once upon a time in the late 'oughts, I got to meet Mikhail Gorbachev. He was local for a lecture series, and I knew the right people in the right places. It wasn't anything special, but still cool as hell. He's easily the most viciously intelligent man I've ever met in my life, even if listening to him talk is somewhere between watching Bob Ross and snail farking.

It's amazing to get the Soviet perspective of it, especially from the late '70s coming off the heels of detente and into the early '80s. In a very real way, electing Reagan was the  worst thing the United States could possibly have done in that time period and brought us closer to World War III than any other point in the Cold War, including the Cuban missile crisis.
 
2013-04-11 03:22:48 AM  

redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.


They aired that here in Canada, in what must have been the early 90's, and it screwed up my sister. Looking back, it was completely over the top fearmongering. You'll frequently see me mentioning how nukes aren't nearly as powerful as hollywood makes them out to be, and that is a perfect example.

For anyone who didn't catch any of my rants, the nuke dropped in hiroshima only did heavy damage in a one mile radius, to wooden buildings. Even much larger ones would be far less effective on modern concrete and steel buildings. Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic. Would be far simpler to just use conventional explosives if you wanted to destroy stuff. The only unique threat they bring on the modern battlefield is as an EMP weapon, which is what you'll most likely see them used for if they're used at all when this conflict finally happens.
 
2013-04-11 03:22:51 AM  
 
2013-04-11 03:24:05 AM  
I'm with the crowd saying this is just another tantrum Un is throwing. Maybe he will launch one of his missiles. Maybe it will be shot down. I doubt him or his generals have the stones to actually go for it afterward. If they do, Seoul is farked for sure, there's just too much conventional arty zeroed in on it, no matter how good the Air Force and Navy are, they won't be able to get them all.

It won't be hours or days. Maybe two to four weeks before they get bludgeoned into some semblance of reason. Their nukes don't bother me-too large and primitive, the only conceivable way would be to stick it in a shipping container and they'd probably need a substantial ground team to set it off. They know that. Rattling a saber makes noise, drawing one doesn't. Can't remember where I heard that, but that's my feeling.
 
2013-04-11 03:24:50 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: This is like Season 4 of Lost. NK needs some new writers. You can't keep dragging this shiat on and on without paying-off some of the setups.


I'm thinking it's more like Friends where Chandler tries to escape Janice by saying he has to move to Yemen. At some point it stopped becoming rhetoric and he actually had to go. NorK strikes me a little like that right now:

"We're going to shoot a missile"

World: "Do it, pussy"

"I guess we're going to have to shoot a missile"

We're totally calling their bluff, which is so different from the norm it makes me wonder if we know something is going down inside NorK, like an internal power struggle. Perhaps this is the last days of the Kim regime, one way or the other...
 
2013-04-11 03:26:27 AM  

Charlie Freak: It's very much a shadow of the threat, but we all grew up with the idea that if one "red" nuclear-armed country gets into a shooting war, then we all do. I think that old line of thought and the fear that if the balloon goes up everybody will just start shooting is what is keeping me up tonight, even though it's extremely unlikely. It's interesting conversing with people who have no memory of the Cold War - you cannot believe the impact that had on our culture.


I believe that. Even the concept of communism probably has a very different meaning for me than it does for people of your generation. For me it was some antiquated thing I read about, like a loom or an ironclad, and was mainly the butt of jokes or scorn, not some menace that stood in direct opposition to Western power and threatened our very existence. Today, when I think of communism I think of starving North Koreans or Cubans driving 1950s Cadillacs.

redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.


Yeah, I could see that as being solid nightmare fuel. When I was a kid (maybe 8 or so) I remember watching Waterworld at a friends birthday party. It wasn't exactly disturbing, but I actually started hoarding food, toys and stuffed animals and putting them in the canoe we kept in our garage, just in case our neighbourhood ended up underwater. I remember the wtf moment when my dad discovered my stash when he was spring cleaning (apparently the concept of non-perishable food hadn't crossed my mind, so it was filled with expired yogurt and fruit roll-ups)
 
2013-04-11 03:28:28 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.


Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.
 
2013-04-11 03:31:18 AM  

redlegrick: I'm with the crowd saying this is just another tantrum Un is throwing. Maybe he will launch one of his missiles. Maybe it will be shot down. I doubt him or his generals have the stones to actually go for it afterward. If they do, Seoul is farked for sure, there's just too much conventional arty zeroed in on it, no matter how good the Air Force and Navy are, they won't be able to get them all.

It won't be hours or days. Maybe two to four weeks before they get bludgeoned into some semblance of reason. Their nukes don't bother me-too large and primitive, the only conceivable way would be to stick it in a shipping container and they'd probably need a substantial ground team to set it off. They know that. Rattling a saber makes noise, drawing one doesn't. Can't remember where I heard that, but that's my feeling.


People who talk about all the artillery that will turn Seoul into dust instantly lose credibility. There are plenty of write ups floating around about the actual capabilities of the NorK artillery and the geographic limitations thereof. Granted, the northern suburbs wouldn't be a place where I'd want to be, but the heart of Seoul would be relatively okay.
 
2013-04-11 03:31:49 AM  

miss diminutive: Charlie Freak: It's very much a shadow of the threat, but we all grew up with the idea that if one "red" nuclear-armed country gets into a shooting war, then we all do. I think that old line of thought and the fear that if the balloon goes up everybody will just start shooting is what is keeping me up tonight, even though it's extremely unlikely. It's interesting conversing with people who have no memory of the Cold War - you cannot believe the impact that had on our culture.

I believe that. Even the concept of communism probably has a very different meaning for me than it does for people of your generation. For me it was some antiquated thing I read about, like a loom or an ironclad, and was mainly the butt of jokes or scorn, not some menace that stood in direct opposition to Western power and threatened our very existence. Today, when I think of communism I think of starving North Koreans or Cubans driving 1950s Cadillacs.

redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.

Yeah, I could see that as being solid nightmare fuel. When I was a kid (maybe 8 or so) I remember watching Waterworld at a friends birthday party. It wasn't exactly disturbing, but I actually started hoarding food, toys and stuffed animals and putting them in the canoe we kept in our garage, just in case our neighbourhood ended up underwater. I remember the wtf moment when my dad discovered my stash when he was spring cleaning (apparently the concept of non-perishable food hadn't crossed my mind, so it was filled with expired yogurt and fruit roll-ups)


Mommy's little prepper? No snark- that's adorable!
 
2013-04-11 03:32:43 AM  

miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.

Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.


Don't worry. We have plenty of fruit roll-ups.
 
2013-04-11 03:36:20 AM  

Charlie Freak: redlegrick: I'm with the crowd saying this is just another tantrum Un is throwing. Maybe he will launch one of his missiles. Maybe it will be shot down. I doubt him or his generals have the stones to actually go for it afterward. If they do, Seoul is farked for sure, there's just too much conventional arty zeroed in on it, no matter how good the Air Force and Navy are, they won't be able to get them all.

It won't be hours or days. Maybe two to four weeks before they get bludgeoned into some semblance of reason. Their nukes don't bother me-too large and primitive, the only conceivable way would be to stick it in a shipping container and they'd probably need a substantial ground team to set it off. They know that. Rattling a saber makes noise, drawing one doesn't. Can't remember where I heard that, but that's my feeling.

People who talk about all the artillery that will turn Seoul into dust instantly lose credibility. There are plenty of write ups floating around about the actual capabilities of the NorK artillery and the geographic limitations thereof. Granted, the northern suburbs wouldn't be a place where I'd want to be, but the heart of Seoul would be relatively okay.


My main fear for Seoul would be infiltrating saboteurs and sappers. I've heard about South Korean officials busting would-be spies by their out of date clothing and speech, and how it's kind of a joke over there, but it does seem more plausible than artillery.
 
2013-04-11 03:37:04 AM  

redsquid: that bosnian sniper: redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.

Ah, "The Day After" was the pussified American version. "Threads" was the hardcore one.

Thankfully I didn't see that until years later. I saw Testament on PBS back then and it was very emotionally traumatizing. Then I saw A Boy and His Dog and Road Warrior and everything changed.


The one that got me was "Countdown to Looking Glass." My mom was watching it on HBO late one night and I thought it was really happening (it's acted out as a real breaking news report). It took a LOT of convincing to bring me down. I was around 9 or 10 at the time. Slept with my windows open for the next few years so I could hear the sirens if they went off. Also listened to nothing but AM news radio. shiat, that totally explains my addiction to FARK, not joking.
 
2013-04-11 03:39:08 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.

Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.

Don't worry. We have plenty of fruit roll-ups.


OMG Maybe the norks know about our crippling Twinkie Gap!
www.familyguyfiles.com
 
2013-04-11 03:40:13 AM  

Charlie Freak: People who talk about all the artillery that will turn Seoul into dust instantly lose credibility. There are plenty of write ups floating around about the actual capabilities of the NorK artillery and the geographic limitations thereof. Granted, the northern suburbs wouldn't be a place where I'd want to be, but the heart of Seoul would be relatively okay.


And even that assumes that the norks target the civilian areas first instead of the military ones which doesn't make a whole lot of strategic sense. Seoul has plenty of armored bunkers already set up for the civilian population to run to if the cannons start banging. Most of the estimates say that within 3 hours people will either have fled out of range or will have holed up in bunkers.
 
2013-04-11 03:45:42 AM  
You know, I guess I just don't have the good ol' American appreciation for a Cold War and ceaseless fear and paranoia.  North Korea is nothing that can do nothing.  If they even seriously tried there would be a quick execution of a fat man and a new Chinese speaking regime propped up in a matter of days.
 
2013-04-11 03:47:55 AM  

Abacus9: Myria: Where does the Best Korea / Worst Korea meme come from?

Team America: World Police


Did Team America give us Best Korea?  I know they gave us "So Ronery", but I thought Best Korea was mocking the over the top colorful language used by official North Korean press statements.
 
2013-04-11 03:48:45 AM  

miss diminutive: Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.


That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.

The only thing the entire planet should fear about all the nukes exploding would be all the radiation. The cancer deaths and birth defects that would come in the years after, but Fukushima already has a pretty good head start on that.
 
2013-04-11 03:49:59 AM  

miss diminutive: Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.

This whole situation is something completely new to me, and I think it's given me a better understanding about when my parents talk about learning duck and cover drills in school and dealing with potential imminent annihilation on a constant basis.


Every city I've ever lived in had a Soviet missile pointed at it. I've lived in state capitals, near military bases, and in the deepest inland seaport in the US. This candyass shiat from Kim Jun Fat Ass doesn't begin to scare me.
 
2013-04-11 03:55:32 AM  

nekom: crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?

I don't agree with it either. In fact, and I seem to be in the majority opinion here on Fark, I would have blown them up as soon as they started fueling them.


You spawn camping scum.
 
2013-04-11 03:56:17 AM  

miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.

Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.


Humankind is exceptionally good at surviving. Individually, perhaps not as good, but as a species, none compare.
 
2013-04-11 03:58:56 AM  

Charlie Freak: redsquid: that bosnian sniper: redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.

Ah, "The Day After" was the pussified American version. "Threads" was the hardcore one.

Thankfully I didn't see that until years later. I saw Testament on PBS back then and it was very emotionally traumatizing. Then I saw A Boy and His Dog and Road Warrior and everything changed.

The one that got me was "Countdown to Looking Glass." My mom was watching it on HBO late one night and I thought it was really happening (it's acted out as a real breaking news report). It took a LOT of convincing to bring me down. I was around 9 or 10 at the time. Slept with my windows open for the next few years so I could hear the sirens if they went off. Also listened to nothing but AM news radio. shiat, that totally explains my addiction to FARK, not joking.


I remember one Christmas eve at my Dad's house when I was probably 12 or 13. I was laying in bed and I heard that far off siren sound, not like a cop car but like the intro to War Pigs. Then I heard a car down the block peel out. I freaked out. I just knew people were starting to evacuate. I ran into my Dad's room screaming. He had to turn on the TV and radio to convince me that everything was alright. It turns out it was the alarm from the mental hospital a mile away. (Somehow escaped mental patients were a relief)
I know a guy who believes that the whole history of nuclear weapons is just an elaborate series of rituals to create and harvest fear by the Illuminati. There was a time I may have agreed.
 
2013-04-11 03:59:32 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.


Are you basing this on anything more substantial than your gut reaction and supposition? Because this peer reviewed article using climate models used to analyze temperature changes due to volcanic eruptions seems to think that it'll be a little worse than that.

Like, as in a LOT worse than that.
 
2013-04-11 03:59:58 AM  

Ed Grubermann: miss diminutive: Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.

This whole situation is something completely new to me, and I think it's given me a better understanding about when my parents talk about learning duck and cover drills in school and dealing with potential imminent annihilation on a constant basis.

Every city I've ever lived in had a Soviet missile pointed at it. I've lived in state capitals, near military bases, and in the deepest inland seaport in the US. This candyass shiat from Kim Jun Fat Ass doesn't begin to scare me.


The direct threat from N Korea worries me not, either. I've just learned to expect that when I'm ready for the geopolitical world to zig, it zags. It never goes as all the propaganda and hype predict. And being an information addict, thanks mostly to this type of situation, well, here I am. What capitals/military bases, may I ask?
 
2013-04-11 04:00:41 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.


Locally in the 5,000 degree range...

/sorry couldn't help it.

Ed Grubermann: Every city I've ever lived in had a Soviet missile pointed at it. I've lived in state capitals, near military bases, and in the deepest inland seaport in the US. This candyass shiat from Kim Jun Fat Ass doesn't begin to scare me.


Same here. Hell, at one point I was one of the guys aiming back at them. They don't worry me all that much like the USSR did back in the day and I live in one of the purported "Target" areas of Lil Kim if his longest range missiles even did work.
 
2013-04-11 04:01:48 AM  

farkingismybusiness: King Something: How do you say "Glass Parking Lot" in Korean?

Grass Parkyng Rot.


Exactly what I expected, but still I laughed like a big idiot. kudos, funnyman.
 
2013-04-11 04:03:05 AM  

LavenderWolf: miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.

Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.

Humankind is exceptionally good at surviving. Individually, perhaps not as good, but as a species, none compare.


That's quite literally the dumbest thing ever. We've been sentient for a few thousand years, and here you are, proclaiming us the ultimate survivor species.
 
2013-04-11 04:04:00 AM  
My nuclear nightmare fodder was 'After the Bomb' by Gloria Miklowitz. I'm sure if I reread it now I'd find it laughable; but as an overly imaginative ten-year-old? Not fun.
 
2013-04-11 04:04:35 AM  

redsquid: Charlie Freak: redsquid: that bosnian sniper: redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.

Ah, "The Day After" was the pussified American version. "Threads" was the hardcore one.

Thankfully I didn't see that until years later. I saw Testament on PBS back then and it was very emotionally traumatizing. Then I saw A Boy and His Dog and Road Warrior and everything changed.

The one that got me was "Countdown to Looking Glass." My mom was watching it on HBO late one night and I thought it was really happening (it's acted out as a real breaking news report). It took a LOT of convincing to bring me down. I was around 9 or 10 at the time. Slept with my windows open for the next few years so I could hear the sirens if they went off. Also listened to nothing but AM news radio. shiat, that totally explains my addiction to FARK, not joking.

I remember one Christmas eve at my Dad's house when I was probably 12 or 13. I was laying in bed and I heard that far off siren sound, not like a cop car but like the intro to War Pigs. Then I heard a car down the block peel out. I freaked out. I just knew people were starting to evacuate. I ran into my Dad's room screaming. He had to turn on the TV and radio to convince me that everything was alright. It turns out it was the alarm from the mental hospital a mile away. (Somehow escaped mental patients were a relief)
I know a guy who believes that the whole history of nuclear weapons is just an elaborate series of rituals to create and harvest fear by the Illuminati. There was a time I may have agreed.


Haha, wow, that would have done it for me as well. There would have been a pile of poop on the floor and little me firmly clinging to the ceiling above. They tested the sirens in my town once in a blue moon and I had never really heard them go off until one day in fifth grade while we were out at recess. Any respect my friends had for me up until that point had to have vanished.
 
2013-04-11 04:05:46 AM  

LavenderWolf: miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.

Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.

Humankind is exceptionally good at surviving.


You only need maybe 10,000 - 20,000 people to ensure the survival of the species (I'm not an expert on that, or anything really but remember reading somewhere that our entire population is estimate to have come from about 10,000 breeding pairs). That still leaves a lot of people out in the cold.

LavenderWolf: Individually, perhaps not as good, but as a species, none compare.


I bet there are some bacteria that would probably disagree with that.
 
2013-04-11 04:06:36 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Notabunny: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

NK will bomb Japan before dawn. NK has had an uncontrollable solanum infection crisis for the last few months. They've hidden as many healthy citizens as possible in underground tunnels, but the infected on the surface have grown exponentially and to such an extent that the military is being overwhelmed. Bombing Japan will trigger a military response from the US. NK's hope is that the US response will eliminate the walking infected so the healthy citizens can return to the surface.

Did you just combine WWZ and Day by day Armageddon?


Mmmaaaaaaybe...
 
2013-04-11 04:07:25 AM  

Charlie Freak: Haha, wow, that would have done it for me as well. There would have been a pile of poop on the floor and little me firmly clinging to the ceiling above. They tested the sirens in my town once in a blue moon and I had never really heard them go off until one day in fifth grade while we were out at recess. Any respect my friends had for me up until that point had to have vanished.


Every Wednesday at noon when I was a kid, like clockwork. It got so that we all just ignored it and kept on playing (or knew that it was getting close to lunchtime and headed home to eat).
 
2013-04-11 04:11:00 AM  

ThisIsNotSubtle: My nuclear nightmare fodder was 'After the Bomb' by Gloria Miklowitz. I'm sure if I reread it now I'd find it laughable; but as an overly imaginative ten-year-old? Not fun.


I'd think around10 would have to be one of the most impressionable ages for that kind of thought, especially in boys. 7-8 is too young to really grasp the gravity of the situation, and as a teen you're too busy dealing with hormones. I'd search the webs for studies done to that effect, but I'm too tired.
 
2013-04-11 04:17:48 AM  

ShawnDoc: Abacus9: Myria: Where does the Best Korea / Worst Korea meme come from?

Team America: World Police

Did Team America give us Best Korea?  I know they gave us "So Ronery", but I thought Best Korea was mocking the over the top colorful language used by official North Korean press statements.


Sorry, it looks like I was wrong. I tried looking up the Best Korea meme, and also Team America, but I can't find one referencing the other anywhere. I think since North Korea threads tend to reference both, I naturally put two and two together and came up with three (and I never even saw the movie).
 
2013-04-11 04:18:27 AM  

Charlie Freak: The direct threat from N Korea worries me not, either. I've just learned to expect that when I'm ready for the geopolitical world to zig, it zags. It never goes as all the propaganda and hype predict. And being an information addict, thanks mostly to this type of situation, well, here I am. What capitals/military bases, may I ask?


In California and Alaska.
 
2013-04-11 04:19:14 AM  

neongoats: We've been sentient for a few thousand years, and here you are, proclaiming us the ultimate survivor species.


I'd like to know what your definition of sentient is, and your definition of 'few', because one of them or the other is wrong.
 
2013-04-11 04:22:16 AM  

Charlie Freak: redsquid:

Haha, wow, that would have done it for me as well. There would have been a pile of poop on the floor and little me firmly clinging to the ceiling above. They tested the sirens in my town once in a blue moon and I had never really heard them go off until one day in fifth grade while we were out at recess. Any respect my friends had for me up until that point had to have vanished.

I moved to Oahu days before the September 11th attacks. About three weeks later I'm sitting in my apartment when I heard THE SOUND. I freaked out. I didn't have cable hooked up so I put on my mask and ran upstairs to ask the landlord's Filipino trophy wife if she knew what was going on. She took one look at the weird haole in the gas mask and started cracking up. She finally managed to stop laughing at me and tell me that it was just the monthly tsunami warning test.
 
2013-04-11 04:22:51 AM  

awalkingecho: neongoats: We've been sentient for a few thousand years, and here you are, proclaiming us the ultimate survivor species.

I'd like to know what your definition of sentient is, and your definition of 'few', because one of them or the other is wrong.


A few thousand, 70,000 (as this species), what's the difference?
 
2013-04-11 04:24:17 AM  
This is one of the few times I'll admit this, but Stratfor has the situation pegged.  NoKo is riding the line between too harmless to be worth destroying, too crazy and unpredictable to risk pissing off, and refusing to negotiate.  It's like a tiny dog that won't stop yipping - it knows it can't fight, so it has to act unhinged.
 
2013-04-11 04:25:44 AM  

miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.

Are you basing this on anything more substantial than your gut reaction and supposition? Because this peer reviewed article using climate models used to analyze temperature changes due to volcanic eruptions seems to think that it'll be a little worse than that.

Like, as in a LOT worse than that.

 
2013-04-11 04:27:00 AM  

miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.

Are you basing this on anything more substantial than your gut reaction and supposition? Because this peer reviewed article using climate models used to analyze temperature changes due to volcanic eruptions seems to think that it'll be a little worse than that.

Like, as in a LOT worse than that.


Woops. Meant to say your source is behind a paywall, have a copy you could inbox me?
 
2013-04-11 04:28:28 AM  

gadian: You know, I guess I just don't have the good ol' American appreciation for a Cold War and ceaseless fear and paranoia.  North Korea is nothing that can do nothing.  If they even seriously tried there would be a quick execution of a fat man and a new Chinese speaking regime propped up in a matter of days.


totally like night of the comet
 
2013-04-11 04:29:53 AM  

miss diminutive: LavenderWolf: miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: Even if the thousands of nukes out there were all used at once, it would be pretty anti-climactic.

Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.

Humankind is exceptionally good at surviving.

You only need maybe 10,000 - 20,000 people to ensure the survival of the species (I'm not an expert on that, or anything really but remember reading somewhere that our entire population is estimate to have come from about 10,000 breeding pairs). That still leaves a lot of people out in the cold.

LavenderWolf: Individually, perhaps not as good, but as a species, none compare.

I bet there are some bacteria that would probably disagree with that.


Survival of the species and survival of civilization and culture are two completely different things. Check out Earth Abides by George R. Stewart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Abides With numbers like that, spread all across the globe and cut off from the technologies they depend on, education of the youth and preservation of knowledge become secondary at best. The film Glen and Randa presents this future pretty well http://youtu.be/Lh1WIFG4i0M
 
2013-04-11 04:32:05 AM  

Abacus9: Sorry, it looks like I was wrong. I tried looking up the Best Korea meme, and also Team America, but I can't find one referencing the other anywhere. I think since North Korea threads tend to reference both, I naturally put two and two together and came up with three (and I never even saw the movie).


The Best Korea meme started about 7 years ago or so when Kim Mark II was making internal propaganda (photoshopped) that had him standing in beautiful fields of alpine flowers or whatever and so on while he was depicting South Korea as a capitalist wasteland. Best Korea, Worst Korea.
 
2013-04-11 04:35:15 AM  

libranoelrose: gadian: You know, I guess I just don't have the good ol' American appreciation for a Cold War and ceaseless fear and paranoia.  North Korea is nothing that can do nothing.  If they even seriously tried there would be a quick execution of a fat man and a new Chinese speaking regime propped up in a matter of days.

totally like night of the comet


DMK? Who the hell is DMK?
 
2013-04-11 04:37:06 AM  
tribuneofthepeople.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-11 04:39:07 AM  

redsquid: Survival of the species and survival of civilization and culture are two completely different things. Check out Earth Abides by George R. Stewart


I think I saw something like that once:

Oooops. Okay, maybe nothing at all like that.
 
2013-04-11 04:41:06 AM  

iq_in_binary: miss diminutive: J. Frank Parnell: That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.

Are you basing this on anything more substantial than your gut reaction and supposition? Because this peer reviewed article using climate models used to analyze temperature changes due to volcanic eruptions seems to think that it'll be a little worse than that.

Like, as in a LOT worse than that.

Woops. Meant to say your source is behind a paywall, have a copy you could inbox me?


Just sent it.
 
2013-04-11 04:41:33 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: redsquid: Survival of the species and survival of civilization and culture are two completely different things. Check out Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

I think I saw something like that once:

Oooops. Okay, maybe nothing at all like that.



Damnit, lets try it with the image:

planetarybargains.com
 
2013-04-11 04:47:12 AM  

redsquid: Survival of the species and survival of civilization and culture are two completely different things. Check out Earth Abides by George R. Stewart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Abides With numbers like that, spread all across the globe and cut off from the technologies they depend on, education of the youth and preservation of knowledge become secondary at best. The film Glen and Randa presents this future pretty well http://youtu.be/Lh1WIFG4i0M


That trailer had probably the most bizarre and annoying music I've ever heard.

Was everyone in the early 70s deaf from Woodstock or was every director just trying to give their audiences migraines?
 
2013-04-11 04:57:55 AM  
t.qkme.me
 
2013-04-11 04:58:10 AM  

miss diminutive: redsquid: Survival of the species and survival of civilization and culture are two completely different things. Check out Earth Abides by George R. Stewart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Abides With numbers like that, spread all across the globe and cut off from the technologies they depend on, education of the youth and preservation of knowledge become secondary at best. The film Glen and Randa presents this future pretty well http://youtu.be/Lh1WIFG4i0M

That trailer had probably the most bizarre and annoying music I've ever heard.

Was everyone in the early 70s deaf from Woodstock or was every director just trying to give their audiences migraines?


The movie itself has no music at all except for 'Time Is On My Side' by the Beatles played on a broken record player during the old man's performance. It was some weird marketing thing in the 70's to add weird psychedelic noises to movie trailers to attract the young acid crowd. I love that stuff (the music- not acid) but I'm weird.
 
2013-04-11 04:59:39 AM  

miss diminutive: That trailer had probably the most bizarre and annoying music I've ever heard.

Was everyone in the early 70s deaf from Woodstock or was every director just trying to give their audiences migraines?


You kids and your "Production values". Back then we had crappy movies and we liked it that way. Sexploitation, Blacksploitation, goresploitation whatever. You name it, we exploited it. The whippersnapper Tarantino exploited our exploitation and he got rich off of it and people bought it as something "New". Nope, we invented that shiat back in the 70's. Some of it got shelved in the time machine but if you look you can still find a lot of them. And many are still funny as hell to watch today just in how badly made they were.


Amazon Women From Mars
Bloodsucking Freaks
BoobTube
Kentucky Fried Movie

Almost any 'B' movie from 68-77 and even some of the 'A' movies from that time period.

Watch them and revel in just how bad, yet so good, they really are.
 
2013-04-11 05:01:57 AM  

that bosnian sniper: redsquid: When I was in 6th grade they showed The Day After on TV. If you're not familiar, this is intro enough- http://youtu.be/7VG2aJyIFrA
You can't imagine a more terrifying thing on TV for a kid. They actually had counselors come to the school the next day and spend time with each class discussing our feelings and fears.
I think that constant fear shaped our psyches for several generations and explains a lot of what makes us so crazy as a nation.

Ah, "The Day After" was the pussified American version. "Threads" was the hardcore one.


Just thinking about watching Threads again has me horrified. I saw it when I was twelve and never again. And yes, I do remember Anne Sellors' performance.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1856457/

/actually, the standout memory for me was a scene in which a man collapses and dies while sitting and playing a handheld electronic game, completely isolated and lost and it's like seeing my own death on screen, I played those games too and IT GIVES ME CHILLS.
 
2013-04-11 05:02:19 AM  

awalkingecho: neongoats: We've been sentient for a few thousand years, and here you are, proclaiming us the ultimate survivor species.

I'd like to know what your definition of sentient is, and your definition of 'few', because one of them or the other is wrong.


Are you countering my point, or just nitpicking my hyperbole?
 
2013-04-11 05:03:04 AM  
Opps, Amazon Women on the Moon.
 
2013-04-11 05:05:50 AM  

Radioactive Ass: miss diminutive: That trailer had probably the most bizarre and annoying music I've ever heard.

Was everyone in the early 70s deaf from Woodstock or was every director just trying to give their audiences migraines?

You kids and your "Production values". Back then we had crappy movies and we liked it that way. Sexploitation, Blacksploitation, goresploitation whatever. You name it, we exploited it. The whippersnapper Tarantino exploited our exploitation and he got rich off of it and people bought it as something "New". Nope, we invented that shiat back in the 70's. Some of it got shelved in the time machine but if you look you can still find a lot of them. And many are still funny as hell to watch today just in how badly made they were.


Amazon Women From Mars
Bloodsucking Freaks
BoobTube
Kentucky Fried Movie

Almost any 'B' movie from 68-77 and even some of the 'A' movies from that time period.

Watch them and revel in just how bad, yet so good, they really are.


Groove Tube! I remember seeing the first few minutes of that at the drive in until the boobs came out and mom made me go to sleep. Bonus- it has Richard Belzer in black face drag playing a prostitute in one of the sketches.
 
2013-04-11 05:09:06 AM  

neongoats: Are you countering my point, or just nitpicking my hyperbole?


Mostly the hyperbole. Though, I think the ability to adapt by way of the use of tools (which very efficiently produce better tools) and the protection from predators afforded by weaponry and societal grouping have fairly well placed us ahead of the curve. It ought to be measured by a different metric though, than other species, as a result.

As long as we don't kill ourselves with those tools we should be good to go.
 
2013-04-11 05:09:53 AM  

Radioactive Ass: The whippersnapper Tarantino exploited our exploitation and he got rich off of it


Yo dawg, I heard you like exploitation...
 
2013-04-11 05:09:54 AM  

redsquid: TheShavingofOccam123: Well, boys, it looks like Eisenhower only delayed the US using our nukes on Asians again.

I hope the survivors of all-out, escalated nuclear warfare remember that  America's people--not her government and not her corporations--were in the end decent people for the most part. We quite often took far too long to realize our errors and modify our behavior.

Enjoy the glow, the warmth, and the sloughing off of dead, burned skin. It sure was a beautiful place till we kept banging out babies.

God Save Mrs. Ethel Shroake, of 393A High Street, Leytonstone

OK I love you now. Gonna watch that as soon as A Boy and His Dog ends!




Hopefully, the Norkpocalypse will have as fine a soundtrack as this work of art.
 
2013-04-11 05:09:59 AM  

Radioactive Ass: miss diminutive:

Almost any 'B' movie from 68-77 and even some of the 'A' movies from that time period.

Watch them and revel in just how bad, yet so good, they really are.


What I can't get around in 70's movies is the grainy, green or yellow tinted film.  Maybe it's not tinted and I just see a green or yellow hue.  I know for some reason you old people (heh) were all hip on earthy browns, puke yellow, and avacado / sick puss green, but why was the film like that?  It's awful and while I'm sure there are some pretty awesome movies I'm missing out on, once I see that film, I just...can't.  Earlier decades didn't have film like that.
 
2013-04-11 05:11:28 AM  

redsquid: Radioactive Ass: miss diminutive: That trailer had probably the most bizarre and annoying music I've ever heard.

Was everyone in the early 70s deaf from Woodstock or was every director just trying to give their audiences migraines?

You kids and your "Production values". Back then we had crappy movies and we liked it that way. Sexploitation, Blacksploitation, goresploitation whatever. You name it, we exploited it. The whippersnapper Tarantino exploited our exploitation and he got rich off of it and people bought it as something "New". Nope, we invented that shiat back in the 70's. Some of it got shelved in the time machine but if you look you can still find a lot of them. And many are still funny as hell to watch today just in how badly made they were.


Amazon Women From Mars
Bloodsucking Freaks
BoobTube
Kentucky Fried Movie

Almost any 'B' movie from 68-77 and even some of the 'A' movies from that time period.

Watch them and revel in just how bad, yet so good, they really are.

Groove Tube! I remember seeing the first few minutes of that at the drive in until the boobs came out and mom made me go to sleep. Bonus- it has Richard Belzer in black face drag playing a prostitute in one of the sketches.


It sounds like a USA channel "Up all night" movie line up circa 1993.
 
2013-04-11 05:14:08 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Opps, Amazon Women on the Moon.


**slaps RA**

"Wat was dat? Dis is not a chawade. We need total concentwation."

/Kentucky Fried Movie was one hysterically great movie.
//I'm not wearing any pants. Film at eleven.
 
2013-04-11 05:17:07 AM  

gadian: I know for some reason you old people (heh) were all hip on earthy browns, puke yellow, and avacado / sick puss green,


You just described the kitchen appliances and carpeting of my childhood.
 
2013-04-11 05:31:12 AM  

gadian: Radioactive Ass: miss diminutive:

Almost any 'B' movie from 68-77 and even some of the 'A' movies from that time period.

Watch them and revel in just how bad, yet so good, they really are.

What I can't get around in 70's movies is the grainy, green or yellow tinted film.  Maybe it's not tinted and I just see a green or yellow hue.  I know for some reason you old people (heh) were all hip on earthy browns, puke yellow, and avacado / sick puss green, but why was the film like that?  It's awful and while I'm sure there are some pretty awesome movies I'm missing out on, once I see that film, I just...can't.  Earlier decades didn't have film like that.


One of the reasons for that is poor conservation. Most arthouse and B movies from this period were not properly stored or the originals were lost so the only copies are from reels that were actually distributed and thus scratched, worn and generally abused. Some of these films were never released on video so the only copies are ripped from 3rd generation VHS tapes of late night TV broadcasts or amateur film transfers. I think the grainy washed out look adds to the charm, but it's probably just nostalgia for Saturday afternoons spent watching Dr. Paul Bearer's Creature Feature on TV.
 
2013-04-11 05:39:39 AM  

fiveseven15: Triumph: crypticsatellite: nekom: Fingers crossed it explodes on the launch pad.

I still don't get the US stance of only shooting it down if it isn't going to hit water. Apparently, these missiles have been banned by agreement. Why let them collect data on a completed flight?

Why let them collect data on the efficacy of our anti-missile systems?

Because there's not much data you can collet on a missile with a pair of binoculars and a trapper-keeper


Actually, optical tracking and subsequent triangulation can give very accurate trajectory information. Not exactly 'binoculars', but not so different - basically big telescopes on alt-az mounts are used.
 
2013-04-11 05:40:13 AM  

gadian: What I can't get around in 70's movies is the grainy, green or yellow tinted film. Maybe it's not tinted and I just see a green or yellow hue. I know for some reason you old people (heh) were all hip on earthy browns, puke yellow, and avacado / sick puss green, but why was the film like that? It's awful and while I'm sure there are some pretty awesome movies I'm missing out on, once I see that film, I just...can't. Earlier decades didn't have film like that.


They were filmed on cheap stock (B movies you know, like made on the cheap for some fast cash) and not preserved. When they first shown (I saw a few of them before they went bad) they didn't look like that. You really need to look past that and revel in the glory of their cheesy badness.

Hobo with a shotgun, Machete, Nude nuns with big guns. Watch those to get a feel for the genre without the bad color.
 
2013-04-11 05:45:11 AM  

Radioactive Ass: gadian: What I can't get around in 70's movies is the grainy, green or yellow tinted film. Maybe it's not tinted and I just see a green or yellow hue. I know for some reason you old people (heh) were all hip on earthy browns, puke yellow, and avacado / sick puss green, but why was the film like that? It's awful and while I'm sure there are some pretty awesome movies I'm missing out on, once I see that film, I just...can't. Earlier decades didn't have film like that.

They were filmed on cheap stock (B movies you know, like made on the cheap for some fast cash) and not preserved. When they first shown (I saw a few of them before they went bad) they didn't look like that. You really need to look past that and revel in the glory of their cheesy badness.

Hobo with a shotgun, Machete, Nude nuns with big guns. Watch those to get a feel for the genre without the bad color.


I just wish I could watch some of those movies the way I remember first watching them, the way they were meant to be watched: at a drive-in. Sadly, there are none of those left around here anymore.
 
2013-04-11 05:52:07 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Radioactive Ass: gadian: What I can't get around in 70's movies is the grainy, green or yellow tinted film. Maybe it's not tinted and I just see a green or yellow hue. I know for some reason you old people (heh) were all hip on earthy browns, puke yellow, and avacado / sick puss green, but why was the film like that? It's awful and while I'm sure there are some pretty awesome movies I'm missing out on, once I see that film, I just...can't. Earlier decades didn't have film like that.

They were filmed on cheap stock (B movies you know, like made on the cheap for some fast cash) and not preserved. When they first shown (I saw a few of them before they went bad) they didn't look like that. You really need to look past that and revel in the glory of their cheesy badness.

Hobo with a shotgun, Machete, Nude nuns with big guns. Watch those to get a feel for the genre without the bad color.

I just wish I could watch some of those movies the way I remember first watching them, the way they were meant to be watched: full of ludes and Boone's Farm at a drive-in. Sadly, there are none of those left around here anymore.


FTFus
 
2013-04-11 05:52:10 AM  

Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.


Every last person I grew up with in the 1980s was convinced that, one way or another, we were going to live to see the world come to an end, with the only question remaining being how much it was going to hurt and how long we would suffer before we finally died.  I got it from the teachers at school, I got it from my grandparents, I got it from my parents, my aunts and uncles, my friends. We watched The Day After, When the Wind Blows and Threads in school, because for some unholy reason, the administrators thought it would be a good idea.  My history teacher was a Rapture-believing holy roller--I was ten when I came home from school one day in a massive thunderstorm after we'd gotten a rant from her about Reagan being the Antichrist and how the rapture was imminent, found my house deserted and the power and phones off, and I actually freaked because I suddenly thought that the Rapture had come and I was one of the ones left.  I spent the next four hours in a dark corner crying for me and for my dogs (I'd been told that all animals would die over the next seven years) before someone finally showed up to get me--my grandfather had been taken to the hospital and in the asses-and-elbows confusion that followed no one had thought to write a note or come to check.

It wasn't until I actually became an adult that the fear went away, because I was actually just too farking tired of being afraid anymore.  Mostly.  When stories like this float up, that little ghost of a worm that those people left deep in my soul turns over in its sleep, and a small part of me still wonders if this is going to be what kicks off the End of Everything.  Like surviving a tornado--every time the wind blows and the pressure drops for years after that, you get this urge to head for the basement.

It never quite goes away completely, does it?
 
2013-04-11 05:54:55 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.

Every last person I grew up with in the 1980s was convinced that, one way or another, we were going to live to see the world come to an end, with the only question remaining being how much it was going to hurt and how long we would suffer before we finally died.  I got it from the teachers at school, I got it from my grandparents, I got it from my parents, my aunts and uncles, my friends. We watched The Day After, When the Wind Blows and Threads in school, because for some unholy reason, the administrators thought it would be a good idea.  My history teacher was a Rapture-believing holy roller--I was ten when I came home from school one day in a massive thunderstorm after we'd gotten a rant from her about Reagan being the Antichrist and how the rapture was imminent, found my house deserted and the power and phones off, and I actually freaked because I suddenly thought that the Rapture had come and I was one of the ones left.  I spent the next four hours in a dark corner crying for me and for my dogs (I'd been told that all animals would die over the next seven years) before someone finally showed up to get me--my grandfather had been taken to the hospital and in the asses-and-elbows confusion that followed no one had thought to write a note or come to check.

It wasn't until I actually became an adult that the fear went away, because I was actually just too farking tired of being afraid anymore.  Mostly.  When stories like this float up, that little ghost of a worm that those people le ...


PTSD on a generational scale.
 
2013-04-11 05:58:21 AM  
Why did they mention Austin as a target?  If it's for the reason I think it is, I am sitting here at work, at ground freakin' zero.

-Goes to check the site emergency plan for imminent warhead strike, if it exists.  Oh, plane crash, that'll have to do.

I'm sitting here wondering how quickly I could drain one of these 1200 liter tanks, get the 18 or so 1.5" bolts off the lid, and climb inside.
 
Juc
2013-04-11 06:03:33 AM  
I wouldn't worry if you're in austin, their rockets are unlikely to get anywhere remotely near there
 
2013-04-11 06:05:10 AM  
Yes it's true
s4.postimg.org
This man has NO DONG!
 
2013-04-11 06:05:20 AM  
Korea is a peninsula and Florida is a peninsula... Coincidence?
 
2013-04-11 06:07:31 AM  

redsquid: PTSD on a generational scale.


I think that that's probably a fair description for many people. I know that after the fall of the USSR it doesn't get discussed much even though in reality the weapons and the targets remain the same, it was the tension that dropped. At least Putin isn't the type to bang a podium shouting "We will bury you!".
 
2013-04-11 06:08:52 AM  

Juc: I wouldn't worry if you're in austin, their rockets are unlikely to get anywhere remotely near there


I know.  I have this sick desire to witness nuclear holocaust.

The dreams don't come so much anymore since my son was born, but I still like to talk about it.

I don't really want it.  I guess I'm just bored.
 
2013-04-11 06:09:30 AM  

Radioactive Ass: At least Putin isn't the type to bang a podium shouting "We will bury you!".


No... rather, he makes those plans silently so that they will come without warning

Even worse, if you ask me.
 
2013-04-11 06:22:35 AM  

awalkingecho: Radioactive Ass: At least Putin isn't the type to bang a podium shouting "We will bury you!".

No... rather, he makes those plans silently so that they will come without warning

Even worse, if you ask me.


The Cold War was all about rhetoric first, actions were a far second. Russia is still a power to be reckoned with and anyone who thinks differently is a fool but they are not flinging the rhetoric that they did as the USSR nor are they playing proxy wars with us, I'm fine with that. As long as they don't start trying to shift borders or annex or otherwise mess with the current world order then I say let them be internally. Crazy people aren't running the show (Putin is not a crazy man, power hungry? Probably yes, but not murderously crazy like some of his predecessors).
 
2013-04-11 06:25:36 AM  

DamnYankees: There's NO REASON for them to do this.


The Norks think they're living in their own action screenplay, as best I can tell.  There was no "reason" for the Joker to torch his own pile of money, was there?
 
2013-04-11 06:33:00 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: There was no "reason" for the Joker to torch his own pile of money, was there?


The guy on top. It was an ironic death.
 
2013-04-11 06:41:52 AM  
NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.
 
2013-04-11 06:45:07 AM  

Juc: I wouldn't worry if you're in austin, their rockets are unlikely to get anywhere remotely near there


I wouldn't put too much value in what we think we know.
 
2013-04-11 06:47:57 AM  

Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.


This, which is why I think nothing's been launched thus far. I'm starting to wonder if he just realized he's painted himself into a corner and is trying to think of a way out.
 
2013-04-11 06:50:41 AM  

Canton: Treygreen13: farkingismybusiness: CygnusDarius: AGremlin: If this goes down, and US forces kick Nork butt up past the parallel again...shouldn't we start getting substantial discounts on Kias and Hyundais from now on?  Hell, for that matter, all South Korean products.

I could certainly do with some kimchi.

I'm pretty adventurous with food, love most Asian dishes, but I had kimchi about a decade ago and hated it. Worth revisiting even if I hate cabbage?

If you hate cabbage, it's extremely doubtful you'll learn to love kimchi.

What if you like sauerkraut?

No, really, I've never had kimchi, and my curiosity has been renewed.


I like sauerkraut but kimchi was another animal all together. I'm not a fan. The flavor profiles are way different.
 
2013-04-11 06:53:40 AM  

Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.


Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention
 
2013-04-11 06:56:29 AM  

Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention


Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.
 
2013-04-11 06:58:34 AM  

Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.


He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.
 
2013-04-11 07:01:40 AM  

vygramul: redsquid: I know what you mean. It's like a feeling of nostalgic fear. I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.

Nostalgischeangst


Let me know when your YouTube movie comes out.
 
2013-04-11 07:04:02 AM  

Bontesla: I wouldn't put too much value in what we think we know.


lewis.armscontrolwonk.com

All I know is that I'm not afraid of a nuclear attack from countries where they're pretty sure that the ground track of a missile flying between two points on a sphere is a straight line.
 
2013-04-11 07:06:20 AM  

digistil: I'm starting to wonder if he just realized he's painted himself into a corner and is trying to think of a way out.


He's trying to get a hold of his father's contacts in the Film Actors Guild
 
2013-04-11 07:07:49 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Bontesla: I wouldn't put too much value in what we think we know.



All I know is that I'm not afraid of a nuclear attack from countries where they're pretty sure that the ground track of a missile flying between two points on a sphere is a straight line.


Lol Yeah that picture wasn't an actual plan. You know that, right? That's a backdrop meant for his people and has been seen in a lot of Nork press releases.

Unless you honestly think Nork Korea would take a staged picture in front of actual strike plans? This wasn't a candid shot.
 
2013-04-11 07:08:12 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: miss diminutive: Well, except for that whole nuclear winter thing.

That's always been pretty questionable. Kind of like the fears about how the first nuke detonation might ignite the atmosphere of Earth. You might see a slight temperature change in some areas after, but again, i don't think it would live up to the hype. Just more of the fearmongering and exaggeration that's surrounded nukes from the start.

The only thing the entire planet should fear about all the nukes exploding would be all the radiation. The cancer deaths and birth defects that would come in the years after, but Fukushima already has a pretty good head start on that.


CAn you imagine the global warming concerns after a nuclear exchange?

You'd never get Gore to shut the fark up then!
 
2013-04-11 07:12:20 AM  
FYI: A GIS for 'Secretary' brings back heaps of pictures of Hillary, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry.

/boner killer
 
2013-04-11 07:30:27 AM  

Charlie Freak: redlegrick: I'm with the crowd saying this is just another tantrum Un is throwing. Maybe he will launch one of his missiles. Maybe it will be shot down. I doubt him or his generals have the stones to actually go for it afterward. If they do, Seoul is farked for sure, there's just too much conventional arty zeroed in on it, no matter how good the Air Force and Navy are, they won't be able to get them all.

It won't be hours or days. Maybe two to four weeks before they get bludgeoned into some semblance of reason. Their nukes don't bother me-too large and primitive, the only conceivable way would be to stick it in a shipping container and they'd probably need a substantial ground team to set it off. They know that. Rattling a saber makes noise, drawing one doesn't. Can't remember where I heard that, but that's my feeling.

People who talk about all the artillery that will turn Seoul into dust instantly lose credibility. There are plenty of write ups floating around about the actual capabilities of the NorK artillery and the geographic limitations thereof. Granted, the northern suburbs wouldn't be a place where I'd want to be, but the heart of Seoul would be relatively okay.


Panicking civilians are good for infrastructure?  Indirect fire has indirect effects...
 
2013-04-11 07:36:13 AM  

Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.


Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.
 
2013-04-11 07:37:21 AM  

Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.


Growing up, that is
 
2013-04-11 07:38:35 AM  

jaybeezey: CAn you imagine the global warming concerns after a nuclear exchange?

You'd never get Gore to shut the fark up then!


Actually there's a good bit of research that suggests a limited nuclear exchange would temporarily help counteract global warming. All the particulate matter that would get thrown up into the atmosphere, and whatnot.
 
2013-04-11 07:41:19 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.


Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.
 
2013-04-11 07:42:42 AM  

Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.


Reports from recent NK military defectors suggest he's indeed inexperienced and struggling to maintain control.
 
2013-04-11 07:43:03 AM  

Felgraf: jaybeezey: CAn you imagine the global warming concerns after a nuclear exchange?

You'd never get Gore to shut the fark up then!

Actually there's a good bit of research that suggests a limited nuclear exchange would temporarily help counteract global warming. All the particulate matter that would get thrown up into the atmosphere, and whatnot.


So which country wants to volunteer to get nuked for the common good? Any takers?
 
2013-04-11 07:43:41 AM  

neongoats: Canton: doglover: Canton: I've never had kimchi,

It's good. Nothing like sour kraut. Imagine thick cut cole slaw cabbage with hot sauce instead of mayonaise as the base of the sauce. It's cold, a little spicy, and crunchy.

By itself it's kind of shiat. But when you're eating REALLY spicy foods? Oh man it's outta this world. It cools ya right down.

Okay, that does sound good. I shall go to bed dreaming of cabbage rather than global thermonuclear war. Thanks for that.

/Has read  Alas, Babylon a few too many times...

Think of barbecued armadillo caught by your trusty dachshund to go with your post-nuclear kimchi.


Heh. Radioactive mutant armadillo?

/Post-nuclear zoos would be... interesting.
//We are still here.
///Not shocked.
 
2013-04-11 07:44:17 AM  
DO IT FATTY FAT ASS!  YOU FARKING CHICKENSHIAT!
 
2013-04-11 07:56:18 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

They will probably launch, but not with any ordnance.  They will just test missiles, try to show that they CAN send nasty shiat to Japan or Guam or whatever.  If they truly are stupid enough to attack someone, they should be prepared to be wiped out completely.  For example if they desire to nuke the U.S., they might be able to hit Guam, possibly Hawaii, although a lot of experts doubt it.  If they nuked Guam, that would be enough for the U.S. to swoop over and turn NK into slag.  I don't know what the response would be if they nuked SK or Japan.  I think even China might wipe them out if they did that.


Why are there people speculating that china might take out north korea?  Its farking retarded.  If north korea does anything that warrants immediate military action, the US and South Korea will be all over that shiat.  If they hit japan or guam or hawaii, then all of farking NATO will come down on them too...  China would have to be straight up retarded to send their military towards that rolling death machine.  They will just keep their borders secure.
 
2013-04-11 07:56:55 AM  
i35.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-11 08:04:15 AM  

Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.


I don't think that war is imminent. He's not thought of as being dim. I'm sure he knows that he can't stand and actually wage a successful war campaign.

I'm saying that if he's posturing then he has an out that he hasn't tapped yet for a reason. Perhaps he's engaging in theater in an attempt to convince us that conflict is imminent so that when he backs down - it appears that he had control. Who the hell knows what Un's goal is. But he has one.

If he isn't posturing then he's gone great lengths to incite conflict. He's notified countries so that they could prepare for the possible strike. He's asked foreign embassies to remove their staff. It seems like he wants to be invaded and has determined that the best way to do this is by coming across as a legitimate threat. He's gone to great lengths to slowly escalate the threat and have been encouraging people to stay safe by leaving.

Look - Un has had problems feeding his people. Dozens of thousands have died from starvation throughout the year. People have resorted to cannibalism. They're decades behind South Korea. They have no money to upgrade the country and their other resources are equally inadequate.
 
2013-04-11 08:04:24 AM  

Bendal: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.


If I'm correct, the fuel also begins to separate/break down over time. That's one of the issues that the US and Russia have (per a buddy who was in Naval intel), while a lot of statistics say "the US has  n nuclear weapons ready to launch!" a lot of them are simply not launchable without emptying, scrubbing, and refueling which would take a significant amount of time. Plus the corrosion does take its toll over time. Apparently newer fuels don't have the same issue, nor do solid state fuels.
 
2013-04-11 08:05:55 AM  
This could be a ploy to get the US to show their cards on missile defense.
 
2013-04-11 08:09:13 AM  

Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.

I don't think that war is imminent. He's not thought of as being dim. I'm sure he knows that he can't stand and actually wage a successful war campaign.

I'm saying that if he's posturing then he has an out that he hasn't tapped yet for a reason. Perhaps he's engaging in theater in an attempt to convince us that conflict is imminent so that when he backs down - it appears that he had control. Who the hell knows what Un's goal is. But he has one.

If he isn't posturing then he's gone great lengths to incite conflict. He's notified countries so that they could prepare for the possible strike. He's asked foreign embassies to remove their staff. It seems like he wants to be invaded and has determined that the best way to do this is by coming across as a legitimate threat. He's gone to great lengths to slowly escalate the threat and have been encouraging people to stay safe by leaving.

Look - Un has had problems feeding his people. Dozens of thousands have died from starvation throughout the year. People have resorted to cannibalism. They're decades behind South Korea. They have no money to upgrade the country and their other resources are equally inadequate.


I doubt Un is that smart. If this is because his people are starving, he has had ample non-military opportunities to remedy that situation.
 
2013-04-11 08:14:19 AM  

Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.

I don't think that war is imminent. He's not thought of as being dim. I'm sure he knows that he can't stand and actually wage a successful war campaign.

I'm saying that if he's posturing then he has an out that he hasn't tapped yet for a reason. Perhaps he's engaging in theater in an attempt to convince us that conflict is imminent so that when he backs down - it appears that he had control. Who the hell knows what Un ...


You are under-estimating him. First, you don't come from a family of leaders and learn SOMETHING. Second, he studied for years in the west. He knows full-well what he is up against. Saying "I doubt Un is that smart" is a very, very bad move. He is young and untested and has been thrown into a shark tank with people who want to take his seat. The other party members would have him disappeared instantly if he made a move to shake up the status quo.
 
2013-04-11 08:18:00 AM  

digistil: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Reports from recent NK military defectors suggest he's indeed inexperienced and struggling to maintain control.


Considering the state off Nork - even an experienced leader would have droves wanting to defect.
 
2013-04-11 08:21:30 AM  

Macinfarker: Growing up

out, that is

FTFY
 
2013-04-11 08:22:09 AM  
Go ahead an launch it, you little peckerhead.
It'll get five feet off the pad before it gets intercepted by an incoming nuke.

Flied Lice, baby.
 
2013-04-11 08:24:28 AM  

scubamage: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.

I don't think that war is imminent. He's not thought of as being dim. I'm sure he knows that he can't stand and actually wage a successful war campaign.

I'm saying that if he's posturing then he has an out that he hasn't tapped yet for a reason. Perhaps he's engaging in theater in an attempt to convince us that conflict is imminent so that when he backs down - it appears that he had control. Who the hell knows what Un ...

You are under-estimating him. First, you don't come from a family of leaders and learn SOMETHING. Second, he studied for years in the west. He knows full-well what he is up against. Saying "I doubt Un is that smart" is a very, very bad move. He is young and untested and has been thrown into a shark tank with people who want to take his seat. The other party members would have him disappeared instantly if he made a move to shake up the status quo.


My original post(s) said he was young ad inexperienced. And just because he was educated in the west doesn't mean he's smart.
 
2013-04-11 08:26:07 AM  

Macinfarker: And just because he was educated in the west doesn't mean he's smart.


Oh. He's a Yalie?
 
2013-04-11 08:27:54 AM  
And also...  What makes anyone think that the United States would ALLOW china to take out north korea?  we did not invade, fight the norks and the chinese, and then station troops along the border for over 50 years just to have china swoop in at the last minute.
 
2013-04-11 08:29:53 AM  

scubamage: Bendal: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.

If I'm correct, the fuel also begins to separate/break down over time. That's one of the issues that the US and Russia have (per a buddy who was in Naval intel), while a lot of statistics say "the US has  n nuclear weapons ready to launch!" a lot of them are simply not launchable without emptying, scrubbing, and refueling which would take a significant amount of time. Plus the corrosion does take its toll over time. Apparently newer fuels don't have the same issue, nor do solid state fuels.


I don't think we've used liquid-fueled missiles in a long time. Titan II's were retired in the 90's.
 
2013-04-11 08:36:43 AM  
Someone just advertised "extreme" peanut butter on the radio. Maybe we should get nuked.
 
2013-04-11 08:45:09 AM  
www.blogcdn.com

Little does Fatty Ding-dongs know about our Super missle defense system
 
2013-04-11 08:46:23 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Bontesla: I wouldn't put too much value in what we think we know.

[lewis.armscontrolwonk.com image 450x301]

All I know is that I'm not afraid of a nuclear attack from countries where they're pretty sure that the ground track of a missile flying between two points on a sphere is a straight line.


imageshack.us
 
2013-04-11 08:50:40 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Juc: I wouldn't worry if you're in austin, their rockets are unlikely to get anywhere remotely near there

I know.  I have this sick desire to witness nuclear holocaust.

The dreams don't come so much anymore since my son was born, but I still like to talk about it.

I don't really want it.  I guess I'm just bored.


August 29, 1997 has come and gone. You're probably fine.
 
2013-04-11 08:57:29 AM  

Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.

I don't think that war is imminent. He's not thought of as being dim. I'm sure he knows that he can't stand and actually wage a successful war campaign.

I'm saying that if he's posturing then he has an out that he hasn't tapped yet for a reason. Perhaps he's engaging in theater in an attempt to convince us that conflict is imminent so that when he backs down - it appears that he had control. Who the hell knows what Un's goal is. But he has one.

If he isn't posturing then he's gone great lengths to incite conflict. He's notified countries so that they could prepare for the possible strike. He's asked foreign embassies to remove their staff. It seems like he wants to be invaded and has determined that the best way to do this is by coming across as a legitimate threat. He's gone to great lengths to slowly escalate the threat and have been encouraging people to stay safe by leaving.

Look - Un has had problems feeding his people. Dozens of thousands have died from starvation throughout the year. People have resorted to cannibalism. They're decades behind South Korea. They have no money to upgrade the country and their other resources are equally inadequate.

I doubt Un is that smart. If this is because his people are starving, he has had ample non-military opportunities to remedy that situation.


We're all just speculating. The truth is that we're not sure what the hell is going on. I don't know how likely or plausible any of our speculations are.

But pretending that Un is dumb and has accidentally painted himself in a corner isn't likely and could lead to unnecessary casualties. If we can all agree that:

1).This is intentional and planned instead of amateur or accidental.
2). There's a goal or objective that they have but we can't see it.

Then we can spit ball some pretty good and plausible explanations that explain most of the facts.
 
2013-04-11 08:59:05 AM  

MythDragon: [www.blogcdn.com image 584x252]

Little does Fatty Ding-dongs know about our Super missle defense system


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I thought Death Blossom was a measure of last resort?
 
2013-04-11 09:07:30 AM  

Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: Bontesla: Macinfarker: NK's escalation and the lack of response has actually put Un in quite a pickle. If he backs down he's a coward in the people's eyes. If he only tests missiles he's a liar, incompetent and/or a coward. If he launches and it fails he's incompetent. If he launches and strikes a target the people get what they "want" but the victory will be short-lived.

Un postured himself into a corner and will have to make hard decisions in getting out of it. The response from the U.S. et al has been light but clever.

Usually people planning on posturing build themselves an out. Nork has had decades worth of experience posturing. Had they wanted an out, Un would have created one.

Anyone who is chalking this up to a stupid leader being stupid hasn't been paying attention

Except Un is both young and inexperienced. We don't know who's calling the shots this time, but since it has a different feel compared to past posturing I'd say Un is at the helm and is mucking it up.

He was raised in an environment that perfected their own brand of posturing. To suggest that Un doesn't know how to posture properly thus explaining everything is highly unlikely.

Maybe, but that assumes Un was present in that environment growing.

Let's assume you're right. Since this is different than the usual posturing, are you suggesting this isn't actually posturing? My point is that he's put himself in a bind, and if he's merely posturing than he's done a bad job of it. If he's not posturing, war is actually imminent.

I don't think that war is imminent. He's not thought of as being dim. I'm sure he knows that he can't stand and actually wage a successful war campaign.

I'm saying that if he's posturing then he has an out that he hasn't tapped yet for a reason. Perhaps he's engaging in theater in an attempt to convince us that conflict is imminent so that when he backs down - it appears that he had control. Who the hell knows what Un's goal is. But he has one.

If he isn't posturing then he's gone great lengths to incite conflict. He's notified countries so that they could prepare for the possible strike. He's asked foreign embassies to remove their staff. It seems like he wants to be invaded and has determined that the best way to do this is by coming across as a legitimate threat. He's gone to great lengths to slowly escalate the threat and have been encouraging people to stay safe by leaving.

Look - Un has had problems feeding his people. Dozens of thousands have died from starvation throughout the year. People have resorted to cannibalism. They're decades behind South Korea. They have no money to upgrade the country and their other resources are equally inadequate.

I doubt Un is that smart. If this is because his people are starving, he has had ample non-military opportunities to remedy that situation.

We're all just speculating. The truth is that we're not sure what the hell is going on. I don't know how likely or plausible any of our speculations are.

But pretending that Un is dumb and has accidentally painted himself in a corner isn't likely and could lead to unnecessary casualties. If we can all agree that:

1).This is intentional and planned instead of amateur or accidental.
2). There's a goal or objective that they have but we can't see it.

Then we can spit ball some pretty good and plausible explanations that explain most of the facts.


It is intentional, planned AND amateur.

As for their goals, you give them way more credit than they deserve. Other than the usual goals, or maybe to measure response, there's no goal worth shiatting over.
 
2013-04-11 09:19:16 AM  
I am starting to tire of these daily North Korea threads. But I hope Japan and South Korea are safe.

Also I would like to see two B52's buzz their Day of the Sun party in the capital square on the 15th and drop thousands of Big Macs just as Kim finishes giving his speech.
 
2013-04-11 09:23:24 AM  

scubamage: Bendal: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.

If I'm correct, the fuel also begins to separate/break down over time. That's one of the issues that the US and Russia have (per a buddy who was in Naval intel), while a lot of statistics say "the US has  n nuclear weapons ready to launch!" a lot of them are simply not launchable without emptying, scrubbing, and refueling which would take a significant amount of time. Plus the corrosion does take its toll over time. Apparently newer fuels don't have the same issue, nor do solid state fuels.


I'm really not sure about the corrosive properties of liquid oxygen and hydrogen, but a quick check of the MSDS for each would answer it.  I'd say the bigger problem is that the fuel is literally boiling away.  It's possible that they have simply delivered storage tanks of the liquid fuel and a quick fuel up would all that's needed.

I am pretty sure solid rocket fuel lasts quite a long time inside the rockets.  We don't see sidewinders falling out.

/works for the company that supplied the fuel for the shuttle.
//pretty low on the totem though and chems isn't my dept.
 
2013-04-11 09:24:57 AM  
Wolf! Wolf!
 
2013-04-11 09:31:41 AM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-11 09:33:43 AM  
So the question begs to be asked.

"So, what kind of fuel ya got in that Taepodong?"

Man, there's even one called the No Dong.
 
2013-04-11 10:09:47 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: scubamage: Bendal: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.

If I'm correct, the fuel also begins to separate/break down over time. That's one of the issues that the US and Russia have (per a buddy who was in Naval intel), while a lot of statistics say "the US has  n nuclear weapons ready to launch!" a lot of them are simply not launchable without emptying, scrubbing, and refueling which would take a significant amount of time. Plus the corrosion does take its toll over time. Apparently newer fuels don't have the same issue, nor do solid state fuels.

I'm really not sure about the corrosive properties of liquid oxygen and hydrogen, but a quick check of the MSDS for each would answer it.  I'd say the bigger problem is that the fuel is literally boiling away.  It's possible that they have simply delivered storage tanks of the liquid fuel and a quick fuel up would all that's needed.

I am pretty sure solid rocket fuel lasts quite a long time inside the rockets.  We don't see sidewinders falling out.

/works for the company that supplied the fuel for the shuttle.
//pretty low on the totem though and chems isn't my dept.


You seriously don't think air-to-air missles carried on jets are liquid fueled, do you?
 
2013-04-11 10:16:12 AM  
WSS -I apologize, I misread your comment.  Carry on!
 
2013-04-11 10:30:11 AM  

TXEric: WSS -I apologize, I misread your comment.  Carry on!


Of course they're not liquid fueled. If they're American, they're Jesus filled.
 
2013-04-11 10:31:13 AM  

Macinfarker: TXEric: WSS -I apologize, I misread your comment.  Carry on!

Of course they're not liquid fueled. If they're American, they're Jesus filled.


Fueled, you moron, fueled. Stupid phone spelling correcter thingy
 
2013-04-11 10:38:34 AM  
These guys are idiots, they think with these threats they're going to get more international aid? No one really thinks that they have the capabilities of doing jack shiat. Only a moron would be afraid of them.
 
2013-04-11 10:48:31 AM  

TXEric: White_Scarf_Syndrome: scubamage: Bendal: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.

If I'm correct, the fuel also begins to separate/break down over time. That's one of the issues that the US and Russia have (per a buddy who was in Naval intel), while a lot of statistics say "the US has  n nuclear weapons ready to launch!" a lot of them are simply not launchable without emptying, scrubbing, and refueling which would take a significant amount of time. Plus the corrosion does take its toll over time. Apparently newer fuels don't have the same issue, nor do solid state fuels.

I'm really not sure about the corrosive properties of liquid oxygen and hydrogen, but a quick check of the MSDS for each would answer it.  I'd say the bigger problem is that the fuel is literally boiling away.  It's possible that they have simply delivered storage tanks of the liquid fuel and a quick fuel up would all that's needed.

I am pretty sure solid rocket fuel lasts quite a long time inside the rockets.  We don't see sidewinders falling out.

/works for the company that supplied the fuel for the shuttle.
//pretty low on the totem though and chems isn't my dept.

You seriously don't think air-to-air missles carried on jets are liquid fueled, do you?


Absolutely not. Not sure if that was addressed to me
 
2013-04-11 10:50:22 AM  

xaveth: [img94.imageshack.us image 425x319]
Not Particularly Useful Against Ter... oh wait.


Only if the pilot can breathe.
 
2013-04-11 10:50:53 AM  

CaptSacto: As Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener would say: well... you know


I just noticed the gift. Thanks very much for the TF. Sorry I didn't notice it last night.
 
2013-04-11 10:51:36 AM  

pippi longstocking: These guys are idiots, they think with these threats they're going to get more international aid? No one really thinks that they have the capabilities of doing jack shiat. Only a moron would be afraid of them.


To be fair, it's worked out pretty well for them in the past.
 
2013-04-11 11:15:15 AM  

pippi longstocking: These guys are idiots, they think with these threats they're going to get more international aid? No one really thinks that they have the capabilities of doing jack shiat. Only a moron would be afraid of them.


that's not the point. Un needs to keep the military from staging a coup against him, so he's getting shiat to look real enough that the people get behind him and make it impossible to be removed in a coup without having the populace turn on the military.

that or he's looking for a way out and needs to piss everyone off to get Korea unified again
 
2013-04-11 11:23:15 AM  
Smirky The Wonder Chimp: "My history teacher was a Rapture-believing holy roller... a rant from her about Reagan being the Antichrist"

So much for "Fusion Paranoia" being a product of our modern times...
 
2013-04-11 11:26:39 AM  

BrieBelle00: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Stay safe, dude.
I'm still of the opinion that this is just another Un wienie wave. They've done this sh*t before, too.
Things could get interesting if the threat appears great enough to launch the Patriots.

There's no general panic here. Business as usual. But it's making me edgy. I don't want to test my "how to survive a nuke" knowledge from those old survival manuals.

I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]


What episode is that I must watch it.
 
2013-04-11 11:49:16 AM  
hot and fresh from the editing room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUP8T7Qar88&feature=share&list=UUJbk9 _o clQsHp2ExBz261Eg

anyone notice they mention "cororado"
 
2013-04-11 11:52:45 AM  
Don't NK and Japan have (compared to the US) a relatively placid relationship? I know there are Japanese nationals in NK. Why would they try to hit them?
 
2013-04-11 12:01:44 PM  

Lollipop165: Don't NK and Japan have (compared to the US) a relatively placid relationship? I know there are Japanese nationals in NK. Why would they try to hit them?


Given the history of comfort women and NK kidnapping Japanese nationals, a problem only resolved, to some degree, in 2002, I'd say that not enough time has passed to make that relationship placid.
 
2013-04-11 12:21:50 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: I'm really not sure about the corrosive properties of liquid oxygen and hydrogen, but a quick check of the MSDS for each would answer it. I'd say the bigger problem is that the fuel is literally boiling away.


Yeah, you don't want to use cryogenic liquids for anything that has to be on standby for a long time. Those liquid fuels are generally some form of hydrazine with dinitrogen tetroxide or inhibited fuming nitric acid. The book "Ignition" by John D. Clark is worth reading if you have any interest in the subject.
 
2013-04-11 12:45:46 PM  
THE SOUTH IS GONNA RISE AGAIN!!!
www.enchantedlearning.com
 
2013-04-11 12:54:50 PM  

shortymac: BrieBelle00: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Stay safe, dude.
I'm still of the opinion that this is just another Un wienie wave. They've done this sh*t before, too.
Things could get interesting if the threat appears great enough to launch the Patriots.

There's no general panic here. Business as usual. But it's making me edgy. I don't want to test my "how to survive a nuke" knowledge from those old survival manuals.

I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

What episode is that I must watch it.


I don't remember the episode number, but it was Season 1, and I think it was actually titled "Duck and Cover"
 
2013-04-11 12:57:59 PM  

flak attack: armor helix: HeartBurnKid: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Well, we are kind of treaty-bound to step in in South Korea or Japan is attacked.  So you bet we will.

Which treaty are you referring to?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_treaties#1950.E2. 80 .931999 
Japan: Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan
South Korea: Mutual Defense Treaty

You do realize that the US has treaties with countries outside of NATO, right?


I know of a treaty but I'm not familiar with the details. Thanks for the link. I'll go check it out.
 
2013-04-11 12:58:43 PM  

CaptSacto: BrieBelle00: I'm a rebel - bypassed parents and went straight to mygrandparents... had to have back surgery last year at the tender age of 29 *le sigh* TLIF on the L4/L5. Good times. (related to an MVA when on active duty in 2003) "Parents" would be an upgrade lol

Well, crap. That just sucks.
Here's hoping your mind remains young and surgically unaltered.


I don't know... every once in a while I feel like a lobotomy could cure everything that ails me.
 
2013-04-11 01:00:16 PM  

Gyrfalcon: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Pft. It's like 60 years too late for that.


I meant militarily involved, obviously.
 
2013-04-11 01:00:58 PM  

armor helix: Gyrfalcon: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Pft. It's like 60 years too late for that.

I meant militarily involved, obviously.


Again, about 60 years too late for that.
 
2013-04-11 01:05:16 PM  

BrieBelle00: shortymac: BrieBelle00: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: doglover: CaptSacto: Let me know when the Patriots launch.

i will.

Appreciate it. Are you in the neighborhood?

yep

Stay safe, dude.
I'm still of the opinion that this is just another Un wienie wave. They've done this sh*t before, too.
Things could get interesting if the threat appears great enough to launch the Patriots.

There's no general panic here. Business as usual. But it's making me edgy. I don't want to test my "how to survive a nuke" knowledge from those old survival manuals.

I believe the "Duck and Cover" method works equally as well for nuclear fallout as it does for flowing rivers of lava.

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x353]

What episode is that I must watch it.

I don't remember the episode number, but it was Season 1, and I think it was actually titled "Duck and Cover"


Thanks!
 
2013-04-11 01:18:27 PM  

Macinfarker: Macinfarker: TXEric: WSS -I apologize, I misread your comment.  Carry on!

Of course they're not liquid fueled. If they're American, they're Jesus filled.

Fueled, you moron, fueled. Stupid phone spelling correcter th...


I dunno, "Jesus filled" is still pretty appropriate.
 
2013-04-11 01:32:16 PM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Charlie Freak: Oh well, fark sleep I guess. Interestingly, I just had a twinge of the anxiety I had as a child growing up in the Cold War. Just a little, but seriously, that shiat sucked. As I listen to my kids breathe right now (they crawl into our room damn near every night), I am thankful they never had to go through that mindfark. No kid should. End this old-school pseudo-commie bullshiat blow-up-the-world propaganda so we can get back to the slow morphine drip our banks feed us.

Every last person I grew up with in the 1980s was convinced that, one way or another, we were going to live to see the world come to an end, with the only question remaining being how much it was going to hurt and how long we would suffer before we finally died.  I got it from the teachers at school, I got it from my grandparents, I got it from my parents, my aunts and uncles, my friends. We watched The Day After, When the Wind Blows and Threads in school, because for some unholy reason, the administrators thought it would be a good idea.  My history teacher was a Rapture-believing holy roller--I was ten when I came home from school one day in a massive thunderstorm after we'd gotten a rant from her about Reagan being the Antichrist and how the rapture was imminent, found my house deserted and the power and phones off, and I actually freaked because I suddenly thought that the Rapture had come and I was one of the ones left.  I spent the next four hours in a dark corner crying for me and for my dogs (I'd been told that all animals would die over the next seven years) before someone finally showed up to get me--my grandfather had been taken to the hospital and in the asses-and-elbows confusion that followed no one had thought to write a note or come to check.

It wasn't until I actually became an adult that the fear went away, because I was actually just too farking tired of being afraid anymore.  Mostly.  When stories like this float up, that little ghost of a worm that those people le ...





And people wonder why we genXers don't give a fark. You boomer bastards farked up farking, drugs, and the economy, then told us we had nothing to live for. FFffffffffaaaaaarrrk you!
 
2013-04-11 01:36:23 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Radioactive Ass: Opps, Amazon Women on the Moon.

**slaps RA**

"Wat was dat? Dis is not a chawade. We need total concentwation."

/Kentucky Fried Movie was one hysterically great movie.
//I'm not wearing any pants. Film at eleven.


You have our gwatitude!
 
2013-04-11 01:39:09 PM  

Radioactive Ass: Opps, Amazon Women on the Moon.


Slightly newer but reminded me of Under the Rainbow.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083254/

I'm not at all sure why my brain draws lines between them but it does so I figured I'd share.
 
2013-04-11 01:43:35 PM  

vygramul: Lollipop165: Don't NK and Japan have (compared to the US) a relatively placid relationship? I know there are Japanese nationals in NK. Why would they try to hit them?

Given the history of comfort women and NK kidnapping Japanese nationals, a problem only resolved, to some degree, in 2002, I'd say that not enough time has passed to make that relationship placid.


Oh, placid. Sorry, I thought you said something different in relation to the comfort women.
 
2013-04-11 01:48:41 PM  

redsquid: This does raise an interesting point. The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty has prevented us from testing a nuke in over twenty years and some in the establishment are worried about the reliability of our arsenal. For instance the implosion charges in some warheads have shown signs of micro fractures and it is unsure how they will perform. Maybe we can kill two birds with one stone?


I would be ok with this.   I have always been a proponent of modernizing our nuclear arsenal.
 
2013-04-11 01:54:39 PM  

Macinfarker: As for their goals, you give them way more credit than they deserve. Other than the usual goals, or maybe to measure response, there's no goal worth shiatting over.


Maybe it's a " Mouse That Roared" deal. Attack, lose, get occupied, get tons of money to fix up your broken shiat.

what? It worked in Germany.. and Iraq.
 
2013-04-11 02:22:11 PM  
I love me a good pair of Norks!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Norks">http://www.urb andictionary.com/define.php?term=Norks

cl.jroo.me

Boobies!
 
2013-04-11 02:26:04 PM  
The missile goes up, the missile goes back down. You can't explain that.


"A missile had been briefly raised to an upright firing position, stoking concerns that a launch is imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.
Later, another U.S. official said it's been tucked back into its launcher." -CNN
 
2013-04-11 02:32:49 PM  

KarmicDisaster: The missile goes up, the missile goes back down. You can't explain that.


"A missile had been briefly raised to an upright firing position, stoking concerns that a launch is imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.
Later, another U.S. official said it's been tucked back into its launcher." -CNN


So Lil' Un was unable to maintain a dong erection?
 
2013-04-11 02:55:35 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: FYI: A GIS for 'Secretary' brings back heaps of pictures of Hillary, Chuck Hagel, and John Kerry.

/boner killer


Try searching for "Secretary 2002"

/maggie gyllenhaal
//like the fist of god!
 
2013-04-11 03:13:07 PM  
Japan should deploy their Gundams. Those are real, right?
 
2013-04-11 03:49:38 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: armor helix: Gyrfalcon: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Pft. It's like 60 years too late for that.

I meant militarily involved, obviously.

Again, about 60 years too late for that.


Oh I'm sorry. Did I miss the newspaper this morning and miss the article where we invaded North Korea? Oh that didn't happen ? Your just playing semantic games? Oh ok. Got it.
 
2013-04-11 04:57:43 PM  

BrieBelle00: had to have back surgery last year at the tender age of 29 *le sigh* TLIF on the L4/L5. Good times. (related to an MVA when on active duty in 2003)


Ah, I feel your pain. Had a laminectomy on L3, L4 and L5 due to cauda equina syndrome (caused by severe spinal stenosis.) Somehow the surgeon was able to avoid having to do the fusion which normally followed the laminectomy.
 
2013-04-11 05:16:24 PM  

KierzanDax: BrieBelle00: had to have back surgery last year at the tender age of 29 *le sigh* TLIF on the L4/L5. Good times. (related to an MVA when on active duty in 2003)

Ah, I feel your pain. Had a laminectomy on L3, L4 and L5 due to cauda equina syndrome (caused by severe spinal stenosis.) Somehow the surgeon was able to avoid having to do the fusion which normally followed the laminectomy.


Oh man, you seriously lucked out there! Back in 2007 the docs were telling me I needed to have surgery, but I kept putting it off - I was only 25, and "lifetime of back surgeries" wasn't really a can of worms I wanted to open that young. But, it just got to be sooo bad - I'd be off work for weeks at a time; my (now ex)fiance would, literally, have to help me get dressed - like, socks, undawears, pants, everything. Then it would get better, I'd be fine for a few months, and then I would do something ridiculous, like, turn to look at something on my left and BOOM, back down for the count. The 12 months prior to the surgery I had more down time than healthy time, and was living on a diet subsidized by narcotics (I was seriously starting to worry about my liver/kidneys lol). So, had the surgery March 29th, 2012, when I was 29. It's now been a year since the surgery, and for the most part, I'm actually WORSE off than before. The surgeon I went to farked me up pretty good, and now I'm meeting with a new neurosurgeon up in Chicago about possibly having to have the whole surgery re-done. Like, breaking apart the bone grafts, splitting everything up, and starting over. What's better? Because of the shiat-job the surgeon did last year, I already have significant stress damage appearing on my MRI's and CT's on my L3/L4, and L5/S1. I mean, I knew that it would happen, and that I'll have to continue to have new fusions done approximately every 8-10yrs for the rest of my life (or until modern medicine advances), but the extent of the damage they are seeing, the Chicago doc said it's equivalent to what he would normally see in someone 6-7 years after their initial surgery - not 11 months after! So, regardless of the decision to re-do my L4/L5 (which is about 80% for-sure), they will have to go in soon to do the L3/L4. NOT. HAPPY.

/end rant
//sorry, sometimes I get really bitter, obviously
///hopefully you'll continue to have good luck with yours, KierzanDax!
 
2013-04-11 07:39:04 PM  
 
2013-04-11 08:32:26 PM  

namegoeshere: So Lil' Un was unable to maintain a dong erection?


No Dong.
 
2013-04-11 08:43:57 PM  

armor helix: cameroncrazy1984: armor helix: Gyrfalcon: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Pft. It's like 60 years too late for that.

I meant militarily involved, obviously.

Again, about 60 years too late for that.

Oh I'm sorry. Did I miss the newspaper this morning and miss the article where we invaded North Korea? Oh that didn't happen ? Your just playing semantic games? Oh ok. Got it.


Do you really have no clue what he is talking about, or are you just trolling?
 
2013-04-11 08:50:33 PM  
Smirky the Wonder Chimp: the crippling fear we did not ask for...

Tell it, Brother, Tell it.
 
2013-04-11 09:59:05 PM  

Maul555: armor helix: cameroncrazy1984: armor helix: Gyrfalcon: armor helix: My only hope is that the the US does not end up getting involved in this nonsense.

Pft. It's like 60 years too late for that.

I meant militarily involved, obviously.

Again, about 60 years too late for that.

Oh I'm sorry. Did I miss the newspaper this morning and miss the article where we invaded North Korea? Oh that didn't happen ? Your just playing semantic games? Oh ok. Got it.

Do you really have no clue what he is talking about, or are you just trolling?


Send him re-runs of MASH.
 
2013-04-11 11:56:48 PM  

Bendal: Uchiha_Cycliste: With the NK miss-all in launch position, does anyone know what the time frame is for a launch? I mean to ask, what is likely the longest we would have to wait before we could assume it's a bluff and they won't do it.

Not all that long; their missiles are liquid fueled and the fuel is corrosive, which is why they only fuel them before launch. I don't knowhow long the fuel can stay in the missile before it damages something important, but it can't be all that long.


I think the liquid fuel is indeed one of the most corrosive substances known to mankind ... Diet Coke. They have only a couple of days to add the Mentos.
 
2013-04-12 01:30:53 AM  

KrispyKritter: The5thElement: As a retiree of a three letter agency within the department of defense, it will be very interesting to see what happens if any of the missiles get intercepted.

We're all very impressed, Doug.



Who are you and how do you know me?
 
2013-04-12 02:38:56 AM  
Myria, ShawnDoc, Abacus9, Radioactive Ass, et al - if any come back to check the thread.

Propaganda, not Team America. The propaganda may have been "enhanced" by the internet at a later date, I can't remember. Enjoy:

img15.imageshack.us

/No North Korea (when did we start calling them Norks?) thread is complete without it
 
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