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(Short List)   Unicorn lairs; waterproof liquid; living in the year '103' - it's the craziest ever North Korean news coverage   (shortlist.com) divider line 30
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2014-01-31 07:59:48 AM  
The DPRK is crazier than a rabid raccoon on PCP
 
2014-01-31 08:03:39 AM  
I heard his caddy verified the 38 under and counter signed the card.
 
2014-01-31 08:09:30 AM  
Uh, I think you CAN have a hydrophobic liquid. It just couldn't be water. That's... not oxymoronic at all. Oxymoronic would be waterproof water.

/Also a number of hydrophobic coatings, I think, are applied as liquid?
 
2014-01-31 08:16:05 AM  
What is all that is true...and we've been the ones receiving the propaganda?!?
 
2014-01-31 08:22:20 AM  
Didn't several of the players on the NK World Cup Team defect during the tournament?  Seems like that would be a biggest example of misdirection than just fudging the coverage of the game.  ShortList rides the ShortBus..
 
2014-01-31 08:23:24 AM  

Felgraf: Uh, I think you CAN have a hydrophobic liquid. It just couldn't be water. That's... not oxymoronic at all. Oxymoronic would be waterproof water.

/Also a number of hydrophobic coatings, I think, are applied as liquid?


Oil is a waterproof liquid.  Guess what's in that scotch guard spray*.

/Actually I don't know, but i'll bet it's not good for you.
 
2014-01-31 08:23:53 AM  
Waterproof liquid?

Like... I dunno... oils?
 
2014-01-31 08:24:29 AM  
I stained my deck with a liquid water sealant.

That fishing contest looks super fun though.
 
2014-01-31 08:24:29 AM  

Felgraf: Uh, I think you CAN have a hydrophobic liquid. It just couldn't be water. That's... not oxymoronic at all. Oxymoronic would be waterproof water.

/Also a number of hydrophobic coatings, I think, are applied as liquid?


I think that was the point. They invented floor wax.
 
2014-01-31 08:29:06 AM  

buttcat: What is all that is true...and we've been the ones receiving the propaganda?!?


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 08:32:00 AM  

ElLoco: Felgraf: Uh, I think you CAN have a hydrophobic liquid. It just couldn't be water. That's... not oxymoronic at all. Oxymoronic would be waterproof water.

/Also a number of hydrophobic coatings, I think, are applied as liquid?

I think that was the point. They invented floor wax.


No, they invented a dessert topping.
 
2014-01-31 08:42:31 AM  
What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.
 
2014-01-31 08:45:08 AM  

DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.


What do they call the years before 103, though?  I don't see mention of an AD/BC style system
 
2014-01-31 08:50:04 AM  
Look, if the unicorn died in the lair he wouldn't stop to carve "unicorn lair" in the rock.
 
2014-01-31 08:50:10 AM  

buttcat: What is all that is true...and we've been the ones receiving the propaganda?!?


www.legalproductivity.com
 
2014-01-31 08:55:26 AM  

Detinwolf: DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.

What do they call the years before 103, though?  I don't see mention of an AD/BC style system


Well, I found this on the site: "Copyright © 2010-2015 ShortList". There is no mention of a AD/BC style system there either. It is almost as if they aren't planning to give a total overview of the system.
 
2014-01-31 08:56:13 AM  

Detinwolf: DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.

What do they call the years before 103, though?  I don't see mention of an AD/BC style system


Why think of such wrenched times? Why look back on the miserable past, before the wondrous founders made such a beautiful country? Do not drag yourself into misery, you fool.
 
2014-01-31 09:00:07 AM  

flucto: Look, if the unicorn died in the lair he wouldn't stop to carve "unicorn lair" in the rock.


Perhaps he was dictating
 
2014-01-31 09:10:23 AM  

SanjiSasuke: Detinwolf: DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.

What do they call the years before 103, though?  I don't see mention of an AD/BC style system

Why think of such wrenched times? Why look back on the miserable past, before the wondrous founders made such a beautiful country? Do not drag yourself into misery, you fool.


The Great Father has corrected my fallacious thinking through the power of right-think/beatings.  All hail our glorious leader!
 
2014-01-31 09:37:59 AM  
So their news is just as accurate and unbiased as cable news in the US? Shocking.
 
2014-01-31 09:41:44 AM  

buttcat: What is all that is true...and we've been the ones receiving the propaganda?!?


Unpossible. Americans are way too smart to fall for propaganda. That's why we're #1 in every single category and have been the greatest nation on earth since Jesus flew here on a pterodactyl and personally wrote our constitution.
 
2014-01-31 09:48:37 AM  
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How Not to be Seen - Expert Level


There are over 200 North Korean soldiers hidden in the rough on this golf course. 18 of them are disguised as holes. Only 42 of them are in this picture.

In totally unrelated news, Fearless Leader shot 38, which is 420 below par on the course, which includes a minefield and numerous man traps.
 
2014-01-31 09:50:31 AM  

DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.


Yeah, tell that to all the people in Israel living in the year 5774. Or think about the people in China:
"Although the Chinese calendar traditionally does not use continuously numbered years, outside China its years are often numbered from the reign of the 3rd millennium BC Yellow Emperor. But at least three different years numbered 1 are now used by various scholars, making the year beginning AD 2014 the "Chinese Year" 4712, 4711, or 4651."

Wow, that would really screw up writing checks.
 
2014-01-31 10:29:57 AM  

Slypork: DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.

Yeah, tell that to all the people in Israel living in the year 5774. Or think about the people in China:
"Although the Chinese calendar traditionally does not use continuously numbered years, outside China its years are often numbered from the reign of the 3rd millennium BC Yellow Emperor. But at least three different years numbered 1 are now used by various scholars, making the year beginning AD 2014 the "Chinese Year" 4712, 4711, or 4651."

Wow, that would really screw up writing checks.


My wife and I researched the early (pre-Julian) Roman calendar ... HOLY COW. They just made it up as they went along. The Pontifex Maximus would determine the length of the year's calendar, and would lengthen or shorten a year to favor/disadvantage those in office, depending on his relationship to them. Trying to assign an accurate date to a past event, such as a transient astronomical event, requires enormous scholarly commitment. We in the Western European post-Julian culture only had a few events where the calendar was reset -- the pre-Julian Romans did it ALL THE TIME.
 
2014-01-31 11:13:46 AM  
The unicorns were then arrested on suspicion of being spies.
 
2014-01-31 12:35:43 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 03:16:14 PM  

ElLoco: I think that was the point. They invented floor wax.


Well, again, to be fair: There is still a LOT of research into better and better hydrophobic coatings. (A lot wear off after a while, and they can do things like VASTLY improve the efficiency of things like air conditioners, by prevent water vapor from building up and icing).

But yeah, given that being a scientist requires a good deal of critical thinking, and given the, uh. Perils of being a critical thinker in North Korea, I Don't think they actually *DID* that. I was just objecting to the "LOL WATERPROOF LIQUID,that's so dumb" bit of the article.
 
2014-01-31 03:57:36 PM  
That horse he's sitting on must be fake. Any real horses in NK would have been eaten decades ago.
 
2014-01-31 04:57:02 PM  

leevis: That horse he's sitting on must be fake. Any real horses in NK would have been eaten decades ago.


No way no how.   That's Great Leaders horse.   That horse eats better that 99.9% of the peasant population.
 
2014-01-31 08:02:42 PM  

Detinwolf: DerAppie: What is so crazy about living in the year 103? Redefining the starting point on the calendar doesn't actually transfer people into the past. It isn't as we are still on the same calendar as 2014 years ago.

What do they call the years before 103, though?  I don't see mention of an AD/BC style system


There were no years before 103.
 
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