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(WA Today (Australia))   A gymnast from Best Korea is an even better escape artist   (watoday.com.au) divider line
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2020-11-25 2:57:17 AM  
Let me get this straight: the guy just defected by vaulting over the fence, gets nabbed by the South Koreans who don't believe him, make him do it once, still don't believe him and make him do it again? That's a tough welcome.

/ "Do that again! Our phones weren't ready!"
 
2020-11-25 7:08:20 AM  
The audacious defection sparked alarm

Took me three tries to read this part correctly.
 
2020-11-25 7:08:37 AM  
Guess he doesn't have any extended family left, or he hates them.  Either way, it's sad he had to resort to this, but good for him.
 
2020-11-25 9:18:19 AM  

CrazyCurt: Let me get this straight: the guy just defected by vaulting over the fence, gets nabbed by the South Koreans who don't believe him, make him do it once, still don't believe him and make him do it again? That's a tough welcome.

/ "Do that again! Our phones weren't ready!"


They just released the video.
 
2020-11-25 9:21:10 AM  

CrazyCurt: Let me get this straight: the guy just defected by vaulting over the fence, gets nabbed by the South Koreans who don't believe him, make him do it once, still don't believe him and make him do it again? That's a tough welcome.

/ "Do that again! Our phones weren't ready!"


Should got an achievement award.

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2020-11-25 9:38:36 AM  
What gymnast trying to escape North Korea may look like

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2020-11-25 9:45:26 AM  
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2020-11-25 9:46:10 AM  
Awesome.
 
2020-11-25 9:48:47 AM  

cherryl taggart: Guess he doesn't have any extended family left, or he hates them.  Either way, it's sad he had to resort to this, but good for him.


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Yeah I can't fault people for trying to escape this.
 
2020-11-25 9:51:28 AM  

kbronsito: What gymnast trying to escape North Korea may look like

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As a kid, I really wanted Gymkata to be good, the naive waif that I was.
 
2020-11-25 9:51:40 AM  
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2020-11-25 9:55:08 AM  
Authorities vowed to investigate why hi-tech security systems did not work.

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2020-11-25 9:56:25 AM  
This is proof that sex with a gymnast will melt your face.
 
2020-11-25 10:00:47 AM  

CrazyCurt: Let me get this straight: the guy just defected by vaulting over the fence, gets nabbed by the South Koreans who don't believe him, make him do it once, still don't believe him and make him do it again? That's a tough welcome.

/ "Do that again! Our phones weren't ready!"


The Man With Two Brains -- drunk test is hard
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2020-11-25 10:01:31 AM  

sozelle: kbronsito: What gymnast trying to escape North Korea may look like

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As a kid, I really wanted Gymkata to be good, the naive waif that I was.


Rifftrax just did it.
 
2020-11-25 10:02:02 AM  
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Pretty sure I saw them open for The Casualties.
 
2020-11-25 10:02:34 AM  
After this, all Best Koreans will have their knees broken.  Just as a preventive measure and to prove their devotion to Kim in Charge
 
2020-11-25 10:15:05 AM  
Ten Says He Shorts It - Ocean's Eleven
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2020-11-25 10:15:11 AM  
Isn't the DMZ mined too?
 
2020-11-25 10:27:20 AM  
I hope he stars in the movie they make about his life/escape and subsequently makes good choices in the films he makes in his career as an action star.
 
2020-11-25 10:28:19 AM  

morg: Isn't the DMZ mined too?


In the picture of the DMZ in TFA it looks like there are a bunch of rusty grenades wired to the fence.
 
2020-11-25 10:33:43 AM  

Driedsponge: The audacious defection sparked alarm

Took me three tries to read this part correctly.


I read it with an extra "a".  Now that would be exciting!
 
2020-11-25 10:37:13 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Driedsponge: The audacious defection sparked alarm

Took me three tries to read this part correctly.

I read it with an extra "a".  Now that would be exciting!


Me too.
 
2020-11-25 10:48:43 AM  

Driedsponge: Turbo Cojones: Driedsponge: The audacious defection sparked alarm

Took me three tries to read this part correctly.

I read it with an extra "a".  Now that would be exciting!

Me too.


Think of what an athlete the man will be when he gets real food.  OTOH he might pork up so much he won't be able to walk.  Obesity is probably a status symbol.in Best Korea.
 
2020-11-25 11:02:55 AM  

Turbo Cojones: Driedsponge: Turbo Cojones: Driedsponge: The audacious defection sparked alarm

Took me three tries to read this part correctly.

I read it with an extra "a".  Now that would be exciting!

Me too.

Think of what an athlete the man will be when he gets real food.  OTOH he might pork up so much he won't be able to walk.  Obesity is probably a status symbol.in Best Korea.


You mean something like win the Gold Medal in Men's Vault in 2016 and Women's Vault in 2008?  North Korea did that!
 
2020-11-25 11:07:52 AM  
Mis-clicked the link, and got this:
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Was very confused for a moment, wondering how in the hell this guy could be a North Korean Gymnast.
 
2020-11-25 11:08:06 AM  
South Korean: Why does the North Korean Olympic team lose so badly....
South Korean: Because anyone who can run, jump or swim is already here.
 
2020-11-25 12:36:09 PM  

Atomic Jonb: CrazyCurt: Let me get this straight: the guy just defected by vaulting over the fence, gets nabbed by the South Koreans who don't believe him, make him do it once, still don't believe him and make him do it again? That's a tough welcome.

/ "Do that again! Our phones weren't ready!"

They just released the video.


I've moistened myself
 
2020-11-25 1:20:14 PM  

X-Geek: Mis-clicked the link, and got this:
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Was very confused for a moment, wondering how in the hell this guy could be a North Korean Gymnast.


That's just the exoskeleton. The NK gymnast is inside.
 
2020-11-25 1:41:33 PM  
NO ONE EXPECTS A SPRINGY EMIGRATION !
 
2020-11-25 5:24:16 PM  

KarmicDisaster: morg: Isn't the DMZ mined too?

In the picture of the DMZ in TFA it looks like there are a bunch of rusty grenades wired to the fence.


Maybe flash grenades designed to go off based on motion? I didn't see that before but gives some context to how they they thought their system should work. Seems like that's due for an upgrade.
I was talking about the DMZ area between the NK and SK fences. I think it's mined and I'm assuming he went across it so setting off the SK motion detectors on the fence wasn't his only feat that day.
 
2020-11-26 12:59:56 AM  
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