Beef. It’s Not What’s for Dinner.
Brian Deutsch (Brian in Jeollanam-do)
Does Korea care what we think?
NEWS AND STUFF
PD Notebook’s bout of Yellow Journalism (The Marmot)
Turns out much of the arguments in the TV show that scared Koreans about U.S. beef were faked. But correct the errors and apologize? Are you nuts?
Korean Supermarkets Won’t Sell US Beef. Time To Be a Dick. (The Marmot)
Photo of the Day: Cow Something (Serious Eats… from China)
Beware the Virus of American Culture! (The Marmot)
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?
Cute. Very Cute. (The Marmot)
A Korean blogger and online artist has created some characters to represent “the outrages committed by foreign teachers in Korea after they’ve smoked pot and drank.”
More of the same.
Brian weighs in on the cartoons
When Sexual Violence Prevention Education Goes Wrong (Korea Beat)
One professor in the Suwon area appears to have a serious case of foot-in-mouth disease. The Hankyoreh also covered this story and I love their illustration.
“It doesn’t apply to murders over the age of 13. Sex criminals should be killed.”
“carry a small knife or scissors with you and stab a sex criminal’s eyes. Practice on a doll,” and “if it seems like you’re going to die then start screaming that you have a lot of boyfriends and take off your clothes.”
Korean Cops Not Taken Seriously By All (Korea Beat) aka, More Excuses for Drunk Old Men
But you can fake drunkenness to go to a job interview (Through Whitey’s Eyes)
Lamest excuse EVER. (A Geek in Korea)
(A better excuse, I guess, would have been that he was drunk.)
The Colors of Seoul (Korea Beat)
Seoul now has 10 official colors
(Now, someone had to have been drunk to come up with this)
Choi Hong-man’s “Special” Friend (The Joshing Gnome)
The Good, the Bad and the Weird at Cannes (PopSeoul)
10-minute standing ovation. Like the term “kimchi western.” Will be in Korea on July 17th.
Foreign/er–a blogger who has been blogging for months leading up to her move to Korea has finally actually arrived in Korea itself
ATEK vs. KAFLA (Brian)
More Visa Options for Foreign Professionals? (Metropolitician)
TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK
What’s that smell?
OMG!!! Hilarious song on Junior Naver.
Biggest drawing in the world: GPS-generated self portrait
Drawn by taking a GPS device in a briefcase all over the world and tracking its progress.
BBQ Donut Pontoon Combines Rafting and Grilling (Serious Eats)
Frikkin’ Awesome!When are these coming to Korea?You know this is the right market for that.
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
Topic: Starting a Family in Korea
Panelists: Cathy and David Harris (SeoulLife.net)
Main Theme and Teaching Tips — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
ExPat Community — Deyo – “Retro90210fun”
Entertainment — George Wood – “8 BIT Junkie”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
Jen’s Teachin’ Tips — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boys – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
Jacques Grant Rewired