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Mark Russell (Korea Pop Wars, Korea Gig Guide, Pop Goes Korea)

MAIN TOPIC

The culture wars in Korean pop

 

NEWS AND STUFF

Democracy Advocate, Cardinal Stephen Kim Dies at Age 86

Court throws out case against PD Diary, producers not accountable for protests.

Big water shortage in Gangwon-do.

Daylight saving time coming to Korea.

 

KTX is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

Vulgar Pizza Etang commercial?

Korean-American Power and Dokdo!

A good day for bad columns.

Correcting them uneducated Americans about the East Sea
Some Maryland legislators have been talked into using “East Sea.” Brian: “supplant what’s considered coercion by coercion”

The RAS has an upcoming lecture that may or may not change anyone’s final opinions on the topic, but it WILL leave everyone much better informed. Here is the official RAS announcement for Marmot’s Holers:

Tues. February 24, 2009,
RAS Lecture Meeting
Dr. Kim, Yongdeok
7:30 p.m 2nd floor, Residents lounge
Somerset Palace, Seoul

 

On the Tourism Front

More UK travellers heading to South Korea – Just the Flight

Jeju Nude Beach?
Nudist Beaches for Westerners: Koreans’ stereotypes exposed? « The Grand Narrative

Is “Robot Land” Breaking Ground?

 

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

Korean Hwacha on ‘Mythbusters’

Creative Korean Advertising #7: Get the Native Tongue?

there’s still a certain irony in “the native tongue” being advertised by people that clearly don’t quite have it themselves yet

In order to promote intensive foreign language courses at Korea University, we have designed a poster box with foreigners’s tongue flier attached. The tongue-like fliers contain catch phrase like “Get the native tongue” along with contact information of the institute. When pulling out the flier, students can visualize themselves speaking in fluent tongue just like the native speakers. This as can convey the message to the students and the institute will be remembered as an optimum place to improve their language skills.

Today’s WTF

When Politicians Attack!

17 most violent political brawls caught on tape.  Korea places 3 times.

This is why you’re fat. – One of my new favorite food blogs

Have Your Bottle and Drink It Too with Hopside Down Glasses

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News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
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