Karl Mamer, recently interviewed by the Skeptical Review, who describe him as “surprisingly short with a kind face” (He’s not surprisingly short to ME…) and he mentioned Joe and I and SP and introduced the Korean pose to the skeptic community.
There was an election. I’m guessing the ajossi with the forced smile won… Apparently, not the GNP ajossi with the forced smile, though.
– Replace the whole cabinet… again?
– Monk set himself on fire
The DPs won in Seoul.
Did Twitter cause the upset?
- Highest turnout in 15 years (54.5%)
- Hwang Ju-hee, 26, was one of those who decided to vote after receiving text messages saying that “votes from the young generation are crucial.” Hwang, who works in Seoul, had initially decided not to return to her hometown in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang, where she was registered to vote, to cast her ballot. But she changed her mind after she saw the text messages. (So that’s the way to influence young Korean women…hmm…)
ROK withholding aid until NK apologizes for Cheonan. Not as hard-assed as they could have been, but it’s something.
Update on the Hwang Jang-Yop assassination case.
Will LG be providing display panels for the 4G iPhone?
Oh, Korea Times, you really know how to prioritize the news. Stafford’s been busily following their “news”.
Koreans may be too “educated.” Well, I think we knew that. It’s not in the article, but I think about 30% of Americans hold college degrees.
Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
Chicken hofs excited that there will be two (2!) evening World Cup matches.
Can we not call it “Drunken Rice” please?
NK has developed an anti-aging “Super Drink”
Korea has finally caught on to low-cost carriers. Not ex-pat specific, but most of us like to travel, and even hagwon teachers have more vacation than the average office worker.
BiJND pretty much sums up all expat happenings of the week in one concise post.
Eat Your Kimchi pisses off netizens?
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Stafford’s next suit.
The iSamsung phone
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