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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3180 on: March 17, 2017, 02:50:38 PM »
Is "monkey" something western people usually call asians to be racist?

My old CT once brought it up when discussing racism with students, but I had never heard it used against Asian people before. I thought it was something used against blacks, but that was her go-to example of a racial insult aimed at Koreans. I just read an article about a Korean guy claiming U.S. airport workers imitated monkeys in order to be racist to them. Is that really much more of a thing than I had realized?


I suppose it's possible but I've never personally heard of "monkey" being used as a pejorative against Koreans.  Definitely wouldn't think of it as a go-to example of a racial insult aimed at Koreans or any other Asian for that matter.

I've heard it at my Korean school quite a bit to refer to the Japanese. I've also had someone double down when I asked about it.

Sorry, what does that mean, they doubled down?

I've heard it between Japanese and Korean too. It just seems weird that they think it's the American go-to insult towards them as well. They're much more likely to get made fun of by eye pulling or speech imitation. I dont doubt that this guy faced racism at the airport, but the staff imitated monkeys? It's possible but I'm not sure...

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3181 on: March 17, 2017, 02:56:09 PM »
Is "monkey" something western people usually call asians to be racist?

My old CT once brought it up when discussing racism with students, but I had never heard it used against Asian people before. I thought it was something used against blacks, but that was her go-to example of a racial insult aimed at Koreans. I just read an article about a Korean guy claiming U.S. airport workers imitated monkeys in order to be racist to them. Is that really much more of a thing than I had realized?


I suppose it's possible but I've never personally heard of "monkey" being used as a pejorative against Koreans.  Definitely wouldn't think of it as a go-to example of a racial insult aimed at Koreans or any other Asian for that matter.

I've heard it at my Korean school quite a bit to refer to the Japanese. I've also had someone double down when I asked about it.

Sorry, what does that mean, they doubled down?

I've heard it between Japanese and Korean too. It just seems weird that they think it's the American go-to insult towards them as well. They're much more likely to get made fun of by eye pulling or speech imitation. I dont doubt that this guy faced racism at the airport, but the staff imitated monkeys? It's possible but I'm not sure...

Maybe not the best choice of words, but basically I said that it was rude and what if they said something like that to you. Then I got the-look at xyz, they look like monkeys.

It seemed like a left-field slur to me.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3182 on: March 17, 2017, 02:57:19 PM »
Approximately one hour until I have a coronarita in my hand  ;D

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3183 on: March 20, 2017, 02:43:54 PM »
Saw the new Beauty and the Beast and it was a jolly good time.  I'd rate it like a 7.5 outta 10. 

Best movie I've seen this year thus far has been "Get Out."  Also really enjoyed John Wick 2, that was a solid action flick. 

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« Reply #3184 on: March 20, 2017, 02:46:32 PM »
Saw the new Beauty and the Beast and it was a jolly good time.  I'd rate it like a 7.5 outta 10. 

Best movie I've seen this year thus far has been "Get Out."  Also really enjoyed John Wick 2, that was a solid action flick.

I want to see Get Out so bad. Does anyone think that it'll be released here? No release date for Korea on IMDB.

It made a tonne of money but I don't see it as the movie that Korean tastes are clamouring for, 

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« Reply #3185 on: March 20, 2017, 02:51:23 PM »
Right?  Even if it does make it over here, I imagine it might be a very limited release. 

It was excellent.  I was worried that it was going to be overhyped but it exceeded my expectations wonderfully.

Managed to catch it over winter break the day before I returned to Korealand.  Thankfully I remembered it was out.  I'd see it again too.  And might I add that for Peele's first foray into feature length films, I am mightily impressed.  Can't wait for future works! 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3186 on: March 20, 2017, 03:18:52 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.

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« Reply #3187 on: March 20, 2017, 03:28:56 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.
It did? I totally missed that!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3188 on: March 20, 2017, 03:31:31 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.


Fair point.  They may bring Get Out over simply because of box office success. 

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« Reply #3189 on: March 20, 2017, 03:31:51 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.

Had mad award hype though. Good for the cinephile crowd here.

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« Reply #3190 on: March 20, 2017, 03:33:17 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.
It did? I totally missed that!


I believe it's still in theatres here!  Least it was last weekend. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3191 on: March 20, 2017, 03:34:28 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.

Had mad award hype though. Good for the cinephile crowd here.
I saw Birdman when it had the award hype. That was awkward. That movie is not a movie that's translatable with subtitles. I've never seen a more confused crowd at a theatre. And it's a bit of a trip, even in English.

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« Reply #3192 on: March 20, 2017, 03:37:33 PM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.

Had mad award hype though. Good for the cinephile crowd here.
I saw Birdman when it had the award hype. That was awkward. That movie is not a movie that's translatable with subtitles. I've never seen a more confused crowd at a theatre. And it's a bit of a trip, even in English.

Hahahaha, during the H-Job scene in Moonlight, a Korean couple left the theatre and never returned. That was hilarious and awkward for them.

My GF was phoned by her boss during Birdman. She left for 40 MINUTES. After the movie she asked me what she missed.

"Uhhhhhhhh, Michael Keaton was outside in his underwear....... and, F it, we'll watch it again."

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3193 on: March 21, 2017, 07:40:28 AM »
Tuesdays are normally my "meh" days, but I'd been riding on only about 6 hours of sleep for the past 2.5 days (my fault), so I was a corpse on Monday and don't remember anything after 6 PM last night.

Best night's sleep I've had since being in Korea, just happy to be alive.

But I forgot the swing I made for my desk teddy. T_T

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3194 on: March 21, 2017, 07:44:19 AM »
I mean, it may come here. Moonlight came - which is also not a very locally-flavoured movie.

Had mad award hype though. Good for the cinephile crowd here.
I saw Birdman when it had the award hype. That was awkward. That movie is not a movie that's translatable with subtitles. I've never seen a more confused crowd at a theatre. And it's a bit of a trip, even in English.

Hahahaha, during the H-Job scene in Moonlight, a Korean couple left the theatre and never returned. That was hilarious and awkward for them.

My GF was phoned by her boss during Birdman. She left for 40 MINUTES. After the movie she asked me what she missed.

"Uhhhhhhhh, Michael Keaton was outside in his underwear....... and, F it, we'll watch it again."

Amazing. Yeah. I feel like 80% of western folk would have a hard time getting or enjoying Birdman, and I feel like trying to watch something so bizarre with subs and slightly less cultural context would increase that to about 99%.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3195 on: March 21, 2017, 02:49:29 PM »
Holy Hell! Hahahaha

"Okay everyone, look at the coloured babies!"  says the after school teacher (share's room with me)

Me: Whhaatttttt

There's a section of her textbook called Color Babies. It's about blue and red having a baby and it's purple.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3196 on: March 21, 2017, 03:13:16 PM »
^ :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Two of my boy students informed me that they're dieting.  When I asked why, they simply pointed at their guts.  They're both grade 3 middle schoolers so I wonder if they're anticipating meeting new girls once they get to high school.  Haha

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3197 on: March 22, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »
Every time Waygook says "Fetching Preview" when I make a post, I get excited like the website thinks my post is very beautiful.  :laugh:

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« Reply #3198 on: March 22, 2017, 12:24:45 PM »
Every time Waygook says "Fetching Preview" when I make a post, I get excited like the website thinks my post is very beautiful.  :laugh:
I jam so many fonts-sizes, colours, quotes, hyperlinks, and other formatting into my comments that I usually have to preview what I wrote just to check if it's even comprehensible. Oh, and sometimes I even check the preview to see if what I wrote makes sense.  :smiley:

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« Reply #3199 on: March 22, 2017, 12:32:47 PM »
Every time Waygook says "Fetching Preview" when I make a post, I get excited like the website thinks my post is very beautiful.  :laugh:
I jam so many fonts-sizes, colours, quotes, hyperlinks, and other formatting into my comments that I usually have to preview what I wrote just to check if it's even comprehensible. Oh, and sometimes I even check the preview to see if what I wrote makes sense.  :smiley:
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