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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4760 on: March 30, 2018, 05:56:36 PM »
I think he got muted one too many times and busted a nut on out of here.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4761 on: March 30, 2018, 09:31:27 PM »
I think he got muted one too many times and busted a nut on out of here.
but he was so dedicated on proving himself to be better than everyone else... it's not like him to give up so easily

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4762 on: April 02, 2018, 09:01:35 AM »
I feel like there hasn't been an American rip their passport up in North Korea for a while. Come on guys, get your act together.  >:( :P
Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4763 on: April 02, 2018, 09:48:08 AM »
Don't forget Camden. The Chuck Norris of ESL teaching.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4764 on: April 02, 2018, 10:45:12 AM »
Don't forget Camden. The Chuck Norris of ESL teaching.
But was Camden ever among us?
Did he *really* do everything that's been said about him?
All we have is the word of that one bitter poster who complained about his utter awesomeness.
Must I really take his awesomeness on faith alone?

Camgnostic.  :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4765 on: April 02, 2018, 12:35:15 PM »
Don't forget Camden. The Chuck Norris of ESL teaching.
But was Camden ever among us?
Did he *really* do everything that's been said about him?
All we have is the word of that one bitter poster who complained about his utter awesomeness.
Must I really take his awesomeness on faith alone?

Camgnostic.  :sad:

TBH I'm not sure. I'm also Camgnostic. But, part of me does want to believe that Camden is truly out there;
Being that super awesome, almost godlike, ESL teacher, that the church of Camden (that 1 bitter poster), told us about; and making ESL teaching in Korea, mildly better!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4766 on: April 02, 2018, 02:02:15 PM »
where's pecan? his posts were all right in a torturous kind of way

Don't know. Evidently he is still active, but maybe is just a lurker now.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4767 on: April 02, 2018, 03:31:51 PM »
The appearance by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on Sunday at a concert by South Korean musicians in Pyongyang was all the more unusual because his authoritarian government has been struggling to stave off what it sees as an infiltration of the South’s pop culture among his isolated people.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/world/asia/kim-jong-un-north-korea-k-pop-concert.html

Attention was focused on how Mr. Kim would react to the pop singers, particularly Red Velvet. The five-member girl group is typical of South Korean girl groups — known for their chirpy, bubble-gum harmonies and sexy choreography.

Their tunes are so infectious that the South Korean military has broadcast them across the border in a psychological war against North Korean soldiers. The North used to threaten to direct its artillery at the loudspeakers, warning of an “all-out war” if the South didn’t turn them off.

How things have changed.

South Korean officials said the North did not attempt to reject any of the South Korean song lineup or change the pop stars’ lyrics or risqué dance moves.

(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4768 on: April 03, 2018, 07:56:19 AM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4769 on: April 03, 2018, 08:04:21 AM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4770 on: April 03, 2018, 08:25:59 AM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!
He’a also a former-has-been.
True. But he's already made 2 or 3 big comebacks. Who knows, that Pyeongyang gig might have been the big breakthrough performance to kickstart comeback #4!

...don't get me wrong, I don't actually like his music, but I do like wasting time on what-ifs.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4771 on: April 03, 2018, 08:57:56 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4772 on: April 03, 2018, 09:12:18 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

Yeah, I guess they have their own chubby ajjeosshi already.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4773 on: April 03, 2018, 09:19:43 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

Yeah, I guess they have their own chubby ajjeosshi already.

He's the only one really allowed.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4774 on: April 03, 2018, 10:06:21 AM »
I'm pretty sure NK wasn't interested in Psy because he's a chubby ajjeosshi. Had he been a pretty thing in her 20s, he'd have been welcome.

Yeah, I guess they have their own chubby ajjeosshi already.

He's the only one really allowed who can afford to eat enough to get fat.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4775 on: April 03, 2018, 11:56:58 AM »
Like - not really a has-been.

But America only knows Gangnam style and that was ages ago! /s
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4776 on: April 03, 2018, 12:11:15 PM »
(But apparently, even North Korea had a limit to how far it would go in accepting K-pop. South Korean officials said the North had rejected their suggestion that the global star Psy, the singer famous for his “Gangnam Style” hit, be included in the visit.)
    Probably because Psy has been known to include political and social commentary in his lyrics, unlike the vapid majority of other pop stars.
    It's too bad... I was looking forward to what his "Pyeongyang Style" dance would've looked like!

I'd imagine his 'Pyeongyang Style' would be like Aphex Twin's 'Come to Daddy' where all the dancers are wearing Kim Jeong Eun masks instead of the Richard D. James ones. 



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4777 on: April 03, 2018, 01:02:58 PM »
I also miss waygook.org user Donovan.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4778 on: April 03, 2018, 01:36:55 PM »
The scribd site is down and it's making me sad since I spend my afternoons just reading to pass the time.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #4779 on: April 04, 2018, 09:46:45 AM »
“An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, “only a little while. The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?”

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The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”

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“But what then?” Asked the Mexican.

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“Millions – then what?”

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