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I just read the Korea Times and I quote:

"K-pop sensation BTS is almost certain to top music charts in the United States and U.K with its latest album "Map of the Soul: Persona," making K-pop history. "


http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2019/04/682_267256.html

But then I searched this chart and found them barely hanging on to 185th place
out of 200.  What the faek are they talking about?  They must be getting  piles of
good drugs of Craigslist and getting whacked before they write.

https://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 01:38:37 pm »
https://www.billboard.com/music/bts/chart-history/billboard-200

the last 2 reached #1. it wouldn't be totally surprising


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Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 01:54:37 pm »
Really???  Western music must have seriously cratered since I lived in the west.
A bunch of pretty boys who don't write music or play instruments make it to
number one on a music chart?

Damn, OK. I stand corrected.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 02:08:37 pm »
Really???  Western music must have seriously cratered since I lived in the west.
A bunch of pretty boys who don't write music or play instruments make it to
number one on a music chart?

Damn, OK. I stand corrected.

i think they probably write about as much of their music as your average western pop star. of course, there are outliers on both ends (bruno mars does a lot of writing and producing, elvis never did)...


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 02:18:38 pm »
i wasn't aware that anyone over the age of twelve cared about the music on the Billboard/UK Charts.  i gave up caring after 1984 when Band Aid was Christmas number 1 with 'Do They Know It's Christmas'.  nothing could ever be more deserving. 


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 03:29:21 pm »
I just read the Korea Times and I quote:

"K-pop sensation BTS is almost certain to top music charts in the United States and U.K with its latest album "Map of the Soul: Persona," making K-pop history. "


http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2019/04/682_267256.html

But then I searched this chart and found them barely hanging on to 185th place
out of 200.  What the faek are they talking about?  They must be getting  piles of
good drugs of Craigslist and getting whacked before they write.

https://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200

Yes, they are on drugs.  :rolleyes:

It couldn't possibly be that you're incredibly out of touch and have no clue about things. You do realize they were on SNL this past weekend, right?



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Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 03:46:38 pm »
Sorry, I didn't read your post.  If I see a meme that, to me, means the
writer has switched off their mind and is relying on some vulgar
societal generalization to "try" and make a point.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 03:57:54 pm »
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You do realize they were on SNL this past weekend, right?

I'm so out of touch. I don't know what SNL is :shocked:


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 04:01:27 pm »
Sorry, I didn't read your post.  If I see a meme that, to me, means the
writer has switched off their mind and is relying on some vulgar
societal generalization to "try" and make a point.

Hear hear.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 04:18:51 pm »
Sorry, I didn't read your post.  If I see a meme that, to me, means the
writer has switched off their mind and is relying on some vulgar
societal generalization to "try" and make a point.
The point is you're out of touch and have no idea what's big and what isn't these days. That's okay, so am I. I mean, the other week I was like "Nipsy who?" It happens. Try not to get too worked up over it.

Also, dude, meme or not, you're the one who switched off their mind.

Also, you do realize people who don't play instruments and write their own songs has been a thing at least since the days of Motown. Also, did you miss the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync?

The whole "no one knows or cares about Kpop thing" is dead. BTS is gigantic. And no, it's not some fan manipulation or "only in Asia" or Kpop labels paying people. They're legitimately a thing.

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You do realize they were on SNL this past weekend, right?

I'm so out of touch. I don't know what SNL is :shocked:

Saturday Night Live.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 04:30:36 pm by Mr.DeMartino »


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 04:52:37 pm »
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You do realize they were on SNL this past weekend, right?

I'm so out of touch. I don't know what SNL is :shocked:

Enjoy this beautiful melody:



My guess is once you hear it once and you'll put it on repeat.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 05:05:02 pm »
Get a hair cut and tuck your shirts in!


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Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 05:06:58 pm »
My guess is once you hear it once and you'll put it on repeat.

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Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 05:40:15 pm »
Sorry, I didn't read your post.  If I see a meme that, to me, means the
writer has switched off their mind and is relying on some vulgar
societal generalization to "try" and make a point.
[reposts same meme because it applies here as well]


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 06:53:40 pm »
Iím not a kpop fan, and definitely not a bts fan but if you ever even just google search ďwhy is bts so friggin popularĒ, you can skim and get a sense of why they arenít just some dopey group of (beautiful) men wearing makeup. Hehe

Basically their song lyrics are super relateable to their audience and their story of overcoming obstacles moves the hearts of many fans. Lol i know that sounds cheesy but...i swear...it isnít..or maybe it is. I duno!

Last summer i traveled in europe w/ my korean mates and some european kids ran up to us and asked us if we were korean (in English) and we said yes, and they screamed at how much they loved bts. Kind crazy but kinda cool? Lol

My sister is a teacher in oakland (think uh...fruitvale station area....lol..actually thatís not funny) and many of her students are in love with bts too. Heh heh.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 10:06:12 pm »
Sorry, I didn't read your post.  If I see a meme that, to me, means the
writer has switched off their mind and is relying on some vulgar
societal generalization to "try" and make a point.
[reposts same meme because it applies here as well]

True. Not everyone can handle aging gracefully. I know almost nothing about Cardi B or 6ix9ine or whatever, but I can accept that m time has passed and the new generation has their thing. That doesn't mean you can't rag on it from time to time, but you also need to accept things.

The kids have found some new and different music they can relate to, and it isn't even in their own language. I think that's great.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 06:08:54 am »
Sorry, I didn't read your post.  If I see a meme that, to me, means the
writer has switched off their mind and is relying on some vulgar
societal generalization to "try" and make a point.
[reposts same meme because it applies here as well]

True. Not everyone can handle aging gracefully. I know almost nothing about Cardi B or 6ix9ine or whatever, but I can accept that m time has passed and the new generation has their thing. That doesn't mean you can't rag on it from time to time, but you also need to accept things.

The kids have found some new and different music they can relate to, and it isn't even in their own language. I think that's great.

Yes I'm afraid you just have to accept that all aspects of popular culture will just keep getting better and better till the end of time. Movies, books, pop music, art, TV, fashion, language, self-expression. Because as soon as someone's old enough to look back and compare what they used to like with the present, someone's going to post a Simpson's meme at them or that quote about youth from Socrates. And they prove that all aspects of life by the laws of physics must continue on a permanent upward trajectory.  Nothing in the present can ever be objectively worse after you reach a certain age. You can see by looking back in the past that no areas of culture have ever gone through high and low periods. 
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 06:33:28 am by eggieguffer »


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 06:42:07 am »
Or maybe instead of bashing newspapers, OP should pause for 30 seconds and contemplate the possibility that he's completely out of touch.

Age gracefully. Like I said, we'll all have our old man moments, but stuff like this should serve as a wakeup call.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 06:48:37 am »
Or maybe instead of bashing newspapers, OP should pause for 30 seconds and contemplate the possibility that he's completely out of touch.

Age gracefully. Like I said, we'll all have our old man moments, but stuff like this should serve as a wakeup call.

I think if you look back at the original post he was bashing a newspaper for saying BTS would be number one. Which as far as I could make out in that chart, they weren't.


Re: Are Korean Newspapers Doing Lots of Drugs Themselves? (i.e. BTS)
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 07:22:48 am »
Or maybe instead of bashing newspapers, OP should pause for 30 seconds and contemplate the possibility that he's completely out of touch.

Age gracefully. Like I said, we'll all have our old man moments, but stuff like this should serve as a wakeup call.

I think if you look back at the original post he was bashing a newspaper for saying BTS would be number one. Which as far as I could make out in that chart, they weren't.

oh ffs this thread should've been over the first time i posted this

https://www.billboard.com/music/bts/chart-history/billboard-200

yes, the newspaper is right. yes, spqr was wrong. yes, the billboard chart is pretty irrelevant either way.