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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2019, 01:43:54 pm »
here is today's scene in the same bathroom.  i used it bc after my morning coffee at starbucks, I get a shit brewing and don't want to take an elevator 35 floors up to use my bathroom.
You ever thought of taking a shit when you wake up, before you shower and then going out and getting your coffee? Basically your mad because you can't engage in the slightest bit of long-term thinking and planning and are too lazy to take a 1 minute elevator ride.

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But as most Koreans are farmers in suits
At least they know to time their bowel movements, something even many animals can handle.

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Instead of thinking it's normal for a public toilet to be trashed, how about we hold people to a higher standard.
1. As far as public toilets in big cities that see a ton of traffic, that's pretty clean. I mean at least there aren't any used needles. In fact, we can even look at other Starbucks
https://www.insider.com/starbucks-workers-petition-bathroom-needle-disposal-boxes-2019-1
2. You could always propose to the tenant's association that they either hire a different janitor or upgrade the plumbing system. Maybe pay some more in rent each month.


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2019, 01:46:29 pm »
50 million deposit and you're still paying over 1.1 million in rent?  What a f'n rip off. 

Gee, I see many officetels for 10 million deposit, sometimes 20 million and maybe 500 or 600 thousand won a month rent out here in the provinces.  New buildings too. 

I personally chose a building built around 2000 with a modern renovation.  Two bedroom apartment for 10 million deposit and rent with maintenance (including apt electricity fee) comes to around 520,000 rent a month.  Great deal.  It helps lots of folks are moving to new apartments and are renting or selling their old ones at a loss. 

If it were Seoul, the cost would be higher and the pay for public school lower which makes no sense.  They should pay more up there due to the higher rents.  But, it's Korea.  Things don't make sense. 


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2019, 01:57:50 pm »
And Harry gets hits in the face by four bricks thrown from the roof in Home Alone 2 but doesn't die. 

No, Marv does. hehe


Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2019, 02:00:31 pm »
Cartoon picks up on the fact that 'Koreans make substandard, shoddy buildings that are built way too fast and are generally shit quality' shocker.  I mean no one would really argue with that though would they......oh yeh, there is martin....perceved slight against Korea kneejerk reaction shocker.
He could have done it as the school provided one-room and left out the money aspect and it would have made more sense. The main concept is the juxtaposition of the living quarters and their quality vs. a prison it's the twist at the end- The reader thinks he is talking about one thing when in fact it's another. Putting the in the comparison of what $300k gets you in America vs. Korea, is just monumentally stupid. I mean, seriously, does the guy not realize that $300k gets you like a studio in NYC? Does he even know the maintenance costs for an average NYC apartment? That's why it's not that good of a joke- You can think of about 5 flaws with it off the top of your head. And anyone who has ever lived in NYC or similar cities (not a tiny sliver of the population) will be like, "Uhm..." LOMC comes across as a comic writen by someone with slightly above-average intelligence who thinks he's the smartest guy, not just in the room, but in the country. The Far Side or Non-Sequitur it is not.

This also ignores the fact that the $300k you use to buy the apartment is then returned to you after a period of time when you move out. That sort of changes things, yes?


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2019, 02:22:54 pm »
The $300K part is not the main focus of the joke. You could omit that line and just say "It's the apartment they are thinking of buying in Busan" and it would have had the same effect.
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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2019, 02:30:49 pm »
The $300K part is not the main focus of the joke. You could omit that line and just say "It's the apartment they are thinking of buying in Busan" and it would have had the same effect.
Pretty much my point. The joke was fine but adding on the $300k part just makes him sound like an out of touch idiot who has never lived in a big city.

Juxtaposing it with a suburban house with a pool and crap just makes him seem even more sheltered and clueless.


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2019, 02:40:19 pm »
I think you are reading too deeply into this.
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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2019, 02:41:17 pm »
I think you are reading too deeply into this.

Did you know that chickens aren't even aware of the implications of vehicular travel? They don't even know it's a road.


Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2019, 02:59:34 pm »
This is a good post.

Many of you have asked what happened to Pecan? Well I'll tell you what happened.

A couple of years ago DeMartino went into a staunch defence of the removal of soiled toilet paper bins in Seoul bathrooms. There was shit flying everywhere. Pecan a 3 ply man of unimaginable wealth challenged DeMartino to a battle of shits whits about the pros and cons of having shit smeared toilet paper touching your knee caps or elbow whilst you were doing your business. In a clash of the decade waygook battle DeMartino defeated Pecan with a mountain of shit posts and Pecan left the site for good with his tail between his legs vowing never to return again. The Seoul toilet bin removal law was repealed the following day. All new buildings are required to be built with inadequate plumbing as a legacy of the aforementioned conflict.
Who is here in 2019?


Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2019, 04:21:05 pm »
Id question which Korean bathroom characteristic is worse.....

Dirty toilet paper in the bin?

Or

A hidden camera pointed at your bum?

T.C.


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2019, 05:10:15 pm »
cameras in toilets? Shouldn't that be illegal?
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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2019, 06:56:28 am »
And Harry gets hits in the face by four bricks thrown from the roof in Home Alone 2 but doesn't die. 

No, Marv does. hehe

Damned you and your film buffness CO2.  :-* What makes it worse, is I was watching this with my students yesterday and a student even asked me about Marv and Harry.   :cheesy:


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2019, 08:11:28 am »
Did you know that chickens aren't even aware of the implications of vehicular travel? They don't even know it's a road.
So then why are they constantly trying to cross it?  :huh:


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Re: 400,000$ for a 300ft studio and i have to see this?!
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2019, 10:49:37 am »
Damned you and your film buffness CO2.  :-* What makes it worse, is I was watching this with my students yesterday and a student even asked me about Marv and Harry.   :cheesy:

I've seen the movie 4 times this week. hahaha

So then why are they constantly trying to cross it?  :huh: