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  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10660 on: October 17, 2019, 09:13:09 am »
Arirang is complete and utter ****. I used to work in the Arirang building and even being subjected to 20 seconds of Arirang TV in the elevator was torturous. I always hoped to bump into some hot Korean celebrity there but never did :(


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10661 on: October 17, 2019, 09:20:41 am »
Arirang is complete and utter ****. I used to work in the Arirang building and even being subjected to 20 seconds of Arirang TV in the elevator was torturous. I always hoped to bump into some hot Korean celebrity there but never did :(

That is hilarious  :laugh:

Nothing like turning up to work in a foul mood after being tortured like that for a short space of time.  What if the lift got stuck?   :laugh: ;D :huh: :cry:

Worse than that would be if your carshare is a K-pop fan with a phat stereo.  Christ.  Kill me now.   


  • zola
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10662 on: October 17, 2019, 09:37:43 am »
I was on holiday in Italy with my dad and he called me over to tell me he'd found this 'fantastic Korean channel', thing is he said that about 'Russia Today' and 'CC TV' too.  Basically, my dad is an idiot.   
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10663 on: October 17, 2019, 12:12:38 pm »
It's difficult to figure out what Arirang's deal is. Personally, I think it's just another one of those goofy attempts to attract tourists or positive attention to the country. It's right up there with those hilarious 비빔밥 and 막걸리 ads they put in the NY times to try and attract tourists or the "I Seoul You", "It's Daejon" fiasco.

If Arirang wants to market Korea, that's cool, but it's a bit disjointed when everything about the presentation and image screams 'serious news channel', then the focus on K-pop, close-ups of white girls crying over Korean celebrities and related content. Rather make it an MTV style format, the majority of English speakers watching it are Koreaboos anyway.




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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10664 on: October 17, 2019, 12:29:50 pm »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10665 on: October 17, 2019, 01:20:30 pm »
It's difficult to figure out what Arirang's deal is. Personally, I think it's just another one of those goofy attempts to attract tourists or positive attention to the country. It's right up there with those hilarious 비빔밥 and 막걸리 ads they put in the NY times to try and attract tourists or the "I Seoul You", "It's Daejon" fiasco.

If Arirang wants to market Korea, that's cool, but it's a bit disjointed when everything about the presentation and image screams 'serious news channel', then the focus on K-pop, close-ups of white girls crying over Korean celebrities and related content. Rather make it an MTV style format, the majority of English speakers watching it are Koreaboos anyway.
Yeah. It seems to be caught between two worlds.

Of course, what else is to be expected by a government run operation?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10666 on: October 17, 2019, 01:57:26 pm »
My CT is preparing the students for 'talent show', they're performing a dance, the same one as last year.

I find it bewildering that, to my knowledge, no parent, teacher or student has raised concerns over the utterly uncomfortable and inappropriate spectacle  of a bunch of 12-year old girls (and younger) gyrating and semi-twerking to the choreography of raunchy k-pop videos.

They're all cool with pretty much anyone coming off the street, into the school hall, and filming these children.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10667 on: October 17, 2019, 02:00:51 pm »
a bunch of 12-year old girls (and younger) gyrating and semi-twerking to the choreography of raunchy k-pop videos.

Some people just don't get it.

"You mean the lyrics 'Wanna touch my secret' is sexual???????"

Like, no shit. The girls are pumping their chests out and dragging their fingertips from their necks down to their vag. No shit.

Can people be this thick?

My favourite are people who think Marry You (Bruno Mars) is a romantic song and that Better Man (Pearl Jam) is appropriate to play at a wedding.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10668 on: October 17, 2019, 02:07:51 pm »
My CT is preparing the students for 'talent show', they're performing a dance, the same one as last year.

I find it bewildering that, to my knowledge, no parent, teacher or student has raised concerns over the utterly uncomfortable and inappropriate spectacle  of a bunch of 12-year old girls (and younger) gyrating and semi-twerking to the choreography of raunchy k-pop videos.

They're all cool with pretty much anyone coming off the street, into the school hall, and filming these children.

Had the same thing today for the 'halftime show' of my sports day.

Unreal that they do this and think absolutely nothing of it. 12/13/14/15 year olds dressed as army girls, camo hot pants and white crop tops. One even had what I can only describe as a chest brace to 'highlight' herself.

Something very disturbing about it, but I try and put it down as one of those oh so famous cultural differences.


  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10669 on: October 17, 2019, 02:14:59 pm »
That's the problem when you make soft porn the most famous aspect of your national culture.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10670 on: October 17, 2019, 02:29:08 pm »
That's the problem when you make soft porn the most famous aspect of your national culture.
Meh. Compared to some of the crazy stories back home about what kids are getting subjected to these days in the name of "tolerance", this seems pretty mild.


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10671 on: October 17, 2019, 04:46:44 pm »
I remember a 6 year old doing “Manic Monday” routine back in Canada back the 1980s. 

“Let’s go make some noise!”

It isn’t just “Here and Now”.



  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10672 on: October 17, 2019, 08:27:52 pm »
ronnie omelettes is kind of annoying

there. now let the next 10-page argument commence

More of a bellend to be honest.  I suppose we could have ten pages of other insults which I'll probably not argue with. 

Seriously, I'd give you two or three days tops with that punishment before you go mental or before you hurry out and buy some ridiculously overpriced hiking clothes from the plethora of hiking shops around your house.  Also buy the brand new Hyundai car on credit, which is really similar in design to the other brand new Hyundai you bought last year.  But you then have bragging rights in the garage, and you let the others know that by parking in the most obstructive way.  At school, every day you pull out one of those white feather dusters out of the boot and lightly dust your car like the principals do here, when they really should be doing some important work, like running the school.   Then you spend your limited 5 vacation days going on a whistle-stop Hanatour to Rome, Berlin, Budapest, London, Paris, Barcelona and Split, spending all of 3 hours in each city taking photos in front of the local sights before buying some overpriced chocolates that were actually made in Korea.  You come back saying how refreshed you feel and show everyone the photos that show what a great time you had and how you're really worldly-wise.  Then someone gives you a mug of Yorkshire Tea and ginger nut and then you wake out of your Korean stupor. 
ronnie, is this you?

https://www.reddit.com/r/ContagiousLaughter/comments/dit8jm/its_an_emu/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10673 on: October 18, 2019, 09:23:21 am »
ronnie omelettes is kind of annoying

there. now let the next 10-page argument commence

More of a bellend to be honest.  I suppose we could have ten pages of other insults which I'll probably not argue with. 

Seriously, I'd give you two or three days tops with that punishment before you go mental or before you hurry out and buy some ridiculously overpriced hiking clothes from the plethora of hiking shops around your house.  Also buy the brand new Hyundai car on credit, which is really similar in design to the other brand new Hyundai you bought last year.  But you then have bragging rights in the garage, and you let the others know that by parking in the most obstructive way.  At school, every day you pull out one of those white feather dusters out of the boot and lightly dust your car like the principals do here, when they really should be doing some important work, like running the school.   Then you spend your limited 5 vacation days going on a whistle-stop Hanatour to Rome, Berlin, Budapest, London, Paris, Barcelona and Split, spending all of 3 hours in each city taking photos in front of the local sights before buying some overpriced chocolates that were actually made in Korea.  You come back saying how refreshed you feel and show everyone the photos that show what a great time you had and how you're really worldly-wise.  Then someone gives you a mug of Yorkshire Tea and ginger nut and then you wake out of your Korean stupor. 
ronnie, is this you?

https://www.reddit.com/r/ContagiousLaughter/comments/dit8jm/its_an_emu/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Classic  :laugh:  Makes me miss living in the north.  But happy that I never picked up their pronunciation.  'It's a focking emu'  :laugh:

Is this you when you let your hair down at the weekends?

 https://www.reddit.com/r/holdmybeer/comments/di9tgy/hmb_because_i_need_to_knock_down_some_beers/


  • sbk
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10674 on: October 18, 2019, 05:02:41 pm »
My CT is preparing the students for 'talent show', they're performing a dance, the same one as last year.

I find it bewildering that, to my knowledge, no parent, teacher or student has raised concerns over the utterly uncomfortable and inappropriate spectacle  of a bunch of 12-year old girls (and younger) gyrating and semi-twerking to the choreography of raunchy k-pop videos.

They're all cool with pretty much anyone coming off the street, into the school hall, and filming these children.

You mean something inappropriate like this?

https://youtu.be/gJghnwR6AWA

* It's a girl kpop group dancing at a boys high school.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 05:05:08 pm by sbk »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10675 on: October 18, 2019, 05:29:39 pm »
* It's a girl kpop group dancing at a boys high school.

Didn't tkae 30 seconds before I had said "Jesus Christ :huh:" 3 times.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10676 on: October 18, 2019, 05:53:43 pm »
My CT is preparing the students for 'talent show', they're performing a dance, the same one as last year.

I find it bewildering that, to my knowledge, no parent, teacher or student has raised concerns over the utterly uncomfortable and inappropriate spectacle  of a bunch of 12-year old girls (and younger) gyrating and semi-twerking to the choreography of raunchy k-pop videos.

They're all cool with pretty much anyone coming off the street, into the school hall, and filming these children.

You mean something inappropriate like this?

https://youtu.be/gJghnwR6AWA

* It's a girl kpop group dancing at a boys high school.


That's not a K-pop group but a dance team.

Just a group of girls who spend umpteen hours practising dance choreography but can't sing.

Sorry, you're right...a K-pop group.


  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10677 on: October 18, 2019, 06:21:37 pm »
Reminds me of the playboy bunnies scene in Apocalypse Now.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10678 on: October 18, 2019, 10:53:55 pm »
Maybe...

1. You haven't seen people scream in agony as they burn up in a helicopter crash (details minus video on the 6pm evening news);

2. You weren't right there in the other lane when dozens of people died in a runaway downhill truck crash in front of the hospital;

3. You didn't play soccer with one of the guys who died in the Bali bombings;

4. You didn't interview - prior to your first job here - a foreigner who vouched for the position, the recruiter and the city, then you accepted his word, only to later hear he suddenly went to work in China where he jumped off an apartment building to his death;

5. You didn't lose your father to lung cancer, mother to heart attack, only sibling to breast cancer;

6. You haven't lost two children in their earliest years to SIDS, and your wife insufferably to divorce;

7. You ...


  • JNM
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10679 on: October 19, 2019, 06:11:44 pm »
Dude, talk to someone.

Seriously.