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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11180 on: January 10, 2020, 01:42:16 pm »
There are so many variations in pollution aps though.  My ap now says 65 for 2.5 pollution. The other one says  132 for 2.5 pollution.  Which one is right? I live in Gwacheon.  I can usually tell by a visual check how bad it is. It says  yellow here today.  I do remember plenty of blue days too. 


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« Reply #11181 on: January 10, 2020, 01:42:40 pm »
https://aqicn.org/city/seoul/

Yikes!  :huh:

Yep. And the BBC is posting articles like this about the air in London: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50119981

Everytime I've checked the air quality in the UK, London is almost always green (there have been a few yellow patches in London here and there, but even then London is mostly green). Meanwhile in Korea, if it's yellow it's considered good  :cry:

I had to laugh at this bit...  :laugh:

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In London, high-pollution days would see an extra 87 cardiac arrests per year, an extra 144 strokes, and 74 children and 33 adults ending up in hospital with asthma-related issues.

In Birmingham the figure would be 12 more out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, 27 additional admissions for stroke and 26 more for asthma.

Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford and Southampton would see between two and six more out-of-hospital heart attacks and up to 14 extra hospital admissions for both stroke and asthma.

Only in Derby would there be no apparent increase.

What does that say about Derby?   :laugh:  They're immune to pollution because it's already a crap hole full of mingers?  Maybe in Leeds, the life expectancy is longer from pollution, as it improves their lives.   :wink:  I will add that I lived in the High Peak which kind of divorced itself from Derbyshire yonks ago.   :laugh:



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11182 on: January 10, 2020, 01:55:22 pm »
There are so many variations in pollution aps though.  My ap now says 65 for 2.5 pollution. The other one says  132 for 2.5 pollution.  Which one is right? I live in Gwacheon.  I can usually tell by a visual check how bad it is. It says  yellow here today.  I do remember plenty of blue days too. 

I think you may be getting a little mixed up with the AQICN app, where 132 is the total of PM2.5+PM10+Ozone and some other things. Just the PM2.5 in Gwacheon is about 65, which is 30 above a safe level.  Still very very bad.

I usually use...

http://aqicn.org/city/korea/
https://tenki.jp/pm25/
https://search.naver.com/search.naver?where=nexearch&query=%EB%AF%B8%EC%84%B8%EB%A8%BC%EC%A7%80&sm=top_hty&fbm=1&ie=utf8

and my eyes. 

I trust AQICN more than the Korean one, and the Japanese one seems to follow the airflow rather than having sensors on the ground, but useful nonetheless. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11183 on: January 10, 2020, 09:29:21 pm »
imagine that every single day in the uk, there was a tv program (or programs) dedicated to watching people eat fish and chips. and every single episode, the "cast" and audience acted like it's the first time they've ever seen fish and chips, and that it's the most delicious thing they've ever eaten. every single day. and people actually tune in specifically to watch it.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11184 on: January 11, 2020, 09:20:44 am »
imagine that every single day in the uk, there was a tv program (or programs) dedicated to watching people eat fish and chips. and every single episode, the "cast" and audience acted like it's the first time they've ever seen fish and chips, and that it's the most delicious thing they've ever eaten. every single day. and people actually tune in specifically to watch it.
I dunno, imagine if back home there were the same comedy shows endlessly mocking the President while the audience laughs and thinks its getting something done instead of them, I don't know actually doing something about it instead of laughing and having repeated candlelight vigils weekend after weekend to protest them eventually leading to their ouster.

You ever stop to think that their "mindless" noodle shows and lack of "sophisticated" political comedy shows are why they were actually able to get off their asses and make a real change instead of tweeting clips of Colbert and applauding themselves for how smart they are?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11185 on: January 11, 2020, 10:40:30 am »
imagine that every single day in the uk, there was a tv program (or programs) dedicated to watching people eat fish and chips. and every single episode, the "cast" and audience acted like it's the first time they've ever seen fish and chips, and that it's the most delicious thing they've ever eaten. every single day. and people actually tune in specifically to watch it.
I dunno, imagine if back home there were the same comedy shows endlessly mocking the President while the audience laughs and thinks its getting something done instead of them, I don't know actually doing something about it instead of laughing and having repeated candlelight vigils weekend after weekend to protest them eventually leading to their ouster.

You ever stop to think that their "mindless" noodle shows and lack of "sophisticated" political comedy shows are why they were actually able to get off their asses and make a real change instead of tweeting clips of Colbert and applauding themselves for how smart they are?

So, your logic is: Korean TV shows are so awful that protesting is the only alternative?

Perhaps, I should hold a candlelight vigil to protest against Chef Baek and Yu Jae-seok being on every crappy TV show.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11186 on: January 11, 2020, 11:21:40 am »
imagine that every single day in the uk, there was a tv program (or programs) dedicated to watching people eat fish and chips. and every single episode, the "cast" and audience acted like it's the first time they've ever seen fish and chips, and that it's the most delicious thing they've ever eaten. every single day. and people actually tune in specifically to watch it.
I dunno, imagine if back home there were the same comedy shows endlessly mocking the President while the audience laughs and thinks its getting something done instead of them, I don't know actually doing something about it instead of laughing and having repeated candlelight vigils weekend after weekend to protest them eventually leading to their ouster.

You ever stop to think that their "mindless" noodle shows and lack of "sophisticated" political comedy shows are why they were actually able to get off their asses and make a real change instead of tweeting clips of Colbert and applauding themselves for how smart they are?

What are you tossing on about? The US is a democracy, if people want to get rid of Trump they can vote him out. And what on earth is the link between crappy TV shows about food and political activism.

I do agree though that f-ck Trump comedy shows are usually about as entertaining as noodle slurping
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11187 on: January 11, 2020, 11:33:45 am »
imagine that every single day in the uk, there was a tv program (or programs) dedicated to watching people eat fish and chips. and every single episode, the "cast" and audience acted like it's the first time they've ever seen fish and chips, and that it's the most delicious thing they've ever eaten. every single day. and people actually tune in specifically to watch it.
I dunno, imagine if back home there were the same comedy shows endlessly mocking the President while the audience laughs and thinks its getting something done instead of them, I don't know actually doing something about it instead of laughing and having repeated candlelight vigils weekend after weekend to protest them eventually leading to their ouster.

You ever stop to think that their "mindless" noodle shows and lack of "sophisticated" political comedy shows are why they were actually able to get off their asses and make a real change instead of tweeting clips of Colbert and applauding themselves for how smart they are?
you're doing it again.

i'm talking about the crappy, repetitive tv in korea and you're talking about politics for some reason. i'm not american so i have no idea what colburt is anyway


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11188 on: January 11, 2020, 11:41:04 am »
How come you guys don't follow DM's flawless logic?
Korean noodle slurping television is actually great. It must be great since they were able to impeach their president with months long candlelight protests.
How can you not see the connection? It's clear as daylight.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11189 on: January 11, 2020, 11:45:44 am »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11190 on: January 11, 2020, 12:12:27 pm »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11191 on: January 11, 2020, 12:17:10 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11192 on: January 11, 2020, 12:19:29 pm »
imagine that every single day in the uk, there was a tv program (or programs) dedicated to watching people eat fish and chips. and every single episode, the "cast" and audience acted like it's the first time they've ever seen fish and chips, and that it's the most delicious thing they've ever eaten. every single day. and people actually tune in specifically to watch it.
I dunno, imagine if back home there were the same comedy shows endlessly mocking the President while the audience laughs and thinks its getting something done instead of them, I don't know actually doing something about it instead of laughing and having repeated candlelight vigils weekend after weekend to protest them eventually leading to their ouster.

You ever stop to think that their "mindless" noodle shows and lack of "sophisticated" political comedy shows are why they were actually able to get off their asses and make a real change instead of tweeting clips of Colbert and applauding themselves for how smart they are?
you're doing it again.

i'm talking about the crappy, repetitive tv in korea and you're talking about politics for some reason. i'm not american so i have no idea what colburt is anyway

Stephen Colbert is the guy who mocked Bernie Sanders for saying this

"
We have got to look at candidates not by the color of their skin, not by their sexual orientation or gender and not by their age. I think we have got to try to move us toward a nondiscriminatory society that looks at people based on their abilities, based on what they stand for."

So you can see where he is politically


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11193 on: January 11, 2020, 12:20:15 pm »
MODS BAN HIM. that's gotta break at least one rule. if not, let's make a new rule so this never gets posted again


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11194 on: January 11, 2020, 12:21:44 pm »
MODS BAN HIM. that's gotta break at least one rule. if not, let's make a new rule so this never gets posted again
+1


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11195 on: January 11, 2020, 03:29:30 pm »
4th time I've shared this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_wv8hNCYK0&

holy shit.  watched for about 13 seconds and almost had a stroke from the blood pressure spike.  Koreans watch this shit?   this is  should be used a guatanamo to torture suspected terrorist.  I'd choose water boarding.

edit ho lee chit...   over 1 million views on youtube.  fuk this ghey earth


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11196 on: January 11, 2020, 06:36:58 pm »
Saturday night TV that the wife is watching: "Yoo Jae-seok cooks ramyeon for lots of people." Oh look, a grown man can crack an egg into a bowl.

Be like Ricky Gervais been filmed making beans on toast. "Oh no, he's burned the bread."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11197 on: January 11, 2020, 06:42:02 pm »
It's funny because if you ever do a lesson on table manners (I've done a few for students going to the UK) Koreans always swear blind that in Korean culture it's also bad manners to
1) eat with your mouth open
2) make a noise when you're eating
3) Talk with your mouth full. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11198 on: January 12, 2020, 03:16:50 am »
Wow, Sam's gotten ttungttunghae!  ;D
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11199 on: January 12, 2020, 07:04:13 am »
The sounds of eating?

ASMR 101.

That's so 2018.
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