Friday, February 5, 2010

Whitney Claws Is Coming To Town

Pop diva Whitney Houston has arrived in Seoul to kick off her Nothing But Love* world tour this Saturday at Olympic Park. Exhibit A why mandatory drug testing should be required of all E6 visa holders.

And in honor of her visit, I'm starting a caption contest for this photo. I'll start: "A frazzled Whitney Houston tries to get the attention of her "mood specialist" at the end of her airport press conference." I'm sure the rest of you can do better.

* I'd check if "love" is a new street term for some sort of controlled substance.

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12 comments:

  1. hey man. i don't know what your deal is, but whitney rules.

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  2. I used to love me Whitney Houston. But I just got more and more disgusted with her the longer she went into her tailspin of drugs and denial.

    My ribbing of her aside, I really, really, really hope she has gotten cleaned up and she stays clean. I would love to be able to look back at her drug-addled history as just history.

    Oh, and I do think it's cool that she's kicking off her tour in Seoul, but I do remember some nasty run-ins with the Korean press when she was obviously on something during the interview and she flew off the handle.

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  3. Kushibo... you missed the picture where she's clutching two nervous looking Korean kids wearing hanboks... perfect caption contest that one... ;)

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  4. hehehehe...

    http://goldsea.com/Text/index.php?id=3198

    It's the picture on the second row down, first column on the left.

    Oh, nm... even better link:

    http://goldsea.com/Text/images/3834.jpg

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  5. I promise you, that will appear on a future Daily Kor.

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  6. Too late...

    http://www.rjkoehler.com/2010/02/05/add-a-caption-2/

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  7. You think she's here on an E-Series visa? Did she pass the drug test?

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  8. In all seriousness, I believe she would be in Korea on an E6 visa (entertainment visa), which is for lounge singers, people performing in movies, etc.

    There may be a super temporary work visa for things like this, or at least a different protocol, but I'm not sure what it is.

    And I believe E6 visaholders are subject to a number of tests, including HIV tests.

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  9. I was asking seriously.

    I remembered reading that entertainers enter Korea hold the E-series visa. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some kind of temporary double secret visa. Green Day was in Seoul last month. No way those guys can pass a drug test.

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  10. I'm with Shinbone. She's trying to get her life together and I'm 100% behind her. I LOVE Whitney! If she needs to lean on hanbok-wearing kids for support, then junior Koreans better get in line!

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  11. My snarkiness aside, I do wish her well and I hope she can get her life around. I heard a nice piece on her comeback on a PBS podcast a few months ago, and it had me rooting for her. Really.

    She does look a bit disheveled and a lot of that might be from the long flight and the jet lag, but I'm just having a little fun with it. A lot of fun, actually.

    But really, I do wish her well. At one time she produced some great music, and I believe she has it in her to do it again. We'll all be better off for it if she can stay clean and stay bright.

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