Friday, March 12, 2010

Daily Kor for March 12, 2010

The war games continue, but with an interesting twist: the experts who would be responsible for plucking out North Korea's nukes and other weapons of mass destruction have joined the exercise. Pyongyang will declare that this is a sign Washington and Seoul are preparing an invasion, but what it really means is that someone in the allied capitals doesn't think the DPRK regime will last much longer.
  1. US forces' anti-WMD troops join ROK-US joint military exercise (AFP, AP via WaPo, Korea Times, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily)
  2. South Korea's continuing low interest rates may increase inflation threat (Bloomberg)
  3. Hyundai Motors brings on heir-apparent Chung Euisung as board member (Bloomberg, Yonhap)
  4. US President Obama says FTA ratification will enhance ties with allies South Korea, Panama, and Colombia (Yonhap)
  5. Pusan rape suspect denies all charges (Korea Herald)
    • Law enforcement accused of botched police work as victim may have still been alive when search belatedly went into full gear (Joongang Daily)
  6. Pŏp Chŏng, popular Buddhist monk and essayist, dies at age seventy-seven (Yonhap, Korea Herald, Joongang Daily, Chosun Ilbo)
  7. Kim Jong-il's personal shopper says he was turned down when he sought asylum in 2006 (Yonhap)
  8. Kim Yuna wins bronze in post-Olympic flatulence contest; coach Orser believes she can win gold in Sochi after adult-onset lactose intolerance kicks in (AFP
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  1. "Kim Yuna wins bronze in post-Olympic flatulence contest"

    That was cruel and evil!... Hell burns a little hotter for Yuna heretics like you!!!

  2. Would it have been better had she won silver or gold?

    This is all in good fun, and I'm actually of course a big fan of Ms Kim. I'd like to think that if she saw this, she'd have a good laugh.

    Of course, I know you are just channelling rabid netizen super fan, for fun, but I just thought I'd point out my actual devotion for her nonetheless.

  3. Man...there's just no end to Yuna's talents. She's awesome!

  4. Yes... I'm sure her farts smell like Glade floral air freshener... ;)

  5. Yes... I'm sure her farts smell like Glade floral air freshener... ;)

    In the cut-throat world of women's post-Olympic figure-skater flatulence contests, that's probably why she only got the bronze.


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