Saturday, October 29, 2005

Completely ignorable post

Nothing worth reading here, people. Just move along...


Kim Hee Sun claims place among screen goddesses

Actress Kim Hee Sun, best known for her role in...well...some lame to
mediocre Korean movie or the other, has now joined the ranks of world
famous actresses such as Audrey Hepburn and even Audrey Hepburn. How did she secure such a lofty
place on the world stage? By having her picture taken by the same
photographer who once took pictures of Madonna, that's how. (Oh, and then having a
Korean newspaper claim that this actually should mean something) This
picture book, titled "Marvelously Kim Hee Sun," will soon hit store
bookshelves from Seoul to as far away as Busan and maybe even one or
two stores in Hong Kong. You can rush out to the nearest bookstore and buy it now, or just wait for it to show up half-price in the bargain bins in about 2 months.

Korea could cut troops in Iraq by a third!

200510280017_00...and no one would care!

Korean 'peace keeper' in Northern Iraq, keeping a vigilant watch of the entry to the base PC bang, safe within their compound protected by Kurdish soldiers.

Philosophical question: If Korea sent 3,000 troops to Iraq and nobody there even noticed, did it really happen?

Speaking of Iraq, a certain semi-retired Korblogger has left some messages here and there around the Korean blogosphere about the lack of coverage of US troop casuality numbers exceeding 2,000.

Well there you go again, KP, always looking at the negative side of things. How about acknowledging the bright side for a change?

For example:

Of those 2,000 killed, not one was the son or daughter of any politician who supported the Iraq war. This is a great improvement over previous wars in which politicians foolishly allowed their beloved children to put themselves in harm's way, just because they felt the war was a just cause.

Despite the government racking up a record deficit that will only get larger, thanks in big part to the Iraq liberation, no major US corporation has suffered any financial losses. In fact, several have even increased profits dramatically!

Speaking of the deficit, any day now all the money put into the Iraqi cause (see here for a running tally) will be paid back with interest by grateful Iraqis. Once the Shiites are firmly in control of Iraq then everything will be just fine. I'm sure they'll prove to be great friends of the US and Israel for generations to come, just like their tribal brothers from the country to their east. It's all good baby!

Now, considering the bright future that lies ahead of us, isn't this sacrifice of 2,000 young lives well worth it?

Comments on original post

Kim Hee Sun looks good in profile and with sunglasses... but she looks pretty rough when it's a full-frontal shot of her face. Freaky, bulgy eyes, just like mine.

My frog-visaged sister: the Face that Shot 2000 Troops.


Posted by: Kevin Kim | October 29, 2005 at 08:40 AM

Kevin, leave it to you to come up with a better title for my post than I did. Anyway, peeling back the eyelids through plastic surgery does tend to give that frog-eye look. Once again I make my fervent plea to all South Korean females contemplating plastic surgery: leave the eyes alone and just do the boobs. Clearly, Hee Sun isn't listening.

Posted by: partypooper | October 29, 2005 at 09:09 AM

[b]Of those 2,000 killed, not one was the son or daughter of any politician who supported the Iraq war[b]

My point exactly. Perhaps I am negative but I cannot see much positive about what is happening in the middle east.

Posted by: kimchipig | October 29, 2005 at 09:53 AM

And by the way, Honourable Pooper, why do you hate America so much? Why are you so anti-American?

Posted by: kimchipig | October 29, 2005 at 09:57 AM

Since when does being realistic and cynical make one "anti-American?"

Posted by: Joel | October 30, 2005 at 05:03 AM

Isn't any concept or idea that differs from that of the Bush administration anti-American?

Posted by: kimchipig | October 30, 2005 at 09:40 AM

Two successful elections, the most recent - largely free of violence - included the participation of all those Sunnis the MSM declared wouldn't participate; a ratified constitution, despite the same media telling us agreement was impossible and civil war was imminent; and Saddam's in the dock standing trial for crimes against humanity - yeah, nothing to proud of there.

Posted by: David | October 30, 2005 at 12:00 PM

Look. Make the draft mandatory again and it will be a whole, different story.

If people have to die to prove their patriotism, they won't be so eager to support the war.

Look at Israel, South Korea, and Switzerland, three countries with compulsory military service.

How many wars have they started?

Posted by: A Yank Abroad | December 09, 2005 at 07:34 AM

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