North Korea Page 11

  • Page

    of 24 First / Last

  • alexc7496 5 Apr 2013 23:02:33 1,794 posts
    Seen 3 weeks ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Rodney wrote:
    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Just started a book on North Korea called Nothing to Envy, it's by an award winning journalist that talked to those that actually got out to find out what life was/is like there. Really good so far and love the personal stories.
    I'll have a look for this.

    Chris Hitchens essay about his visit to North Korea was very interesting (I know Hitch is a bit polarising).

    Someone earlier in the thread mentioned a book on North Korea written by a British diplomat? Anyone have the name for that?

    Also, I remember reading an extract from a book written by a North Korean who was raised in a North Korean prison/labour camp. He escaped knowing his parents would be killed - anyone know the name of this? It was a fasinating story.
    The one by the British diplomat is called 'Only beautiful please'. Really interesting. I have also read Nothing to Envy & Escape from camp 14. All depressing in there own way.
  • Luckyjim 6 Apr 2013 00:25:28 2,875 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    I stand corrected about atomic blasts on the Richter scale.

    Linky.

    Second table down. Fascinating stuff.
  • oceanmotion 6 Apr 2013 20:05:23 16,306 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    I wouldn't trust those plastic SK either.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/kierawrr/31-crazy-before-and-after-photos-of-korean-plastic-4gx1?s=mobile

    Robots, real dolls. Beware.

    http://i.imgur.com/qatutBk.jpg
  • ResidentKnievel 6 Apr 2013 20:34:57 6,340 posts
    Seen 56 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    South Koreans have really odd jaw-lines

    Well, those ones did

    [code]Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Unlike yourself, I don't have a weird obsession with any platform.[/code]

  • FWB 6 Apr 2013 20:50:29 47,431 posts
    Seen 36 seconds ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    It's false advertising. Imagine you end up having kids with someone who has had facial surgery. You have no idea if your off spring will look like the elephant man.

    30 looks like Hitler.

    Edited by FWB at 20:54:10 06-04-2013
  • senso-ji 6 Apr 2013 20:53:51 6,237 posts
    Seen 42 minutes ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    If those statistics are true, then it doesn't surprise me; there were adverts for plastic surgery all over South Korea during my recent visit. And it's not just K-Pop that inspires the masses; every single advertisement, whether it's for a food product or travel agencies or Samsung electronic had a stunning young woman posing with the item.
  • oceanmotion 6 Apr 2013 21:02:30 16,306 posts
    Seen 5 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    http://i.imgur.com/v0TS7.jpg
  • FWB 6 Apr 2013 21:07:59 47,431 posts
    Seen 36 seconds ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    That's just weird. The kids look fine, but they look like they're adopted.
  • Rodney 6 Apr 2013 21:16:23 2,031 posts
    Seen 53 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    alexc7496 wrote:
    Rodney wrote:
    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Just started a book on North Korea called Nothing to Envy, it's by an award winning journalist that talked to those that actually got out to find out what life was/is like there. Really good so far and love the personal stories.
    I'll have a look for this.

    Chris Hitchens essay about his visit to North Korea was very interesting (I know Hitch is a bit polarising).

    Someone earlier in the thread mentioned a book on North Korea written by a British diplomat? Anyone have the name for that?

    Also, I remember reading an extract from a book written by a North Korean who was raised in a North Korean prison/labour camp. He escaped knowing his parents would be killed - anyone know the name of this? It was a fasinating story.
    The one by the British diplomat is called 'Only beautiful please'. Really interesting. I have also read Nothing to Envy & Escape from camp 14. All depressing in there own way.
    Thanks, the British diplomat one sounds good. It's such a strange society
  • Deleted user 6 April 2013 21:38:44
    Ka-blamo wrote:
    This thread has gone quiet, that's a good thing I suppose :)
    Good it is. They will either *test* a missile, or attempt to hit a country. Wednesday is supposed to reveal all.
  • Bremenacht 7 Apr 2013 21:14:40 21,045 posts
    Seen 21 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Half surprised they haven't tried to sink one of those anti-missile ships.
  • Psychotext 8 Apr 2013 01:16:02 56,652 posts
    Seen 22 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Looks like they're working on another nuke test: http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2969782&cloc=joongangdaily|home|top
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 8 Apr 2013 01:29:04 16,913 posts
    Seen 3 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    /stocks up on Rad-Away

    AVOID

  • DrStrangelove 8 Apr 2013 02:00:12 5,178 posts
    Seen 7 hours ago
    Registered 6 years ago
    I suspect Apple is supporting NK because they want to get rid of Samsung.


    edit: and actually, in the three first weeks of NK's new threatening, Apple's shares rose by about 8%, against their general downwards trend.

    They're going down again now, so probably there'll be no war.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 02:05:48 08-04-2013
  • Phil-McCrack 8 Apr 2013 04:02:46 3,837 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    North Korea are about to test another nuke, shit could get real very soon.

    See you next tuesday

  • mal 8 Apr 2013 04:40:55 23,558 posts
    Seen 1 day ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Tried looking (almost) three hours ago?

    Edit: Almost three and a half hours ago as I write this.

    Edited by mal at 04:41:35 08-04-2013

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Mola_Ram 8 Apr 2013 05:34:53 9,510 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 3 years ago
    ResidentKnievel wrote:
    South Koreans have really odd jaw-lines

    Well, those ones did
    A girl walks into a bar,
    Bartender says "why the long face",
    Girl says "I'm Korean, you racist"
  • ZuluHero 8 Apr 2013 08:31:27 4,501 posts
    Seen 15 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    post deleted

    Edited by ZuluHero at 08:35:17 08-04-2013
  • magicpanda 8 Apr 2013 08:41:52 13,647 posts
    Seen 27 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    North Korea seen readying for fourth nuclear test

    A new video from the Norks featuring Attack Dogs.

  • Ultrasoundwave 8 Apr 2013 09:12:54 3,604 posts
    Seen 27 minutes ago
    Registered 5 years ago
    The American stealth bombers will be no match for those dogs and pistols.

    "Don't you do it, Hitler.....don't you dare fall in love with me"

  • Rodney 8 Apr 2013 09:38:19 2,031 posts
    Seen 53 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    I don't know, dogs were fairly easy to counter in Red Alert
  • PearOfAnguish 8 Apr 2013 09:59:38 7,543 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    The flames on one of those obstacles were a bit unnecessary. Put them on the inside if you want to give the dogs a challenge.

    I'm concerned about their standard of gun safety. You should not use a pistol as a replacement for your finger to point at stuff.
  • SuperBas 8 Apr 2013 10:45:43 1,511 posts
    Seen 6 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    @PearOfAnguish
    I for one welcome a complete lack of gun safety on the North Korean side.
  • Progguitarist 8 Apr 2013 10:59:38 10,589 posts
    Seen 17 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    magicpanda wrote:
    North Korea seen readying for fourth nuclear test

    A new video from the Norks featuring Attack Dogs.

    Just utter insanity. I'm at a loss.
  • Whizzo 8 Apr 2013 11:02:34 43,685 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    If it wasn't so serious it would be hilarious.

    On second thoughts, it is still hilarious.

    This space left intentionally blank.

  • Deleted user 8 April 2013 11:16:39
    Jesus
  • PearOfAnguish 8 Apr 2013 11:46:53 7,543 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    With our tiny pistols we shall defeat the capitalist pigs!

    What are they planning on doing with those dogs anyway? Aren't military canines used for either guarding or bomb sniffing, surely they can't be much use for attacking the enemy. The Russians tried training anti-tank dogs in WW2 without much success.

    Edited by PearOfAnguish at 11:48:28 08-04-2013
  • magicpanda 8 Apr 2013 11:49:42 13,647 posts
    Seen 27 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    They would  have better luck setting pigs on fire and sending them at the enemy.
  • Page

    of 24 First / Last

Log in or register to reply