Sunday, March 30, 2008


(click to watch)
"Then I kicked him in the teeth and I walked away."
"You didn't look back?"
"No, I didn't."


Friday, March 28, 2008

Good Cop/ Bad Cop

Good Cop
I'm hooked on the show The First 48. It is a reality detective show. The cameras follow real homicide detectives as they try to solve homicides, from the first phone call to the confession. Not all of the cases end solved, and we see the investigative work (and sometimes lucky breaks) that are involved in getting the killer. I especially like watching the confessions, as the suspect goes from defiant to breaking down. The police that seem the most effective in getting the confessions seem to have the most congenial approach in dealing with the defendants, trying to ally themselves on their side, and minimizing the defendants intent to help assuage their guilt. If you like cop shows, you'll like the real deal here.
Bad Cop
As was recently reported in the Korean Herald, a Canadian man and his wife were assaulted by a group of Koreans at a karaoke room here in Korea. The man had his jaw broke and teeth knocked out and his wife was almost raped. The police caught one of the suspects, but as the victim said, "It became apparent the police and suspect knew each other," and so no charges were filed. I find this injustice horrible and have tried to do something about it. I am in the process of writing the police department here, newspapers, embassies, and tourist sites letting people know what happened. I hope this pressure will help the police to realize that they need to uphold the law for all. Maybe I should get The First 48 on the case.


Sunday, March 23, 2008

New English Camp Brochures



Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I've got a Hot Rod

(click image to watch)

Over at the official Hot Rod movie website they have a game called Line Rider where you can design a course for a little Hot Rod figure to ride. My record is two separate front flips into a ride out. It ain't no Nintendo Motocross where you can design the whole track, but good for about 5 minutes. Check out the movie. Killer stunts.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Fallen Angel

Why do we (I?) get such a perverse pleasure in watching loudmouths implode? Maybe because it is these very people who profess to be the moral, legal, cultural authorities are not as right as they think. Maybe there is no "right" except let others live on their own as they see fit. These incidents remind us that people make mistakes. It would be tempting to lash out at them in the same way they did to so many others, however I think they've really already done it to themselves. Aww hell, remember no one's perfect, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA"!


Sunday, March 09, 2008

At the Kimchi Museum

-There are over 160 different types of kimchi
-Kimchi was first made over 4,000 years ago
-The average Korean eats over 20 kg of kimchi a year
-An extract from kimchi was found by scientists to cure avian birdflu in 10/12 sick chickens
-Kimchi is now being readied for consumption in space by Korea's first astronaut
-I like kimchi

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

High on Mount Sinai

Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher
These two headlines of news stories contend Moses was high on drugs when he saw the burning bush and wrote down the 10 Commandments. I perpetuated this theory 10 years ago to my college religion teacher who told the class the Burning Bush was a result of the manna in the Burning Bush melting in the sun and giving the appearance of being on fire. Actually, the North African acacia bushes are known to be loaded with 5-meo-dmt a naturally occurring psychoactive that is reputed to 'get 'ya ripped'.


Saturday, March 01, 2008

B Simpson

atop the John Hancock (huh) Building.