Let me explain for those who don't know Korea. (I'm sure this happens in other countries as well, but...) in Korea often the soju is swizzled until you stagger, stupor, and, well, you have to take a little nap. And you can just do it anywhere. Especially if you are ajossi (which means "married man," or "older man--to be respected," or simply "sir.")
This is one of my favorite bars. It's one of two Woodstock bars in Gangnam, but by far the superior. It is close to where I used to live, and I stopped by Friday night. That's Mr. Kim and Heather. Mr. Kim is very particular about his classic rock. He usually let's me listen to David Bowie, and if it's a slow night, Velvet Underground.
I know this is tasteless, shades of Abu-Ghraib. But what can I say. It's standard operating procedure in Seoul.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Korea: Seoul, Shinchon, Dr. Beans, the best coffee in Seoul?; fuzzy nights out, long exposure times, criminals, teachers, and criminal teachers
That's a view from my dorm-apartment. Here are some experiments with long exposures:
I was excited to see that there was a Velvet Underground Bar in Shinchon. Hugely excited. We learned that it had been closed for at least three years. A disapointment. The Doors bar is pretty cool, though.
That is Andy. As you can see, he is a criminal. But he lent me money is my only ally in the office as of yet.
"Dr. Beans" is a coffee shop in Shinchon. It's probably the best coffee in Seoul. I'm addicted.
Drinking in Gangnam. Just like old times.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Atrios posts about an impending crisis that affects both the human and the troglodyte world. Namely, Bridge Trolls. I have not read Atrios' post, but I assume that he points out the main problems that humans face. Namely, the crumbling of your bridges, and the needless consumption of your children. I am not up to date on your scholarship, but I would assume that there is a great deal of elucidation needed on this subject. Humans tend to lump the so deemed 'lower denizens' of the Earth into one ill-stacked pile.
As god of the troglodytes, I know a great deal on this subject.
There is a great difference between The Common Bridge Troll and your garden variety troglodyte. Make sure to do your research, humans.
UPDATE: Dan wanted me to be a little more specific. It should be noted that these are the secret notes of a besieged god. I am in hiding, location undisclosed. When I get a new computer, I can start recording again, using the Skype program.
Anyhow, the things you should know about Bridge Trolls is that they are not higher lifeforms. They are cunning, essentially stupid animals. They are not creatures of reason. Above all, it should be noted, that these benighted creatures do not have recognizably developed palates. They do not appreciate the full, fruity flavors of a child in its prime. They suck it of its nutrients fully ignorant of its savor, of its life-giving attributes.
I have found a youtube video of a Bridge Troll. This one, surprisingly or unsurprisingly, has somehow managed to assimilate itself into your culture.
Monday, July 07, 2008
This is what happens to those nut cases who want to become members of the ABM (Alien Black Market). Man has never been on the moon.....is this guy crazy?
Don't mess with Buzz Aldrin- former Astronaut, American hero, and bad ass. More on Buzz later....