Extra! Korea

July 2, 2009

(Updated) Will the Wonder Girls be the Franz Ferdinand of Twitter War One?

Filed under: humor, music, rapid cultural change, technology, youth — extrakorea @ 7:20 am

Korean singing group the Wonder Girls are one of the opening acts for the popular pop-rock group the Jonas Brothers on their current tour. A commenter at Pop Seoul said that some Jonas Brothers fans had posted negative comments about the Wonder Girls on Twitter. More importantly, I read from another commenter that when Wonder Girls fans saw this, they retaliated with cyber-harassment.
I decided to research this out via Twitter’s search engine.
Ohhh, my aching head. I feel like chunks of my brain have rotted away. Twitter is mental diarrhea transmitted to a screen. Attention Deficit Disorder + Narcissism = Twitter. So I only found a couple of examples. I hope you appreciate it, because it came at the cost of countless brain cells.

these wonder girls are weird…

@hannahhylen NO KIDDING! the girls behind me just laughed.

yeah, don’t like the wonder girls. they look like sluts.

wow get offended because I said I think the wonder girls look like sluts. I didn’t say they are.

okay to these people. you don’t know ME so stop calling me a slut. their dresses are short. but I guess I can’t talk because my shorts are 2

just get over it. sorry I offended your favorite girl group.

@jlovek oh I am. I like their music. their dresses were REALLY short. I’m not saying they are sluts because I don’t know them. that’s just –
-the impression I got. people went crazy and they don’t even know me.

@sunmikiwangjang I don’t dobut that they are nice. the seem really nice. I was just stating my opinion.

just let me have my opinion. kthanks. people keep screaming for the stupid screen.

so I met wonder girls. sorry if I offended anyone earlier. they really are sweet girls.

@victoriaOK it was so ridiculious I’m like stating my opinion and I get bitched at!

@alexza_18 I hate that I couldn’t just have my opinion. that’s just what I saw. thanks though

That’s the wheat (believe it or not). You can trawl through the chaff if you’d like.

Here’s more.

@minablas don’t be rude.. it seems like ur not giving wonder girls a chance. they’re really talented! they can sing & DANCE! πŸ˜€

@Tommy_Jono_K please stop attacking other fans. be respectful.even though people r being rude to wonder girls,
WG wouldnt want fans to be rude back.

@mofutofu yeahhh i am πŸ™‚ yeah some wg fans were being really rude. so i wanted to show people that wonderfuls are NICE!

@zaharozoe why do u hate them so much 😦 ?

@woahxcorri give wonder girls a chance. u might like them. some people changed their mind after seeing them perform. plus they r super nice!

@Farrahri im sorry your being attacked. we just love wonder girls. some fans go crazy but i hope your not offended.. just dont be mean! πŸ™‚

(the chaff)


Here is a video from Comedy Central which helps illustrate why I don’t like Twitter:

“Sure, you didn’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but I don’t see how “Delicioushair” could get this wrong.

(Hat Tip to ROK Drop)

June 7, 2009

Spelling Fail and Cleavage

Filed under: eye candy, hard to categorize, humor — extrakorea @ 5:44 am

See for yourself.

May 25, 2009

Worst Photoshop Job Ever

Filed under: humor, Uncategorized — extrakorea @ 1:46 pm

Did they really expect us to believe that this picture is real? (source)

April 25, 2009

Wolverine goes wild with three hot Korean chicks

Filed under: celebrities, humor — extrakorea @ 5:17 am

(photographic evidence here)

Okay, they’re not the hottest three girls you’ve ever seen in your life, but you should see this video that was made when Hugh Jackman came to Korea to promote the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Some things that you will kick yourself if you miss:

* They compliment him on his small face.
* “I have a beautiful face and sexy body. My specialty is dancing on tables. My nickname: Korean Beyonce.”
* “My act-trition (‘attraction’) is very, very young face.”
* “I was Miss Korea and I’m not married.”

If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can see Part Two here.

(Hat Tip to PopSeoul)

April 12, 2009

Celibate monk offers dating advice

Filed under: Buddhism, culture, humor — extrakorea @ 12:47 am

A celibate monk has been offering dating advice for seventeen years. Here’s how he explains this seeming paradox:

“Whether it’s dating or serious love, all essentially is based on human relationship. And human relationship is based on karma,” he said in an interview with JoongAng Ilbo, published Saturday.

As a monk, he is also aware that he is doing something unusual and has a good way of defending it. “Buddhism attaches a great importance to karma, arising from human relationship. So, it’s not something very strange for a monk to do dating counseling,” he said.

But he admitted that it was not easy for him to be understood. “Even other monks regarded me as an odd ball a few years back. They thought even though I did it to help other people, but then the very job of talking about dating and very private affairs itself could become a stumbling block for a monk to gain enlightenment.”

He runs the “Happiness-healing center” in the Samcheong-dong neighborhood of Seoul, and began when, seventeen years ago, he was a chaplain in the military and counseled a heartbroken young soldier.

April 4, 2009

Did Lee Hyori copy her dance moves from Homer Simpson?

Filed under: celebrities, humor, music — extrakorea @ 11:16 am

See the video here.

(Hat Tip to AllKPop)

A lot of the animators who work on the Simpsons are Korean, so it looks like they decided to poke a little fun at her with an inside joke.

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