20080610

oh man asia, you are pretty insane

So I overheard about how South Koreans are protesting against US beef imports, because they believe that all US beef is infected with mad cow disease. I'm like, "huh, that's strange." And then I find out that they're actually almost rioting about it and demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister. That's almost African-albino-hunting-level insane. You should also bear in mind that the Koreans have a firm belief in fan death, so they may not be the most rational country right now. The best part of the article, though, is that the police are using shipping containers covered in grease to blockade protesters. Presumably there are now some very slippery Koreans out there.

2 comments:

Megan said...

From the "Fan Death" article:

"Examples for possible justifications of belief in fan death are as follows: ... an electric fan chops up all the oxygen particles in the air leaving none to breathe."

If a fan could chop up oxygen particles I'd be more afraid of it breaking out of it's cage and slicing open my throat.

Erik Bear said...

This is why you don't buy fans with subatomic-thin blades.