Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What the ... curtule crash?!?!?

A user left a link in the comment section of the previous thread. It is hilarious.

I loved Mr. Parks last comment "Accept the mystery."

It comes from the movie A Serious Man. In the movie the main character, a professor, receives a bribe from a Korean student who wants a passing grade. I may have to download errrr find and rent the movie. :)

If you have ever taught Korean University students the next clip won't be surprising but it is funny.

I almost pissed myself laughing when Clive said he could write the test again now that he knows the answers. It reminded me of the level tests given at Ivy School ... the Korean teachers would often give the students the answers and drill them on them before they wrote the tests.

Thanks again anonymous. Great link!!!!


  1. That's terrific! I will have to... find and rent... the movie, too.
    : )

  2. I am finding it now. :)
    Accept the mystery!

  3. Although that was pretty funny, that kind of curtule crash is the type of stuff that really pisses me off. I'm constantly told while in Korea, I have to accept Korean ways, yet when they go to the US or Canada, they STILL insist we do things the Korean way-- even though it's totally illegal and morally wrong. A phrase I hear often here is "when in Rome..." yet, Koreans (I'm not including gyopos in this, so don't go and get your panties in a bunch-- just native Koreans who have never been outside of the country before) don't seem follow that advice at all.

    It reminds me of a story I heard about a Korean goose father traveling to Vancouver to disciple his son who had been doing poorly in school. He was physically abusing the kid at his apartment so the neighbors called the police. When the cops showed up, the father tried to bribe the police and claim it was a personal matter that was none of their concern. The police promptly arrested the father charging him with assault of a minor and attempting to bribe the police. From what I understand, the father was forced to write an article to Korean newspapers explaining how customs in Korea are not the same in Canada and one shouldn't try to pass off the "It's a Korean thing" in a place that doesn't recognize how much more superior the Korean race is or some shit like that. Of course, I don't have any proof to back up this story, but I thought it was relevant nonetheless.

  4. David

    I have had Koreans and apologists use that stupid "When in Rome" comment. Funny when you start mentioning some things they all of a sudden say you shouldn't do it even though Koreans do. Like beat students. Bribe cops.

    The story doesn't surprise me. A father was arrested in B.C. for beating his son, the father lost count after hitting him 300 times with a stick. He actually tried using the defense that it was Korean culture to beat their kids. Unfortunately he got a judge who is brain damaged and went way too lenient on him, suspended sentence so he wouldn't have a record and could continue to come to Canada and visit his wife and kids.

    Then you have a great article I read, written by a Korean for Koreans, on what not to do in Canada. It had great ideas like ... don't eat kimchi with your mouth open, don't bribe police, don't touch kids bottoms, and other gems.

  5. That was a discussion we had the other day at dinner with our Canadian friend. We were curious to know if you guys have to accept "the foreigners way" in your own country. I am also amazed on how much they think they know your culture when they spend 6 years there and only hung around other Koreans. You can just call me A1 because I sizzle. ;)

  6. I remember back during the whole Mad Cow Crap some Korean women wrote a letter to the editor. She ragged on the foreigners for thinking they knew Korean culture when they don't. Then she went on about how she spent time in America and she knows US culture. One of her claims was that Americans eat steak every day. Which of course implied the beef they export is what they won't eat.