Bye Bye Bad Blogs

9 Mar

Too much Soju...

Blackout Korea; This site displays photos of people passed out in public all over Korea. Too much soju, too much cass. Too far from home. This site has been featured on many other sites, some newspapers and magazines and appears to have caused a lot of controversy in the last year. It has now been made private on blogspot, so that only 100 people can access the posts. However all the photos are still floating about online. I guess, like the famous quote from The Social Network movie, “The internet isn’t written in pencil… it’s written in ink”. Those photos are here to stay.

English Teachers Out; I was going to write about this site after hearing that they were using pictures from Blackout Korea and comparing them to photos of Abu Gharib, somehow comparing the foreigners (who took these drunken photos) to Prison authorities in Afghanistan who captured, abused and tortured people. But as it appears the site has recently been shut down, I will say no more.

Texts from Korean Girls; Considering how much I love the hilarious site “Texts from Last Night, I decided to check this one out. However apart from maybe a few giggles, it is actually pretty awful and I guess pretty racist. I mean OF COURSE their English is bad…can you imagine if we, as english speakers, tried to text people in Korean…Disaster.com! In fact I decided to try this out on google translate to see just how disastrous it would be…

Example of a txt from the site, ““I will make you eat kimchi and sex”

Here is what she may have wanted to say, “I will make you Kimchi and we can have sex”

Korean (thanks google translate) “내가 김치를 공급하고 우리가 섹스를 할 수”

Then back to English(google translate)… “I have sex with kimchi and we can supply”.

So….yeah it could have been worse! the good news is this site has not been updated in over 5 months so I guess even the founder realised what he was writing about was in bad taste.

There are SO many wonderful blogs that you SHOULD check out, but are there any blogs that you feel are just plain AWFUL??

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9 Responses to “Bye Bye Bad Blogs”

  1. 100mileshighway March 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    You cracked me up with the “Texts from Korean Girls”. I couldn’t stop laughing! There are definitely some blog that should burn… but then, it’s so fun to laugh about them!

    • intrepidtraveller March 10, 2011 at 2:08 am #

      You are right, and I WONT LIE and say they didnt give me at least a few giggles, but they really are in bad taste and giving foreigners are bad name (and even shining a bad light on koreans).

  2. Sonia M. March 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    Thanks for posting. The Korean translation texts cracked me up. My mother-in-law is Korean and sometimes I feel like Google translate must be translating her words. :)

    • intrepidtraveller March 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

      Awww glad you liked it! Yea google translate can give some funny translations… :)

  3. wanderinginkorea March 11, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    wow ….never trust an online translation (though it does make for a good story)

  4. intrepidtraveller March 11, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    Yea they are totally dodgy…good lesson though!!

  5. costy April 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content for you? I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write regarding here. Again, awesome web site!

    • intrepidtraveller April 27, 2011 at 2:14 am #

      Let me know if you would like to do a guest post!

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  1. Friday: Texts From Expat Men « The Daily Challenge - November 11, 2011

    [...] Texts from Korean Girls was shit because it not only openly mocked second language speakers, but it made public very personal messages usually of a sexual nature. Now, of course these messages were anonymous (and perhaps even fake), but the idea it promulgated was that Korean women were not only stupid, naive and there to be mocked for the amusement of sniggering Western men, but also that they were easy prey for the buccaneering foreign male. [...]

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