For Mr. Korean

April 29th, 2009 · 149 comments

“There are many ethnicities crammed into a fairly small area here,” writes John in Singapore, “and sometimes there are…frictions. The red bin referred to in the note (at the bottom of the photo there) is an incinerator for firing up offerings to various deities/dearly departed by Chinese Buddhists. They are all over the place here in Chinatown, and everybody knows what they’re for.”

Without a doubt, John says, “The Korean gentleman using it as an ashtray is provoking his neighbors deliberately.” How…how…what’s the word I’m looking for here?

For Mr. Korean

related: it’s not a race (it’s a social construct)

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149 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Bunnee

    I wonder if they’re referring to Mr. South Korea or Mr. North Korea?

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:07 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Ti to the O bang

      Mr North Korea can’t afford even the cigarette butts let alone to live in Singapore.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:14 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   unholyghost2003 bang

    This warms the cockles of my heart. See WORLD? Americans are not the only or even the biggest culturally insensitive asshats!

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:11 am   rating: 54  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Ti to the O bang

      Nothing like a smoke after a big bowl of dog stew. Zing!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:15 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   marlo

      KOREAN/CHINESE EAT DOG/CAT joke = older than Hamsterdance

      pick some newer zings!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   kitty

      Why it’s wrong to eat dogs or cat? I mean eating one kind of meat is ok and other is cruel, is beyond me. dont get me wrong, I like animals alright. Actually I am vegetarian myself and never ate meat of any kind in my life. But If I was not disgusted by idea of eating dead things I would not discriminate(I can’t come up with better word) against any animals.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   amy d bang

      Here kitty, kitty, kitty.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   aaa

      The only reason I’m vegetarian is because I don’t want to end up with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from eating human.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   unholyghost2003 bang

      Which animals are for eating and which are not is totally cultural. Chastising the average Westerner for being a little freaked out by the idea of eating cats/dogs/horses is on par with chastising Jews for not eating pork, chastising Hindus for not eating beef, or chastising yourself for not practicing FGM (All things I doubt you would ever do)

      Different culture different rules.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:45 pm   rating: 49  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   aaa

      Aw, don’t be a Debbie Downer by bringing in logic and rational thinking. :c (I still thumbs-upped your comment, though. ;) )

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   kitty

      Thanks Amy_d. I thought I would be torn to the pieces for saying that.
      @ unholyghost2003, what’s FGM?
      Exactly my point, To hate people just because they are different that is unfair. Mind you that does not include violence or any kind of activities that harm other people.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      FGM = Female Genital Mutilation … aka female circumcision. An integral part of cultural and religious aspects of many societies.

      Exactly my point. Life isn’t fair. Ever. To anyone. ;)

      I shant respond again so go ahead and rip me apart but…

      Who gets to decide what is “harmful” … is it you? What is your criteria? And what is your criteria based on?

      No one is able to full stop being ethnocentric you you might as well be aware of it and own it.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   oi!

      The reason I am vegetarian is not because I love animals but It’s because I hate trees! ;)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   kitty

      oh! Those people need to be chastise, that’s only fair.
      It is very easy to decide what’s is harmful or wrong. The people who are receiver of the action, do they consent? If not, it’s harmful or plain wrong.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   amy d bang

      I was neither supporting nor taking a stand against you, Kitty. I was trying to be funny.

      Why it’s wrong to eat dogs or cat ?

      Cat = kitty.

      Here kitty, kitty, kitty = I will eat you for lunch today.

      :)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   kitty

      That’s why I thought you supported me by eating me. ;)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   aaa

      ô.ó

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.15   Saysh bang

      What’s wrong with Hamster Dance?

      Makes me laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME.

      Besides, the old jokes are usually still around for a REASON. Because they are freaking FUNNY.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.16   Canthz_B bang

      Kitty doesn’t eat dead things.
      She takes a mean bite out of a live tree though.

      decides to go with mac-n-cheese for dinner, pet is safe for another day. :???:

      Apr 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.17   Clumber

      Oddly enough – I have two things for show-n-tell today that vaguely relate :

      A.We often threaten one of our dogs, Stella, with this : “You’re one strike short of being sent to the Oberto Factory! Have us some Stellaroni pizza, Oh Boy!!”

      II. I had a work order that one of our users needed a new input device… specifically, Kitti needed a mouse.

      Clumber, floating a Citizen’s Initiative around to legalize the consumption of PETA & HSUS members.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.18   anglophile bang

      What do the other dogs get threatened with, out of curiosity?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 7:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.19   Clumber

      Well… let’s see… just last night the puppy I threatened to tie by his ever-so-long-silky-ears to the ceiling fan.

      Stellaroni is probably about as clever as it gets, I’m afraid. See, much like rock bands the 2nd release is never as good.

      In any case, i present you with just one more reason we have dogs and not kids – no matter what we tell the dogs it is exceedingly unlikely they’ll write a book, go on talk shows, a/o get us jailed. In fact, Stella wags her butt off when you say Stellaroni. “My name! You said my name! SAYmyNAMEagainPLEASE!”

      You know… as opposed to “Yes, CPS? Please come immediately, and bring the malfunctioning arc-ing tasers!”

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:05 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.20   kitty

      oh poor CB! he thought he made a clever remark! That is an age old argument against vegetarians and good one too but it does not work in my case. Let me explain.
      The first and foremost reason for not eating meat for me is Disgust towards eating something that was walking/flying/flowing, in short showing sign of life a while ago. Vegetation does not do that, so does not induce disgust in ME. My dislike towards violence is also part of my being vegetarian but that is not the first one. For example I am at somebody’s place and they have leather couch I would not mind sitting on it as it does not involve eating dead animal . see my point?
      you sound like you hate vegetarians and I can see where is that coming from. Some vegetarians can be in your face attitude type. Believe me I am not one of them. I enjoy my meatless dish and you can enjoy your meat too. I am all about personal freedom.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.21   anglophile bang

      Um, kitty? I don’t think any of us care if you’re a vegetarian or not. That’s your choice, and that’s ok.

      CB is just pointing out the kind of funny way you said you don’t eat dead things. Because, you know, plants were once live and then you pick them and cook them and then they’re dead. And then you eat them.

      PLEASE don’t think I hate vegetarians. One of my best friends is a vegetarian.

      Another vegetarian I also admire is the cow who will be my dinner tomorrow. ;)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:44 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.22   Canthz_B bang

      Kitti/mouse nice.

      I had a claimant named B**** Senior Jr. (not even that first letter is real folks) today. Got kind of a kick outta that one.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.23   kitty

      see that’s what I am talking about in your face attitude, only difference this time it’s not vegetarian.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.24   anglophile bang

      Clumber, when my cats misbehave, I threaten to make mittens out of them. I keep expecting them to make a LOLcat about it and send it to the authorities.

      You no can has mittins!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.25   kitty

      2.23 refers to 2.21.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.26   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, poor kitty! She actually thinks I care what she eats and why. Didn’t I see the word “smug” around here recently.
      Damned Prius pricks, vegetarians and Vegans can’t tell when a joke is just a joke, not a put-down.

      BTW, you have a mouth full of live things right now, always do, and you’re constantly swallowing them.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:51 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.27   anglophile bang

      I tried, I really did. I used smilies and everything to indicate friendliness and jokiness. Lighthearted give-and-take, walk a mile in the other guy’s shoes, etc.

      But I forgot.

      I’m a cunty bitch.

      :(

      But hey, at least I’m not humorless and deliberately obtuse!

      :)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.28   Canthz_B bang

      Hell, I don’t eat live things either.
      I got over my Klingon phase years ago! :mrgreen:

      Apr 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.29   Canthz_B bang

      Glo, if people expect to receive a snarky reply, they’ll see one even where there ain’t none. :roll:

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.30   kitty

      Well when bully has nothing better to say where he resorts? in name calling right? Am I being accused of smug vegetarian? wow! I thought I started with the idea of eating dogs and cats are ok. cool!
      Anyway,
      @ CB, I see that was only a joke, just like pita bread and tortilla right?
      @Anglophile: silly me. I forgot America is only country where they use internet. So when I say something on internet which does not agree with American culture of course I am obtuse.
      Well I gotta go to home, my daily dose of arguing is over now. Nice talking to you guys. :D

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.31   mamason bang

      Me-ow!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.32   mamason bang

      BTW, you have a mouth full of live things right now … you’re … swallowing them”

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.33   Canthz_B bang

      See what I mean? You made up your mind what you expected my post to mean based on older comments about a totally different matter.
      You projected, Kitty, what you wanted to see from me rather than what I was saying.

      Thanks for proving my point.
      You saw snark, because you expected to see snark, not because my tree joke was anything more than a joke.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.34   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, and Kitty…That I threw in Vegans and Prius drivers was a major clue that that was a stretch, an exaggeration…a snarky joke at the expense of the “Green Revolutionaries”. I wouldn’t need all of that if I were calling you smug.

      Jokes can be tricky to find if you don’t believe someone’s telling one.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.35   Canthz_B bang

      Vegetation “flows”. It’s called phototropism, if I remember 5th-grade science class right. Anyway, they move towards the sun.
      Also, flowers open and close, and the Venus Flytrap has been known to “eat live things”.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.36   Saysh bang

      Umm CB.. regarding 2.28

      WHAT THE HELL??

      I AM NOT coming over tonight then…

      Apr 30, 2009 at 12:34 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.37   Canthz_B bang

      Saysh, I’ll seriously reconsider my diet, but only if you let me give you a mouthful of my live things.

      Err, that didn’t cum out quite right!

      Apr 30, 2009 at 1:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.38   Saysh bang

      Baby, I’ll eat just about anything you give me..

      Wait…I said ALMOST!

      mmmmmmmmm wiggly, squirmy live things….

      I meant SNAKES!

      Apr 30, 2009 at 1:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.39   Canthz_B bang

      Funny you should mention my snake…Saysh, Mamba. Mamba, Saysh! :-P

      Apr 30, 2009 at 1:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.40   Saysh bang

      mmmmmm Mamba… my favorite!

      GIMMEH!

      Apr 30, 2009 at 2:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.41   GK bang

      So was there a missing comment between Canthz_B’s 2.16 and kitty’s 2.20 or something? Otherwise I cannot figure out where kitty is getting this “you sound like you hate vegetarians” crap from. I’m sure she’s not just hallucinating insults.

      I’m amused by the unintentional irony of kitty saying something to the effect of “not all vegetarians are humourless jerks”, though! :)

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.42   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t care what anyone eats, as long as it doesn’t come off of my plate without permission! :lol:

      To some folks, though, it’s a cause…but I’m lukewarm on the whole thing.

      To each his own.

      WAITER!!! TAKE THIS STEAK BACK!!!! I SAID RARE DAMN IT, NOT FUCKING PINK!!!!
      I WANT TO SEE BLOOD!!!!

      Where was I…??…

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Ti to the O bang

    Please honorable ancestor a non-smoker.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:12 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Bunnee

    Well, Mr. Korea should be chastized! Everyone knows that deities are non-smokers.

    *please to ignore gigglebrax fail, Timo*

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:21 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Ti to the O bang

      Ahhh Bunnee!!! :lol:

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   park rose

      Try telling Hephaestus/ Vulcan/Agni that. Or since we’re in Singapore, Zhu Rong

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:52 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Mishee™ bang

      Zhu Rong?

      That’s an LOLcat, right?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:57 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   park rose bang

      Hee-hee. I had to wiki it, so I’m probably way off beam.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   amy d bang

      Are Zhu Rong or are Zhu Right?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:14 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   park rose bang

      I may be crazy,
      But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   amy d bang

      You are always what I am looking for, sweet Rose.

      Oh, maybe I shouldn’t get so personal. I heard that caused a dust up the other day. I would hate to cause another one. Have I mentioned anal sex yet? Here, I’ll do so now and tie it in to the note:

      Your butt is fucking the bin up, Mr. Korean.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:29 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   Melanie

      Or fucking up the bin, to keep the infinitive intact.

      *keep the infinitive intact*

      (did I do that right?)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 12:41 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   amy d bang

      Thanks, Mealnie, but that was intentional on my part. I wanted to insinuate the cigarette was butt fucking the bin.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   anglophile bang

      I say split ‘em. Split those infinitives to hell. We’re all going to die anyway. Might as well live a little first.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   mamason bang

      If lovin’ Zhu is Rong, I don’t wanna be right.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.12   oi!

      I thought you loved me, mama. :(

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.13   claw71 bang

      *heavy lumbering footsteps approach, a large hulking man enters*

      “Zhu rang” he says in a deep voice that seems well below the common definition of bass.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.14   mamason bang

      Claw, bringin’ teh corn! :lol:

      oi, I love you even more than I thought possible after your reason for being vegan!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.15   Eric

      What’d Zhu DOOO?!?!?!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.16   oi!

      hurrah!
      *starts dancing but painfully realizes she is @ work*

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.17   Mark bang

      There is no Dana. Only Zhu.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Mishee™ bang

    How much you wanna bet that “John” is not submitter’s given name?

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   txBart

      Was this “John” was visiting Chinatown for business or pleasure?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Mishee™ bang

      To “John” business is his pleasure.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   mamason bang

      I thought John’s son’s business was pleasure… :-|

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   Beanster bang

      i had a student whose chosen name was “Twin”.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   park rose

    It’s confusion over the protocol of how to respectfully dispose of the cigarette ash once it has had its last breath drawn.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:55 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Ti to the O bang

      Depositing them in an old tin seems better than the red can ancestral incense burner. Mr Korea is being really rude.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:00 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   park rose bang

      Homeland security should be informed.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Joe bang

    without a doubt, john says, “the korean gentleman…

    I would expect it’s not in doubt what John said — you received the email directly from him, didn’t you?

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:57 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Mishee™ bang

      I just have a feeling the PANGoddess (who is usually perfect in every way) may have accidentally forgotten to put quotes around, “without a doubt” as that was also something “john” was saying…

      But it doesn’t matter what the issue was.

      I still love you kerry.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:00 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   mamason bang

      The 3 Rules of PAN

      1) Thou shalt not correct Kerry.

      2) Kerry is always right.

      3) If Kerry is wrong, refer to rules 1 & 2.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   GhostWriter bang

    Many Koreans practice the contemporary religion of Marlboroastrianism. A daily ritual is to fire up a cigarette, as an offering to the deity Slim Virginia.

    It is thought to grow the heart.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 10:05 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Bunnee

      I guess that makes me super religious.

      cough-cough

      Apr 29, 2009 at 11:16 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   amy d bang

    Dude, my cigarettes are the offerings I am firing up for the deities.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 10:21 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Neeners

      That’s a good one ” Tokin’ for the gods”!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:26 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Ti O

      LOL!!!
      Token/Tokin’ for the dieties = awesome!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 10:57 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Shadow Lurker

      Have you seen the price of cigarettes lately? That is a valuable offering nowadays.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   GhostWriter bang

      I have always considered “The Return of the King” to be the estimable Tolkien for the Gods.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   meg

      That butt was fucking delicious!!! ;-)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Neeners

    They really hate Korean butts around there. Whatever happened to embracing diversity?

    Oh well, it should be common respect not to throw cigarette butts in the “offering” bin but why make the offering bin look like a trash can? There is a subliminal message there.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Ti to the O bang

      I was going to say something about how I really like Korean butts and infer some lame sexual innuendo but I’ll just skip that for today…

      Apr 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Mark bang

      I like Korean butts and I cannot lie,
      You buddhist bruthas can’t deny,
      When a Chink walks by with an itty-bitty height and some slanty things on his face you get
      Gung (Ho)

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Bunnee

      ^^^clap, clap, clap!! Can’t get enough Sir Mix a Lot references! :lol:

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   claw71 bang

    Cigarette butts really tick me off and I have to applaud Mr. Korean for having the presence of mind to not carelessly toss his out on the street. As for Buddhists and their burnt offerings: it’s 2009. Have you heard about this little thing called global warming? Why can’t you people just pour a little malt liquor on the curb like the brothas? Like the brothas, homie!

    Apr 29, 2009 at 10:31 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   meg

      Yeah, cause this community’s Buddhist rituals must be a sizeable chunk of that “Other” on the “Sources of Greenhouse Gases” pie chart.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Chinchillazilla bang

    Smokers are dicks the world over.

    COMMENCE FLAMEWAR.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 11:48 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Mark bang

      But what about midnight tokers?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 11:56 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Chinchillazilla bang

      They and the jokers can have a pass.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 11:58 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Ti to the O bang

      Dude! Do you take your lovin’ on the run too?
      You know some people call me the space cowboy. WTF?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 12:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Mark bang

      Yeah, those people call me Maurice. Freaks. I was only speaking about the pompatus of love! OMG!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Saysh bang

      Hey y’all.. I have these peaches… do you want to shake my tree?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   claw71 bang

      I’m a gangster of casual, and semi-consensual sex.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   mamason bang

      I’m a picker and a grinner… oh wait… that’s entirely different. :-|

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   octavius

    Mr Korean is the Chinese name for that well known albino Mr Kleen and it looks like he is urgently needed in this neighborhood.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Mishee™ bang

      Don’t you know over there they use Mr Sparkle?

      Oh wait. That’s Japan.

      Nevermind.

      Mr. Sparkle is a magnet for foodstuffs…he will banish dirt to the land of wind and ghosts

      Apr 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   aaa

      Dude, I so have a button with Mr. Sparkle on it. Mr. Sparkle is teh shit. And yes, the “teh” is intentional.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 12:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Neeners

      Mr. Korean knows who he is.

      It’s obvious there is only one male smoking Korean in the whole neighborhood and probably country.

      That’s like me writing my mom a letter and addressing it “Mom”. I am sure the post office can figure that out.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   LotteryCalifornia

    hahaha, really good one!

    Apr 29, 2009 at 12:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   kathie

    This one really made me laugh

    Apr 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   bob

    Um, Buddhists don’t have deities.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   aaa

      And I’m not a dude. But some tidbits of information just aren’t absorbed by the average jackoffs.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   GhostWriter bang

      Q: Why don’t Buddhist mothers breastfeed?
      A: They have no deities.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 2:06 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   kat

      Hactually, it depends on what form of Buddhism is followed. Although traditional Buddhism does not worship the Buddha as a deity but rather as an enlightened teacher, in many Asian countries Buddha (and the Buddhas and Bodhisattva) are revered as deities. This is a consequence of the incorporation of Buddhist thought with pre-existing practices of a multi-theist/ancestral worshiping/animist native religions.

      The more you know! *rainbow*

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   claw71 bang

      Buddhism is a stupid religion practiced by stupid freaks in ornage robes. Creepy.

      Not like Christians who celebrate the son of their deity by pretending to eat his flesh and drink his blood. Communion. That doesn’t sound creepy at all, does it?

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Wade bang

      Claw has just proven the validity of Hinduism, as he is obviously the reincarnation of Ambrose Bierce.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   claw71 bang

      Bierce was born in Ohio near Gallipolis which is in Meigs County, a rural area in Southeastern Ohio known for its illicit agriculture.

      I went to college not far from there and became quite familiar with that county’s wares.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   mamason bang

      What are ornage robes?

      And cannibalism is the highest honor one can bestow upon another. When I ingest your flesh I can keep you with me always. You become a part of me and I’m never alone again. How can that be creepy.

      What time did you say you’d be over for dinner, Claw? :-|

      Apr 29, 2009 at 5:40 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   Neeners

      True, good intentions, but after you digest and your body disposes of it, it becomes the lowest honor on the way out.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   ashmeadow

      they say that every breath you take is part of caesar’s last breath

      Apr 30, 2009 at 2:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   Geek Goddesss

      Ornage
      The true color of carnage.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.11   Canthz_B bang

      They don’t “pretend”, claw. True Christians believe that the wafer and wine actually become the flesh and the blood of Jesus once they enter the body.

      That’s one reason I got off of the bus.

      Question…Can a Vegetarian or Vegan, or even someone who thinks serving Man is wrong ever be a true Christian?

      No thanks Padre, I brought a rice cake and a green tea from home.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 8:43 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.12   Canthz_B bang

      “TRANSMUTE”!!!!!

      I knew it would come to me when I wasn’t thinking about it.

      The wafer and wine are believed to transmute and become the body and blood of JC.

      May 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   claw71 bang

    John ins Singapore? John? As in probably not a native?

    Ten bucks and 3 to 1 odds says John’s going to end up in a caning chamber once the Singapore government finds out he published an unathorized picure of their way of life on the internet.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   GK bang

      John’s going to end up in a caning chamber

      Some people would pay good money for that sort of thing.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Saysh bang

      How do you think I make my living?

      May 1, 2009 at 5:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   mamason bang

    Dude, that wasn’t a butt. That was a roach. I was just firing up an offering.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   mamason bang

    I’m struck by the way “KOREAN” has been emboldened. I imagine the writer, as he traces and retraces, all the while muttering Korean racial slurs in Cantonese. It simply oozes with animosity.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 5:53 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Wade bang

    What I don’t understand is how Mr. Korean gets away with smoking in Singapore:

    With effect from 1 January 2009, the smoking prohibition will be extended [by the National Environment Agency (NEA)] to:

    a. Indoor public places. These include non air-conditioned shops, non air-conditioned shopping centres (e.g. neighbourhood shopping centres), non air-conditioned offices, hotel lobbies, markets, multi-storey and basement car parks, ferry terminals, and more .

    b. Lift lobbies

    c. Entrances and exits to buildings and facilities where smoking is already prohibited. (within 5 metres of the entrances or exits where applicable)

    d. Playgrounds and exercise areas

    This gradual extension of the smoking ban, which the NEA has implemented over the years, is in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations under the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), which Singapore ratified in May 2004. In the convention, parties are to provide protection from exposure to second-hand smoke in:

    a. Indoor workplaces.
    b. Indoor public places.
    c. Public transport.
    d. Other public places, as appropriate.

    Maybe the reason he tossed his butt on someone’s ancestor, instead of in the tin, is he saw the Smoking Police walking toward him.

    Apr 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Canthz_B bang

      Smoking Police:

      Stop, Drop, & Roll Officer Krupke?

      Apr 30, 2009 at 1:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   ashmeadow

      Krup you, officer, and your ancestral gods!

      Apr 30, 2009 at 2:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   surrahsurrah bang

    What I’m a wee bit confused with is the fact that this taking place in Chinatown/Korea yet both signs are only in English…

    Apr 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   mamason bang

      It’s just so “they” can blame “us” for this, too.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   anglophile bang

      It’s from Singapore, where English is one of the four official languages. It’s the main language spoken there, if we are to believe Wikipedia.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Wade bang

      Probably because the main language of Singapore is English. And the chances are strong that the Chinese don’t speak Korean, and vice versa, but both speak English.

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Canthz_B bang

      Colonialism.
      Fools ‘em every time!

      Apr 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   surrahsurrah bang

    I suppose that makes sense, and since at least two people agree on that I guess I have absolutely no choice but to believe it. Stupid non-Americans showing off their bilingual abilities…

    Apr 29, 2009 at 10:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   mamason bang

    there are many ethnicities crammed into a fairly small area here”

    That’s what she said.

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:38 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Saysh bang

      Mama.. you really shouldn’t talk about Mishee’s mom that way.

      At least not while Mishee isn’t here to give us all the details.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 12:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Canthz_B bang

      “John” should know, he’s crammed in there with the rest of the “Johns”.

      This just in…condom sales in Singapore reach record high…Chinatown hooker sinks to record low!!

      Reminds me of a sign I saw outside a NY parking garage once…it read: “ALL SLOTS FILLED” !!!

      Apr 30, 2009 at 1:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    Asian women have cute little butts, however, I believe they use a standard-sized can!

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   ashmeadow

    I wonder what that can was before. It looks like a cracker or cookie jar.

    Apr 30, 2009 at 3:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   mamason bang

      My guess… tea.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:38 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   TheOldSchool bang

    I’m guessing that it started out as a rock.

    It’s kinda fun to imagine who it was who found it and handed it over to the can company.

    What was going on in that kid’s head?

    Apr 30, 2009 at 3:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   TheOldSchool bang

      What was he doing over in the rock area, anyway?

      He knew that it is a “no go zone.”

      Maybe he had “rocks in his head.”

      Wouldn’t be surprised. The whole family’s odd.

      I say we take ‘em to the quarry and stone ‘em.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   mamason bang

      I’d love to be stoned. But perhaps we’re thinking along different lines.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 3:55 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   TheOldSchool bang

      If I were the Korean man, I’d fill the can with tiny rocks — just to make a statement.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 4:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   TheOldSchool bang

      I thought the same mamason, because I was always good at dodgeball.

      Then it turn out they just wanted to smoke pot.

      Where’s the risk?

      Apr 30, 2009 at 4:04 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.5   mamason bang

      What statement would you be making by filling the can with tiny rocks?

      Apr 30, 2009 at 4:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.6   TheOldSchool bang

      If I were the Korean man? The statement would let the people know that I like to fill holes with hard things and get my rocks off over other people’s butts.

      If I were the real me? The statement would be the same as above but more focused on the writer of 26.5.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 4:30 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.7   mamason bang

      Oh, my! I’m so glad I asked. :lol:

      Apr 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   TheOldSchool bang

    No pot for me. No ma’am. Someone’s gotta be able to throw with a clear head.

    That said, I grateful that no one, literally has a clear head. That would be too spooky. Easpecially if it was just the flesh of the head that was clear. We would all look like we’d been skinned alive. Not so romantic, now is it.

    Apr 30, 2009 at 4:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   TheOldSchool bang

      Yeah…. Maybe it sounds old-fashioned, but I’m a skin fan. It hides and protects. It even stretches!

      For Christ’s sake, people, give sex a try. Then you see for yourselves what all the fuss is about.

      Apr 30, 2009 at 4:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Bugs Bunny

    How generous of them to provide Mr Korea a butt can! Good people, they are!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Bradley

    What block is that? I live in Singapore and wouldn’t mind having a look at this myself. I’m always keeping an eye out for interesting things to photograph here. In fact, there’s an Engrish sign at the hawker calling to me right now…

    May 7, 2009 at 4:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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