Monday, November 20, 2006

Dok Do Dong Jim

This is my random siting for the week. For those who don't keep abreast of Korea's political issues not involving crazy bouffant-haired dictators, Dok Do is a rock about the size of the average bathroom that both Korea and Japan claim.

Korea ceded it to Japan a century ago, during occupation, so they now claim it was ceded under duress. I'm not going to go into my personal feelings on the matter, because they are not relevant.

I would like to find out the feelings of the person who thought the best way to show their solidarity with the Dok Do movement was to paint a Korean flag on a zebra's butt. I added a bit of Korean culture by giving it a Dong Jim, since it has an amazingly huge butt crack.

That is the Korean version of a wedgie which is basically sticking both your index fingers as far up someone's butt as they will go. Depending on the age of the sticker, this might be followed by a sniff of the fingers and then fanning their nose. Really. I've seen college students do this. My students have learned that my class is a little bit of American soil, like an embassy, and in America, we don't Dong Jim.

I really don't know what's going on with my hair in this picture.


aka Jan-Knit said...

Yikes! Love those cultural factoids!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Heidi said...

LOLOLOLOL. Seriously, that little anecdote with such precise play-by-play description of the different levels of dong jim was priceless! Thanks for the chuckle!