Sunday, September 23, 2018

Just for the Hell of it… North Korean Women, with Guns!!

Just for a bit of light entertainment, because I've been too busy/lazy to... anyway... Family and friends have been messaging and calling lately, from Australia,...

Advertising in Australia

In 2006, an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia sparked international controversy, and was temporarily banned in the United Kingdom. The uproar? Well, at that...

Saudi Women permitted to Run for Political Office! Wait, but… oh.

Elections and voting are relatively new concepts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the only country actually named after the family who owns rules it). Municipal...

South Korean Christian Webpage Unintentionally Links to…

Back in Seoul my colleagues and I were often perplexed by the Koreans' insistence on producing their own English language copy, for menus, brochures,...

Koreans aren’t very Happy: Unextraordinary New Findings

After years of reports and articles suggesting that South Koreans aren't particularly happy, despite rising incomes, a new study conducted by the Department of...

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