Cable network ESPN has been showcasing the American military through a video series entitled “American Heroes” to honor the veterans and our military. Shelley Smith and the ESPN crew visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the most heavily guarded border in the world that separates North and South Korea. If you didn’t know, the Korean War is technically not over.
Though at any moment, Kim Jong-Il could flip and start a nuclear war, the American military fight through the mundane life that exists within the DMZ through sports. They play golf at the DMZ with their sparsely constructed golf course that’s built with sand traps and AstroTurf. What’s rather scary is that a wayward struck golf ball could land on the wrong side of the road where land mines (3 million of them) litter the ground.
One of the most interesting things that reporter Shelley Smith reveals is that North Korea hand picks taller and bigger soldiers to stand guard on their side of the border to intimidate the American and South Korean soldiers. That Kim Jong-Il! What will he think of next?!
Watch the short video below for the full story by Shelley Smith.
What are you going to watch when you go home for Thanksgiving? It better be Ninja Assassin and it’s heavy Korean cast with Rain in the lead role. Someone at the studio must think it’s going to be a big hit because they spent a pretty penny on commercials during the baseball playoffs and now a big billboard went up in Times Square.
Naked Play in Korea is all the buzz
It’s gotten pretty progressive in South Korea. The buzz across the Pacific is a play that bares it all during the bedroom scenes. Is it pornography – a naked Korean Woman in a play? It’s called 교수와 여제자 and it looks like a lot of middle-aged men are the ones buzzing. For the rest of the pics, go to Chosun.com.
Obama, Harold & Kumar
We all know that President Obama is the first real U.S. President that represents diversity. Here’s a picture with Obama and some Asians, including one of his trusted aids – Eugene Kang in the far back. You may also recognize Kal Penn of Harold & Kumar fame on the right.
Video of the Day: Weird Wildlife at the DMZ
A South Korean MBC TV crew recently returned from an 18-month shoot that took them beyond the barbed wire and gun-turrets to record a documentary on the rare species that have made it an oasis from human interference.
“One of the things that makes it so special is that it has nearly all the eco-systems you’ll find in Korea,” Mark Strickson, a zoologist and producer of the documentary for NHNZ told CNN.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday accepted North Korea’s proposal for talks on a troubled joint industrial complex, setting up the first official dialogue between the two countries in a year amid tensions over the North’s recent rocket launch.
Unification Ministry spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo said officials of the two Koreas would meet in the border town of Kaesong on Tuesday to discuss the factory complex. South Korea announced Saturday that the North had made the surprise call for a meeting. Read more>