Archive for December, 2011

The world’s most fucked up toy store

This place is actually pretty awesome… it’s so awesome, in fact, that when you walk in the door you have to cough up ₩2,000 (about $2) just to look around! And you’ll probably also be told that it’s ok to take pictures, something they apparently encourage.

The store is called Toto and they’ve got so much weird shit that people are constantly going in to gawk at all their creepy dolls, old vintage toys, and general kitschy weirdness. It’s located on Insadong’s main drag (2nd floor, look for the big blue anime-looking sign), not too far from exit 6 at Anguk subway station.

Just about every store in Insadong sells the same tourist garbage, so if you’re in the neighborhood you’ll need to duck in here if you want to see something other than another goddam gift shop, especially if you’re looking for postcards to mail overseas. The postcards at Toto are retro and kind of funny, and I have two (bought a really long time ago) that are hanging on my wall right now.

There’s also a much smaller copycat store across the street that sells a lot of the same stuff.

Look for the big blue sign on the 2nd floor

Wonder Woman says: GET YOUR WALLET OUT

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posted by Michael in Culture on 12/19/2011 | No Comments

This is neat

This time lapse video makes Seoul look way cooler than it really is! The music is a Korean folk song called Arirang.

posted by Michael in Culture,Misc. Videos on 12/13/2011 | No Comments

Another criminal assault on the senses

This musical abortion comes courtesy of Lee’s girlfriend! They’re singing in Thai, btw. At least I think it’s Thai. All of the video clips appear to be K-Pop, some of which was apparently sponsored by a chicken restaurant. Don’t ask wtf is up with the internal organs cuz I have no idea.

Turn up the speakers for this one! Your coworkers will thank you, and by thank I mean smack.

posted by Michael in Music Videos on 12/7/2011 | No Comments

I help people, even the monumentally stupid

I got two emails yesterday through iPhone App Reviews from the same person:

I am surprised to be billed significant purchases for the pocket god games when I did not authorize the purchases.  I would like to request that the purcahses be reversed and cancelled.  Please let me know how to proceed with this.

and then a few minutes later…

I do not understand why these applications are being charged to my Itunes account without my authority.  I would like an explanation.

So I very calmly replied with “Sorry I have no idea what’s going on with your billing. You need to contact either the makers of those apps or take the matter up with Apple’s billing department. We just review apps, we have nothing to do with your iTunes account.”

I think I deserve some kind of medal for not telling her that she’s a fucking moron.

posted by Michael in Whatever on 12/5/2011 | Comments (2)

So what am I up to these days?


Well not really. Truth is I generally hate dance/club music, but I was watching this video the other day with Lee and it’s now firmly lodged in my skull. And I wish I had red flashing eyes and a giant box on my head.

posted by Michael in Music Videos on 12/1/2011 | No Comments