Takeshima/Dokdo: The comedy continues
Posted by ampontan on Saturday, March 24, 2007
A reader sent in some links to a Sapporo blog called Suika Dorobo (Watermelon Thief), and while wandering around the site I found this post called “Look, polar bears, Dokdo belongs to Korea”. SD displays a photo of the members of a Korean Arctic expedition team holding up a sign that reads, “Dokdo is our land”, during their trip to the North Pole.
Hey, I told you this was all part of a Korean comedy routine!
SD also links to a Japanese-language site about affairs on the Korean peninsula, where the blogger uses that snapshot for a Photoshop workout. You can see some of the truly inspired results here. The caption on the sign in the next to last photo reads, “We love Japan” (the background was taken at the Mt. Fuji summit) and the caption in the last photo reads, “2005 South Korean commemorative photo corner”.
The watermelon thief makes the trenchant observation that the Koreans are capable of doing this everywhere on the planet except The Hague.