Category Archives: random

Unexpectedly funny things

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“Dude, I hit your car–let me drag you massively for it!”

And “Hack Zico” is turning out to be much funnier than I expected. In this episode Zico is visiting Korean friends in Japan, and one of them has some complete strangers wanting to take his picture because they think he’s good-looking. They ignore Zico completely, and the friend is so confused while Zico is cracking up–it’s awesome.

(Asian tourists to the United States don’t do this nearly so much nowadays, but in the 1980s that kind of thing happened all the time, especially if you looked or were dressed in a way that was considered somehow representative of the local people. My sister once wore a cowboy hat to Yosemite National Park, and it was like Princess Diana meeting the paparazzi.)

The very, VERY special guests

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Obviously the video for “Artist” has a lot of special guests: U-Kwon, Rie Hata, that troupe of awesome dancing schoolgirls.

But I’m talking about a VERY special kind of guest, namely the kind of guest who had no idea a freakin’ video was going on in the first place.

I’m talking: The boy who spots Zico and U-Kwon dancing outside a convenience store.

His brother comes out.

They can’t believe what they’re seeing!

They decide to go back inside, where things are less weird.

But Grandma has to come out, too, to see what the heck is going on!

Speaking of grandparents…

“Our morning walk will never be the same again!”

(I mean, no one will ever top the guy at the end here:

but they were still pretty great!)

Shockingly risqué!

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Jaehee strikes again!

ETA: I think he liked the socks.

Many random things

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There’s a lot going on, isn’t there? Like, Zico’s guesting on a song by Millic, and I’m probably not going to even be able to put it on BlockB.com because it’s coming out at almost the same time as Zico’s solo album (which has some interesting teasers, too).

Of course, the best Zico video out right now is this one here:

Zico bet his watch on that speed-reading contest, and then lost it. His expression is priceless!

And his watches ain’t cheap, either.

KHipHopSubs is translating Show Me the Money again, so yay! And Jaehyo & B-Bomb’s travel show is being translated here, so double-yay!

And Seven Seasons put out a fairly vague schedule that seems to be exciting everyone else much more than it does me. I mean, it’s gotten press coverage, so that in itself makes it worthwhile, but…I do hope people know that the plan pretty much every year has been to do two full-group comebacks–a small one in the spring and a big one in the fall–and the only year that has actually happened was 2014. (And even then, “Jackpot” promotions were cancelled because of the Sewol ferry tragedy.)

When a song doesn’t work out, or somebody blows a knee, or somebody’s mother dies–or maybe the news is great and somebody gets a really wonderful opportunity–it affects the schedule. That’s good, in my book–the group is more likely to stay together if consideration is shown to the members’ needs.

People are also saying that this proposed schedule will calm the crazy fans. OK, I’m just going to say it: Nothing will calm the crazy fans. When everything is fine, they just make shit up to get upset about. I’m already seeing “translations” that seriously up the number of “promised” activities, and of course should one of them fail to happen, the crazy fans will scream BETRAYAL!!!! Honestly, there is no point in tying yourself in knots trying to cater to people who will never be happy.

Speaking of people tying themselves in knots for no good reason, folks actually give a fuck about this?

Yes, five or six random Koreans could not identify Block B from a photograph! Wow.

I’ll tell you a true story: I’ve been hearing a lot about this group called the Chainsmokers. I’d never heard of them before, but they kept coming up–Chainsmokers over here, Chainsmokers over there, Chainsmokers everywhere!

Fuck! I said to myself. I’d better figure out who these guys are!

I went on YouTube, picked a random Chainsmokers song–and recognized it instantly.

I still couldn’t identify them from a photo, I didn’t even know who the Chainsmokers were–but I knew their music.

I’m guessing that’s the way it is for a lot of people in Korea when it comes to Block B. Maybe if they’d used a recent photo, people might have recognized Zico as “that Cass beer guy,” but maybe not. Play two seconds of “H.E.R,” however….

This, in contrast, I do feel is a cause for concern: U-Kwon has discovered fidget spinners.

Well, there goes all his time. And watch out for Sabellianism!