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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on January 24th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Picture of the Day: Nicole Kidman and Park Chan-wook at Sundance

South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (L) poses with American actress Nicole Kidman during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 20, 2013, in this photo released by the South Korean unit of 20th Century Fox. Kidman stars in Park’s thriller “Stoker,” with which the South Korean filmmaker made his U.S. debut. (Yonhap)

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  • kushibo
    3:54 pm on January 24th, 2013 1

    She likes ‘em short.

  • Kangaji
    4:59 pm on January 24th, 2013 2

    She’s 5’11″ and I think she’s in high heels too. I think he was about 5’4″ when I met him at the Honolulu Film Festival after seeing Thrist and telling him to make a good sci-fi movie. He said he wanted to, but Korean audiences haven’t really liked them.

  • Kangaji
    4:59 pm on January 24th, 2013 3

    I have PICS so it happened.

  • landry
    6:44 pm on January 24th, 2013 4

    her next movie is the SHE Hulk?

  • Kingkitty
    6:32 am on January 26th, 2013 5

    Which one is Kidman?

  • Tom
    7:26 pm on January 26th, 2013 6

    Three Korean directors at Hollywood with new movies this year:

    Park Chan-Wook: St0ker

    Kim Jee-Woon: The Last Stand

    Bong Joon-Ho: Snow Piercer

  • Teadrinker
    10:28 pm on January 26th, 2013 7


    You clearly haven’t payed attention to American TV and movie credits in a long time if you’re trying to say that Koreans are only starting to work in Hollywood.

  • Glans
    6:07 am on January 27th, 2013 8

    #7, paid.

  • John
    7:05 am on January 27th, 2013 9

    Glans you are wrong. Payed is the past tense of pay when used “to slacken something like a line or rope, allowing it to run out a little at a time.”

    It is obvious that Teadrinker is trying to say that a small amount of attention is being released, much like a rope, to TV and movie credits from an unwinding brain, or something.

    Teadrinker is a millionaire, English school owner, biochemist, professional linguist, lead researcher, university professor, special forces soldier, holder of multiple graduate degrees on multiple continents and far above making a common secondary school English mistake.

    Glans, you and 28,400,000 other Google user are just wrong.

  • Setnaffa
    7:30 am on January 27th, 2013 10

    Not to mention pretty much all grammar nazis are leftists…

    Oh, wait, I wasn’t to mention that…

  • Glans
    7:58 am on January 27th, 2013 11

    John, I’m challenging Teadrinker’s command of English because I’ve begun to suspect he’s not who he says he is. My working hypothesis is that he’s an Antarctican agitpropeller.

  • kangaji
    8:54 am on January 27th, 2013 12

    #11: Of course! The Canadian nationality is a perfect cover story for the wily snow devils and their penguin enforcers.

  • Teadrinker
    9:11 am on January 27th, 2013 13


    Yes, I knew that. I’m guessing it was a bit of a Freudian slip. You see, ‘pay’ comes from the French ‘payer’, which is probably why I wrote ‘payed’ (which is was the past tense of pay, look it up) instead of ‘paid’.

    In other words, tu peux manger un gros char de marde. ;-)


    Tu peux aussi manger un gros char de marde si ça te fait plaisir.

  • Teadrinker
    9:25 am on January 27th, 2013 14


    A simple typographical error does not cast doubt on someone’s command of a language. However, claiming that it does shows a certain lack of panache. If have to be a troll, don’t be a f-ing grammar Nazi.

  • Teadrinker
    9:25 am on January 27th, 2013 15

    If you have, of course.

  • John
    10:49 am on January 27th, 2013 16

    “If have to be a troll, don’t be a f-ing grammar Nazi.”

    A sentence generally requires a subject. For a linguist and multiple graduate degree holder, Teadrinker makes more mistakes than everybody else put together. He makes more excuses for those mistakes, too. We have seen not enough coffee, too much coffee, late, busy, thinking of something else, not concerned with simple blog comments and now thinking of French.

    Of course it is just an excuse because pay does not come from the French word payer. It comes from the Old French word paier. Assuming Teadrinker isn’t 700 years old, he didn’t have a Freudian slip. He is just sloppy and full of s#!t.

    Also, Freudian slip does not mean what he thinks it means.

  • Teadrinker
    7:04 pm on January 27th, 2013 17


    A stickler for details when it comes to other people’s typos…You’re grabbing at straws. I type fast. So, what’s it to you?

    You’re a moron if you think you can give me lessons in French. It’s spelled ‘payer’ in modern French.

  • John
    8:24 pm on January 27th, 2013 18

    “You see, ‘pay’ comes from the French ‘payer.”

    Five minutes on Google will tell you that you are wrong. Pay comes from the Old French paier according to every online dictionary.

    “You’re a moron if you think you can give me lessons in French.”

    I have not tried to give you lessons in French. It seems I CAN give you lessons in Old French and modern English.

    Almost any linguist can make a mistake. Only a sloppy one publishes his mistake on the internet before verifying. Only a foolish one continues to insists his mistake is correct in the age of Google.

    Sloppy, foolish linguists and losers back home with fake degrees bragging about nonexistent scholarship come to mind.

  • Teadrinker
    1:00 am on January 28th, 2013 19


    “Paier” and “payer” are the same. Do you even know what the letter ‘y’ is called in French? It’s an ‘i grec’, which means literally a ‘Greek i’

    Here’s the indicative present of ‘payer’:

    Je paie
    Tu paies
    Il paie
    Nous payons
    Vous payez
    Ils paient

    Notice the letter i?

    Better yet, here’s the imperative of the verbe:
    ‘paye’ or ‘paie’

    In other words, you’re an idiot.

  • John
    2:02 am on January 28th, 2013 20

    I will quote you again.

    “You see, ‘pay’ comes from the French ‘payer.”

    I will quote the internet.

    “The Old French word paiier that developed from Latin pacare came to have the specific application “to pacify or satisfy a creditor,” a sense that came into Middle English along with the word paien (first recorded around the beginning of the 13th century), the ancestor of our word pay.”

    As a self-proclaimed linguistic scholar you should know that French and Old French are not the same language. A real linguist would never write French when they meant Old French any more than a Canadian would claim to be American when they meant North American.

    As an English teacher you should know that paid is the past tense of pay. Any confusion on your part with other languages does not make you a more knowledgeable scholar. It makes you a poor English teacher.

    Straighten up your act, Teadrinker. You can only act superior to everyone around you when you make few mistakes and when your abilities and habits match your claims. You make many mistakes and you NEVER demonstrate any special knowledge on any topic, from your special forces claims that don’t seem to reflect military reality to your science statements, which others here who know about such things make a good case that you are full of it.

    The only thing you consistently demonstrate is that you are another loser back home trapped in a hakwon job with a well-earned inferiority complex.

  • Teadrinker
    2:24 am on January 28th, 2013 21

    So, you insist on continuing to argue about language you know nothing about with someone who speaks it fluently? And I’m the one who supposedly has an inferiority complex? :lol:

  • Teadrinker
    2:31 am on January 28th, 2013 22

    I’ll never feel inferior as long as you’re around.

  • John
    6:44 am on January 28th, 2013 23

    In your usual empty way, you brag about speaking French fluently and claim not to feel inferior as long as I am around but these boasts do not refute any of the evidence I cited that you are both poor at linguistic scholarship and poor at English spelling.

    Casual fluency in modern French does not make you a linguist. Poor English habits, regardless of excuses, does not make you a competent English teacher.

    When your writing demonstrates more than a superficial Wikipedia knowledge of some field or situation, and you stop acting smug and all-knowing while clearly being wrong, you will get the respect you crave.

  • Teadrinker
    7:00 pm on January 28th, 2013 24


    Casual fluency in French? Right, and Mexicans only have a casual fluency in Spanish. :lol:

    Do you honestly believe that I’m putting much effort in responding to you? You’re merely a distraction and your opinion is of little or no value to me. It’s diverstissement from work. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • John
    7:35 pm on January 28th, 2013 25

    Good lord, Teadrinker. You are a true dips#!t and you never fail to demonstrate it.

    A true speaker of French would know that “diverstissement” is actually spelled “divertissement”.

    If you insist on bragging how fluent you are in French, at least spell the only French word in your rant correctly. While it appears you do speak some French, it is a casual knowledge from experience rather than scholarly pursuit. Your knowledge of linguistics seems less than casual. Your ability to bulls#!t also appears to be well below average, not due to a lack of enthusiasm, but due to a lack of general knowledge, diligence and attention to detail.

    What real skill do you have, Teadrinker.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    8:10 pm on January 28th, 2013 26

    @25- We got it, you do not like Teadrinker. Just let it go because the pissing contest between the two of you has taken things way off topic. Thanks.

  • Leon LaPorte
    9:32 pm on January 28th, 2013 27

    26. “We” were quite amused. Wasn’t really all that interested in Park Chan-wook and/or Nicole Kidman (unless she is going on a foray into hardcore pr0n) anyway. :lol:

  • Teadrinker
    11:03 pm on January 28th, 2013 28



    Bon, je n’en dis pas plus.

  • Teadrinker
    3:49 am on January 29th, 2013 29


    You’re referring to that movie she did where she supposedly urinated on her co-star? I saw the scene and I’m not convinced she did.


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