Monday, May 10, 2010

A Herd of Jostling Hippopatamuses

While the cars on Korea's roads today are not as long or ostentatious as American cars of the 1950s and 1960s that James Wade describes, one imagines he could never have conceived of the way in which 'herds' of cars jostle on Seoul's streets today...

Wade has a number of pieces on the behavior of foreigners (read: Americans) in Korea in the 1950s and 1960s which might have led to less-than-charitable feelings towards them by Koreans, as well as tensions that existed among members of the foreign community, which I'll post in the future.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, point taken, but I'm still trying to decide who is more guilty of ostentation: the yanks in those flashy rides or Wade with that turgid prose.

Anonymous said...

@The CS: Agreed.

I've noticed your recent comments on Korea-related blogs, and would just like to thank you for alerting each and every one of us to the potential consequences of various ordinary everyday activities we might be performing which could eventually lead to *The Death Penalty* (or affect our parents' credit rating).