North Korea Discovers Ancient Unicorn Lair

Apparently, North Korean archaeologists have made an amazing discovery—the lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong who founded the Koguryo Dynasty (277BC to 668AD).

via Gizmodo

According to Jo Hui Song, the director of NK’s History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences:

Korea’s history books deal with the unicorn, considered to be ridden by King Tongmyong, and its lair. The Sogyong (Pyongyang) chapter of the old book ‘Koryo History’ (geographical book), said: Ulmil Pavilion is on the top of Mt. Kumsu, with Yongmyong Temple, one of Pyongyang’s eight scenic spots, beneath it. The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn.

The old book ‘Sinjungdonggukyojisungnam’ (Revised Handbook of Korean Geography) complied in the 16th century wrote that there is a lair west of Pubyok Pavilion in Mt. Kumsu.

The Short List: THIS WILL ALL MAKE PERFECT SENSE SOMEDAY

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 questions to director Long-Cuu Phan, regarding the making of his short film, THIS WILL ALL MAKE PERFECT SENSE SOMEDAY.

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1. How did you come up with the concept for this short?

I read 100% women, the Haruki Murakami story which the film is based on, my freshman year in college and it changed my life. I loved it and was determined to make the story into a film the first chance I got. The idea to use stop motion for the montage sequence was foremost a practical decision. It would have been impossible to shoot it on film for logistical and financial reasons. Artistically, the use of photos to represent the past was almost a given.

Racist Signs calling Asian Women “White Boy Worshipping Sluts” Sparks Protest

 

In the post Alexandra Wallace age, Asian students at UCLA can’t get a break, apparently. According to Jezebel, a couple of signs were posted on a Vietnamese Student Union Sign and a women’s restroom this past week. They were handwritten with the messages, “asian women R Honkie white*-boy worshipping Whores” and “Asian Women are White-Boy Worshipping Sluts.”

Naturally, this sparked ire amongst the student body and a protest was organized. About a 100 people gathered where the first sign was found. Now, whoever wrote those signs is very lame and an idiot. But, what kind of concerns me more are the protesters themselves. I kind of don’t get those signs in the photo above… The tall guy with the stern, cold face with the sign that says, “Asian Women are a story of Bravery of Love” has me questioning whether this dude is the biggest THE JOY LUCK CLUB fanatic?

Seriously, Ladies, This Does It For You?

I stopped in at my local branch library the other day (don’t worry – I just needed to pee) when I noticed a rack of romance novels and every cover, I s&*t you not, was essentially the same: a submissive woman staring up at a buffed freakazoid – chest shaven, shirt unbuttoned, or, preferably, missing entirely.

The artwork seemed dated and kitschy and a mile off point to me, but I have to assume an army of marketing wizards, tuned in to what turns the fair sex on, knows better.  And I know as a man I have no moral high ground here – what cranks our motors often belongs in medical textbooks – but, ladies, seriously?

Around the Horn: A Hairy Situation

Since it’s winter, I usually keep my hair a little longer than my usual shaved head. I think the last time I paid for a real haircut at the barber shop was in middle school. So a few weeks ago when I had to go to a wedding reception, I decided to visit the barber’s chair. I first found out it wasn’t $6 for a haircut anymore. It was a whopping $14. There’s a lot of things I could do for $14 like a good steak dinner or even a movie or three (movie hopping). But looking clean cut was more important at the moment. And to help hide those grey hairs. But the second thing I realized sitting there in the chair was how hard it was to find someone who could perfectly cut the hair the way you want it. My odd shaped football head was quite the challenge. And after 10-15 minutes using a shaver and comb to do a fade, then explaining how my lumpy head works, to finally having her just shave my head clean, I realized this was a completely bad idea. So a few lessons were learned from this experience. One, don’t be bold on some random barber and just go with the norm on important events where there’s cute single girls. And two, I’ve probably saved thousands of dollars with my $20 clippers I bought in middle school.When’s the last time you tried a new hairdo? Was it a great experience or the worst decision ever?

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee!

Happy birthday to the man and legend who would’ve been 72-years-old today!

And if you don’t know why we would pay tribute to Bruce Lee on this blog, then you’re clearly in the wrong place. YOMYOMF a.k.a. You Offend Me You Offend My Family would not exist without the legacy Lee left behind.

And stay tuned because we’re currently working with Lee’s daughter Shannon and the Bruce Lee Enterprises to develop a very special webseries you’ll be able to catch next year on the YOMYOMF Network. But for now, Let’s wish a happy 72nd to a man without whom, YOMYOMF wouldn’t be here today.

Lady Problems

“Dad, I’m having lady problems.”

My ears immediately perked up.  That’s not the kind of small talk I normally hear from my 12 year old son Gabriel, so I sat up from my standard couch slouch, and listened.

“At school today Courtney told me that Maribel wants to know if I’ll dance with her at the school dance.”

“Okay,” I answered.  “So: what’s the problem?”

“Well, dad, there are four other girls at school who told me their friends want to dance with me.” He smiled as he said this, intuiting that this was definitely a first class problem to have, but he was genuinely perplexed by it.

Maybe ‘Red Dawn’ is Right & North Koreans are a Real Threat

According to CNN, a South Korean government official shared a few of the James Bond-ish weapons confiscated from a North Korean agent who was sent to Seoul to kill defector Park Sang-Hak.

The first item is a pen that kills on contact—injecting a poison that paralyzes your victim and kills him or her in seconds. The second item is also a pen that fires a single bullet carrying the deadly toxin.

The final weapon is a flashlight with three holes. Now I’m sure there are some of you out there who can find many creative uses for a flashlight with three holes, but in this case, each hole is a gun barrel activated by a push of a button.

SAF Seeking… Runner’s High

Running for fun, yes fun dammit!

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?….

This poem by Langston Hughes kept repeating itself in my head.

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

I was crying. I was running. I was running and crying as my feet heavily landed with dull thuds along the Arroyo Seco’s dry river bed (it’s not a river bed, it’s more like a drainage system) as I huffed and puffed my way towards Montecito Heights.

It was dawning on me, I SUCKED as a runner.

Red Dawn: Bring on the Racist Tweets!

Should it really come as a surprise that ignorant tweets about Asians are floating around in the wake of the release of the reboot of Red Dawn where good ole’ young (mostly) white Americans fight off an invasion of evil Chinese North Korean hordes?

Various websites, like the good folks at Racebending, have already collected some of these offending tweets, which you can read below.

The YOMYOMF Network: Recap for Week of November 18

Cherry - “Washing Away” The Fu (official music video)

This week, we had a very special Cherry video from Internet Icon finalist The Fu.

They cooked up a unique music video about seeing the bigger picture in life.

Short List – Bookie

Our Short List short in this penultimate week of November is a black-and-white film noir about putting everything on the line for love.

When a bookie falls for the wrong woman, the consequences – and his vicious boss – come down hard on him.

Squad 85 (Ep 2 of 6)

The future of comedy continues in our new time-traveling comedy.

The Short List: BOOKIE

As part of our new YOMYOMF Network series, The Short List, where we present short films we love every Friday at Noon EST, we’ve reached out to the filmmakers with 5 Questions to see what’s up since the production of their short film. It’s a way for them to revisit their film and get an update on their next projects. You can view all The Short List films here.

This week, we ask 5 Questions to director Bao Tran about the making of his film, BOOKIE.

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