(Found via a Youtube video somewhere on the blog of my crit groupmate/friend Chris Kammerud, whose blog I finally got around to trawling through for tasty links… of which there are a bunch, so it’s worth a visit; I guarantee that it will rather balance out the pretty negative view of Korea that seems to have accreted around my blog.)
I wager most commenters over at Marmot’s don’t imagine this much attention is paid to what they say. (Then again, I can’t imagine most would care, but…)
Someone out there seems to have translated the comments thread at Marmot’s Hole for the discussion on the beef import policy protests I’ve discussed in recent posts.
(I guess this might explain some of the new traffic I’ve been getting from what, judging by the usernames, look like Korean users I’ve never met before. I was wondering how that happened, and thought it might be my new story that’s in the July issue of Asimov’s, which I’ve heard a few people have received, but I guess it had to do with my link-wielding over at Marmot’s. Anyway, if you’re new around here, welcome! Pull up a chair! Have some Australian beef with me., while we know it’s still Australian.)
Incidentally, someone, by email, mistakenly — or maybe not? — referred to as “The Maggot’s Lair” and cracked me up, because the comments section there, at least, often reminds me of a nest of wriggling maggots!