And of course, on slow news days, the mundane becomes news, so we get lots of reporting on Stupogant™ 2.0 (i.e., Robert Park) being in Beijing. Expect to see big news tomorrow when he lands in Los Angeles, followed by big news when he finally touches down in Phoenix or Tucson. I'm surprised they're not reporting on the size of his stool already. Or are they?
[right: Looking gaunt and weakened from his ordeal in North Korea, Robert Park is offered a giant vanilla popsicle.]
- Korean-American missionary who entered North Korea, now in Beijing and headed home (AP via WaPo, Bloomberg, Yonhap, Christian Post, )
- Bank of Korea downplays fallout from recent jitters (Reuters via CNBC)
- South Korean stocks to face continued correction next week (Yonhap)
- sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads