Saturday, August 18, 2012

Appa Gangland Style!

Kim Seung-Youn
Image from 2007
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I remember Kim Seung-Youn! As Choe Sang-Hun reminds us in his article "Seoul Judge Surprises Tycoon With Prison Term" (New York Times, August 16, 2012):
In 2007 he was briefly jailed for an attack on bar workers who had attacked his son in a drunken brawl. While his bodyguards watched, Mr. Kim assaulted one of the victims with a metal pipe . . .
Appa Gangland Style! As I recall, he was given a light sentence at that time because he had acted out of "love for his son," for everyone knows that the finest expression of fatherhood is to kidnap somebody who got into a fight with your son and beat him with a metal pipe!

I showed the news of Mr. Kim's recent conviction for embezzlement to my wife, who remarked that she hopes his company doesn't suffer financially because we have insurance from it. Turns out, we're paying this guy protection money?

I better keep my head down.

Postscript (August 23, 2012): Just in case future readers miss the joke, the title of this post is a pun on the currently very popular song Oppa Gangnam Style.

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At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You're saying Professor Jeff you have to keep your "head down" 'cause you're related however tenuously to the pictured guy?

I'd be more skeert 'bout all those times (and blogposts) where you've admitted a more than tenuous relationship to that Cran feller.


At 9:32 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Both are to be feared, of course, but Uncle Cran is far away, whereas Mr. Kim lives in Seoul.

Jeffery Hodges

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