Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Meet Joe Biden | Biden's Cred »

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Headline of the Day

posted by on August 23 at 12:44 PM

N. Korea Develops a Noodle Which Can Delay Feelings of Hunger


The headline is funny, but the story is extremely sad: The people of North Korea are starving, and the government won’t allow adequate foreign aid. The magic noodle—made of corn and soybean—leaves one feeling fuller for longer. It’s got twice as much protein and five times the fat of an average noodle (making it probably five times as delicious).

Photo by Annie Mole/Creative Commons

RSS icon Comments


How is that bad? More fat and protein means more calories which, for starving people, is great. Now, if they made a noodle that doesn't actually have more calories but contains appetite suppressants...

Posted by Jerod | August 23, 2008 1:09 PM

Those wacky No Ko's always make me laugh!!!!

Posted by FunnyBunny | August 23, 2008 2:40 PM

ration: one noodle per year

They hired Wonka to produce the everlasting gobstopper noodle!

Posted by kentankerous | August 23, 2008 3:43 PM

If these people are suffering so under an absolute dictator, why haven't we invaded to liberate them?

Posted by Justice Scooter | August 23, 2008 4:05 PM

There's no oil in North Korea, last I checked.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | August 23, 2008 5:59 PM

And because it would upset China.

Posted by raindrop | August 23, 2008 9:41 PM

You guys are soooooooo fucking witty!

I seen you today Hipster. You had a cigarette in one hand and a Stranger in the other. You smelled like stinking cigarette smoke as you puffed away feeding your loser addiction. Your ear lobes were sagging with ear plugs that went out of style five years ago. And those tats? The colors have faded and they are starting to merge into an ugly blob. Didn't you ever notice what tats look like on older men? You thought those fuckers would forever be in style? Would you like to wear the same fucking shirt every day for the rest of your life? And that tat on your neck-it shouts LOSER to everyone who sees it. But being a loser is your thing right? That's why you read the Slog.

Posted by Fartin' Poe | August 23, 2008 11:56 PM

in the coming economic collapse you will live on ramen

as does hundreds of other million on this earth

remember it is abase dish and can absorb anything else you can find, some meat, some veggies, an egg

they nuke well - nukes abound in mini marts

elecric skillets can be plugged in in parks

I feel sorry for most who might read this - they will go to shit in the face of survival and will poach off of grandma's social security

Posted by Ken | August 24, 2008 3:38 AM

Ken, I'm not quite sure what you're getting at, other than to invest in ramen stocks (both real and economic. ha!)

Posted by Donolectic | August 24, 2008 5:09 PM

Oh, sure. They SAY it's made of "corn and soybean", but that's what they said about - SOYLENT GREEN!

It's people! NoKo Ramen is made from PEOPLE!

Posted by COMTE | August 24, 2008 5:47 PM

Hey North Koreans! That empty feeling in your stomach is brought to you by your Glorious Leader and his oh-so-important nuclear weapons program. Each time you feel a pang of hunger, just think! Now Glorious Kim has a missile that can reach the West!

Posted by Greg | August 25, 2008 9:58 AM

Comments Closed

Comments are closed on this post.