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Whatever, North Korea


My favorite thing about American sports is the way the athletes and coaches acknowledge when they’ve been defeated. Many teams have had wasted seasons because of injuries, and some have even cost teams in the playoffs. But the team and it’s players are usually quick to shove excuses under the rug, and accept defeat and learn from it. Oh, what’s that North Korea?

After the U.S. women’s soccer team beat North Korea 2-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, North Korea manager Kwang Min Kim said his team’s loss may have been because some of its players were recently struck by lightning. (via NPR)

“Hey coach, I’m ready, put me in”

“Weren’t you recently struck by lighting?”

“Yeah, that was like weeks ago man, I’m good. Does anyone else hear that humming?”

“During training [in North Korea] our players were hit by lightning, and more than five of them were hospitalized,” Kim said, according to the BBC. “The goalkeeper and the four defenders were most affected, and some midfielders as well.”

So basically everyone Kim. It’s shit like this that makes everyone else hate North Korea. It’s not so much the communism, or your desire to develop nuclear weapons. It’s because you are weird. You just say and do weird shit, and that makes people uneasy. If North Korea had a disability it would be Asperger’s. And not the funny kind like Abed.

I thought getting hit by lighting was supposed to give you super powers. Wait, are you saying comics aren’t real?

Totally relevant video, after the jump.

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