…goes pretty much as they planned, and nobody in my neighborhood in Suwon, South Korea even seems to have noticed. In reality , this was just another quiet morning in the Land of the Morning Calm.
The news broke around the world, and as I’m sitting around in my pajamas with my first cup of tea and in Twittereality, the shit has hit the fan. I pulled some gems from my Feed and here they are in all their glory.
To those who decided to use this launch as a reason not to discuss gun control in the wake of an actual domestic terror attack at a mall in Oregon:
But then, maybe some of the hysteria is due to a certain movie released recently (ed-Ray awn-Day, I’m looking at you):
The rocket apparently flew on its projected path, over the South part of the Korean Peninsula and Okinawa and launching a satellite before its final stages splashed down off the Philippines. They pulled the same in April, but I was too ill with the flu to really notice.
Nothing with North Korea worries me more than the fearmongering that the media and popular culture feed into about it. Just this small sampling of the opinions on Twitter produces an incomplete, but worrying picture. Listen folks.
It was no big deal here. In fact, you would never notice anything was going on. Despite my meager efforts here to collect opinions from Twitter, don’t let the hype paint the picture of what the launch was actually like for you. Instead, look at this picture from this morning. Calm. Clear. Cold. And silent.