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The Three Wise Monkeys—sounds that make us scratch.
The Haebangcheon Beat Editor’s Note: A short dispatch of the comings and goings of Haebangcheon, Seoul. Witness anything interesting contact firstname.lastname@example.org Complete anonymity is assured.
On Tuesday, March 9 at approximately 8pm, the door of the popular boozing shed HBC 46 Haebangcheon St., Haebangcheon, Seoul was found shattered its small glass pieces in a pile and mixed in with the days’ snow. No suspect perpetrators are known to have come in or left the premises due to the now empty doorway.
This establishment is popular with the local foreigner crowd in the neighborhood known to Korean citizens as unification village. HBC is a particularly known repository of beatniks, dart tossers, just tossers, music dorks, stay drunks, sons and daughters of b list pornographers. Baseball fans, Gunshot vics. Wagnerites, Midwestern chipdrips, Irish Culchies, Sneak attack lesbians, Quiz night mummies, Canadians and the fan clubs of both Rodney Dangerfield and Oedipus and Jacosta.
Somehow the HBC has shaken this off and moved on. We are naming it our choice venue for the 2010 Hae Bang Chon Fest. Reasons: Well since the door went down back in March the police have been there just three times. The sink has broken just once, the local cat “Chelsea-” mascot of the place -has a cat’s version of AIDS and will not be with us next fest. None of the art has been stolen off the walls. The dartboard has been moved so random eye surgeries are down AND most importantly there is no TV, nor quiz night. The HBC, the motto remains: Live Globally, Drink Locally.
The HBC will open the fest with a high noon BBQ!