Sometimes, in a fit of boredom, I watch movies on Korean TV. The good thing about television here is that there are very few advertisements during shows; however, the downside is that in between shows, viewers are bombarded with approximately three quarters of an hour of inane commercials. The following is a transcript of what I wrote down during one such “info-session”.

movie ends … woman with yellow ball speaks to little boy … woman with ultra-slim gadget phone intent on looking seductive … handsome-looking man in suit and tie asks “are you gentle?” … girl plays violin in countryside … boy walks through city … tie man again … woman drinks fruit juice at home … two girls eat pizza and win a CD! … car in shanghai morphs into car in paris morphs into car on melbourne citylink then parked outside centre for contemporary art: “let the people sing!” … couple play video games and drink juice … woman sleeping in white sheets wearing white underwear … woman looks at white hand towel … in restaurant boys “die” while looking at chicken wings … girl and washing machine … girl in blue jeans doesn’t know what to do so she washes her hair … washing machine reprise … woman on phone looks angry … then confused … two old women in park … sheets … washing machine … all is explained – what a relief! … animated pimple disappears! … happy smiles … woman accompanied by man in suit who loosens her silk scarf … she sits and plays the piano … woman on plane gets out at resort in various clothes … somewhere over the rainbow … man appears … VISA! … kids outside the mansion gate … woman looks at them from inside … orchestra … fountain … woman united with kids and orchestra … lottle castle … ginseng root man appears … family plays with baby … they eat vegetables … yum! … infomercial for custom–made hula-hoop featuring twin tubes … girls in park demonstrate … animated diagrams of hula-hoop (name: ‘twin-pang’) … testimonials from young women … amateurs try it out – it’s easy! … testimonial from the creator! … techno! techno! … martial arts/ sound of swords … mass battles in the snow … drink juice! susan – lynette – bree – gabrielle – (dead man) … vegetables seduce each other then make love … tomato embraced by bacon … ooh! … man in glasses yells at camera … building blocks .. diagrams … all together children laugh and play with butterflies … people rub phones over each other at futuristic disco … woman in lemon suit advertises “rush cash” … cut away to all the things she spent it on … suit man again (still gentle) … moon rises in coffee cup … burnt rim … couple argue over video game again … then drink juice … the tomato in love again … lettuce gets in on the act (“loathin’ it”) … i am! … credits for next movie roll – the saint! … drink juice! … i love you … let’s watch tv! … moscow … tomorrow! … movie begins.