Found in Korea: "Brack Power" condoms. "Piece! Respect!"
While traveling in South Korea, Boing Boing reader Newley Purnell happened upon a box of black-colored condoms in a Seoul shop. The copy on the box reads, "Keep it real. Keep on faith. Keep on going. Piece! Stay real! We are all brack people." Link to one photo, and here's another. "There's so much to analyze that I don't even know where to start," says Newley.
Incidentally, french-fry-encrusted corn dogs appear to be popular over there.
Update: As weird as "Brack Power Condoms" are, this could have been weirder: Brak condoms, anyone? They go nice with Space Ghost edible underwear. Also Brak is in it. (Thanks, Mike Outmesguine and Violet Blue)
Reader comment: Jonathan Davis says,
These condoms are actually Japanese, not Korean. That said, you can get them at the Costco in Seoul. But then you have to buy them by the four-pack.
It sort of kills me that they made it onto your site, because I have a long history with the brand. i spent hours trying to and finally taking a good picture of the box to send to engrish.com. But that was more than a year ago and i never heard back from them. then i found them again at Costco a few weeks ago and bought eight packs so I could send a bunch to Viceland and win a free year's worth of the magazine. But now that the brand has been on your site it's less of a "find" and more of a repeat.
The worst part of it is that I ended up getting snaked by some dude who was here for a short time. I've been in Korea since 1999. I'm sure there is a life lesson in here somewhere, but I'm afraid to look.
ps. be careful. the "chips around the hot dog on a stick" routine is a great way to give yourself an oil burn in the shape of a goatee.
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