Big Shots: Amazing image of North Korea at night (the black gap between South Korea and China) via NASA.
If any of you fools ever doubted that the brave and bold North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was anything but beloved, these touching images of the great man in action (provided by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency, of course) offer definite proof of the people’s adoration.
A friend just returned from North Korea and shares this karoke song, which he says is “almost as ubiquitous as the Dear Leader in North Korea but about 1,000 times more likable.” The hook: “Nice to meet you.”
Kim Jong-un: this week’s cover boy for Planet Pyongyang!
You should probably read Buzz Bissinger’s cover story on Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea, the smartest move the famously eccentric former basketball star has ever made.
Shout-out to this guy.
[From our ‘Stars Who Hang With Dictators’ gallery.]
In which we learn Douglas Dong-Moon Joo, chairman of the Washington Times newspaper, has been “functioning as an informal emissary between the Bush administration and the despotic [North Korean] regime of Kim Jong-il.”
Never change, North Korea.*
*Actually, please, for the sake of your people…do.
This video of North Koreans mourning the death of leader Kim Jong Il is mesmerizing and terrifying.
As crazy as he was, he really did foster a powerful cult of personality over the North Korean people.