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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.
An excerpt from a poem written by Kim Jong il’s second son Kim Jong Chol in the sixth or seventh grade. The deceased North Korean leader deemed Jong Chol too soft and “feminine” for the job his younger brother just inherited.
North Korean officials have announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il, according to Associated Press. More soon.