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5 Best 'SNL' Sketches Mocking North Korea

Amy Poehler did a surprisingly good job impersonating Kim Jong Il read more

N. Korea Is Now Done Mourning Kim Jong Il

It's Korean tradition to mourn a parent's death for three years, and today North Korea reached a similar milestone marking the passing of Kim Jong Il in 2011, the Los Angeles Times reports. The country completed its mourning period with three minutes of silence—though it was also noted with...

North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

North Korea on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, ending a traditional period of mourning and setting the stage for his son Kim Jong Un to further entrench himself as the country’s unchallenged leader.

In North Korea, different recollections of Kim Jong Il on the third anniversary of his death

last weekNews : BlogPost

Congratulatory message from the outcast Syrian president? Check. Floral tributes from the president of Guinea and the communist parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin? Check. Fawning coverage in the Russian press? Check. It’s that time again in North Korea: Time to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the […]

Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Dies On Phone While Leader Rants

The aunt of Kim Jong Un died of stroke on the phone while the North Korean dictator ranted. 68-year-old Kim Kyung Hee was the sister of Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader who died three years ago and left his son in power. The Week reports that she and her nephew were in a Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Dies On Phone While Leader Rants is an article from: The Inquisitr News

Defector: I Was Kim Jong Il's Bodyguard

A former bodyguard to Kim Jong Il has talked to CNN about what it was like to work for the late North Korean dictator. Lee Young-guk said that in addition to physical training, he was subjected to ideological training to make him believe Dear Leader was a god and his only purpose in life was to serve him. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Il's Former Bodyguard Reveals Leader's Cruelties; Would Execute People on Whim

The former bodyguard of Kim Jong Il has revealed that the late North Korean leader would execute people on a whim when he was in bad moods, and in one case sent a senior official to die at a concentration camp for using his private elevator and ashtray.

6 Top Revelations From North Korea’s New Kim Jong Un Biography

3 months agoOdd : Thought Catalog

ow is Kim Jong Un different from Kim Jong Il? He has put a shiny, happy smiling face to the regime and persuaded the press to focus on basketball players instead of twenty-four million people living in total, constant oppression.

This is the secret North Korean office that runs Kim Jong Un's slush fund

North Korean defectors have provided details about how they unwittingly created Kim Jong Il's "slush fund" — a system that they say is still used by his son, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The North Korean government division Office 39 "underwrites comfortable lifestyles" for the Kim family, The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary

Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It’s John Pemberton’s birthday! He invented Coca-Cola! More importantly, who invented Coke Zero? That person deserves the Nobel Prize. Above, Kim Jong Il began looking at things on this day in 1994. Below, your morning reads… National: Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment (Wired) The incapable soothsayers (Statistical Ideas) The Power […]

Dear Reader Almost Passes the Ideological Turing Test

(June 13, 2014 04:06 PM, by Bryan Caplan) Michael Malice's Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il is not what I expected. I thought it was going to be a hilarious mockery of North Korean totalitarianism. Instead, it's an almost pitch-perfect simulation of the autobiography Kim... (1 COMMENTS)

Supreme leader's supreme love

7 months agoArts : Prospero

IN 1987 Kim Jong Il published his manifesto on films, “The Cinema and Directing”. Kim—who ruled North Korea from 1994 to 2011 and was a film fanatic famous for his love of Hollywood—declared that a director’s ultimate duty was to “aim high in creation”. Show More Summary

Meet Kim Jong Il’s Personal Poet Laureate

7 months agoNews : Truthdig

As spin-doctoring goes, Jang Jin Sung had one of the world’s hardest jobs.

“Ghostwriting” North Korea’s Kim Jong Il

Having worked as a ghostwriter or co-writer for people ranging from comedians to fighters, Michael Malice has come up with a creative way to reveal the mind of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Malice recently gave a brief summary of his new book, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, […]

Kim Jong Il Unmasked: Michael Malice's Unauthorized Autobiography of North Korea's Supreme Leader

9 months agoNews : Reason

"Kim Jong Il Unmasked: Michael Malice's Unauthorized Autobiography of North Korea's Supreme Leader," produced by Jim Epstein. About an hour. Original release date was March 26, 2014 and original writeup is below. Kim Jong Il, who was...Show More Summary

Vid: Kim Jong Il Unmasked - Michael Malice's Unauthorized Autobiography of North Korea's Supreme Leader

9 months agoNews : Reason

Kim Jong Il, who was the supreme leader of North Korea until his death in 2011, was a leading authority on gymnastics, cinema, literature, war, cooking, and the arts. He wrote 1,400 works when he was in college, including a senior thesis that was an achievement comparable to Columbus' discovery of America. Show More Summary

Kim Jon Un vs. Kim Jong Il (Part 2)

Kim Jong Un visits Tokyo Disneyland to find the man behind the mouse.

Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il

The Adventures of Kim Jong Un reaches its epic and totally factual conclusion.

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