Recent rumors about North Korean textbooks exhorting a young Kim Jong Un’s prowess as a driver and sailor have sparked a renewed cycle of blogs and articles musing on just how weird North Korea is. Why is their propaganda so odd, we ask. Do they believe it all?
Kim Jong Un is reportedly taking after his father and recruiting new talent to what has become known as the "pleasure squad." Kim Jong Il was a well-known fan of the troupe of female entertainers, which Kim disbanded after his father's death. But it appears he has now had a...
Facts of Today -that the first president of Zimbabwe was President Banana Facts of Today -that in 2001 Kim Jong Il’s eldest son was caught using a fake Dominican passport to enter Japan. When asked for an explanation, he said he “just wanted to visit Disneyland.” He was subsequently disowned by his father. Facts of […]
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-ba claims to have rejected the astronomical demands for money and food
Kim Jong Un has accidentally been given almost as much celebrity as his father Kim Jong Il, thanks to Dennis Rodman, The Interview, an interesting looking game called “Glorious Leader”. In light of the Interview debacle, the North Korean leader has gained a new fan. Show More Summary
The official website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has a forum where Hermit Kingdom groupies from around the world can share their admiration for the Pyongyang regime. When Team America was released, the wrath of fandom was on full display, with one declaring, "Kim Jong Il is really NOT a lonely man." Read more...
Amy Poehler did a surprisingly good job impersonating Kim Jong Il read more
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 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.
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 […]
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 […]
(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)
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
As spin-doctoring goes, Jang Jin Sung had one of the world’s hardest jobs.
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, […]