Monday, March 15, 2010


An interesting collection of Kim Jong Il sightings here.

Like his father (though probably not nearly as often as his father), Kim Jong Il has been known to visit the North Korean people as they work and study to offer pithy words of wisdom and encouragement and to improve their lives by his mere presence. Fascinating stuff. A few observations:

It usually looks cold!

Many of the venues are decidedly low-tech (who knew that North Korea is still producing vinalon?)

North Korean grocery stores don't display prices of their products?

North Korean computer users apparently don't need to use keyboards

The Potemkin Village aspect has to be obvious to everyone. And yet appears to be irresistible.

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