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December 19, 2011

North Korea special

I will update this post with content as I come across it. First, the BBC's Lucy Williamson wears mourning clothes to honour the passing of North Korea's hereditary dictator. Somewhere, Orwell's corpse is spinning.

The full North Korean state television broadcast. There is something immensely satisfying in the Wagnerian quaver in the announcer's voice.

From the comments: "She's not crying as hard as the people out on the streets! Shoot her!"

Out in the streets, North Koreans weeping hysterically over the death of Kim Jong-il.

From the comments: "The Two Minutes Weep: only slightly less known than the Two Minutes Hate."

More below the jump:

The VICE Guide to North Korea: "Getting into North Korea was one of the hardest and weirdest processes VBS has ever dealt with."

A North Korean military parade.

Joint military exercise of Korean People's Army cheers up Pyongyanites.

Life in the People's Paradise of DPRK.

From the comments: "Oh, God. They're using Windows in North Korea."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 19, 2011 08:23 AM