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This one was, too. And the tagline seems to have missed the point: “A portrait of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the country’s capital Pyongyang. The ‘Great Leader,’ as he was known, was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il, in 1994.”
Before I realized that was a light illuminating the picture of fearless leader, I thought that was the lone illuminated room.
So… there is electricity there. At least for the light on the picture.
Is there no one living there, does no one there have electricity (or candles, etc.) or are the people there under orders to be in darkness? I have to assume that it’s the first one… no one lives there.
Don’t see what y’all are complaining about here. Pyongyang & NorK is a perfect example of the remarkable effectiveness of the UN in peacefully and efficiently solving sticky international conflicts. See also the glorious successes of Somalia, Rwanda, Kosovo and Darfur.
The interesting thing is how this sad, impotent, pathetic, deeply corrupt, so doomed to failure a 4-year-old can see it coming a mile away notion (A “United Nations!”)(pause for heavenly trumpet fanfare) is still taken seriously – and tirelessly sold by our state-run propaganda arm. Wonder why that is….
Funny story… I was driving around in my giant vehicle one day, just enjoying life and having a good time while depleting the planet’s limited supply of fuel… I was at a traffic light singing “America! Fuck Yeah!” when I happened to turn to my left at the car next to me. Two little girls were in the back seat looking at me in shock.
PS – While we’re at it, ‘Citizen Kane’, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Fellini, ‘American Beauty’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ are overrated as hell, too. And any close look at the ouvre of Martin Scorcese can only lead one to conclude that the guy hates life.