♠ Posted by Emmanuel in Development at 2/27/2009 11:03:00 AM
We often forget that North and South Korea are officially still at war. However, given the DPRK leader's legendary hairdo, it may be appropriate to speak not of "the fog of war" but "the fog of hair." The goings-on in the DPRK are famously opaque; hence, articles such as these:
- North Korea's Kim spotted smoking on the sly
- North, South Korea 'at brink of war'
- North Korea missile 'can hit Guam'
- Babies killed in North Korea
Certainly, economic integration with the rest of the world should dispel images imparted by hyperventilating news articles. Plus, Kim Jong-il should be less subject to becoming comedian's fodder as in the video above (it makes me happy that some people have too much free time; my minor nit to pick is that Danny Cho's hair is insufficiently bouffant). What if Kim actually started a YouTube mini-site promoting North Korea minus the 160-page "brief history" that passes for his biography? If you think Al Gore and Barack Obama have problems discussing invention, get a load of this guy. Nevertheless, the cult of personality shtick is getting old. Heck, even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a blogger just like me, albeit far more famous. For how much longer can Kim give the world the ol' run-around?