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November 16, 2004

Kim Jong-Il's Portraits Vanishing From Pyongyang

What could this mean? Maybe nothing. But it sure seems like it could be something. Kim Jong deathly ill, maybe?

Captain's Quarters makes the catch:

The BBC speculates that Kim may have ordered the removal of the portraits in an attempt to reduce the country's focus on him, although in the past Kim has certainly promoted the personality cult purposefully. Others wonder if the change means that something has happened to Kim and Pyongyang might be keeping it quiet. The removals aren't happenstance; an unnamed diplomat told the Russian news service Itar-Tass that orders had been given to take the portraits down.

Thanks to Sharp as a Marble, who commits the greivous blog-sin of tipping another blogger to a catch before blogging it yourself.

He mentions his traffic is falling faster than a monkey on a surfboard. Hey, you're not the only one, Sharp as a Marble.

Can't we have a presidential election every couple of weeks?

Pretty funny-- he's got a "Glenndex" in his sidebar, tracking the Instapundit's uses of "Heh," "Indeed," and "Read the Whole Thing." So far today, "Heh" is winning by a nose. But "Indeed" is always a comer in the final furlong.


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