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November 18, 2004

Update on Kim Jong Ill?

Diggers Realm has a NYT piece on the myster of the disappearing portraits.

There's a sweet and new and important-sounding nugget in there, which I won't tell you about, because, hey, he found it.

I'll give away the funny part, though:

There has been no official reaction from North Korea to the reports. But a North Korean diplomat in Moscow was quoted Tuesday by Itar-Tass as saying: "This is false information, lies. Can the sun be removed from the sky? It is not possible."

You gotta love lunatic-dysfunctional Communist pariah states. They're so damn quotable.

This Is Serious Update: Instapundit notes that NK radio is dropping the "Dear Leader" honorific from reports about Kim.

That's not good for Kim. That's like when the person you're dating suddenly begs out of that that long-planned tour of Vermont's bed-and-breakfasts.

Next thing you know and the North Korean army says "We need to talk."

And then you find all your clothes and CD's out on the curb, which you don't mind all that much, because you're more bothered by the fact that you've been shot three times in the back of the head, which is the totalitarian crazystate way of saying "I like you, but I don't like like you."

I [Heart] Recycling Update: After North Korea media reported, straight-facedly, that Li'l Kim had shot thirty-eight under par his first time on the golf course, my crack research staff discovered these Top Ten Lesser-Known Kim Accomplishments.

Does floating blue and bloated and dead in the Sea of Japan count as a sporting achievement, I wonder?

Update: Power Line has more.


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