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July 03, 2009

Overnight Open Thread – (genghis)

Ancient Mongolian overnight proverb: "The wise man eats his baked chicken with the light on so he can tell if it is not fully cooked. Thus he avoids the dual humiliation of the trash can and the porcelain throne."

Meanwhile in North Korea, state-run TV has apparently run its first ever beer commercial.

"The advertisement, which lasted nearly three minutes after a news program on Thursday, showed a grinning Korean man with sweat on his face holding a glass of beer, with a caption that read, "Taedong River Beer is the pride of Pyongyang."

The commercial said the beer relieves stress and improves health and longevity. It also showed images of a pub it said was in the capital of Pyongyang, filled with people drinking.

The commercial assured viewers of the beer's quality and nutritional value, saying it was made of rice and contained protein and vitamin B2.

That's exactly the same thing I've always told all my ex-girlfriends. Maybe there's hope for this Kim Jong Il chap after all.

Now I'm off to eat a hearty meal of saltines and Sprite. But I'll leave you with the beer commercial below the fold.

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