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Well, there goes my post for tonight

Boo. Looks like that hilarious new North Korean propaganda video about Americans living in tents and cups of coffee made out of snow was, in fact, deliberately written as comedy by something calling itself the North Korea Comedy Show. Who or what that may be is not clear.

I do know they’ve spent the evening talking with lawyers, trying to make their suddenly viral video go un-viral again. So there’s that. You can watch it here. It’s still pretty funny.

Also, Googling around trying to find out who the North Korean Comedy Show is, I found this old article. Which is funny, in a sad North Korean way.

Oh, also – ¡Ay, caramba! We have a new pope! I, for one, am looking forward to saying, “lighten up, Francis” every time he issues a papal edict.


Comment from Oceania
Time: March 13, 2013, 11:53 pm

After what the US has been doing to North Korea – expect a nuclear response.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 14, 2013, 12:32 am

Francis I, eh? I wonder if that’s for St. Francis Xavier, or St. Francis of Assisi? It’ll be interesting having a Jesuit Pope.

Comment from JeffS
Time: March 14, 2013, 12:42 am

Apparently this is authentic Nork propaganda. Those uniforms look like they were sold by Wal-Mart as a Halloween costume.

Truth can be stranger than fiction.

Comment from Nina
Time: March 14, 2013, 12:48 am

That’s the worst propaganda I’ve ever seen.

And yeah, a new pope. Not a catholic, don’t really care, but it’s been fun to watch the pomp and circumstance anyway.

Comment from p2
Time: March 14, 2013, 2:20 am

that’s hilarious!! why does the translator sound like Karl Pilkington?

Comment from BJM
Time: March 14, 2013, 4:19 am

OT: A-May-Zing!


Comment from Mike C.
Time: March 14, 2013, 7:02 am

Looks like the College of Cardinals managed to once again pick a pope who is actually Catholic. Good on them. That always upsets the nattering class.

Oh, and good call on the “Lighten up, Francis” line. I completely missed that one. Heh.

Comment from lizardbrain
Time: March 14, 2013, 11:37 am

I think he oughta be called ‘Frankie da Foist.’ But I’m not a Catholic, so that may be considered rude.

Comment from steve
Time: March 14, 2013, 11:44 am

Pappa Cheech, Dapprima.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 14, 2013, 2:35 pm

So does the pope automatically become made of stone?

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: March 14, 2013, 2:49 pm

I admit I had to look up the source for “Lighten up, Francis.” Stripes is not a movie I’ve seen more than once. (“Lighten up, Hadrian” just wouldn’t have the same zing.)

Comment from mojo
Time: March 14, 2013, 3:49 pm

I hear he prefers “Psycho”…

Comment from Deborah
Time: March 14, 2013, 4:26 pm

The best reason to watch the movie “Stripes” —over and over again—is for the sound track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7DRC9I5boA

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: March 14, 2013, 4:49 pm

And he’s a Jesuit! Look out, world!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: March 14, 2013, 6:12 pm

Uncle Al: It’s for Frank from Assissi. Even though I am Lutheran, I am pleased to see a new Pope chosen so quickly. The Catholic Church is a major force for moral authority in the world. I also like the idea of a Pope Frank.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: March 14, 2013, 7:51 pm

I’ll have to go with lizardbrain – Frankie da Foist.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: March 14, 2013, 8:12 pm

As somebody once said, there’s a term in the military for large, static infantry forces in a hostile air defence environment: battlefield casualties. The bulk of NORK forces would be dead in any conflict. Problem is, so would a couple of hundred thousand South Korean civilians and most of the speed-bump US garrison. Seoul is within tube artillery range of the border and would not fare well. And if Kim and his cockroach army start flinging nukes around, then we are in The Land of Very Bad Things. It might be best to precipitate a showdown now rather than later. Destroying the oil pipelines from China would bring the country down in a matter of days.

A fun fact about North Korea: they’ve been starved for so long that the average height is 15cm less than South Korea (where average male height is about 174cm.) I sometimes wonder what it would be like to take an average NK family and dump them in the middle of a Western shopping mall, or even a market in somewhere like Turkmenistan.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: March 14, 2013, 9:21 pm

I could really go for a nice cup of dirty snow right now.

Comment from Deborah
Time: March 14, 2013, 10:14 pm

I think we’ve handled North Korea all wrong. We should carpet bomb every square inch of the country with bags of rice and cans of Hormel Spam. So much rice that the military can’t steal all of it. Millions of tons of rice—in bags that say from the U.S.A. So much rice that it becomes utterly worthless as a currency. Why aren’t we feeding these people?

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 15, 2013, 1:05 am

As I said, Yankees, expect a nuclear response.


You have been caught again trying to assassinate more people. If it isn’t two NZ prime ministers, now it is the new leader of North Korea.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 15, 2013, 1:14 am


Comment from Jon
Time: March 15, 2013, 8:23 pm

Is this from the Oceania Comedy Show? It’s about as entertaining as the North Korean one.

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 15, 2013, 11:40 pm

It is no comedy Jon


Lets look at dead Iraqi babies

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Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 15, 2013, 11:45 pm

No, let’s not look at dead Iraqi babies.

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