If you’re interested in a view from an alternate universe, you may be interested in news from the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK). When a country has to include both “democratic” and “republic” in its name, it’s a safe bet that it’s neither…
Anyway, there are several amusing articles there, with titles like, U.S. use of biological and chemical weapons assailed, KCNA on U.S. futile attempts, Bush’s projected trip to S. Korea opposed, and Full play to advantages of Korean socialist economic management called for.
Some of the articles are en espanol. Don’t ask why.
They also have an enlightening article about the Dear Leader, called Anecdotes about President Kim Il Sung. It’s a real hoot:
…when the president gave field guidance to Kaesong area on September 14, Juche 61 (1972). He asked officials there what was the special food of the area.
None of them could give a correct answer to the questions repeatedly put by him in the course of the on-the-spot guidance.
While visiting factories in the city he met old men who had lived there for years and found out that loach soup was a special food of the city.
And he made sure that a new restaurant was built there to serve only loach soup to the customers.
Markets? We don’t need no stinkin’ markets! We’ve got a leader.