Archive for December 20th, 2011

What? No teleprompter?

The announcement of Kim Jong-il’s death.

Via reader JM and Ed Driscoll.

When Lady Bingers gets home, I’ll hit her up for a translation.

Can’t promise she’ll be up to it.

Regardless. No teleprompter?

Nork newsreader 1. Obama 0

OK, jokes aside, two important links.

Growing up in a Nork gulag.

On that missile test which to me just said that they’re saying everything is in order.


Respected Comrade Kim Jong-Un

That’s how North Korea’s state-run media is now addressing the son and heir of the dead Kim Jong-il.

The North’s Central TV and the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) started addressing Kim Jong-Un as “Respected” or “Great” Comrade Kim Jong-Un as they called for unity around the new leadership.

“Standing at the vanguard of the Juche (self-reliance) revolution is Respected Comrade Kim Jong-Un,” the Central TV said.

It seems the succession of power is going relatively smoothly, but of course, time will tell.


Via the Drudge Report, the following headline:

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Pays Homage to Obama—But Not Jesus

NB I think that link’s been overloaded so here’s another one.

The Taliban is, er, NOT our enemy?

So says US VP Joe Biden.

H/T Newser

Quotes of the year

Tim Blair has ’em here and here.

Two more:

In one of his Tim Flannery quotes, he missed the best bit; Flannery’s reference to the “superorganism“.

And this classic comment by Blair reader, Angry God, reacting to an award Tim Flannery received from Monaco’s Prince Albert:

As far as I understand, if Price Albert does not father a male child then the dynasty will end and Monaco will be returned to France.

Given that his new wife tried to run away on his Wedding day, the chances of Patriarchal succession are rather low.

Would this leave Flanners as a Knight of No Country.

Arise, Sir Tim of Nowhere.

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