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(China.Org)   Being that candy is cheaper and easier to send than food, Best Korea leader Kim Jong-Un sent one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of candy to every child in North Korea to mark the leaders birthday on Tuesday   (china.org.cn) divider line 119
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2013-01-09 08:04:56 AM
Which will probably result in a short but noticeable uptick in worker productivity, as suddenly many starving people have some calories to work off of for a couple of days.

That's presuming that any candy was actually sent anywhere.
 
2013-01-09 08:24:34 AM
You think we don't know how many pounds are in a kilogram, subby?
 
2013-01-09 08:25:38 AM
One for you, ten for me. One for you, ten for me...
 
2013-01-09 08:26:12 AM
starwrecked.com
Does not approve.
 
2013-01-09 08:28:08 AM
LOL!! All the kids in the video are crying!! Likely thinking, "Please free my family from the prison camp!!"
 
2013-01-09 08:28:11 AM
Jebus, that video is depressing. If you are the leader of a country and kids are so happy to get 2 pounds of candy that they are all in tears, you are probably doing something wrong.
 
2013-01-09 08:28:23 AM
I'm wondering what passes for candy in North Korea.
I assume it is grey and tastes like turnip.
 
2013-01-09 08:28:24 AM
Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey
 
2013-01-09 08:29:22 AM
Were those kids named Mongo?

Just curious...
 
2013-01-09 08:30:41 AM

StrikitRich: Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey


It's probably those nasty candies wrapped in the black and orange waxed paper. Do they even have a name?
 
2013-01-09 08:31:24 AM
Biggest. White van. Ever.
 
2013-01-09 08:32:12 AM
He's the Korean Santa Claus, only if you're naughty this Santa Claus kills your whole family!!
 
2013-01-09 08:32:18 AM
"Hello little girl. Would you like some Best Korea sweeties?"
 
2013-01-09 08:34:02 AM
Does that include the ones in their city sized gulags imprisoned there because of their grandparents' 'crimes?'

Read 'The Aquariums of Pyongyang.' You will be less inclined to laugh at the 'Best Korea' meme, OTOH, you will have a better understanding of the psychotic nature of the Kim Dynasty.
 
2013-01-09 08:36:36 AM
Well, a nice bit of candy will do wonders to wash the taste of twigs and grass from their mouth. And, the added calories will help them forage more twigs and grass for their next meal.

/Aisle seat please
 
2013-01-09 08:36:44 AM

McManus_brothers: StrikitRich: Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey

It's probably those nasty candies wrapped in the black and orange waxed paper. Do they even have a name?


Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses. You can buy them on Amazon.

You can buy them. I can't, because... I have a human soul.
 
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2013-01-09 08:37:13 AM
probably soylent green taffy
 
2013-01-09 08:39:55 AM
Tomorrow they will implement a candy tax, go around & collect 2 lbs of that candy back and send the families to a prison camp if they can't pay up.
 
2013-01-09 08:40:08 AM

McManus_brothers: StrikitRich: Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey

It's probably those nasty candies wrapped in the black and orange waxed paper. Do they even have a name?


Mary Janes
 
2013-01-09 08:40:20 AM

Wolfmanjames: Does that include the ones in their city sized gulags imprisoned there because of their grandparents' 'crimes?'

Read 'The Aquariums of Pyongyang.' You will be less inclined to laugh at the 'Best Korea' meme, OTOH, you will have a better understanding of the psychotic nature of the Kim Dynasty.


Dude, the 'Best Korea' meme came about precisely because of the psychotic nature of the Kim Dynasty.
 
2013-01-09 08:40:23 AM
s3.amazonaws.com
Kim Jong-Un learned on good authority that it would make the children "dandy."
 
2013-01-09 08:40:46 AM
Good news is: Free candy!


Bad new is:

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2013-01-09 08:40:53 AM
Those did not look like tears of joy.
 
2013-01-09 08:42:28 AM
I wonder what North Korean candy is like.
 
2013-01-09 08:43:17 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Bad new is:


Mary Jane candy is always such a disappointment.
 
2013-01-09 08:44:08 AM
I'm thinking "every child in North Korea" doesn't count the million children who essentially live as slaves on the farms because their parents weren't loyal enough (and even if everyone was loyal, some wouldn't be loyal enough because there isn't enough food for everyone).

And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.
 
2013-01-09 08:44:15 AM

McManus_brothers: StrikitRich: Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey

It's probably those nasty candies wrapped in the black and orange waxed paper. Do they even have a name?


They are candy kisses, they are awesome when fresh and I won't have this talk in my house young man. But yeah most of the ones you get on hallowe'en are stale as fark and totally inedible.

ordinarysteve: Jebus, that video is depressing. If you are the leader of a country and kids are so happy to get 2 pounds of candy that they are all in tears, you are probably doing something wrong.


They aren't that happy. There are soldiers nearby watching them to make sure they show an appropriate level of hysterical jubilance at the presence and benevolence of the Great Leader. Those who are not sufficiently enthusiastic about this display are gonna have a bad time.
 
2013-01-09 08:44:15 AM

doczoidberg: I wonder what North Korean candy is like.


Probably tastes like squid
 
2013-01-09 08:45:44 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Good news is: Free candy!


Bad new is:

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Oh. I don't know what the hell those are. I was talking about these.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-09 08:45:54 AM
just hope they weren't given 'Atkinsons Peanut Butter Bars' because those things are addictive!
A friend of mine sent me a small bag for Christmas and now he's worked up a sweat because I've got my mother hooked on them and we need more thankyouverymuchindeedlydo!!

Seriously though, it's a wonderful gesture. One can only hope Kim Jong Un has more of a working heart than his father and grandfather before him.
 
2013-01-09 08:45:55 AM

Land Ark: I'm wondering what passes for candy in North Korea.
I assume it is grey and tastes like turnip.


Pretty sure it's going to be either unflavored Circus Peanuts, or leftover melamine-tainted dog food from China...
 
2013-01-09 08:46:53 AM
So far, he seems to have done more for the Korean people than his ronery father ever did.

/baby steps to the 21st century...
 
2013-01-09 08:47:25 AM
I bet it was candy corn and NECCO wafers.
 
2013-01-09 08:47:26 AM
fireclown wins the thread!
 
2013-01-09 08:47:31 AM

Land Ark: I'm wondering what passes for candy in North Korea.
I assume it is grey and tastes like turnip.


Fool! Turnips are for the Eternal President's birthday! For Plump Leader's birthday, you get rocks painted festive colors! SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION WITH APPROPRIATE TEARS AND REVERENCE!
 
2013-01-09 08:47:34 AM
I love those Mary Jane candies, and Bit-O-Honey, and candy corn, and circus peanuts. Send them to me if you don't want them.
 
2013-01-09 08:48:16 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: You think we don't know how many pounds are in a kilogram, subby?


Since a kilogram is a socialist measurement, used by scientists, we're pretty you don't know how many pounds are in a kilogram, or that if you DO know, you won't admit it.
 
2013-01-09 08:48:18 AM
I love NECCO wafers too. What the hell is wrong with you people?!
 
2013-01-09 08:48:35 AM

McManus_brothers: StrikitRich: Probably just Kim Jong-Uns leftover Halloween candy. Hope North Korean kids like candy corn and Bit-O-Honey

It's probably those nasty candies wrapped in the black and orange waxed paper. Do they even have a name?


Crap, they're called Crap
 
2013-01-09 08:50:00 AM

vodka: I love NECCO wafers too. What the hell is wrong with you people?!


You're a MONSTER!
 
2013-01-09 08:51:09 AM

crispyone: He's the Korean Santa Claus, only if you're naughty this Santa Claus kills your whole family!!



Such a version of Santa is already wildly popular in northern Europe.

www.bgsu.edu
 
2013-01-09 08:52:19 AM
Crickets lacquered in tree resin.
 
2013-01-09 08:52:29 AM

ChaoticLimbs: I'm thinking "every child in North Korea" doesn't count the million children who essentially live as slaves on the farms because their parents weren't loyal enough (and even if everyone was loyal, some wouldn't be loyal enough because there isn't enough food for everyone).

And how insensitive is it to give a starving malnourished child candy anyway? The most the kid can get from it is a headache and body shakes.


According to the article, the candy was only distributed to school children through the school system. So... yeah, only those who attend public school would benefit.

Also, it says that this is a yearly tradition started in 1980, its not something new.
 
2013-01-09 08:53:34 AM
They have been doing this since the 80s. I'm not sure if his dad practiced this but his grandfather did. Also, I found this, which amused me:

The people of the North have found a way to inject a little humour into the routine. January 8th is pronounced in Korean as 'ilpal' (one-eight). But the Korean word for eighteen, 'sippal', happens to be a homophone of the swear-word 'f**king'. Pyongyang residents have decided to take advantage of this pun. They are referring to Kim Jong-un's birthday as the 'f**king birthday celebrations', and compulsory apple-picking days as 'f**king Apple-Picking Days'.

If you think the kids shown in any officially released video look malnourished or inordinately happy, just remember that they are the ones in good enough shape and with the right attitude to even make it on to an officially released video. I didn't really see anything wrong with any of them in the video linked. I mean, except for the fact that they live in North Korea.
 
2013-01-09 08:54:30 AM
Can anyone get the jist of what the sign-language bubble is saying in the corner of that video? it's blurred out, why the fark?
 
2013-01-09 08:54:38 AM

Flakeloaf: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Good news is: Free candy!


Bad new is:

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Oh. I don't know what the hell those are. I was talking about these.

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I know what you mean, and I have no idea. We used to pull those out of our bags, give them to my mom to give out and go out for more candy. I'm sure there were probably only 5 bags made ever, and they keep getting recycled in the same way.
/fellow Canadian
 
2013-01-09 08:56:57 AM
Odds are he just gave it to the kids that were in front of the cameras; not a single kid that wasn't in video got candy. Five bucks also says he took the candy back afterwards.
 
2013-01-09 08:57:54 AM

ghare: AverageAmericanGuy: You think we don't know how many pounds are in a kilogram, subby?

Since a kilogram is a socialist measurement, used by scientists, we're pretty you don't know how many pounds are in a kilogram, or that if you DO know, you won't admit it.


Goddamit, another politics tab escapee.

/better bring a shotgun
 
2013-01-09 09:01:07 AM

Bedstead Polisher:
I know what you mean, and I have no idea. We used to pull those out of our bags, give them to my mom to give out and go out for more candy. I'm sure there were probably only 5 bags made ever, and they keep getting recycled in the same way.
/fellow Canadian


Five is definitely pushing it :)
 
2013-01-09 09:05:55 AM

Flakeloaf: Bedstead Polisher:
I know what you mean, and I have no idea. We used to pull those out of our bags, give them to my mom to give out and go out for more candy. I'm sure there were probably only 5 bags made ever, and they keep getting recycled in the same way.
/fellow Canadian

Five is definitely pushing it :)


Are those the molasses(-ish) ones? Cause I loved those when I was a kid and still do
/I have weird taste in food admittedly
 
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