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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 09:09:51 AM

ordinarysteve: 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


They're toffee-like, I haven't tasted one in over 20 years. Kind of like Tootsie Rolls but worse.
 
2013-01-09 09:10:08 AM
i47.tinypic.com

Looks legit
 
2013-01-09 09:14:11 AM
i932.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-09 09:15:39 AM

Bedstead Polisher: They're toffee-like, I haven't tasted one in over 20 years. Kind of like Tootsie Rolls but worse.


They combine all the worst features of tootsie rolls, taffy, and toffee.
 
2013-01-09 09:15:56 AM
Best Korea Propaganda for Tots Book

The Little Consumerist

There once was a little boy in Best Korea. He wanted to be a good citizen and work for the glory of the state. But one day, he fell victim to the Consumerism Rays that were broadcast from western satellites. The little boy did not report this to his teacher, block captain or his designated Anti-Consumerism Representative. He thought he could fight the desire to consume by himself. "I am a strong North Korean boy. Bred to be the very best in the world. I can cure myself" he declared.

But the rays were very persistent and he began eating more than his basic needs required. This put a strain on the daily food deliveries and his fellow compatriots suffered for his desires. Worse, he craved the sweet candies that the west uses to subjugate their children and bend them to the will of their oppressors. His desires for these destructive treats led him to cast away the training of Socialism and dabble in the black arts.

In a small room, he assembled the devices of his witchery. Using the wrappers of his previous consumptions, he assembled an altar and prayed to it turning his back on the wisdom of the Dear Leader and his country. "I will do anything for candy" he pledged.

Suddenly, the altar glowed and a being appeared. "I will give you all the candy you desire. You need but to turn your back on Socialism, the Dear Leader and your Beloved Country. Also, turn your back on me and drop your trousers" the evil being said.

But his candy lust was great and the little boy did what he was instructed. He turned his back on on the teachings of Socialism, the wisdom of the Dear Leader and the many promises of his beloved country. He also turned his back on the evil creature and dropped his trousers.

And that creature was none other than the evil spirit of departed American entertainer Micheal Jackson. And the evil spirit did things to the little boy and then laughed and told him "I don't have any candy! I am but an evil spirit and now my essence is in you. You are evil too!" And the evil spirit laughed and disappeared. The little boy was left holding his trouser and without any candy.

Sad and full of the evil spirit, the little boy ran with a strange waddle from the altar he had created. "I should never have turned my back on Socialism!" he cried. "I should never have turned my back on the teachings of the Dear Leader and I should never have turned my back on the many promises of my beloved country!"

He then stepped on a pesky landmine left behind by a brutal U S Marine 50 years ago and got exploded.

The End.
 
2013-01-09 09:16:12 AM
Well, it's better than sawdust I guess.
 
2013-01-09 09:18:37 AM

corronchilejano: 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


Nope, what you have here is your average troll... You can tell by the little pixel droppings he leaves behind.. I'm willing to bet he just recently came out to feed, and will soon be moving on to other threads to gorge his way throughout the day..

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-09 09:19:18 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?


Halloween Kisses
 
2013-01-09 09:19:36 AM

Bedstead Polisher: ordinarysteve: Flakeloaf: Bedstead Polisher:

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

They're toffee-like, I haven't tasted one in over 20 years. Kind of like Tootsie Rolls but worse.


Yeah, those are the ones. I actually like them and used to always eat my sibling's cause they never liked them.
 
2013-01-09 09:21:55 AM

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.


I dunno, I would probably cry if someone gave me a kilo too.
 
2013-01-09 09:22:38 AM

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.


I always assumed in those videos of the "people" of North Korea that the people on-camera were crying because of all the rifles aimed at them off-camera.
 
2013-01-09 09:25:23 AM

Precision Boobery: Crickets lacquered in tree resin.


Probably more nutritional value.
 
2013-01-09 09:34:24 AM
the children in the video seem to have the exact same reaction to getting candy as they did when Kim Jong Il died.
 
2013-01-09 09:36:06 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Best Korea Propaganda for Tots Book

The Little Consumerist

There once was a little boy in Best Korea. ...



Somebody buy this man a beer...Stat!
 
2013-01-09 09:37:11 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?


When I was a kid I think we called them something like, "That shiat candy that's going to get thrown back at the house that handed them out with sufficient force to dent the siding."
 
2013-01-09 09:38:07 AM

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


Only druggies and cops can easily convert between metric and imperial units.
 
2013-01-09 09:39:35 AM

GanjSmokr: Only druggies and cops can easily convert between metric and imperial units.


I think the cops have some trouble with it, since somewhere in the conversion process a couple of grams and a seedling becomes 14 lbs of marijuana worth 17.9 million dollars.
 
2013-01-09 09:42:43 AM

incendi: GanjSmokr: Only druggies and cops can easily convert between metric and imperial units.

I think the cops have some trouble with it, since somewhere in the conversion process a couple of grams and a seedling becomes 14 lbs of marijuana worth 17.9 million dollars.


Oh, they know exactly what they're doing.
 
2013-01-09 09:54:54 AM

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


Bad new is:

[wordservewatercooler.files.wordpress.com image 500x375]


I like those.
 
2013-01-09 09:56:53 AM
This would have been a good photoshop theme. 'X' Marx the spot.

images.china.cn
 
2013-01-09 09:58:40 AM
Kim Jong Un is not afraid to exploit the candy gap to make western children envious.  Next year, perhaps, his planes will be free to help the poor children of South Korea.
 
2013-01-09 09:58:48 AM
Smoky Dragon Dish

This would have been a good photoshop theme. 'X' Marx the spot. plop FTFY
 
2013-01-09 09:59:16 AM

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


Subby doesn't know so I guess he figured the rest of us don't either.
 
2013-01-09 09:59:46 AM
If you think that one single aircraft can deliver candy to all the children in Best Korea you probably also think that one single sleigh can deliver Santa's presents to children all around the world in one day.

How ridiculous. Everybody knows that Santa has to deploy thousands of sleighs to deliver his Xmas presents.

They could at least try to make this believable.
 
2013-01-09 10:06:51 AM

Candygram4Mongo: 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.


Maryjanes and Squirrel Nuts are awesome. You aren't carrying them in your pocket long enough if you don't like them.
 
2013-01-09 10:12:21 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Smoky Dragon Dish

This would have been a good photoshop theme. 'X' Marx the spot. plop FTFY


Concur.
 
2013-01-09 10:23:01 AM

fireclown: [starwrecked.com image 446x334]
Does not approve.


Great, now I am wondering what season/episode that was in.

Later in the seasons and christmas episode I think...
 
2013-01-09 10:24:50 AM

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


You know submitter had to look it up himself to make the headline.
 
2013-01-09 10:25:34 AM
But no toothbrush.
 
2013-01-09 10:30:19 AM

ordinarysteve: Bedstead Polisher: ordinarysteve: Flakeloaf: Bedstead Polisher:

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

They're toffee-like, I haven't tasted one in over 20 years. Kind of like Tootsie Rolls but worse.

Yeah, those are the ones. I actually like them and used to always eat my sibling's cause they never liked them.


Cruelty is eating three or four soft ones in a row, then unwrapping one blindly and popping it in your mouth to find out it was made in 1938 and cannot be crushed without hydraulics.
 
2013-01-09 10:31:29 AM
Isn't this how the first chapter of Hansel and Gretel started?
 
2013-01-09 10:36:49 AM
Future look at THIS (USA) country if they keep it up!
 
2013-01-09 10:39:21 AM
What is more amazing is that there is candy in Best Korea that Kim Jong Un didn't eat
 
2013-01-09 10:51:47 AM

CoRrUpTeDbUdGiE: 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.


2/10 I dont think many are going to fall for that.
 
2013-01-09 11:14:52 AM
What North Korean candy may look like:
dailynk.com

Hm, looks like corn flour cookies, hard candies, preserved fruits/nuts and those nasty red bean paste things that scarred my otherwise awesome childhood...

Also, more on the whole delivering to remote islands.
/love reading DailyNK
 
2013-01-09 11:24:32 AM

the_chief: But no toothbrush.


Is that why they're so ornery?
 
2013-01-09 11:26:09 AM

Anthracite: CoRrUpTeDbUdGiE: 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.

2/10 I dont think many are going to fall for that.


Well, he only has to pretend to have more of one than his predecessors.
Then if he gets in the habit, hey, he's on the same moral level as western politicians.
 
2013-01-09 11:32:02 AM

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.


It's expected in North Korean culture, I think, to weep with joy any time the Leader does anything for you, or you think he did anything for you, or you think he thinks he might have done something for you. There are documentaries showing people spontaneously weeping at pictures of Kim Il Sung and such. I remember seeing an excellent National Geographic special on North Korea, where some Western doctors did cataract surgery on hundreds of people over the course of a few days as part of some international aid mission - all the patients and their families ignored the doctors but instead went immediately up to portraits of the Kims weeping and thanking them for saving their eyesight. They would say things like "that you for giving me my sight so I can fight the Americans for you" and stuff like that. It was really weird.
 
2013-01-09 11:44:04 AM
ahhhh, North Korea, what a Liberal Paradise, one leader, one Government, ultimate rule. and best of all the citizens are not allowed to own guns.
scottystarnes.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-09 11:46:26 AM

Ronin_S: What North Korean candy may look like:
[dailynk.com image 500x310]

Hm, looks like corn flour cookies, hard candies, preserved fruits/nuts and those nasty red bean paste things that scarred my otherwise awesome childhood...

Also, more on the whole delivering to remote islands.
/love reading DailyNK


Upper left looks like raisins. Blech.
 
2013-01-09 11:47:41 AM

fireclown: [starwrecked.com image 446x334]
Does not approve.


CFT, LS
 
2013-01-09 11:50:00 AM
Being that?
 
2013-01-09 12:02:42 PM
Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.
 
2013-01-09 12:06:45 PM

vodka: 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.


First, until this thread, I never knew the real name for the orange and black candies so yay Fark teaches us all. Second, I always liked Bit-O-Honey (and that was one of the ones I went looking for after this article) and candy corn. I can do a couple of circus peanuts but that's it. Every kid in our neighborhood hated the Mary Jane candies and we were always baffled at the people that handed them out. Now I'm thinking it may be one of those things adults like more than kids. Maybe I should see if I like them now. If so I can be the crotchety bastard who hands them out next year and all the kids will egg my house.
 
2013-01-09 12:13:19 PM

A Shambling Mound: 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.


Except for all of them looking scared out of their farking minds...
 
2013-01-09 12:14:18 PM

Random Discord: Being that?


Seriously?

shelbur10.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-09 12:15:53 PM
wordfromtherok.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-09 12:16:10 PM
It was probably that candy no one enjoys, you know that shiat old people have in bowls and get all hard and stale. yeah that shiat.
 
2013-01-09 12:52:51 PM

doczoidberg: I wonder what North Korean candy is like.


North Korean food: Sawdust
North Korean candy: Sawdust plus a little bit of sugar.
 
2013-01-09 01:17:56 PM
Kim Jong Un may not be a "nice guy", but he is looking like a much better leader than his father so far. Only time will tell.

A peace treaty with South Korea has been rumored. One can hope.
 
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