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(YouTube)   An inside look at Dennis Rodman's first trip to North Korea, courtesy of those at Vice still not banned from the country   (youtube.com) divider line 20
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2014-04-03 03:03:20 PM
I've seen all the North Korean internet documentaries and read a lot of the books and stuff.

This one is A++ holy crap they met Kim Jung Un
 
2014-04-03 04:21:33 PM
The Vice Rodman episode is awesome.

*checks link*

oh wow the whole thing is there. So creepy.

assets.vice.com
 
2014-04-03 05:20:12 PM
감사합니다
 
2014-04-03 06:38:03 PM
Can't wait to watch it on my TV tonight... thanks subby!
 
2014-04-03 06:44:35 PM
Wow. It's funny how North Korea puts on their show for outside press but it so easy to see how it's BS.
 
2014-04-03 06:45:36 PM
Serious if you haven't watched this. Watch it. It's pretty crazy.
 
2014-04-03 07:56:06 PM
Man that internet room was creepy.. How would they not realize to tell them to at least click random crap if they're gonna go to that much trouble in the first place?
 
2014-04-03 08:05:33 PM

almandot: Man that internet room was creepy.. How would they not realize to tell them to at least click random crap if they're gonna go to that much trouble in the first place?


It was probably just screenshots of the internet. I doubt they'd actually allow use of the internet to anyone. What struck me most about the whole thing was the amazing togetherness of every citizen there. Who knows if they're happy or not or how awful it is to live there but it's just impressive to get that many people that organized and enthusiastic even if it is a show.
 
2014-04-03 09:30:53 PM

DubtodaIll: I doubt they'd actually allow use of the internet to anyone.


Foreigners are allowed to browse using their cell phones.  (Probably filtered and monitored)

One would assume that high-level government officials also have that privilege.  If only for intelligence gathering.
 
2014-04-03 10:34:06 PM
Whenever I see the people of North Korea all cheering in unison and smiling and looking interested around one of the Kims, I always think of this story.
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-03 10:34:11 PM
I've seen that episode a few times now, and it's such a brilliant piece of newswork.
 
2014-04-04 01:01:12 AM

almandot: Man that internet room was creepy.. How would they not realize to tell them to at least click random crap if they're gonna go to that much trouble in the first place?


I love the reaction of the poor lonely guy who actually knew how to surf the internet. He pretended to not hear them at first, then he realized he had no choice, and you can quite seriously see the panic and despair on his face once he's realized his fate.
 
2014-04-04 03:07:26 AM
I also found myself oddly fascinated with the woman sitting an aisle up and to the left of Kim Jung Un. She must be a pretty high ranking member to get such a sweet seat, but she seems to hate basketball and everything going on around her, and barely pretends to applaud while scowling in disgust.

I dig that chick.
 
2014-04-04 03:16:02 AM

DubtodaIll: What struck me most about the whole thing was the amazing togetherness of every citizen there. Who knows if they're happy or not or how awful it is to live there but it's just impressive to get that many people that organized and enthusiastic even if it is a show.


I read  (well listened to the audiobook) recently, Nothing to Envy. It's the story of several people over decades that eventually managed to escape that country-wide prison.

The worst part of it is there isn't much of a happy ever after. North Koreans don't understand modern culture and end up missing the place.
 
2014-04-04 08:30:40 AM
Did anyone notice KJU appeared rather disinterested during the game until the cheerleaders came out and it looked like he knew what he was having for dessert that night?
Probably the best Best Korea video I have seen yet. The word creepy doesn't do it justice.
 
2014-04-04 09:56:04 AM

Confabulat: The worst part of it is there isn't much of a happy ever after. North Koreans don't understand modern culture and end up missing the place.


I remember reading about some priest in Seoul who was trying to help NK defectors adapt.  It's really not easy.  Refugees from Darfur landing in a major European or american citiy probably have it easier.
 
2014-04-04 10:05:16 AM
These Vice guys are putting out some seriously good stuff lately. It gives me hope for the state of journalism.
 
2014-04-04 11:11:03 AM
I have seen a lot of NK pieces done on the net.  This is the best one I have ever seen.   We need to send about 10,000 of our best basketball players over there by the plane load with basketballs.  This whole conflict would be over in about a month.  The expression on those kids faces were pretty damn genuine and easily believable, that was a whole lot of "Holy shiat these guys are farking awesome!" going on.
 
2014-04-04 01:42:10 PM
Great video link. Need more of this kind of stuff.
 
2014-04-04 05:38:48 PM
Not only were they the first Americans to meet him, they go and get drunk with him. Now that is crazy.
 
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