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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Death of a Dictator

Kim Jong-il: (??? - December, 17th 2011)

There really isn't much to say here. He led a poor, struggling nation with an iron fist. The DPRK is one of the world's last truly centrally-planned societies, and it doesn't appear to be changing. He utilized propaganda to create a cult of personality and lived lavishly while his citizens starved. He held close the tenets of communism, and he forced his country into a form of international exclusion experienced by no other nation. His passing should cause us to think of the freedoms we have, and it should remind us of what happens when the government under which we live becomes too strong and too large.

What should his eulogy be? What would you say?


  1. Adios! Thanks for nothing.

  2. This @$$hole deserves a eulogy?

  3. Give him the same treatment we gave Osama.

  4. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today......... Oh screw it. It's gonna be hot in hell. I hope he likes it. See ya!

  5. To the man who brought Darkness to a nation, may you enjoy the Lights of Hell forever. #Kim Jung Il

  6. Ching jong gin jink ghang!

  7. Thank you Dictator for proving there is no cure for evil except death. May you dwell in eternity as you forced your people to live in this life.

  8. I put in a special request with my demons to turn up the fire in your location.

    Love Lucifer

  9. Na na na na... na na na na... hey hey hey... good bye!

  10. At last, you are getting a roast from hell,and all your evil friends will be there.

  11. I like his outfits.

    And his comical glasses

  12. The man knew how to party.

  13. 1. His official biography claimed his birth was foretold by a swallow and led to the appearance of a double rainbow along with the emergence of a new star in space. He went on to spread the myth among his subjects that his mood could control the weather.

    2. You may not be aware of this, but Kim Jong-Il was the world's greatest golfer... According to an official government handout marking his 62nd birthday, Kim celebrated by demolishing a par 72 course in just 34 strokes, managing a world record five holes-in-one on the way. To top it all, the superhuman round was apparently the first time he had actually played the sport.

    3. In 2006, German giant rabbit breeder Karl Szmolinsky was contacted by Pyongyang, asking if they could buy 12 of the bumper bunnies. Having seen the massive rabbits in a newspaper, Kim planned to set up a breeding programme to boost meat production in the famine-hit country. Despite Szmolinsky warning the rabbits would make the situation worse - they only yield about 15 pounds of meat and have a huge appetite for carrots and potatoes - Kim insisted the animals should still be sent. Szmolinsky claims once the animals arrived Kim ate them himself as part of his birthday celebrations.

    4. In 2004, a former chef for Kim revealed the North Korean leader employed staff to make sure the grains of rice served to him were absolutely uniform in size and colour.

    5. In 2010 Kim Jong-Il banned the World Cup from being broadcast in North Korea unless the national team won. The communist country's state-run TV stations were ordered not to broadcast live matches or games involving other nations, with only heavily edited highlights of North Korean victories permitted to be screened.

    6. Hacked off by the lack of film-makers in his native land, in 1978 Kim arranged for two South Korean directors to be kidnapped from Hong Kong and brought to him. They tried to escape but eventually relented, making a string of movies for him including the cult Godzilla rip-off Pulgasari.

    7. After being told by doctor's to give up smoking in 2007, Kim quit then decided he needed to go one step further to protect his health and so outlawed fags for the rest of his compatriots with a nationwide ban.

    8. According to Russian emissary Konstantin Pulikovsky, who travelled with Mr Kim by train across Eastern Europe, Kim had live lobsters air-lifted to the train every day which he ate with silver chopsticks. Where did all his food go? An official biography on the North Korean state website declared Kim Jong Il did not defecate. The biography has since been removed.

    9. After suffering a back injury following a horse riding accident, Kim was prescribed painkillers. Fearful of becoming addicted, he ordered a half-dozen of his closest staff to receive the same injection under the logic that if he became dependent, he wouldn't be the only one.

    10. As well as being something of a foodie, Kim knew his booze. According to Hennessy, Kim was one of their single biggest customers, importing £350,000 worth of the cognac every year.

    And here are seven new nuggets in video form...

    11. In 2004 he claimed to have invented the hamburger.

    12. One of his unofficial titles was The Central Brain.

    13. He once wrote six operas in two years.

    14. He has collected more than 20,000 foreign films - with his favourites including Rambo and Friday 13th.

    15. He was a keen roller-blader.

    16. During a 2001 visit to Moscow by rail he had roast donkey flown to his train every day.

    17. In the 1950s he built an entire city called Kijong-Dong that was designed only for propaganda. To this day it has no residents.

    -Snake Plissken

  14. Snake! Awesome stuff. I love the part about golfing. It was all truly hilarious. Unfortunately, it is truly sad that his people swallowed this stuff. Where did you get this info? Thanks for the post!

  15. F#@# Off and die,just like your pops!