We’re not sure what to make of all this, but we think a few people on Twitter have gotten close:
The overwrought crying at the Kim Jong-Il funeral looks like a Beatles concert, circa 1964— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) December 28, 2011
The Kim Jong-Il funeral is grim to the point of parody. There’s just one emotion on display and it is EXTREMELY SAD: bit.ly/rsBugI— Chris Boutet (@chrisboutet) December 28, 2011
The images being broadcast from the Kim Jong-Il funeral is Orwell’s 1984 coming to life. It’s beyond surreal.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 28, 2011
I bet North Korea has set the world record of the most people crying at the same time. #NorthKorea— Takashi D. Merken(@Takashiwolf) December 28, 2011
Seeing this white snow fall has made me think of the general’s efforts and this brings tears to my eyes.Female soldier Seo Ju-rim, talking about Kim Jong-Il during Wednesday’s funeral procession. A myth around Kim has been his ability to control the weather, so some North Koreans believe that the snow and unusually cold weather is his doing.