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May 10, 2012
Kim Jong-un demands the best for North Korean theme park guests
No free rides: North Korean president Kim Jong-un issued a rare public condemnation today of—wait for it—a North Korean amusement park. According to a South Korean report, Lil’ Kim visited the Mangyongdae Funfair recently, and was none too pleased with its upkeep. He called a path in front of a Viking ride “pathetic” and, upon spotting errant weeds growing in between pavement blocks, bent down and plucked them out himself (with “an irritated look” on his face, no less). He also showed his philosophical side, citing a proverb (“The darkest place is under the candlestick”) to illustrate the park’s poor condition. Analysts suspect it’s an attempt to portray Kim as a strong leader who cares for the good of his people, and we are 100% positive that this will work. (Photo: AP) source
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No free rides: North Korean president Kim Jong-un issued a rare public condemnation today of—wait for it—a North Korean amusement park. According to a South Korean report, Lil’ Kim visited the Mangyongdae Funfair recently, and was none too pleased with its upkeep. He called a path in front of a Viking ride “pathetic” and, upon spotting errant weeds growing in between pavement blocks, bent down and plucked them out himself (with “an irritated look” on his face, no less). He also showed his philosophical side, citing a proverb (“The darkest place is under the candlestick”) to illustrate the park’s poor condition. Analysts suspect it’s an attempt to portray Kim as a strong leader who cares for the good of his people, and we are 100% positive that this will work. (Photo: AP) source

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19:10 // 2 years ago
February 16, 2012

timemagazine:

How do we choose our cover each week? TIME managing editor Rick Stengel describes the process on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. 

Because this keeps coming up. From the horse’s mouth.

19:23 // 2 years ago

Regarding this week’s Time cover, I almost feel like, given what they did in Asia, they made the wrong move. Linsanity is the thing right now, and it seemed like a great opportunity to catch it while the story was still hot. I defer to the experts, though. — Ernie @ SFB

11:37 // 2 years ago
timemagazine:

Next week’s cover features North Korea’s newest leader Kim Jong Un and hits newsstands Friday. Inside the issue we’ve got a great feature on NBA star Jeremy Lin, a look at the unexpected success of Rick Santorum and an appreciation of Whitney Houston.

Unless Kim Jong Un wore this getup (SFW, kinda) at the MTV VMAs, you can’t call him Lil’ Kim. EDIT: What could’ve been.

timemagazine:

Next week’s cover features North Korea’s newest leader Kim Jong Un and hits newsstands Friday. Inside the issue we’ve got a great feature on NBA star Jeremy Lin, a look at the unexpected success of Rick Santorum and an appreciation of Whitney Houston.

Unless Kim Jong Un wore this getup (SFW, kinda) at the MTV VMAs, you can’t call him Lil’ Kim. EDIT: What could’ve been.

10:42 // 2 years ago