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
If a funeral takes place during the day and the burial is performed that evening, the grave may be dug open and the body stolen before morning. Such incidents happen often. The stolen body is cut into pieces and sold on the black market…the dead bodies lose freshness overnight, which makes it difficult to market them.A North Korean refugee, regarding the sale of human flesh in his country. North Korea is a hellhole for most of its (non-enlisted) citizens, thanks to Kim Jon-Il and his late father, Kim Il-Sung. Practices such as the one described above take place in amongst North Korea’s “lucky” citizens—that is, those who have managed to avoid being locked up in forced labor camps, a topic we’ll have more on later. More on North Korean cannibalism here.