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On the spot guidance–“Say my name!”

by | June 2nd, 2012 | 07:00 am
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We’ve often enjoyed highlighting some of the lighter side of the daily duties of the Kim family.  There was the recent trip by Kim Jong-Un to survey the conditions of North Korea’s number 1 amusement park. Then there was the internet sensation of the late Kim Jong-Il looking at things (some say he was the greatest looker and pointer of all time).

We’re back with more as Kim Jong-Un, more gregarious than his father and anxious to establish his own rep, has been busy touring the country looking and pointing at everything he can find.  Photo’s of his whirlwind tour–which seems to have a youth emphasis, consistent with his new generation of leadership–are below. We start with animals, before moving on to children, and speculating about young adults.

Kim Jong-Un learns the finer points of wild animal care.  Bear learns the finer points of North Korean fashion.

Kim Jong-Un looking for babies.  Demands his own super-sized bunk bed be constructed at once!

On to the nursery…

Kim Jong-Un looks at tiny chairs.

Kim Jong-Un demands to be notified when snack time begins.

Kim Jong-Un discovers a wall.

Kim Jong-Un demands all future desks be as tall as his hand.

On to the kitchen…

Kim Jong-Un asks if they have a Brita pitcher available.

Kim Jong-Un tries to assemble newly bought Ikea furniture.

Kim Jong-Un exclaims to crowd, “I once caught a fish this big.”

Having completed his visits to the school, amusement park, and zoo, could a dance club visit be far behind? Kim Jong-Il left big shoes to fill acting as personal beat advisor to DJ Skrillex.  Some say it was Kim himself who invented Dubstep.

Of course if any readers have photographic evidence of Jong-un shouldering pa’s deck and dropping it with Skrillex, be sure to send it our way.

And of course after a hard night of carrousing you get the munchies. Here Kim Jong-Un re-enacts his favorite scene from “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.”

And what’s on the soundtrack for the heavy-set young leader’s on-the-spot-guidance stops?  Well, Superchunk’s “Say My Name,” of course…