Monday, December 19, 2011

Kim Jong Il dead at 69 [video]

(Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, revered at home by a propaganda machine that turned him into a demi-god and vilified in the West as a temperamental tyrant with a nuclear arsenal, has died, North Korean state television reported Monday. Kim, who was 69 years old, died early Saturday of a heart attack while on a train journey, it said. Kim Jong-il, famed for his bouffant hair-do, platform shoes and jump suits, slowly emerged from his father’s shadows to become one of the world’s most enigmatic leaders who put North Korea on the path of becoming a nuclear power. North Korean propaganda said Kim Jong-il was born on February 16, 1942, at a secret camp for rebel fighters led by his father near Korea’s famed Mount Paektu. But analysts say he was likely born in the Soviet Union when his father was with other Korean communist exiles receiving military and other training. Kim was known as a womanizer, a drinker and a movie buff, according to those people who had been in close contact with him and later left the country. He enjoyed ogling Russian dancing girls, amassing a wine cellar with more than 10,000 bottles and downing massive amounts of lobster and cognac. North Korea’s propaganda machine painted a much more different picture. It said Kim piloted jet fighters — even though he traveled by land for his infrequent trips abroad. He penned operas, had a photographic memory, produced movies and accomplished a feat unmatched in the annals of professional golf, shooting 11 holes-in-one on the first round he ever played.

Guess, Nando's was foreshadowing this when they did that last dictator standing ad. World is getting awful lonely for Mugabe.That bit about the golf just kills me every time I read it I think of a bunch of kids standing in a circle, making shit up to prove why their dad is better than the rest. This 11 holes in one shit, is exactly that.


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