Sunday, December 2, 2012

North Korea’s Leader Named Sexiest Man Alive

I guess when the Chinese study American Culture miss the part about satire. We Americans love satire -like the hit pieces done regularly on Saturday Night Live. But the Chinese (who for the most part really need to lighten up a bit) don’t seem to understand the entire concept.

Now the People’s Daily newspaper, the official voice of the Chinese Communist Party, appears to have been had. For more than six 60 years they sternly spouted the party line.  Last Tuesday they posted a 55-photo slideshow dedicated to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Eun on their website.

They did this because the satirical newspaper The Onion earlier this month declared the double-chinned Mr. Kim the “sexiest man alive for 2012.”

They quote liberally from the Onion and offers no evidence that there is anything “tongue and cheek” about it. “With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true,” the text below the slideshow says, citing the Onion. Just how in the world anyone could write such garbage and be serious is beyond understanding...

“He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time,” it quotes Onion Style and Entertainment Editor Marissa Blake-Zweibel as saying. Longtime readers of the Onion will note she shares a name with the fictitious T. Herman Zweibel, who the Onion claims served in a number of editorial positions at the paper for more than a century until 2001, when he was launched into space. (Mr. Zweibel’s once-weekly column has appeared only sporadically since then.)

The text of the slideshow stopped there, omitting past winners of the Onion’s sexiest man alive award, which include Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, convicted investor Bernard Madoff, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Mr. Zweibel himself.

I wonder what the punishment for’ embarrassing the Party’ is in Beijing these days? I'm just saying...
Live Long and Prosper...

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