Saturday, January 31, 2009

This video seems to be on the money, more or less, though the newscaster is speaking even faster than reporters on Korean TV speak, which is already comically fast. Reporters do, however, speak in that urgent tone which suggests that they're currently carrying a house or small asteroid on their back. Other than the fact that they write North Korea as North North Korea or that part of the footage shows the current president of South Korea, I think it's a pretty amusing production. Of course, owing to the scarcity of North Korean speakers outside of North Korea, they found a South Korean, which is sort of like hiring Bill Clinton to imitate a Canadian accent.

Kim Jong Il Announces Plan To Bring Moon To North Korea

For your amusement, here's some actual North Korean TV:

To the best of my knowledge, this describes the laborious process of Kim Jong-il's lunch. "Kim Jong-il picked up the fork, Kim Jong-il looked at this plate, Kim Jong-il scratched his neck" and so on.

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