Rob Beschizza at 8:10 am Thu, Feb 28, 2013
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Maggie Kuo and Charlie Storrar: "Kim Jong-un's own 1990s grunge style is curiously not among them." [wantchinatimes.com]
No mullet option? I don’t think I could live there.
Well that and the starvation, the gunpoint propaganda, the censoring of everything, work camps, and so forth.
But it’s the ban on mullets that really says “totalitarianism.”
Something about this reminds me of Logan’s Run
That all the models appear to be about 28?
Actually, I think this shows the People’s Democracy in a rosy light. I’d have figured for the boys, buzzcut only. For the ladies, buzzcut. Bar the people they show on TV.
Ladies 13-17 look downright long and impractical.
Men: Lose that facial hair!
Women: Red lipstick!
Can I have that in pink, please?
How /DARE/ you! EXTRA WORK HOURS YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR CITIZEN!
The men’s page looks like the album cover from the North Korean version of DEVO.
Those photos are from @dguttenfelder’s Instagram stream. He’s in North Korea and his pics are fascinating.
That’s 28 more than I’ve ever actually seen.
And in the land of the one-hair-doed, the eraserhead is apparently king.
It people weren’t starving or being imprisoned for not loving Dear Leader enough, this would all seem some elaborate comedy sketch by Second City or something.
Ahhh… the 80s…
There’s the ever popular, “Let’s trim our hair on accordance with the socialist lifestyle.”
I’m still waiting for the Mobile Infantry to find the brain bug.
Is no one allowed to sport a Jong-il?
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