Bag’s Take-Away:
 In light of Disney fascination …and surprise marriage announcement, is Kim Jong Un turning N. Korea into a stage show?
via The Wall Street Journal 
(credit: Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption:  HAPPY TO BE THERE: Kim Jong Eun, center, the leader of North Korea, posed for photos with entertainers after a performance marking the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This picture was released by Korean Central News Agency on Friday.)
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In light of Disney fascination …and surprise marriage announcement, is Kim Jong Un turning N. Korea into a stage show?

via The Wall Street Journal

(credit: Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption: HAPPY TO BE THERE: Kim Jong Eun, center, the leader of North Korea, posed for photos with entertainers after a performance marking the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This picture was released by Korean Central News Agency on Friday.)

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After all the pre-launch build up, these are the closest thing we have to photos of the failed attempt and they are simulations.

via Bloomberg and Politico

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Somehow, this photo of the deputy director of space exploration isn’t that reassuring.
Though they deny that there’s anything more going on than the launch of a lightweight satellite, the rocket they are using to propel the satellite into space is big enough for a much, much larger payload. 
via  The Charlotte Observer
(credit: David Guttenfelder/AP Photo caption: Ryu Kum Chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea speaks to the international media in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, April 10, 2012. North Korean space officials said Tuesday that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch have been completed, while denying it is a cover for missile test.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Somehow, this photo of the deputy director of space exploration isn’t that reassuring.

Though they deny that there’s anything more going on than the launch of a lightweight satellite, the rocket they are using to propel the satellite into space is big enough for a much, much larger payload.

via The Charlotte Observer

(credit: David Guttenfelder/AP Photo caption: Ryu Kum Chol, deputy director of space exploration in the Department of Space Technology of North Korea speaks to the international media in Pyongyang, North Korea Tuesday, April 10, 2012. North Korean space officials said Tuesday that all assembly and preparations for a planned satellite launch have been completed, while denying it is a cover for missile test.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.  
Via  Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption:  Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Mao suit (like his father)? No. North Korean military uniform? No. Biggest rip here (size and onesie) is making newbie dictator Un a baby.

Via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo caption: Seoul — An effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is put on a mock North Korean missile during a rally denouncing North Korea’s plan to launch a long-range rocket in Seoul.)

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The Revolution Lives! Love the old fashioned rifles and barn hay. 
via The Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press caption: Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean soldiers chant denunciations of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a morale-building exercise at a military base on their country’s southwest coast, opposite South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The Revolution Lives! Love the old fashioned rifles and barn hay.

via The Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press caption: Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean soldiers chant denunciations of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a morale-building exercise at a military base on their country’s southwest coast, opposite South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
If we made the hyper-dramatic display of grief over Kim Jong Il’s death into an even bigger deal, N. Korea comes  back and turns it into an opera. Fabulous photo. 
via: NYT Lens Blog
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If we made the hyper-dramatic display of grief over Kim Jong Il’s death into an even bigger deal, N. Korea comes back and turns it into an opera. Fabulous photo.

via: NYT Lens Blog

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Bag’s Take-Away:
 Call it the Givenchy and NY Times fashion-forward Kim Jong Il-tribute.  
(Just hope it’s not your neighborhood they’re giving the Pyongyang treatment.)

More pics via The New York Times Fashion & Style
(photo credit:  The New York Times ) 

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Call it the Givenchy and NY Times fashion-forward Kim Jong Il-tribute.  

(Just hope it’s not your neighborhood they’re giving the Pyongyang treatment.)


More pics via The New York Times Fashion & Style

(photo credit: The New York Times )

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A fav from the Kim clown show. 1. In the weeds (or: lost the trail). 2. Too green. 3. Nowhere without the brass. 4. Can’t tell the wheat from the chaff. 

Via LAT Kim slideshow

(photo: ( European Pressphoto Agency ) An undated photo of Kim Jong Il.
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A fav from the Kim clown show. 1. In the weeds (or: lost the trail). 2. Too green. 3. Nowhere without the brass. 4. Can’t tell the wheat from the chaff.

Via LAT Kim slideshow

(photo: ( European Pressphoto Agency ) An undated photo of Kim Jong Il.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I like Kennerly’s Pyongyang shot from ‘97.  Fat Kim presides over skin-and-bones. Like, what’s changed?

(photo: David Hume Kennerly caption: A man drives an ox cart past a billboard of Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang in 1997.)

Via Kims on the Wall (Daily Beast)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I like Kennerly’s Pyongyang shot from ‘97. Fat Kim presides over skin-and-bones. Like, what’s changed?

(photo: David Hume Kennerly caption: A man drives an ox cart past a billboard of Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang in 1997.)

Via Kims on the Wall (Daily Beast)

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