Pictures of Despots, Part II

As I noted last week, Vladimir Putin is having his share of troubles these days. Now we hear that Kim Jong-Il has moved beyond earthly troubles. As to whether he’s still got problems wherever he is now, I can’t be sure. But I do suspect that the blog Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things is unlikely to be updated anytime soon. At least not with new material.

Old Kim never tried to pose in the heroic mode of Putin, but he sure looks at a lot of interesting stuff. He comes across as the more honest of the two. I suspect Putin doesn’t actually spend all his time wrestling with tigers. But I can believe that Kim Jong-Il really did spend a lot of time, you know, looking at stuff. Stuff like soft drinks and chickens. Here he’s totally cracking up the umbrella guy. And here’s a great shot of him in a Supervillain Lairmobile. Next stop, secret volcano laser control room! Or hell, whichever comes first.

3 thoughts on “Pictures of Despots, Part II”

  1. Ned – when I click on the links to individual snaps, I get some HTML back with a “request expired” tag.

    I want to see the umbrella guy and the supervillain mobile :)

  2. Thanks for the note. I fixed the images and added a cucumber shot for good measure. As I hope you will appreciate, it took great discipline to post that image without a caption. I was tempted to have Kim talking about a vewwy gweat fwiend in Wome.

  3. Everyone in the cuke pic gets the joke except guy over Kim’s right shoulder: he just likes what he sees.

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