Humorless

There’s another stupid movie coming out this fall, supposedly a comedy/adventure about a couple of news guys who travel to NorK to interview – and attempt to assassinate – Kim. Hollywood’s simply incapable of producing anything worthwhile, these days.

But the NorK’s got wind of the upcoming movie, and they’re vewy, vewy angwy about it.

They are a pretty humorless bunch, after all, and so they’re once again pledging a “merciless response” if the movie’s actually released. They may not have a sense of humor, but they’re really keen on pledging “merciless responses”.

A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said in state media that the movie’s release would be an “act of war”.

The North Korea spokesman was quoted by the state KCNA news agency as saying: “Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated.”

He added that the “reckless US provocative insanity” of mobilising a “gangster filmmaker” to challenge the North’s leadership was triggering “a gust of hatred and rage” among North Korean people and soldiers.

Oh, that sounds terribly serious. You may want to make like a NorK general and write that down in a notebook.
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2 Responses to Humorless

  1. lectorconstans says:

    Regardless, it’s in very bad taste. I’d probably argue that any Seth Rogen movie is in bad taste.

    There’s a really good short story by Christopher Buckley, about a PR man (he later shows up in “Thank You for Smoking”) who gets a visit from NK officials, who tell him they want to generate some good PR for the first Kim. They leave a suitcase filled with $100 bills as a down payment.

    As the story goes on, he gets Tiger Woods, O J Simpson and others to go over there, build a golf course, and hold a tournament.

    The Web astounds me. Here it is:

    http://www.forbes.com/forbes-life-magazine/2002/1111/084.html

    “Field of Screams”

    • maxredlines says:

      Note that I did mention it’s a stupid movie. Hollywood can’t come up with anything even remotely decent any more. Well, perhaps apart from some of their comic-book movies.

      Still, the NorK’s predictable response of “merciless retribution” is as stale as most of the Hollywood crapola.

      By the way, that’s a great article. Thanks! I was reading that North Korean restaurants are opening across Asia. I understand that the grass and twig soup is to die for.

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