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2011 December 24 Saturday
North Korea Follows Steve Jobs' "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Adam Minter of Bloomberg reports on what Chinese bloggers are saying about the death of Dear Leader Kim Jong Il.

On Dec. 20, Weibo microbloggers began to generate what some on the service quickly labeled China's joke of the year. They took the line from Steve Jobsís now-famous 2005 Stanford University commencement address -- "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." -- and applied it to North Korea: "Kim Jong Ilís last words to the Korean people: 'Stay hungry. Stay foolish.'"

The full article has lots of variants made by Chinese bloggers. Can you think of any of your own?

While the Chinese government expresses fawning sympathy over Dear Leader's death the Chinese people are a lot more realistic. That bodes well. What goes on inside of North Korea's borders is an abomination. What North Koreans need: More information about what is going on outside their country.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2011 December 24 12:03 PM  Korea


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