February 5, 2013

“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” North Korea’s newest propaganda video begins. “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze.” Hilarious, right? Just another day in which your typically oppressed citizen falls asleep dreaming of nuclear-powered death and destruction, set to the soothing Muzak of “We Are The World.” North Korea, everyone’s favorite police state, released a propaganda video which imagines the bombing of America—NYC in particular—through their rapidly developing weapons system, though of course who knows if any of that will ever be rendered truly operational against the USA’s paranoid, complex military defense. (The answer is probably no.) Which means what could’ve been a terrifying harbinger of things to come is sort of adorably stupid, like a teeny tiny dog who dreams about one day catching and eating a great white shark, not in the least because of the Z-grade production values and the fact that it rips off a chunk of footage from a videogame. Nice work, guys.

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