Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Kim Jong Il, mocked until the bitter end

Saying goodbye to a tyrant with a song.

Kim Jong Il, mocked until the bitter end

My mother always told me never to speak ill of the dead, but surely there's an exception for dictators named Il?

I speak of North Koren President Kim Jong Il, forever frozen in my mind as a maniacal marionette thanks to Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the twisted geniuses behind the proudly profane movie, Team America: World Police. Rare is the vicious despot who earns a place in pop culture in life and in death. Must have been the hair?

Most of the tiny tyrant's lines in this side-splitting film are way too foul to put on a work blog. So Blinq will settle for the villain's classic woe's me song, "So Lonely," perfect for those who seek to put their mourning to music.

-- Monica Yant Kinney

 

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