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Desc:Note the lack of electricity
Category:Advertisements, Science & Technology
Tags:North Korea, workers paradise
Submitted:cognitivedissonance
Date:07/03/12
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Comment count is 23
Riskbreaker
The lack of clients, the lack of life, the lack of the will to live.
cognitivedissonance
Second half gets electricity.
American Standard
Let me guess.

A "supermarket" in the care-fully-managed show city of Pyongyang, uploaded to the North Korean propaganda YouTube account, with some sneering commentary about "The West" in the description.

Right? Sure I'm right.
Macho Nacho
Close, here's the description from the uploader of the video:

"A video of a North Korean supermarket. And guess what? they can buy all kinds of products that are available in the West too. This must be very surprising to people who think that North Korea is some depraved and crooked country."

That guy
What kind of piece of crap country can't even make plausible propaganda?

almo
north korea best korea
SteamPoweredKleenex
So is it the military or other higher-ups that get to "buy" this stuff, or is it all just a bunch of props for tourists?
Unmerciful Crushing Force
If what I've read is anything to go buy, this is a hard-currency store where prices are tagged to Euros/Dollars instead of the North Korean Won, which is worth practically nothing. So basically elites, foreigners and anyone lucky enough to work at a tourist attraction that brings in hard currency.

Кotki
I may be mistaken but isn't it also illegal for the people of North Korea (not counting foreigners or people of high positions) to own dollars?

Hooker
Everything about North Korea seems like some sort of hell. This seems like a Chekhovian hell, but other things about the place seem like a Kafkaesque hell, or a quixotic hell, or of course an Orwellian hell. And all of this ridiculous foolishness to cover up that the place is really a Dante hell.

I wish the rest of the entire fucking planet would hurry up and force North Korea to conform already. At least the horrendous places in Africa and the Middle East don't try with every ounce of their being to deny the truth.
SteamPoweredKleenex
I'm kind of amazed North Korea hasn't become the world's largest sweatshop by now. I mean, if they're willing to do apparently pointless tasks for their Great Leader, surely some country would give the dictatorship a load of cash for a 24/7 workforce of disposable slaves.

CIWB
South Korea has thought of this. There was a report a while back that a United Korea would surpass Japan as an economic power, with one of the advantages being the cheap labor supply in the north.

"United Korea" would obviously have different labor laws in the south, of course...

cognitivedissonance
Never underestimate the human ability to do things contrary to their best possible option.

Screwtape
China *does* utilize North Korean slave labor. Their own supply of slave labor has been getting too uppity lately.

American Standard
North Korean government officials also utilized land that could have been used to grown food (in a country that has recurrent issues with famine) to grow opium poppies, thus ensuring the starvation of thousands.

glendower
The highest model available is a 486 w/ Soundblaster audio.
MrBuddy
That place looked like a thrift store to me.

TeenerTot
Oh good, they've got Window.
The Townleybomb
I don't care. If they don't sell iTelephones, I don't want anything.

Raggamuffin
A stillness is in the air. Some are keeping their heads down, pretending to shop for items. Others stand outside and watch with dead eyes.


A military zydaco band is setting up in the grass...
Jet Bin Fever
It must be nice to be one of the hundred or so families that can afford to shop there.
hammsangwich
I can't believe North Korea still has Electronics Boutique! Ah-cha-cha-cha-cha.
dairyqueenlatifah
We're North Korea! Look at all the food we have, and computers from 14 years ago! Hey look, we even have Heineken!

You jealous America?
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