Rodents of Unusual Size - 2009-06-20 I've been meaning to watch the rest of this...saw the first third a while ago. It's amazing. Watching shit about North Korea is scarier and more unbelievable than anything Hollywood could possibly come up with.
Ersatz - 2009-06-20 Germany estimates it has spent trillion since reunification trying to bring the former DDR up to FRD standards, and it is still far behind.
And East Germany was space-age compared to North Korea. They could keep the lights on. They could feed their people.
South Korea wants to reunify peacefully with the DPRK, but they know it's going to be painful. How much will they have to spend to integrate a 21st century commercial society with an Industrial Revolution society?
How will the girl at the tea shop who sees a dozen customers a year deal with seeing two hundred customers an hour?
It's fascinating and terrifying at once.
dicktatortot - 2009-06-20 this was amazing, and surreal. But I think check point charlie was in Berlin, infact I pretty sure I remember when it was closed with the wall coming down. That said I bet he was just using it as a tangeble reference for thoughs of us who remember.
IrishWhiskey - 2009-06-21 Part 3 is amazing. Well it all is, but even more so. And capping it off by introducing punk rock to North Korea was inspired.
Jet Bin Fever - 2009-06-22 This was a brilliant documentary. I can't believe they got this film out of the country too. Major cajones on the part of all involved.
I can't wrap my head around people living in one giant socialist fantasy built on aging concrete and lies. There will come a day when they realize they've been had. Human beings are industrious after all, and when that revolution comes... there will be the biggest mass exodus in human history.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2009-06-23 I wonder (since there really is no way of knowing) what the percentage of truly brainwashed is in comparison to people that know that the outside world is fifty billion times better. Also, dear god I did not know that they were responsible for building a dam that destroyed all of their goddamned arable land, and then fucking celebrated it.
Over a million people died, but god bless our leaders who killed us with starvation!
Gojira1000 - 2009-06-26 That was wonderful and awful.