20 February 2008

On art

There is no accounting for taste, they say. An they know better, since:

The art performance titled "Glory to General" was given by the Korean People's Army Song and Dance Ensemble in Ryanggang Province on Feb. 13 to celebrate February 16, the birthday of Kim Jong Il.
Wait, there is more to come:
The art troupe of Koreans in Japan gave music and dance performance "We Will Firmly Defend Our General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) to the Last" at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre on Wednesday to celebrate February 16.
And more. There even is a flower:
Put on display are tens of thousands of potted Kimjongilias contributed with sincerity by more than 100 units including armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, people from all walks of life and school youth and children, the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), the General Association of Koreans in China...
I kid you not, here it is:

The new strain was developed by Kamo Mototeru, a Japanese horticulturalist, after 20-odd years of painstaking efforts. He named it after Kim Jong Il out of his lifelong dedication to the greatest man ever lived and his sensitivity to the trend of the times, and presented it to him on his February birthday in 1988.
I wonder how it smells...