Saturday, January 15, 2005

get a socialist haircut

There was an absolutely brilliant article in the guardian on Wednesday about fashion in North Korea. Obviously it's completely wrong to mock a socialist regime and all the people who live there, but their wording is priceless... a five-part TV show called "let's trim our hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle" and a radio show called "dressing in accordance with our people's emotion and taste". I now have an image in my head of everyone walking around with some kind of textbook detailing the miniature of their lives, meanwhile Kim Jong-il as illustrious leader ignores it all and lives like a capitalist tycoon. If only we could share without corruption, or mandatory haircuts, the world would be a much better place. Although perhaps less amusing.


And some more Waterstone's bashing here.


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