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North Korea: We Are The Weird

Jonathan Capehart at the Washington Post provides some amusing commentary to what has to be the ultimate in outsider music:

Oh, North Korea. You crazy peninsula of propaganda. Usually, when the isolated nation wants attention, it talks smack about or threatens destruction of the United States. The North Korean leadership is also fond of firing off missiles to scare the bejeezus out of its prosperous South Korean neighbors. Over the weekend, North Korean state-controlled media posted a comical video on YouTube of a man who dreams of blowing up Manhattan. The cheesy instrumental version of “We Are the World” is suitably surreal.

Here’s a translation of the story told by those screen captions…

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