Kim Jong-il’s death has had a number of ripple effects, not least of which is the sudden obsolescence of the Kim Jong-il Looking at Things tumblr. Lucky for us, it’s been replaced with a creepy new one: Kim Jong-il Haunting Things.
Here’s Kim Jong-il haunting the Shire:
The “Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradely Love” is also haunting stuff IRL. The AP has a fascinating video of Kim’s body lying in state in Pyongyang and of his son and successor Kim Jong-un looking as deadly serious as he can muster.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 20, 2011