Friday Fun: Tourism, humor, and keeping up with the Joneses

koryotourslogo.jpgKoryo Tours has notified the world that the DPRK will be putting on the Arirang Mass Games again this summer.  American tourists will be allowed to attend–click here to book your tourMost other passport holders can opt for a longer visit–click here to check out the dates and locations.   I saw the mass games in 2005, and it is something I will never forget.


Someone posted a North Korean comedy routine on Youtube.  If you have ever wondered if North Korean women wear Kim Jong il jumpers, consider the question resolved…though I am still not sure how funny it is.



My local Korean language expert cannot understand the dialect over the audience noise and the music, so if any viewers out there know what it is about, please post in the comments below.  Here is an older post of North Korean (and other communist) jokes.

Keeping up with the Joneses:
The Guardian published a humorous comparison between the North and South Korean ambassadors in London.  Check out the PDF here.


3 Responses to “Friday Fun: Tourism, humor, and keeping up with the Joneses”

  1. Jamie says:

    ohh that Guardian clip is great

    I’ve heard from a friend of one of Christopher Hill’s former team that North Korean diplomats are more fun than their South Korean counterparts

  2. Sonagi says:

    I think the skit was about a man not showing up to work. The uniformed coworker harangues him and he is full of excuses and promises to her and his wife. I understood only about 20% of the dialog.