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This was shot during the Rodman nonsense last week. The man in the background greeting Ri Sol-ju - Madam Kim Jong-un - surely can't be wearing a dog mask. But I can't think what else it might be.
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It looks remarkably like an unremarkable baseball cap to me?
des von bladet |
January 12, 2014 at 08:51 PM
It could also be a monkey's head or a googly-eyed military gas mask. I'm not sure that would explain much.
January 12, 2014 at 09:26 PM
Wait, it's Dennis Rodman!
January 12, 2014 at 09:27 PM
Yeah, I'm with Des, it looks like a baseball cap. I wish it were a dog mask though. That would be cool.
Barry Freed |
January 12, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Everyone is right. It's Dennis Rodman wearing a baseball cap and a purple suit, bowing before the rulers of North Korea. So a perfectly natural explanation.
January 12, 2014 at 09:46 PM
Man, he's one weird dude. Rodman's a bit of an oddball too.
Barry Freed |
January 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM
That would explain it, but i still can't see the baseball cap. Maybe it's like one of those visual puzzles and if you step away whoever it is turns into Einstein or Marilyn Monroe or something.
January 12, 2014 at 10:11 PM
Baseball cap was my first guess, the cap's pointing down, he's bowing low. Defo a cap.
Left Outside |
January 12, 2014 at 10:36 PM
If you watch the video that alle posted, they show you Rodman in that meeting with Kim and the missus, and it's quite clearly a baseball cap on Rodman's head. He's bending down in front of Mrs Kim- partly because he dwarfs her, and indeed everyone else in the room, and partly I think he's also adding a little extra deference. The top of his head is pointing towards her face, with the brim of the cap pointing at the floor. There's some kind of white device on the front of the cap. I guess if you first see it as a dog mask, it's going to be pretty hard to shake that image from your mind.
Rodman seems pretty high in the video, though that may just be his natural exuberance, and the female North Korean TV announcer really does sound on the verge of orgasm.
Meanwhile, I see John Sweeney turned his 'spend a few days on a tour of North Korea, and get a whole bunch of Korean civilians into massive and probably lethal trouble with the secret police' jaunt into not only a TV show but also into a 320-page book. Three hundred and twenty damn pages out of one brief tourist visit? George Orwell, meet Phil Space.
Dan Hardie |
January 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM
If he were wearing the baseball cap backwards, would you have mistaken it for a God mask?
OT any comment on the US-Alien-Hitler link?
January 14, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Back on topic again, has anyone been reading the New Focus International series on what Jang Song Thaek's execution indicates about power struggles inside the Korean leadership? Recommended by Adam Cathcart over on Twitter. Here's the final installment (it has links to earlier pieces):
January 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Noted: Dennis Rodman checks into alcohol rehab center. Is anyone surprised?
Barry Freed |
January 19, 2014 at 04:35 AM
From what I've read about the North Korean leadership, er, no, not surprised at all.
January 19, 2014 at 08:21 PM
So if Rodman can't keep up with the drinking games in Pyongyang, who will replace him as Kim Jong-un's link to the outside world? I'm hoping for David Icke.
Dan Hardie |
January 20, 2014 at 02:40 AM
I don't know about the NK leadership, but I know what the streets of Seoul are like on a Saturday night.
January 20, 2014 at 05:49 AM
Not being a basketball fan, my main association with Dennis Rodman is the throwaway line in "Men in Black" in which one of them remarks that Rodman is really an alien, and the other is astonished, because normally aliens pretending to be human manage much more convincing disguises.
January 20, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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