Welcome to Pyongyang!
"Koryo Tours commissioned a DPRK (North Korea) gaming company to develop a racing game that lets you drive around Pyongyang in a locally made Pyonghwa Motors vehicle, see some of the sites and compete for a good race time! Collect fuel along the way, avoid the attentions of Pyongyang's traffic ladies, and try not to crash into any of the local cars, or the DHL vans! This unique game is currently online exclusively on Koryo Tours' website (do note that it may take some time to load properly - so do stay patient before starting)." [more inside]
while I rock out
to the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble
and The Wangjaesan Light Music Band
." The human face of communism. It's a Pyongyang thang.
If you are a band playing any kind of rock, including heavy metal, then you can participate in 'ROCK FOR PEACE
' in North Korea. What a blast!
The Ryungyong Hotel
is a nearly 1,000 foot tall abandoned pyramid in the heart of Pyongyang that North Korea has officially tried to forget. [discussed previously here]
The architecture magazine Domus had over 200 entries to a contest
to repurpose the Ryungong, a similar project is also underway elsewhere on the web
, though some architects think
the effort is a bad idea. [For Domus, use:mefier/mefite]
Bush met with Kang Chol Hwan
, a survivor of the North Korean prison camps and author of The Aquariums of Pyongyang
, a book Bush has read
and given to his staffers.
We deliver to Pyongyang in 30 minutes or it's free. Well, not quite. But this
is what happens
when Kim Jong Il orders a pizza.
Former N. Korean Nuclear Contractors are "pretty sure that at some point Don was involved," since it was not unusual to seek help from board members "when we needed contacts with the U.S. government."
An article in yesterday's Fortune
mentions and quotes a number of former employees/contractors for a Swiss engineering firm -- headed by Donald Rumsfeld
at the time that Pyongyang began getting its nuke on. Nevertheless,
Today Rumsfeld, riding high after the Iraq war, is reportedly discussing a plan for "regime change" in North Korea. But his silence about the nuclear reactors raises questions about what he did--or didn't do--as an ABB director.
the media is not exactly
all over this.
Pyongyang's crosshairs on US Capital
"A propaganda poster released by North Korea depicts the country's struggle with the United States over the North's nuclear program." - poster shows North Korean soldier with large shells looking at Capital building crumbling from a large explosion. (NYT)