"I am Kim Jong Nam."
May 3, 2001 10:57 AM   Subscribe

"I am Kim Jong Nam." This is funny. Maybe Disney will precipate the collapse of North Korea. Or a nuclear exchange.
posted by ParisParamus (8 comments total)
"So, Kim Jong Nam, what are you going to do now?"

"I'm going to *DISNEYLAND*!"
posted by swell at 11:10 AM on May 3, 2001

Ok. This is a story I just don't understand. Assume that the man is indeed the son of the North Korean leader. Despite the fact that he worked in the North Korean itelligence service I find it hard to believe that a country would use their leader's son as a spy. I mean obviously they'd debrief the son after a foreign visit but I doubt they'd put him at risk by giving him a flimsy fake passport and sending him to Japan. So the guy might actually have tried this to get to Disneyland. There's got to be another way to read this, right?
posted by rdr at 11:54 AM on May 3, 2001

Maybe he wants to escape his miserable disgusting totalitarian homeland?
posted by ParisParamus at 11:56 AM on May 3, 2001

So will the North Koreans have to say "sorry, very sorry" to get him back?
posted by steve_high at 12:44 PM on May 3, 2001

What I'd like to know is how this guy will be proven or disproven to be who he says he is.
posted by ParisParamus at 1:38 PM on May 3, 2001

"There seem to be cottage industries in the making by certain defectors claiming to be 'close relatives' of Kim Jong Il or
'high-ranking' officials, peddling 'secrets' that are not much more than second-hand hearsay or mere gossips."

posted by mitchel at 3:26 AM on May 4, 2001

He was sent to China. To make berets. And so ends another Mefi thread...???
posted by ParisParamus at 5:43 AM on May 4, 2001

God, and I thought it was bad for American parents being badgered by the kids, brought on by Disney's ubiquitous commericals, into a trip to DisneyWorld. (Of course, that's nowhere near as bad as them packaging it as a vacation Mecca for adults, too. A disgusting trent, for sure.) Is there no place safe from this monster?
posted by SteveS at 9:55 AM on May 4, 2001

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