Kim Jong Il is Dead…

…and hopefully, that will portend very good news for starving, oppressed North Koreans. Long recognized as the only nation shown to be entirely dark at night by spy satellites, we can only hope that this dangerously delusional leader’s passing will usher in progress for that nation’s people and not just a new era of heightened tensions with South Korea.

Dennis Ryan, Minneapolis, Chicago, Olson

The coverage of this event immediately brought to mind this casually brilliant Tumblr website: kimjongillookingatthings.  If you surf here and don’t find your surfing experience to be scarily reminiscent of the media coverage of his death, something is horribly, desperately wrong.

The Kismet-like match of world event and ironic website just shows the infinite variety adaptability of creative human compulsion.  Remarkable.

By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Olson