Kim Jong-Il Feigns Interest in Mundane Things

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If you think the mundane things President Obama is forced to look at are bad, just imagine how mundane analogous mundane things would be in North Korea. Or, don't imagine — see for yourself, in this amazing set of photos of Kim Jong-il (or someone who has had government-administered plastic surgery to look like Kim Jong-il) faking curiosity and delight in the most mundane objects in the universe. Here he is examining a ... uh ... some kind of ... dead ... squidlike ... whatever.

On the Spot with Kim Jong-il [Boston Globe]