January 17, 2003
copywriters needed

A snippet from the officials in Pyongyang: "As seen above, the U.S. loudmouthed supply of energy and food aid are like a painted cake pie in the sky . . ." Also, earlier, these fighting words from the DPRK: "The U.S. President, Vice-President and other senior U.S. officials let loose a whole string of sheer sophism misrepresenting the nature and cause of the grave situation. "

Posted by dbrown at January 17, 2003 11:24 AM

At times I could grasp him:
"That's cake in the sky."
But then I'd get lost:
"Let sleeping logs die."

David Galef, Mrs. Malaprop's Husband.

Posted by: Kevin Slavin on January 17, 2003 01:15 PM

hmm, slate got to this before me. harumph. Pyongyang apparently never heard of Joe Hill. (And did anyone else catch the north korean travelogue on frontline/world last night? Their stadium-card-flipping skills surpass the rest of the world's, at the very least.)

Posted by: dbrown on January 17, 2003 01:32 PM

copywriter? i think they just need a better babelfish.

Posted by: elia on January 17, 2003 04:40 PM
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