1. Propaganda

    N. Korea Releases Bizarre Video

    (FILES) This file picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 12, 2012 shows North Korean rocket Unha-3, carrying the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3, lifting off from the launching pad in Cholsan county, North Pyongan province in North Korea. North Korea said on January 24, 2013 it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at its "arch-enemy" the United States in response to tightened UN sanctions, but offered no timeframe.     AFP PHOTO / KCNA vis KNS / FILES 
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    December 2012 launch of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket. (KNS/AFP/Getty),KNS

    When Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie got together to write “We are the World” in 1985, chances are they did not envision a North Korean space shuttle flying across the globe, reuiniting the Koreas, and blowing up New York City. But that’s art, right? Open to interpretation. In a new propaganda video, an instrumental version of the hit charity single plays as a North Korean man dreams about the future of his country—and, more specifically, its space program. Not only did the North Korean P.R. team that put this video together turn one of the most wholesome songs of all time into a menacing mantra, the scene in which New York is violently destroyed was apparently lifted from the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Who says North Korea is behind the times?

    Gives “We Are the World” new meaning.
    Read it at Kotaku