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I don’t know, exactly, it’s just strange. It’s the Rocky Theme performed by Moranbong Band, an all girl group in North Korea whose other work includes “Song of Bellflower Root,” “Song of Red Bean Paste,” “Let’s Meet at the Front Line” and “Drink to Victory” according to the source, an article on The Atlantic’s web site by Robert Foyle Hunwick. It only lasts 2:12. Check it out.
We'll have to wait for a while yet. Lots of 'known unknowns' surround this North Korea story. We don't know what kind of "journalism" the two released prisoners were engaged in. Some content on Current TV, their employer, isn't by "journalists" at all. It's short features by interested amateurs. The Current TV web site encourages viewers to contribute their own videos.
On the other hand, were they really even in North Korea at all? Peter Hessler, in a 2000 article for the New Yorker, suggested a plausible scenario for their capture. He wrote, "I
got to know a couple of the local boat pilots, and several times a day
they'd drive me along the banks of North Korea" on the Yalu River. North Korea has a well established history of kidnapping and the two women were said to have been "stopped by border guards."
Hard to know what really happened. Unfortunate inadvertent tourism, maybe.
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Left: View from your room at the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India. There's a view of the Taj Mahal from every room. A reservation inquiry for next month turned up rates starting at $534.01 per night. But wait: There may be an alternative.
Right: An exact replica of the Taj Mahal under construction in Sonargaon, about an hour outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, under the auspices of Ahsanullah Moni, a Bangladeshi film maker. Moni says this on the web site AzmiJahan.com Personal Development for Idiots: “I am doing this only for the poor. They cannot travel. They cannot see
this historical wonder. I also hope the landmark construction can
attract more tourists from home and abroad.”
"Six Major Airlines Announce Plans to Launch Exciting Free Service to Enhance Passenger Experience"
Gee, swell. What do you think, maybe a complimentary massage at the gate? High thread count Scandinavian blankets? A brand new, neatly folded New York Times at every seat?
The headline comes from a company called Sojern. They’re the ones selling ads on your boarding pass.