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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 10:02 AM
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North Korea protests depiction of Kim Jong Il in U.S. film 'Team America'

North Korea's Kim Jong Il in puppet form from Paramount Pictures' Team America: World Police - 2004 Rated: R Photo Copyright Paramount Pictures

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/2/5/latest/21181NorthKore&sec=latest

North Korea protests depiction of Kim Jong Il in U.S. film 'Team America: World Police'

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) - North Korea's embassy in Prague has demanded that the film "Team America: World Police'' be banned in the Czech Republic, saying the movie harms their country's reputation, a report said Saturday.

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"It harms the image of our country,'' the newspaper quoted a North Korean diplomat as saying. "Such behavior is not part of our country's political culture. Therefore, we want the film to be banned.''

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"We told them it's an unrealistic wish,'' ministry spokesman Vit Kolar was quoted as saying. "Obviously, it's absurd to demand that in a democratic country.''

Officials from the Foreign Ministry and the North Korean Embassy could not be reached for comment Saturday.-AP

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http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/2/5/latest/21181NorthKore&sec=latest
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 11:27 AM
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1. Hey, Kim Jong-Il -- size DOES matter, short stuff!
F$#k yeah! Sure, Trey and Matt bashed a few liberals, but they weren't too kind to the right, either.

And as for hurting the sensitivities of Dear Leader and his cult of personality -- well, they whine like FReepers when you tell the truth about 'em. F#@k yeah!
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tearsofneptune Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 03:06 PM
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14. (no subject)
all they had to say about the liberals was that michael moore was fat-it's true-not that it really matters.

what did they have to say about the republicans? that they can't even aim and keep destroying via their stupidity thousands of lives and precious monuments. Basically that they're dumb ole rednecks with machine guns-that's a lot worse.
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 03:16 PM
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16. Actually, they made Michael Moore to be a fat suicide bomber.
Still, it's the South Park guys.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 11:33 AM
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2. Geez... the film's only been out for almost a year...
...it took NK that long to discover it?:eyes:

If I were Kim Jong Il, I'd be flattered by the puppet - it's not nearly as creepy-looking as the real Kim...
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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:43 PM
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7. I was thinking the same thing, I wonder aht he'll say about the new Coke'?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 11:33 AM
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3. America - Fuck Yeah!
Does anyone have a working link to that awesome video??
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theblasmo Donating Member (221 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:02 PM
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4. Strange...
I would assume old nutty Kim loves the idea of himself in a film. And since he's pretty much the most sympathetic character in the film, and gets a great, melodic song to sing, this sounds like people protesting because they think they should. I bet he's wandering around in his big, empty castle now, singing softly to himself. And planning the deaths of thousands of innocent people because he's not taken as seriously by the Bush administration (one of the film's smarter points).
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:08 PM
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5. Condi is looking into this
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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-05 12:39 PM
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6. Wohhh! n/t
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Filimon Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 12:51 PM
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8. movie
I admit I liked the movie.

They were quite egalitarian in there disrespect for just about everyone.

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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 01:13 PM
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9. Hey Kim Jong Il, F**k you if you can't take a JOKE.
And that's what this is, a joke. Get used to it. Heads of states are up to be cast as jokes in countries that are free. The people of those countries may not agree with those jokes, but this is what happens in democratic countries. My advise is to grit your teeth and bear it.
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 02:04 PM
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11. Kim Jong Il (the illmatic)'s Journal
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Benson Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 01:21 PM
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10. He's just "So Ronery."
Methinks the puppet is more popular than Kimmy is.
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 02:17 PM
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12. LOL ... poor poor kim-il
:):):);)
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tearsofneptune Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 03:03 PM
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13. Bill oreiley anybody?
reminds me of what happened when al franken slammed bill oreiley...

THAT was funny

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sonicx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-05 03:13 PM
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15. I think Saddam did something similar with the South Park movie...
but North Korea's reaction is way funnier. Discussing censorship won't do good things for your reputation either, guys. :D
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