Anorak News | Happy New Year Monaco, From North Korea’s Big Kim Il Jong

Happy New Year Monaco, From North Korea’s Big Kim Il Jong

by | 4th, February 2009

FURTHER proof that Gary Glitter and General Secretary Kim Jong Il are in cahoots – if not one and the same – as we peruse the North Korean leaders’ list of New Year’s cards recpients.

His supreme and taller-and –yet-more-handsome-than-he-looks-in-pictures leader tells us that cards were sent to:
• President Hu Jintao,
• Vice-President Xi Jinping and
• Jiang Zemin of China,
• Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, and
• Raul Castro Ruz, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba,
• Dmitri Anatoliyevich Medvedev, president of Russia,
• Choummaly Saynasone, president of Laos and general secretary of the C.C., the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party,
• Nong Duc Manh, general secretary of the C.C., the Communist Party of Vietnam,
• Michel Suleiman, president of Lebanon,
• Mohamed Nasheed, president of Maldives,
• Than Shwe, chairman of the Myanmar State Peace and Development Council,
• Nambariin Enkhbayar, president of Mongolia,
• Iajuddin Ahmed, president of Bangladesh,
• Bashar Al-Assad, president of Syria and regional secretary of the Arab Baath Socialist Party,
• Hun Sen, prime minister of Cambodia,
• King Bhumibol Adulyadej and
• Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand,
• Asif Ali Zar dari, president of Pakistan,
• Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president of Philippines,
• Emomali Rahmon, president of Tajikistan,
• Gurbankuli Berdimuhammedov, president of Turkmenistan,
• Serge Sarkissian, president of Armenia,
• Abdullah II, king of Jordan,
• Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan,
• Ali Abdullah Saleh, president of Yemen,
• Albert, king of Monaco,
• Aleksandr Lukashenko, president of Belarus,
• Stipe Mesic, president of Croatia,
• Filip Vujanovic, president of Montenegro,
• Blaise Compaore, president of Burkina Faso,
• James Alix Michel, president of Seychelles,
• Abdelaziz Bouteflika, president of Algeria,
• Girma Wolde-Giorgis, president of Ethiopia,
• Nicholas Liverpool, president of the Commonwealth of Dominica,
• George Maxwell Richard, president of Trinidad and Tobago,
• Sanjaageen Bayar, chairman of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party,
• General Chairman Hadi Utomo and
• Secretary General Marzuki Alie of the Central Board of the Democrat Party of Indonesia,
• Prakash Karat, general secre tary of the C.C., the Communist Party of India (Marxist),
• Sergei Mironov, chairman of the Russian Federation Council and chairman of “A Just Russia”, and
• Gennadi Andreyevich Zyuganov, chairman of the C.C., the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Many names are not on the list. No card for Gordon Brown. No card for Barack Obama. No card for Nicolas Sarkozy, whom one imagines would care about such a thing.

Anorak wonders what you have to do to receive a card and if the list is dictated less by the number of willing recipients than by the number of cards Kim has at his disposal, moreover stamps?

Eyes are drawn to the presence of King Albert of Monaco, who is there on account of his owning a hairstyle combed from the same litter as Glitter and Il Jongs.

But how can you get a card from His Excellency?

In the spirt of hands groping through the bamboo curtain – one fo Kim’s favourite children’s party games – Anorak has designed a card that can be sent by cost-saving email, or nuclear warhead.

Happy New Year! Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1432…

Posted: 4th, February 2009 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink