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(Freedom of Choice, Comrades!) North Koreans Allowed to Choose from 28 State-Approved Haircuts
WantChinaTimes.com ^ | 2013-02-23 | Maggie Kuo and Charlie Storrar

Posted on 03/03/2013 10:45:18 AM PST by DogByte6RER

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Capita list: North Korea approves 28 model socialist hairstyles

It's not just nuclear weapons proliferating on the Korean peninsula these days. In a move that for once is not considered a threat to regional and global security, the North Korean government has recommended a relatively generous range of 28 hairstyles for its citizens, claiming that they are "the most comfortable" styles and capable of warding off the corrupting effects of capitalism, according to ifeng.com, a news website run by Hong Kong's Phoenix TV network.

Pictures can be seen on the walls of hair salons around the country showing the approved styles for men and women. Spiky hair is forbidden, as are quiffs — the nation has learned the baleful lesson from the decadent South that outrageous hairstyles may lead to the formation of effete boy bands or to pervasive mental health problems whereby people hallucinate riding invisible horses. Under no circumstances should you enter a North Korean barber shop and ask for your hair to be cut "Gangnam Style."

The list of 18 acceptable female hairstyles show North Korean women are given more choice in their coiffeur after they wed. Approved styles for single women are simple but married women are permitted to indulge in a few extra stylistic flourishes. This also has the useful effect of establishing whether a woman is married or not at a glance. If you like it, then you should have put some curlers in it, to paraphrase Beyonce.

Men are somewhat more restricted, with only ten styles to choose from and a longer list of rules to follow. The hair of the country's young men should be less than 5 cm long and they should have a haircut once every 15 days as longer hair apparently takes away nutrition from their brains. Older men, whose brains are presumably in decline anyway, are allowed to rock out with hair as long as 7 cm.

Ri Chun-hee, the news anchor for the country's Korean Central Television who is known for being patriotic to the point of hysteria, changed her hairstyle twice within two weeks in 2011, sparking speculation as to what the changes signified. She was seen with a bang perm and hair tugged behind her ears in March 2011 before she switched back to the most common hairstyle for TV anchors in the country — side bangs and short layered hair covering her ears slightly — less than 14 days later, according to ifeng.

The hairstyle changes have been interpreted as suggesting that Pyongyang is trying to improve its image since the state broadcaster is considered the front gate of the country. Others speculate that the changes were made because the country's young leader Kim Jong-un disliked the previous styles.

Perhaps a touch unfairly, it appears from the list that North Korean men are not allowed to emulate the preferred hairdo of the country's new leader. Kim himself has most recently been seen sporting longer hair on top with a center parting and his head completely shaved at the sides, a style popular in the West among teenage fans of bands such as Pearl Jam and the Lemonheads in the early 1990s.


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These are the ACTUAL 28 stylish haircuts the glorious people of North Korea get to choose from. The previously shown photos are for decadent western media consumption only.

1 posted on 03/03/2013 10:45:33 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: Slings and Arrows
Chairman Meow Commie haircut ping!
2 posted on 03/03/2013 10:48:50 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO POST THIS!

Now you have given Bloomberg ANOTHER idea.

/sarc (maybe)


3 posted on 03/03/2013 10:53:45 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: DogByte6RER

“liberalism” is really communism-lite, and it’s about reducing the choices available to normal people. The ruling elite gets to keep all its choices while looking down on the normal people.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 10:53:52 AM PST by I want the USA back (You know I'm right.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“These are the ACTUAL 28 stylish haircuts the glorious people of North Korea get to choose from.”

That’s still 27 more than I get to choose from...


5 posted on 03/03/2013 10:54:09 AM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: DogByte6RER

At least they can eat salt and have a 2 liter coke, if they can afford it...


6 posted on 03/03/2013 10:56:47 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: DogByte6RER
I dunno....

14 and 15 look somewhat decadent if you aske me...

Lil Kim may be showing signs of softness....

7 posted on 03/03/2013 11:03:04 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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Giving Mayor Doomberg ideas...........


8 posted on 03/03/2013 11:03:46 AM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Yes Obama's ideological good buddy and fellow employee at the University of Chicago years ago Cass Sunstein thinks highly of this.. it is called libertarian paternalism.

You are free to make your choice but the anointed ones decide what choices you have.. what a deal! The best of both worlds! We have freedom and Obama and folks get to manage our minute-to-minute lives!

9 posted on 03/03/2013 11:05:36 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Would the bagelhead style pass muster with The Un?



Yes, they really are doing this in Japan!
Article here.
10 posted on 03/03/2013 11:11:03 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Long Hair drains the brain?

I DIDN’T Know that!

See, one learns new things every day on FR.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 11:12:48 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER
North Korea approves 28 model socialist hairstyles

This is an outrage. How can there be equality of opportunity if there are so many hair styles? People will start to be selfish and make choices that will benefit themselves.

12 posted on 03/03/2013 11:14:57 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...



13 posted on 03/03/2013 11:15:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER
and if you are losing your hair? are implants required???
15 posted on 03/03/2013 11:27:08 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: left that other site
Long Hair drains the brain?
I DIDN’T Know that!

Right now my brain is winning and draining my hair.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 11:30:49 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Political prisoner.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
ya gotta be kiddin me... proof people will do ANYTHING once somebody tells them it's cool
18 posted on 03/03/2013 11:32:46 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Gulag Pictures, Images and Photos If you are losing your hair? Then ... to the GULAG with you! Hair implants are decadent western vanities.
19 posted on 03/03/2013 11:33:46 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
would NOT surprise me in the least...
20 posted on 03/03/2013 11:35:46 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dude, I got a haircut a couple of weeks ago. Went into a Chinese barbershop, or come to think of it, it might have been North Korean. I asked for something like a quiff, though I didn’t know the name at the time, and I’m sure the woman didn’t either. Anyway, instead she have me a standard North Korean cut. They’ve got 28 choices. We don’t have more than a half a dozen. Are we better off here?


21 posted on 03/03/2013 11:41:23 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Chode
Gooba gabba one of us, one of us...


22 posted on 03/03/2013 11:42:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise


23 posted on 03/03/2013 11:48:46 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Norks allow more options for haircuts than Bloomberg does for soda sizes.


24 posted on 03/03/2013 11:49:27 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Come to think of it, what’s the difference between the state imposing some appearance standard and voluntarily self-imposed standard that leads to the same thing - uniformity? The difference is a phantom of liberty. For example, American woman dressing all in black, like some Sicilian widows, what’s up with that? There are no 28 varieties of black, just one, head to toe black, shades covering eyes on sunny, on cloudy days, what’s up with that?


25 posted on 03/03/2013 11:49:27 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER

more choice than our leftists would give us


26 posted on 03/03/2013 11:55:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KarlInOhio

Well, one can always buy a wig, but a replacement brain is a much taller order! :-)


27 posted on 03/03/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: DogByte6RER

#22


28 posted on 03/03/2013 11:57:00 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Revolting cat!

What color bowl did she put on your head before she started cutting?


29 posted on 03/03/2013 11:59:38 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

every little bird needs a nest, pop goes the world....


30 posted on 03/03/2013 12:00:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Chode

If only we could convince The Un that it was cool to do.


31 posted on 03/03/2013 12:00:20 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: left that other site
Well, one can always buy a wig, but a replacement brain is a much taller order! :-)

I already found a donor, but it's not a very good brain.


32 posted on 03/03/2013 12:02:31 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: DogByte6RER

OMG something just dawn on me. What if we are forced to have the Michelle-My-Belle Bangs? Hope I go bald before that happens =)


33 posted on 03/03/2013 12:02:31 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: DogByte6RER
1.) The unjong beat Obama posting nationally-acceptable haircut lists.

2.) North Koreans are going to look awfully stupid in two years if they don't change the styles by then.
34 posted on 03/03/2013 12:04:15 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: BwanaNdege

—great minds, etc.,—my thought exactly-—


35 posted on 03/03/2013 12:06:13 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
he's got enough fat in his head now that all you'd have to do is push in the hole...
36 posted on 03/03/2013 12:07:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GeronL
more choice than our leftists would give us

Moe Tucker (drummer) of the Velvet Underground just posted a comment under a photo that read "to conquer a nation first disarm its citizens". She said "second, ban salt in restaurants."

37 posted on 03/03/2013 12:09:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

America, land of the free.

38 posted on 03/03/2013 12:11:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: KarlInOhio

I’m afraid that one is damaged by excessive plugs.


39 posted on 03/03/2013 12:12:31 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The wall of hair.


40 posted on 03/03/2013 12:14:38 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: a fool in paradise

41 posted on 03/03/2013 12:25:21 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: DogByte6RER
I'm feelin' Zen all over.


42 posted on 03/03/2013 1:38:22 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

43 posted on 03/03/2013 1:43:49 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: BwanaNdege
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO POST THIS! Now you have given Bloomberg ANOTHER idea.

LOL!!!

44 posted on 03/03/2013 4:21:23 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: JoeProBono

45 posted on 03/04/2013 10:28:53 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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