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Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion
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Posted on 11/27/2012 8:04:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Chinese paper congratulates Kim Jong Un on being named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by the Onion

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News

Senior Media Reporter

In a hilarious if increasingly common example of a real newspaper taking a satirical newspaper seriously, the People's Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China's newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012's "Sexiest Man Alive" by the Onion.

"U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for the year 2012," the story announces before quoting the Onion's sarcastic write-up:

"With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile," it said.

"He has that rare ability to somehow be completely adorable and completely macho at the same time," said Marissa Blake-Zweiber, editor of the Onion Style and Entertainment.

The accompanying 55-page slideshow includes images of Kim in varying degrees of sexiness—riding a horse, posing with military leaders, aiming a rifle, riding a horse and, uh, riding a horse.

Of course, this isn't the first time the Onion's sarcasm has been lost in translation.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 11/27/2012 8:04:49 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=992&ft=wav


2 posted on 11/27/2012 8:07:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kim Jong Style = Parody


3 posted on 11/27/2012 8:13:03 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

lol


4 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:04 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Sub-Driver; Alex Murphy

Iv’e seen many FReeps freak out over articles from “The Onion” and “Lark News” too.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 8:50:11 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: fishtank

6 posted on 11/27/2012 8:59:01 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Gamecock

“Semi-Satire” news gets a few Freepers every time.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 9:06:54 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Sub-Driver

American papers congratulates Obama for being the smartest man alive.

Knock offs never end.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 9:21:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: fishtank

It should be Jong-Un style. Kim is his last name. So Kim Jong would be like saying Smith Jim.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 9:27:28 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Having been in Korea I can tell you that their last name usually is first as in his grandfather and father:
Kim il Sung
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Un


10 posted on 11/27/2012 10:24:00 AM PST by kempster
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To: IYAS9YAS

Having been in Korea I can tell you that their last name usually is first as in his grandfather and father:
Kim il Sung
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Un


11 posted on 11/27/2012 10:24:09 AM PST by kempster
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To: kempster

Yes. Korean names, as with many other Asian names, list surname first, then given name. Kamsahamnida (I was at Osan Air Base ‘89-’91 as a Korean linguist). I’ve forgotten pretty much all I learned, it comes back on occasion, usually after alcohol consumption. I can still read it, still remember many words, but could never really speak it that well. I was much better at hearing it and understanding it, than speaking it.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 11:13:13 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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