Spellcheck just bought me a copy of Satrapi's Embroideries  I opened the door to the courier and there it was. Grin. Grin.

Also: I have decided that if Terry Pratchett ever stops writing or stops giving us names like Visits-Infidels-With-Cunning-Arguments then we can always turn to the Korean Central News Agency.

Today in Pyongyang :
Great Vitality of Music-based Politics    Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- The music-based politics of the Workers' Party of Korea has brought about a great turn in the development of the Korean revolution and its validity and indestructible vitality is being displayed to the fuller as the days go by. Kim Jong Il, who set forth a unique idea that a genuine music should meet the demand of the times and contribute to the mission of the times in the early period of his revolutionary activities, has wisely led the work of creating famous art pieces representing the times at each stage of the revolutionary development.
    There are many famous songs including "Blue Sky over My Country," "We Will Advance with Confidence," "The Road of Victory" and "All Servicepersons and People Will Become Human Bullets and Bombs." For their high ideological and artistic value, they infuse confidence and optimism into the Korean people.
    The contest of artistic groups of KPA officers’ wives which shows a new chapter of the revolutionary soldiers' culture and the national singing contest of working people are held annually amid his concern, giving a revolutionary stamina and enthusiasm to the servicepersons and working people.
    The vitality of the music-based politics is being manifested more clearly in the Songun era.
    The Korean people, loudly singing songs, have won victory after victory in the fierce showdown with the U.S. imperialists without gun-firing and opened up a broad vista for building a great, prosperous and powerful nation, successfully undergoing the "Arduous March" and the forced march.
    The Merited State Chorus of the Korean People's Army vigorously aroused the army and people to the struggle for defending socialism in the 1990s when grave situation was created in the country owing to the moves of the imperialists to stifle the DPRK.
    Startling miracles and labor feats are being made in many units from the beginning of the year. These are unthinkable apart from brisk mass cultural and artistic activities.
    The working people of Korea are registering signal successes in all working sites of the socialist construction such as the agricultural and power, coal-mining, metal industry and rail transport sectors, singing louder the songs of struggle and advance.
    The music-based politics is certain to bring earlier the building of a great, prosperous powerful nation. "


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