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In a first, North Korea airs beer commercial on TV

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Ah yes, Taedong River Beer! It goes well with your typical NK meal of air. Thank you glorious people's leader for inventing beer!

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Japan should lift sancations without wasting a single minute and start exporting "Ichiban Shibori" !

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And this is coming from a country that wants to initiate nuclear warheads?

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I guess it is a positive step in the right direction for this strange, isolated country stuck in reverse, the DPRK.

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The Beer that ends famine...

North Korean's culdn't give a Castlemains XXXX....

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They bought the equipment from Great Britain,(from a defunct company called Ushers), it's got to be good.

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In an apparent first, North Korea a country that struggles to feed its 24 million people has aired a beer commercial on state television.

Keep them drunk and they will not know the difference.....BTW how are the people suppose to buy that river beer with no cash?

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I don't see why they need to bother making a commercial when all they have to do is show the Dear Leader chugging down a cold one and the whole country will buy this beer. Or else.

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According the BBC, a gaggle of NK functionaries bought a British brewery (Ushers) a number of years ago, and shipped it piece by piece to the edge of Pyongyang.

The BBC showed the ad - someone pouring it made the 'head' of half the volume of the mug. In Australia, a serve like that would come with a spoon so you could eat the foam. ;)

I'm also a bit uncertain of ANY beer that names itself after a river. Would I buy and drink a "Yarra Lager" or "Murray Bitter"? Nah, anything with the word 'Yarra' in it would have to be murky brown in color, along with something floating in it. :)

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As soon as they have New Pyongyang Brown Ale, I am going to NK.

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ah tastse like Oppresion.

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and the prize for the most awful and boring job in the world goes to:

The official, who has been monitoring the North’s television for more than two decades

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The North faces chronic food shortages and has relied on food aid to feed its population since a famine that is believed to have killed as many as 2 million in the mid and late-1990s.

But dictators are allowed to kill their own people, so it's OK.

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A sure sign of bourgeois creep! The International Left must protest these developments at once!

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"the beer relieves stress"

Ya don't say!

This commercial would be more effective if that woman who always does the official N Korean news reports was in it.

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Samuraiiki says "What brand, piss brand, kimchi brand?"

What do you mean by this? Sounds kind of racist and ignorant to me. Not very honorable for someone who calls himself samuraiiki.

Sounds more like something chinpira would say.

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The North's first step towards capitalism?

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A small step for Elvis, a big step for capitalism.

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