North Korea

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    August 28, 2014

    Even North Korea Says Police Shouldn't Have Suppressed Ferguson Protesters

    North Korea loves to hate on the U.S. The armistice that stopped the Korean War in 1953 never really ended it, and Kim Jong Un's propaganda machine churns out anti-American rhetoric like we're still knee-deep in bloody conflict. So it's not surprising that the isolationist regime released its own s ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    March 14, 2013
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    November 22, 2012
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    December 20, 2011

    Vaclav Havel's Four Biggest Musical Influences

    ​This weekend, two world leaders passed. One, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, is remembered as an eccentric but dangerous dictator, a man who suppressed dissent and kept his people in a perpetual state of war and famine. The other, Vaclav Havel, played a key role in freeing Czechoslovakia from Comm ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Kim Jong Il is Dead: Remembering Honorable Leader With Top Five Hits Of 1994

    ​(KCNA) -- Pyongyang, DPRK. Magnificent leader Kim Jong Il of Independent Juche State Democratic People's Republic of Korea has succeeded single-handedly in killing most malevolent dictator of 21st century with great strength of will and people's blessing. Students of Pyongyang Musical And Vet ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Ten Other Despots Who Need to Go

    Image via​Now that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has finally given in to the masses of brave demonstrators (and military leaders) demanding his resignation, we couldn't help but fantasize about who should follow his example.There are, after all, a ton of terrible dictators out there -- and the world would ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010
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    August 6, 2010

    Taxidermied Animals Enjoy Beverages, Hookahs, Peanut Butter

    This week news traveled about End of History, the 55% ABV beer packaged in a taxidermied squirrel. But really, is Brewdog doing something that unusual with pairing alcohol and lifelike dead critters? Or is it honoring the grand history of drinking taxidermy? After all, the Prince of Wales once had ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    The Ten Best YouTube Videos of the 2010 World Cup

    Image Via​A month's worth of incessantly buzzing vuvuzelas and ready-made excuses for early-morning drinking came to an unforgettable end yesterday afternoon when Spain, the pre-tournament favorites, defeated the Netherlands 1-0 on Andrés Iniesta's extra time goal.The matches might be over for th ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    June 25, 2010

    Brazil 0, Portgual 0: No Vuvuzelas Necessary at Coco Louco Brasil

    Ian FroebYeah, the Brazilians LOVE football.​Keegan is out of town for a few days. I will try to fill his boots.The highly anticipated meeting between Brazil and Portugal -- ranked #1 and #3 in the world, respectively, by FIFA (and let's not even get into the historical baggage) -- was a dud. Yell ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    World Cuppage: Brazil 2 - North Korea 1; Symbolic Caipirinhas at Yemanja Brasil

    photos by Keegan HamiltonA shaker made from Bud Light can and a caipirinha: two essential ingredients for Brazilian soccer.​The caipirinha, a blend of lime, sugar and cachaça (fermented sugar cane), is the national cocktail of Brazil. At Yemanja Brasil in Benton Park, it's served in lowball glass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Election of Daily RFT's "Ass Clown of the Year" Marred by Voter Fraud, Glaring Omission

    ​Damn those chads -- the bane of the 2000 presidential election and now Daily RFT's inaugural vote for Ass Clown of the Year. Only this time it was the capital "Chad" (as in yours truly, the author of this here post) who's most to blame for the snafus associated with last week's Ass Clown of the Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.27

    The intersection of climate change, depleted food stocks and indigenous peoples with no place to move. (New York Times)Meltless ice cream and other developments in the science of the frozen treat. (New York)North Korea gets its first fast-food restaurant. Just don't call it a hamburger. (AFP)

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.1

    The people of North Korea face critical shortages of food, a new U.N. report warns. (AFP)The thriving business of shipping horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. (Salon)Speaking of controversial meat: Canadian restaurants are serving more seal. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.7

    Georgia rallies around its beloved peanut, salmonella outbreak be damned. (New York Times)The stark realities facing chain restaurants during the recession. (New York Times)From the You Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.: North Korea accuses South Korea of food poisoning its soccer team prior to a World ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.18

    North Korea refuses to accept food aid from the U.S. (BBC News)Here's an interesting approach to working in a very loud restaurant: a lawsuit. (San Francisco Chronicle)Cupcakes are so five years ago. The new hotness? Whoopie pies. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.8

    In today's news: A pork scare in Ireland, more on melamine, and food troubles in North Korea.

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    October 31, 2008

    The Morning Boo: Friday, 10.31

    How about some truly scary news for Halloween? Government officials officials covered up the spread of China's melamine scandal to eggs for weeks. (AFP) The UN wants North Korea to accept food aid from South Korea. (AP) More from the Iowa kosher meatpacking plant busted on immigration charges earl ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.24

    The food crisis in North Korea worsens. (New York Times) President Clinton points fingers -- including at himself -- for the global food crisis. (Guardian) No week is complete without a drunk dog. ( - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8.7

    St. Louis-based Monsanto wants to sell its bovine artificial growth hormone business. (New York Times) A new study finds that Americans are consuming less alcohol than they did than half a century ago. (HealthDay News) U.S. food aid arrives in famine-threatened North Korea. (AP) - Ian Froeb

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    July 31, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.3

    The ban on transfats in New York City restaurants is now in effect. (Reuters) Guess who's hopping on board the locally-grown-produce bandwagon? It's the 800-pound gorilla, Wal-Mart. (AP) Most of the U.S. food aid to North Korea will be in the form of corn. (Reuters) - Ian Froeb

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    July 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.1

    The U.S. provides food aid to North Korea. (New York Times) The American Heart Association believes demographics could be key to reducing U.S. obesity levels. (HealthDay News) Great Britain's Prince Charles has altered his car to run on fuel made from excess wine. (CNN) - Ian Froeb

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    May 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 5.19

    Are better trade deals the key to solving the food crisis? (Bloomberg) South Korea says it will help North Korea combat a looming famine -- but only if North Korea asks for help. (AP) American wine pioneer Robert Mondavi has died. (New York Times) A Chicago company recalls meat on fears of E. col ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 5.14

    More trouble for international aid groups delivering food to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar. (AP) The U.S. debates delivering food aid to North Korea, which is on the verge of another devastating famine. (AFP) Can music influence how you taste wine? (The Times) The great French chef Paul Haeberlin has d ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.1

    Add Nepal to the list of countries banning some rice exports to control food costs. (BBC) The situation in Haiti remains dire. (Reuters) The threat of another famine in North Korea. (AFP) It's not only food that's in short supply. There are fertilizer shortages now, too. (New York Times) -Ian Fr ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    The Re-Entroducer

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    February 18, 2004

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    October 8, 2003


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    February 26, 2003

    A Matter of Honor

    Vets call on the military's top brass not to fight

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    January 22, 2003

    Sign of the Times

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    November 20, 2002

    Hi, Jinx!

    Berry helps Brosnan get his Irish up in Die Another Day

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    October 20, 1999


    Billy Graham has watched us go to hell for generations