Wednesday, March 16, 2005

North Korea As Rodney Dangerfield

North Korea is upset over recent, completely accurate characterizations of the regime by US officials, feeling they're not being granted the proper level of respect. Reuters reports:
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea (news - web sites) ruled out on Wednesday a return to stalled six-way talks on its nuclear weapons programs unless the United States retracted its labeling of Pyongyang as an "outpost of tyranny."
The Dread Pundit Bluto can see where Kim Jong Il might find that a tad harsh, so, in the spirit of international amity, I'd like to offer a few alternative phrases to replace "outpost of tyranny" when discussing the insane, violently repressive regime in North Korea.

"cesspit of despotism"
"asylum of autocracy"
"Pee Wee Kim's Totalitarian Treehouse"

Feel free to join in with your own.