- Sep 24, 2010
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Seemed to provoke a good discussion on the picture thread so fire away on here.
As you were.
Point of order: you can't strictly speaking call it a hotel as it's never been opened. And obviously although information is sketchy regarding what you can get out of North Korea, what they are completing now is not going to be a hotel either. One because it would never be used and two because it's not structurally sound enough to be used for that purpose.
So, in reality, it's just some shit, oversized, pointless, monument?
It is utterly hideous, isn't it?
It's a monument to famine, if you like. It sat just rusting away for the best part of 20 years while the country starved.
They used to airbrush it out of official photos of Pyongyang.
They still should airbrush it out, as Langers said, it's fucking hideous.
I just read a quick bit about it, apparently the main structure was finished over 20 years ago but then the Country was broke so, as you say, they just left it for years doing nothing but have now got around to applying some horrible glass skin to it, hopefully it'll flop and they'll just tear it down.
North Korea fascinates me. It's the mind control thing I think, the way they've got an entire nation to almost universally accept absolutely wholesale everything they say or do. Plus of course the batshit mental stories that they used to make up about Kim Jong-Il, like him completing a round of golf scoring a hole in one on all 18 holes. On his first ever go.
You'd think there'd be some people out there questioning it, like how hard would it be for a couple of lads to get some golf clubs, realise it's fucking difficult and then have their doubts? I suppose after generations of that sort of shit that it just becomes engrained in their minds though, they'll have been educated that way through school, they'll come home to parents thinking that way, all the controlled media and whatever else is feeding them the same bullshit, still mental to think that they've seemingly managed to wipe all independant thought from an entire nation though, millions of people just nodding in agreement.
As you were.