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“It’s the 10th anniversary of Dad buying the farm!” said Kim Jong Un, his voice filled with alarm.

The dumpy dictator sighed and furrowed his brow. “I must mark the occasion properly,” he thought, “but how?”

So he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the dumpy dictator thought of something he hadn’t thought of before:

“I live in luxury, but my people are poor! But perhaps I could oppress them just a little bit more!”

The people were forcefully gathered by government crews. Then the dumpy dictator waddled to his podium to deliver the news.

And next, he announced with a gleam in his eye, “If you laugh or express joy over the next 11 days, you will die.”

Please Note: This concludes the artistic portion of this blog post.

Yes, North Koreans have been banned from laughing or drinking for 11 days to mark the tenth anniversary of former leader Kim Jong Il’s death.

Why 11 days instead of 10? Because that’s the way tubby wants it.

No laughing.

Banning laughter and joy for 11 days wasn’t enough for the ‘Supreme Leader,’ however. North Koreans are also forbidden from going grocery shopping on December 17 – the anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death.

No laughing.

A source inside North Korea reports that people are also forbidden from mourning the deaths of their own loved ones during the 11-day period.

“Even if your family member dies during the mourning period, you are not allowed to cry out loud and the body must be taken out after it’s over.”

So if you MUST die during the mourning period, try and do it near the tail-end of the 11-day celebration. No one likes a smelly corpse.

No laughing.