North Korean Humor

Got this from a friend who deals with North Korea. Not in English but perhaps readers can identify the origin and meaning of it. Nevertheless quite funny!

About Chirol

Sir Ignatius Valentine Chirol (1852 - 1929) was a journalist, prolific author, world historian, and British diplomat. He began his career as a foreign correspondent and later became editor of the London Times. After two decades as a journalist he joined Her Majesty's Foreign Ministry as a diplomat and was subsequently knighted for his distinguished service as a foreign affairs advisor. Additionally, he wrote a dozen books on foreign affairs including The Far Eastern Question (1896), Serbia and the Serbs (1914), The End of the Ottoman Empire (1920) and The Egyptian Problem (1921). He is generally credited with popularizing "Middle East" in reference to the Arabian Peninsula with his book The Middle Eastern Question (1903). "Chirol" is a US citizen and graduate student studying Defense and Strategic Studies and government contractor. As with the historical Chirol, he has traveled to over two dozen countries and lived abroad for many years. Chirol speaks English and German fluently with basic knowledge of manyl of others.
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5 Responses to North Korean Humor

  1. tdaxp says:


  2. arjan says:

    second time,

    its a dutch commercial.
    it was a commercial of a insurance company.



  3. # says:

    It is a 2001 commercial for an insurance company (delta lloyd).

    The idea (afaiu) is that the guy would lose his life for this reason, unless he’s well ensured ;)

    Thanks for your great site btw!

  4. s says:

    i posted this a few years ago.

    seems it was filmed in china (perahps plus some NK footage). as they spoke mandarin chinese, sort of. when the guys got scolded. the superior yelled ” what the hell were you doing” in chinese. so it was quite fake :)

  5. lirelou says:

    I used to use this in my classes. It always got a laugh. Yes, it is in mandarin Chinese. I always assumed it was aimed at the Taiwan market.