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Friday, August 30, 2013

STALLIONS, VIRGINS, AND THE PLEASURE OF FACTORY WORK

The recent news out of North Korea is that a former romantic partner of Supreme Leader Respected Comrade Kim Jong-un was executed along with several other performing artists earlier this month, allegedly for making pornography.

Hyon Song-wol (died August 20, 2013) was the lead-singer for the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, one of the best-known pop music ensembles in the Stalinist workers paradise.

Her most famous song is "Excellent Horse-like Woman!", which details matters in the mundane life of a factory worker. That's actually a mis-translation of the title 駿馬處女 (Chunma Cheonyeo), which means 'splendid horse virgin', or 'steed maiden'.
It's a catchy little ditty.

The embedded video shows it.
Go on, click.


CHUNMA CHEONYEO


[Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5tkXgw2OMY.]

Life is wonderful, socialism is glorious, North Korea is a heavenly country filled with healthy well-fed round-faced beauties, and the sun is always shining.
It's not like San Francisco at all.

After seeing that enchanting clip, this blogger sincerely wishes to leave the fog-bound capitalist hell-hole by the Bay and dance with flowers outside a wonderful factory.

I just don't want to get shot.

Which is why I shan't.


"Give Porky a break. You're 30 years old, your father just died and you have a country full of shit and starving people. Now you found out your hoe is doing porn."

-----youtube commenter Gooka Boo


No, I will not render the lyrics here -- they're more than a little inane, though ideologically far above suspicion -- and whatever translations I have seen do not do them justice.

I really wish the Wikipedia article about her said more, though. How tall was she? What were her dimensions, how much did she weigh? Was she, in the main, a happy Stalinist butterfly? At least until the moment that it was decided to round her up and march her off to the execution ground? With several other pop-musicians?
Did she have thoughts about skincare?
Favourite brand of shoes?
Puppies?


Man, why can't Snoop Dog do music videos like that?!?



She looks so fresh and wholesome in the clip. Obviously those were happier times. Pornography is a socialist code-word for dissidence that aroused the ire of an ascendant faction, or running afoul of someone very high-up with a vicious vindictive streak.




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6 Comments:

  • At 8:58 AM, Anonymous e-k said…

    Apparently, the porn watchers were also accused of possession of Christian bibles (another big time crime in NK).

    Kinda like Obama being a Muslim fundamentalist marxist. It all makes sense...

     
  • At 9:39 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Man there's some HOT stuff in Christian bibles!

    And LOTS of dancing in factories!

    Plus shapely disciples, oh my.





    Of whichever gender an upstanding Stalinist Christian would prefer.
    Or neither.

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My god they all look like Meg griffin!

     
  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    That is the comment that rocks.

     
  • At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Meg Griffin is hella hot.

     
  • At 7:17 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Q.E.D.: the Christian bible is full of Meg Griffin.

     

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