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Female North Korean Soldiers

I arrived at work today to find that someone had left a bit of the Wall Street Journal sitting on my desk, open to this page:

Now, why would someone leave me this photo? For anyone who knows me, they might reasonably conclude that the sight of Korean women marching in skirts might lift my spirits in particular. And while I certainly do appreciate that aspect I also enjoy the obviously uncomfortable looks on their faces: is it the heavy-handed discipline? the insane authoritarian cult? the spotty food rations? the high goose-stepping? the discomfort of pantyhose?

Later in the day, my benefactor greeted me and explained his gift. It is because I have this picture tacked to my cube, stolen from Xinhua:

That’s the Chinese anti-terrorism people drilling on Segway scooters.

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