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NEWS: North Korea Declares War on Long Hair

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posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 02:30 PM
The message being given out in North Korea these days concerning hair is a simple one: "Be Like Kim". The communist country has become alarmed by long hair and has ordered the population to have a more "socialist" style and keep it two inches or less. An exception will be made for men who require comb overs
SEOUL, South Korea - The order to shaggy-haired North Korean men couldn't be clearer: Get a trim like Kim.

The reclusive communist country is waging a hair war, telling its male population to lose the long locks, cut the coiffures and mow the mane to conform to "socialist style" — no longer than two inches.

Even hair-challenged, authoritarian leader Kim Jong Il has trimmed his famous pompadour. One exception, however: Comradely comb-overs are OK for older men.

The short-hair campaign actually was launched in October, but it reached new lengths Monday when state-run Central TV began ridiculing nonconformists as unhygienic, anti-socialist fools. It comes as North Korea's dictatorship struggles to tighten its control over information, monitor its population and dictate cultural tastes.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This would be a really funny story if they were not so serious about it. It clearly shows how cartoon like the regime in North Korea is. It also highlights the danger in dealing with a man who is quite simply crazy.

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 02:46 PM
Interesting you mention that it's cartoonish, considering that it's a well known fact that Kim Jong Il owns the largest private collection of Daffy Duck films:


Sorry it looks like it has to be cut-and-pasted..

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posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 03:02 PM
So you can't have long hair except for if your bald, in which case you can't have short hair...

Congratulations North Korea, seldom if ever do we see such a wonderful example of ludicrous,pompous,self important stupidity, its better than the Fox comedy channel, enough to give a good belly laugh to the most serious commentator...

Keep up the good work...

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 03:25 PM
So what of women's hair?

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 03:44 PM
Ok, this one is totally insane.

I've kept a High and Tight for years, as I find hair by and large to be a waste of time.

But this is totally retarded. You'd think he'd have something else to concern himself with... you know, something of VALUE...

I guess it gives a whole new meaning to "Die hippie scum!!" ?




posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 03:49 PM
OK, Randy Johnson is now officially pissed!! He told me to tell North Korea that they can have his mullet when they shave it off his cold, dead head.

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 04:04 PM

Originally posted by Dr Love
OK, Randy Johnson is now officially pissed!! He told me to tell North Korea that they can have his mullet when they shave it off his cold, dead head.

I would fight to the death for my mullet,there are just some things you can't take from a man. It is one thing that he starves there family but cutting hair is way over the edge.

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 05:49 PM
Well it seems on one is argueing the point that he is a little bit crazy. But the comb over exception is nice, after all, it works for Homer Simpson.

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 06:23 PM
Too bad i posted this a couple hours ago in the current events forum

posted on 1-2-2005 at 12:52 PM Post Number: 1136931 (post id: 1158824) quote
North Korea declares war on Men with Long Hair

Time to lock this thread

posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 06:39 PM
Sorry but no, ATSNN and ATS threads can co exist.

posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 03:25 AM
Sounds like Kim is just about to go off the deep end. Of all things he puts his focus on the "state of ones hair" This should be far down on a very, very long list. He should try feeding his people and trying to make peace with the rest of the world.

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