UPDATE: [18 July 08] So…what is the attraction of this particular post? Hundreds and hundreds of people have come to my blog specifically to view this post. I find that entirely puzzling! Oh, and yes, as you’ll see below, I did find out shortly after posting that this was in fact Kim il-Sung, and not his wacko son as I’d first thought.
On the advice of Mr. Ms S. Weasel‘s comment on my recent North Korean videos post, I watched the video “Welcome to North Korea” and at about time marker 22:16 I noticed something like a gigantic lump on the back of
Kim Jong-il’s Kim il-Sung’s head. Here’s a screenshot.
What is that, has it always been there? Alien implant? Tumor? Remote control package? Transdermal liquor pouch? I’m sure somebody out there knows the story behind this thing so please fill me in.
[UPDATE: No, it's not an alien implant, so they say. I found an article from 1993 in the International Herald Tribune that says, "Mr. Kim has long had a large, unsightly tumor on the back of his neck, but it appeared benign and caused no obvious distress." Shucks. Although I think I've seen more recent pictures of him without "mini-me" so maybe he's had an operation since this footage was taken.]