North Korea's New Successor...Looking At Things

In the video game Homefront, shortly after Kim Jung-il dies, his son Kim Jong-un gives a fiery speech and mobilizes the military. In real life, the manga-reading, video game-playing successor appears less fiery -- though he does resemble a Dragonball villain.

The Great Successor, who is the world's youngest head of state, does is like his father in more than just the military outfits he wears and lineage he bears. For the past month or so, Kim Jong-un has been going around North Korea and doing something very important.

Kim Jong-un has been looking at things.

If you are not familiar with the wonderful Tumblr site Kim Jong-il Looking at Things, boy, oh boy, are you missing out -- missing out a steady stream of photos of the late Generalissimo looking at things, like tissue packets, tanks, rope, and soda pop.

These recently released photos from North Korean state media are vastly different from the slim, handsome young leader Homefront originally portrayed. More than that, the photos show Kim Jong-un looking at things.

This is a Tumblr blog just waiting to happen. Kim Jong-un is only 28, and there's still so much for him left to learn and look at.

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looking at a board

looking at mats

looking at a rock

looking at a guitar

looking at a soldier

looking at food

looking at a photographer

looking at -- aw, they're holding hands, how cute


Comments

    What does this even mean?

    "does is like his father in more than just the military "

    KOTAKU EDITORS WHY U NO EDIT?

    Nice 'do, dude.

    But honestly, feed those lackeys some of that good looking food. I can see their forehead bones.

      Worrying, especially when these guys are supposedly the more photogenic ones.

    Is it just me or are all North Koreans the strangest sobs you have ever seen.

    Gotta love the puffy winter military uniforms.

    Also, as interesting as this is, it's neither gaming related or japanese...what gives, Ashcraft?

      No don't encourage his japan-lust. It's nice to see some OTHER cultures besides Japan in these culture smash things, dumb as they can be.

    Thanks for this illuminating article on VIDEO GAMES, Ashcraft, you god damn hack.

      Culture Smash is a daily dose of things topical, interesting and sometimes even awesome — game related and beyond.

    Still waiting for when NK some how convinces SK to join them under a single power, according to Homefront.

    'The Steeng' is the reason kotaku us had to make that weird piece of shit sub-site for the Americans... They can't read.

      Surely you're not referring to Kotaku as in the website for "video game news and reviews".

    Tracy Lien and Mark Serells are the only legitimate journalists in this website.

    Is Kotaku a video game news site or something else? This has nothing to do with anything.

    Oh, look, in N. Korea there is something political happening, so I will mention a game that was about political happenings in N. Korea!

    This shit is embarrassing. There is little wonder why gaming journalism is ridiculed.

    Great video game journalism right there :\

    Well I found it amusing.

    Stolen from KYM.

    Wow, it really must be a slow news month.

    Back on topic, someone should really tell him that the stooges haircut went out like 60yrs ago and has NEVER come back in.

    oh hai

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