So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:40 am

The same thing happened with GWB all the time. He made a lot of rather ordinary mistakes that were hyped up in the media. Then he got elected two terms. How stupid is that?
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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:03 am

DonRetrasado wrote:The same thing happened with GWB all the time. He made a lot of rather ordinary mistakes that were hyped up in the media. Then he got elected two terms. How stupid is that?


True, but his were public speaking problems. I'm not saying he's an idiot, but it certainly becomes easier to pin him as such. I mean Perry's had his speech issues too, but this one is different, and I've heard more about this one than any of the others.
Perry's error was typographical. And probably not even his error, but some scribe copying down something, somewhat mindlessly.
And I knew the guy's name, but I would've spelled it with a capital 'i' (Kim Jong-Il), and I can understand someone forgetting or not knowing there's a hyphen. Tell me that's not an easy mistake to have made.
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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:10 am

Yeah I've seen it written as Kim Jong-II before so it doesn't strike me as a big deal.
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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby sotic » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:32 am

For most of my historically-ignorant youth so far I was totally unaware of who Kim Jong-Il was. Most of the typefaces I saw his name in didn't make capital "eye" very distinct from lowercase "ell" so I thought it was Kim Jong the Second for a long time. Then I heard someone pronounce his name.

An acquaintance of mine used to talk about some nation sending propaganda leaflets into North Korea, where (according to him) it's illegal to pick up/hold enemy propaganda. But the leaflets also had portraits of Kim Jong-Il, whose picture was illegal to leave laying on the ground. My Google-fu is not very strong so I can't verify the truth value of this story.
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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby JustAnotherRandomLad » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:14 pm

I think we can all agree that whoever came up with what Perry said on his "Strong" campaign video is a complete idiot - whoever that was. Also, the typical person who makes noticeable commentary about this sort of thing on the Internet is a Democrat and an atheist. (I think we can thank Reddit for that.) It's a recipe for disaster for any Republican candidate's apparent reputation - around here, at least.

Anyway, back on topic: Sotic, I can't find anything about it on Google, either, but from what I did find I wouldn't doubt the story too much.
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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:07 am

Oi oi, none of this back on topic bullshit.
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Re: So I heard Kim Jong-Il is dead.

Postby Pitch Hitter » Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:14 am

Great job!
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