Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bizarre news item of the day

These pretty North Korean girls are hoping
their next forced assembly will be for Eric Clapton

According to The First Post, North Korea's Kim Jong Il wants to host a rock festival a la Woodstock next year. While he hopes to attract headline acts like Eric Clapton, U2 and Lynard Skynard, he sets a few, um, restrictions on what performers can play:
...anyone who accepts the invitation will have to refrain from mentioning war, sex, violence, drugs, imperialism or "anti-socialism".
I guess Eminem won't be invited.

Billed as "Rock for Peace", the program is an effort to show the world that the mad, isolated country is just like other nations on earth:
"We are not a mad, isolated country. We are part of an ordinary world, just like yourselves," organisers told The First Post.

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