Life Imitating Art

I was scrolling through this small photo album of pictures from a businessman traveling through North Korea, and this one struck me:

From the accompanying photo description:

On a frosty day, peasants cluster on a remote country lane to dig at the ice caking roads and streams so they can access the mud underneath.

Mud is valuable as a fertiliser. Throughout the seasons, piles of mud and even human manure will be applied onto fields in order to make the crops grow better.

I was instantly reminded of a scene from Monthy Python & the Holy Grail - watch the first 3 minutes of this clip and tell me the picture isn't a North Korean version of this scene, sans King Arthur and Patsy. Anarcho-syndaclist ideology, filth gathering and all. Especially relevant is the woman scurrying around in the mud around 1:01 proclaiming "Dennis! There's some lovely filth down here...!"

Cross-posted at Mein BlogoVault.

Posted by: Good Lt. at 06:05 AM


1 NORKS + NUKES is not funny. Where is Madeline Allbright now.........? .time for jail, bitch.

Posted by: n.a. palm at October 09, 2006 10:03 AM

2 Good Lt.,
The bombast of the black knight (around 6:50) after having lost all his limbs is a lot like Hizbuttollah claiming victory after the mauling they received from the IDF. Ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at October 09, 2006 10:35 AM

3 I've just been staying at home waiting for something to happen. Oh well. I haven't been up to anything recently. Pretty much nothing exciting happening lately, but I guess it doesn't bother me.

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