While Glittersnipe cannot confirm the legitimacy of the translated voice over in this video, if you’ve read the government-sponsored fables North Korea cooks up, then this shouldn’t surprise you.
What we can confirm, however, that while the Korean Central News Agency reported today that the military dictatorship was “trembling with towering anger at the U.S. and the South Korean military hooligans,” the state-run agency also announced that it is “leek season.”
The KCNA reports that leeks are perennial plants that appear in the early spring and are “unique in taste and odor.” The article continues with the various nutrients and “antibiotics” that leeks offer and says the onions are:
“good for diuretic, leaves and stalks for stanching and bulb for diarrhea. Also leek is efficacious for curing gastroenteritis, bronchitis and nervous prostration.”
We don’t know to where they’re leaving, or whom they’re stalking, but we’re not too sure about stanching a bulb for diarrhea because that sounds downright unpleasant. Speaking of which, leeks are also recommend for various dishes including “bun stuffing.” And if you see someone in your office having a “nervous prostration,” we hope you’ve got bowl of Vichyssoise handy or that girl might get out of hand.
Leeks, according to the KCNA are “considered one of the national memorial service’s food.” We have no idea what that means.