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The Association for the Study of Songun Politics in the UK is known by the acronym ASSPUK.

Yes, they are crowing about their great victory over the “so-called UN security council” in testing a nuke decades after all permanent members of that club not only tested ones but created deployable nuclear arsenals the likes of which The Dear Leader can only wank himself dry over. I mean the poor buggers don’t have electricity and are regularly eating each other.

And if you wanna have a truly dreadful holiday and have a coupla thousand Euros to blow then this will be right-up your street. Do read the whole thing. I’d be here all day if I had to fisk it but work, alas, beckons.

The last line is priceless though:

Inside the DPRK we’ll have doctors and hospitals at your disposal 24 hours if you’ve any problem.


  1. RAB says:

    Filmmakers, journalists or any other media-related person aren’t allowed to participate.


    I was just about to reach for the chequebook there too!

    I havent eaten grass since I was two.

    And what a bunch of cheapskates! 3 star hotel? I demand a 5 star!

  2. Andy says:

    The language in that statement is just fantastic even discounting the content, it’s like they speak Academic but not English.

  3. NickM says:

    A 3 star *Nork* Hotel RAB. God alone knows what a two star one is like. But I think a bit over two thousand years ago Joseph would have lead Mary away from it even if her waters had broken.

  4. Infidel753 says:

    “Juche Idea Study Group of England”? Wow, that sounds exciting. I bet their meetings are a thrill a minute.

    And what a bunch of cheapskates! 3 star hotel? I demand a 5 star!

    The five-star hotel features a panoramic view of North Korea’s one remaining uneaten goat. They’re not lavishing that on anyone until they know the dollar amount of the “special gift from your country”.

  5. RAB says:

    I dont actually believe they have hotels infidel.

    You will note the bit in the blurb that tells you that you will be treated as a friend of the People!
    This probably means you will be five in a bed billeted in some poor fuckers house somewhere with one wok and a candle between you.
    The wok will double up for those nightly unexpected micturations. Well who needs to negotiate the biggest minefield in the world for a slash of an evening?

    Who in their right mind would go to North Korea for a holiday?
    How fuckin bad does your country have to be to think that it would be a nice couple of weeks away?

    Well we did the working holiday in Siberia last year, and the trip to Cuba the year before, lets go for something more exotic this year!

    Not even the Afgans are that crazy!

  6. NickM says:

    I actually fancy it. I’d have to have my jaw wired shut but it would be hellishly good copy.

  7. Rob Fisher says:

    I’d love to go on this trip. I’m morbidly fascinated by the place. There are a few reports on the web from people who have done it, even a documentary made by someone who got a video camera in.

    The KFA are an odd bunch, too. I remember reading their forum and people were complaining about all the negative propaganda about the DPRK. I have no idea how they can square this view with not being able to take video cameras, GPS or laptops with Wifi on these trips.

  8. Rob Fisher says:

    Good grief, it sounds grim, RAB. Thanks for that link. I’m not *entirely* sure I want to go there. I would want to be certain I could get back again, for a start.

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