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North Korea : beer commercial

North Korea’s latest launch is not missiles, but a TV advertising campaign for a locally-brewed beer.

In a rare nod to commercial motives in the resolutely communist nation, the TV advert features a thirsty worker holding a mug of frothy beer. Young women in traditional Korean dress are shown serving trays of beer to men in Western suits. Billed as the “Pride of Pyongyang”, the advert promises drinkers that the beer will help ease stress. “It represents the new look of Pyongyang,” the two-and-a-half minute advert says. “It will be a familiar part of our lives.” … (via news.bbc.co.uk)

Well, they may be a backward nation run by a crazy little troll, but at least they’ve got relaxing beer. Δ

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