Jong-un pays his re­spects to wrong ’un

Midweek Sport - - DEANO'S WORLD -

1) Kim Jong-il was such big fan of Kids In Amer­ica singer Kim Wilde he changed his name by deed poll from Jing Jong-il in 1987. 2) When Kim be­came leader of North Korea in 1994 he or­dered the slaugh­ter of 150,000 dogs for a huge cel­e­bra­tion feast he called Su­per Fun Dou­ble Eat Day. 3) Kim’s favourite film was 1986 hit Pretty In Pink. He was so taken with the star Molly Ring­wald he awarded her the na­tion’s high­est hon­our – The Be­nighted Sun Dog Medal. When Molly ( left) re­fused to col­lect it he had a team of CGI ef­fects wizards doc­tor the movie to re­move her from the film and re­place her with Elisabeth Shue. 4) When he was a stu­dent Kim spent three months liv­ing in Ed­in­burgh where he de­vel­oped a taste for Irn Bru – he got through thirty cans a week. 5) Kim’s left leg was three inches shorter than his right, and with­out a guide to walk be­side he found it im­pos­si­ble to walk in a straight line, of­ten find­ing him­self walk­ing in 200yard di­am­e­ter cir­cles. 6) When he was born, Kim’s dad Kim Il-sung got drunk and had a tat­too of his son’s name on his back. He was fu­ri­ous when his son changed his moniker and the pair didn’t speak for three months. 7) For his 50th birth­day Kim had his en­gi­neers con­struct a work­ing replica of the James Bond car/sub­ma­rine from The Spy Who Loved Me. It sank on its maiden voy­age, nearly killing the beloved leader. 8) Kim ac­tu­ally pro­vided the voice for his char­ac­ter in the film

He de­scribed the film as “My num­ber one big movie hit”. 9) Kim slept with 15,000 women. In 1999 he wrote a let­ter to le­gendary Kiss shag­ger Gene Simmons say­ing “Hah! Just 4,600 women? You gay, Gene. Big gay – I had 15,000 women, me real man. F*** you!” The let­ter was passed to the CIA and helped de­ter­mine US pol­icy for the next five years. a life-size replica of Ge­orge W. Bush that could walk and talk. He would ride around his palace on its back. 11) Kim would hold eat­ing com­pe­ti­tions to de­cide pol­icy dur­ing cabi­net meet­ings. The coun­try’s nu­clear pol­icy was de­cided when In­ter­na­tional Af­fairs Min­is­ter Li Ton Jing got his way by eat­ing a

c ho­co­late eclair in four sec­onds. 12) Out­doors man Ray Mears was in­vited to be North Korea’s Min­is­ter of Food in 2009. He turned the job of­fer down flat. 13) Kim’s favourite breed of dog was the High­land Ter­rier, which he de­scribed as “the finest flavour known to hu­man­ity”. He had his own farm pro­duc­ing 20 Scot­tie pup­pies a day. No-one else in the coun­try was al­lowed to eat the breed. 14) Kim had the only work­ing in­ter­net con­nec­tion in North Korea. It was a dial-up and Kim’s party piece was im­i­tat­ing the noise it made as it con­nected. 15) Ev­ery Jan­uary 13th Kim would wres­tle a mon­key to prove his man­li­ness. The bizarre event was broad­cast live on state TV and the na­tion’s en­tire pop­u­la­tion was made to tuned in to watch it. As Kim got older, he had the mon­keys drugged. THE body of dead North Korean dic­ta­tor Kim Jong-il is ly­ing in state in a glass cof­fin as weep­ing mourn­ers fill pub­lic squares across the coun­try.

State TV is show­ing still im­ages of the “dear leader’s” body in the open cof­fin sur­rounded by wreaths and cov­ered with a red blan­ket.

Kim Jong-un ( above) – the tyrant’s third son and suc­ces­sor – has paid his re­spects to his fa­ther along with top mil­i­tary and Work­ers’ Party of­fi­cials dur­ing a “solemn cer­e­mony”.

North Korea is in an 11-day pe­riod of of­fi­cial mourn­ing, with flags fly­ing at half-mast at all pub­lic build­ings.

The streets of the cap­i­tal Pyongyang are quiet, but crowds of peo­ple are gath­er­ing at land­marks to mourn Kim Jong-il, who died sud­denly on Satur­day from a mas­sive heart at­tack at the age of 69.

His body joins that of his fa­ther, Kim Il-sung in the Kum­su­san Me­mo­rial Palace. A state funeral will be held on De­cem­ber 28.

The Korean Cen­tral News Agency de­scribes Kim Jong-un as a “great per­son born of heaven”.

10) Kim spent £5mil­lion build­ing I told you I was il!

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