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Monday, August 04, 2014

On Wednesday, hundreds of South Korean activists and North Korean defectors blew up balloons containing thousands of Choco Pies and flew them over the border between the countries. The snacks were banned by North Korea last month as a corrupting capitalist influence. They were selling for three to four times market price in the country and 40,000 to 50,000 were exchanged daily in bartering. "North Koreans don't have a lot of options as consumers," Sokeel Park, a director at Liberty in North Korea, told The Guardian.

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#1 | Posted by kirk at 2014-08-04 09:52 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Is this the "99 Red Balloons" of the 2010's?

#2 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-08-04 09:53 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"blew up balloons containing thousands of Choco Pies and flew them over the border between the countries"

i hope the norks love 'air pie' much as i do!

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-08-04 10:20 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Maybe we can float some over our southern border.

#4 | Posted by shirtsbyeric at 2014-08-04 10:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe we can float some over our southern border.

They'd just collide with the balloons hauling coke northward.

#5 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-08-04 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

May a few of these reach NK's death camps.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-04 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Nice!

Bombing them with chocolate pies.

We could use more of that kind of thinking in the world.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-04 01:44 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

#7

In the past the Norks have threatened to attack the south for anything that could undermine their absolute control. radio broadcasts, for instance. And it makes sense. The first time a Nork was able to watch an episode of "Friends," he'd probably realize that his government was lying to him, big time.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2014-08-04 02:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

I picture Bill Murray cleaning out the baby ruth infected swimming pool in Caddy Shack.

#9 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-05 01:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

"It's in the hole! It's in the hole!"

#10 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-05 04:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Now, this how you fight communism!

The next maneuver, air-drop crates and crates of Marlboros, Budweiser, Milky Ways and Hostess Twinkies.

Madbomber, we have a mission for you.

#11 | Posted by shane at 2014-08-05 06:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

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