July 8, 2009
North Korean Beer Makes Headlines
These days, it seems whatever North Korea does, it makes the headlines around the world. The new buzz is a beer commercial (or informercial) -- apparently the first commercial to air on North Korean TV. This is not really a venture into capitalism since the brewery is state-owned, and the commercial can be considered as a sort of public announcement (it even claims "beer is good for health"). Nevertheless, it got the world's attention, and yes, the world can surmise that people in North Korea drink beer, just like us!