Friends are emailing me from across the Atlantic to ask me whether I’ve seen this. It seems that the North Korean government has misunderstood the basics of socialist politics — again — by launching a TV series with the imperishable title, “Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle”.
I will be going for a haircut over the next few days, but it will not be for this reason.
The North Korean News Agency remains highly recommended, as ever. Don’t smoke N. Korean cigarettes, though: they’re crap. (A former student posted a pack to me when he was last in Pyongyang. They really aren’t very nice.)