30 November 2010

North Korean Rockettes

I was mesmerized this morning by a photo in the Times which someone saw fit to give a half a page to, in color.



Look at them! Look at the toes of the standing legs, all lined up just so. The working legs, all extended at precisely the same angle. The heads, slightly tilted to the right.

But why are all their ankles taped?

10 comments:

the queen said...

I think it's the cuffs of their long nude underwear.

Anjali said...

It's to hold their feet on.

Imperatrix said...

I thought it was bobby socks under their WWII-era hose, to make their shoes fit better.

Julia said...

To hide their smiley-face tattoos.

Life in Eden said...

I agree, bobby socks. I could tell on the main picture NYT website shot.

Remarkable!

Mental P Mama said...

Probably have some sort of shocking mechanism in there....good lord.

Woman in a Window said...

AHahahaha! Your readers are freaken hilarious. Sorry. The seriousness of the photo is now lost to me. (It is a strange machine of people in N. Korea.)

Hey you.

xo
erin

mayberry said...

Bandages from where they slash each other with those bayonets.

flutter said...

I just got a major chill from that pic

Patois said...

Love Mayberry Mom's comment!