Of Muppets and 'Kim Jong il' Aphrodisiac's
Muppet, Sesame Street Creators Go Adult
By Paul Majendie
EDINBURGH (Aug. 10) - The creators of The Muppets and Sesame Street are staging a puppet show that is strictly for adults only.
Miss Piggy would blush over the antics in "Jim Henson's Puppet Improv" which spearheads a renaissance of puppet shows for grown-ups at this year's Edinburgh Fringe arts festival.
Every evening the air turns blue as the show takes off into surreal flights of fancy dictated by the audience.
Henson applauded the success on stage in New York and London of "Avenue Q" and the hit movie "Team America: World Police" which satirizes President George W. Bush's "war on terror."
"Avenue Q was very, very clever. They are specifically parodying Sesame Street with an adult twist. Team America is a more unique choice as they decided to do it with marionettes." Read the rest.
In a none related story, but just as strange, the 'Beloved Leader' now has aphrodisiac's named after him. Um, why do he and Madeleine look so content in this picture.
'Kim Jong-il' Aphrodisiac Gang Busted
Police have busted a gang that sold fake aphrodisiacs trading on the name of North Korean leader and serial polygamist Kim Jong-il.
Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency booked four people including a North Korean defector identified as Lee (44) without detention on Thursday on charges of producing and selling illegal pharmaceuticals concocted by mixing erectile dysfunction drugs and medicinal herbs.
They are thought to have made profits of W525 million (US$1=W958) by selling some 1,750 boxes of the product priced at W300,000 per box of eight tablets.
Lee worked as a bodyguard for Kim Jong-il for 10 years before fleeing the North in 2000. After settling in South Korea, he came to prominence with a book titled "I Was Kim Jong-il's Bodyguard.Â Taking advantage of this background, he engaged in false advertising by describing the drug as Âthe miracle cure even Kim Jong-il takesÂ due to its efficacy treating sex-related problems including impotence and premature ejaculation. Investigators say some victims who took the product suffered side effects including headaches, swelling and heart racing. Read the whole thing.