[even their website is creepy]

Topic: Korea
If you’d like to spend a few minutes in a creepy alternate universe, visit the Official Website of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, a.k.a. North Korea. (For those who can’t read the Hangeul script, it’s interesting to note that the North retains the name Joseon [or Chosun], Korea’s name under the dynasty that ruled from the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries.) And note that the English-language site isn’t intended for Koreans north or south, but for Americans.

If you’re feeling particularly perverse, you can even send an email to North Korea. Which raises important questions of etiquette: is it “Dear Dear Leader,” or just “Dear Leader”?