Well, those crazy North Koreans are up to their old tricks again.
The Wall Street Journal reports the country said through its state mouthpiece, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, that it would fix a new time zone, called Pyongyang time, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
On August 15, all the timepieces in North Korea will be set back 30 minutes.
But let’s not call out the vigilantes to clean their clocks just yet. According to the BBC, any country can change time zones whenever they darn well please, and for any reason they want, balmy or otherwise:
“There is no international body that approves a country’s change of time zone as countries decide for themselves.
In 2011, Samoa changed its time zone to the other side of the international dateline, losing one day, so as to make communication easier with neighbours Australia and New Zealand.
And North Korea is not the only country that has created its own unique time zone.
In 2007, Venezuela decided to turn its clocks back by half an hour as President Hugo Chavez wanted to have a “more fair distribution of the sunrise” to residents.”
Sounds like both Venezuela and North Korea are run by cuckoo clocks, if you ask moi.
Two can play at this game, Pyongyang. I hereby declare that the Torkildson dominions will set all clocks back two hours every morning that coincides with me not feeling like getting out of bed.
Put THAT in your Rolex and smoke it, Kim Jong-un!
They say in North Korea that the time has frozen fast;
the minute hand won’t rotate and the hour hand’s harassed.
The past is all they worship and the future is bourgeois;
so the present is an iceberg that will never start to thaw.
They starve just as they’ve always starved and stay so paranoid
that even Father Time has started getting quite annoyed.
Progress is a dirty word up on the Yalu River —
even sundials are afraid to do much more than quiver.