Looks like 2011 is still full of surprises, especially with Team America's archenemy, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, finally kicking the bucket and passing on the reign to his son -- who, I'm certain, will be a far more decent human being...
Mr Kim, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994, died on a train while visiting an area outside the capital, the announcement said.
He suffered a stroke in 2008 and was absent from public view for months.
Pyongyang described his son Kim Jong-un as the "great successor" and urged North Koreans to unite behind him.
"All party members, military men and the public should faithfully follow the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-un and protect and further strengthen the unified front of the party, military and the public," North Korea's state-run news agency, KCNA, said.
North Korea also has a beautiful side.
|History Behind the "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" Photograph|
|Combat in 15th Century Armour|
|For the Hipster: Make your iPhone Suddenly 80s|
|I Hate My Old Car|
|Screenshots of the Early World Wide Web|
|“Cultured meat is finally on its way towards becoming a commercial reality.”|
|“Although this transition is irreversible, it carries potential for several robotic applications.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|Bizarre Record Covers|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“If you really want to save the planet, you should die.”|
|Somebody Needs to Build a New Facebook Stat|