While most of the globe seems pretty okay that Kim Jong-il is quite dead, things are considerably more doleful in North Korea. North Korean state news has released footage of the public mourning en masse in Pyongyang today.

It's unclear how much of this is sincere, how much is coerced, and how much is just keeping up with appearances, but it's certain that even newscasters can't get off the hook in the hermit kingdom. After death, will the ironclad grip of the dictator's personality cult grow even stronger, now that it's unfettered from the mortal coil? Hat tip to Morgan.