Time will tell whether Dear Leader Kim Jong-un measures up to the high standard set by his Dear Leader father, who was definitely a hard act to follow.
For a list of some of the titles applied to the late, lamented Kim Jong-Il, see here.
On 1 April 2013 (yes, really), owing to his great achievements in leading North Korea to even greater glory and prosperity than it had already enjoyed, Kim Jong-un became an honorary citizen of Damaturu City in the Yobe State of Nigeria.
Dennis Rodman, the noted diplomat and foreign policy expert, returning from a February visit to North Korea, has explained that Kim Jong-un “just wants to be loved.” Rodman plans to return to Pyongyang in August, so that he and Kim can “just hang and have some fun.”
Before leaving the National Basketball Association, Rodman was noted for his uneasiness at being around Mormons. Indeed, during the 1997 NBA Finals, which were held partially in Salt Lake City, Rodman was so uncomfortable in Utah, a place that he found very weird, oppressive, and deeply bizarre, that he was obliged to flee to the normalcy of Las Vegas two nights in a row.
Now, though, Las Vegas is so twentieth century. The new happening place is Pyongyang, where the night life is hot because, well, the nights are . . . really, really dark.
What happens in Pyongyang stays in Pyongyang. Additionally, all the food produced by surrounding areas goes to Pyongyang and stays there. Except when it’s parceled out to the Army. And everybody born in North Korea stays there. And so do cell phone messages. Using cellular phones is, or at least was last year, a “war crime.”
I’m not making this up.
Really. I’m not.