Friday, October 24, 2014

The Ballad Of The Return Of Kim Jong-Goon

The supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea aka North Korea has returned to the spotlight with his first public appearance in more than a month. When Kim Jong-Goon aka Kim Jong-un appeared in public, media turned its nervous eye away (briefly) from Ebola. The only way The Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea can stay in the limelight is to contract Ebola. The Supreme Leader with a dread disease would cause a mediagasm among the moguls of cable news. If this is the (fair & balanced) fulfillment of Marshall McLuhan's prophecy, so be it.

[x The Nation]
On The Reappearance Of Kim Jong-un
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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At last there was a glimpse of Kim.
And he looked fit, though still not slim.
For some, the sight of Kim was grim:
They’d hoped they’d seen the back of him. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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