Ask Mrs. Vera: Will Baby Kim’s Missile Land On Him?

Dear Mrs. Vera,

What do you think of the odds that Baby Kim will launch his missile but that it will land on him?

Regards, Novak Kardashian

Mrs. Vera Newman,San Francisco, California.Photo: Michael Johnstone

Dear Novacaine Ashcan,

There’s a lot of chatter these days about North Korea’s technoknowledgetical advances, especially since Kim Jong Un got that 238th lovable limited edition Pluto I Am![Read more]

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Is Kim Jong-un crazy enough to do it? That question seems to be on the mind of both professional pundits and average bantering citizens. The potential for nuclear war, or just war in general, in Asia all lies in the hands of this mysterious, possibly unstable 30-year-old dictator, according to most.

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What’s Changed in America? Then and Now

“And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.”  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I can remember April 4, 1968 as though it were yesterday. … [Read more]

Rodman to Obama: Call Kim Maybe?

In the middle of a week that can only fall under the category of our founder’s favorite phrase —sequestration, an allegedly semi-divine pontiff resigning, sinkholes in Florida, massive Winter Storms from Maine to Virginia, these still do not merit the title of “What the living f*ck!?”

It’s when the first American guest of the last holdout of Stalinesque brutality and Leader Worship is a seven-foot, cross-dressing former NBA star.… [Read more]

Pyongyang and the Wide Orbit of Truth

On April 13th, North Korea carried out its most recent act of defiance against the West, all of which past similar acts have been met not even with a slap on the wrist but with a stern finger-wag, by launching a ballistic missile, which subsequently exploded and fell apart in the Yellow Sea. This act, however, is quite different: for one, it “shot down” President Obama’s engagement policy with Pyongyang (as Chris McGreal cleverly quipped in The Guardian), and secondly it affirmed the West’s fears that Kim Jong-Un would proceed in the role his father and grandfather had laid out in the totalitarian state.… [Read more]