Your RDA of Irony

Go East, Jung-Un, Go East

“North Korea moved missile to east coast”

Like any immature tyrant, Kim the Young’un would crave the prospect of a New York premiere.  He blithely ignored the practical considerations.  Silo rentals are much cheaper in Chicago than Manhattan.  And he can forget about avoiding the U.N. inspectors now; in New York, they get free parking.

If he  thinks that the U.N. reports are bad, wait until he sees the New York Times’ reviews.

“Pre-postmodernist louche bildungsroman”–Michiko Kakutani

“The mutant love child of Sandra Oh and Harvey Fierstein”–Alexandra Stanley

“Absurdism reminiscent of the early oeuvres of Christopher Durang”–Ben Brantley (Wait, that’s supposed to be a compliment!)


And from the Korean archives…

Kim Jong-il Dead

At such times, I miss Larry King

Welcome to Larry King Live. My guests tonight are former secretary of state and not bad golfer Colin Powell, former secretary of state and still a looker Madeleine Albright, and classy historian but regular mensch David McCullough.  Our topic tonight:  What is the impact of the death of Kim Novak, and how did a beautiful Chicago Polish girl become dictator of North Korea?  Of course, I am not surprised that she had the atomic bomb.  Did you see the way she danced with William Holden in “Picnic”?

Powell:  “Picnic” was a very good movie, but I think that there is some confusion here.

Larry:  You weren’t suppose to look at white women that way?

McCullough:  Kim Novak is still alive.  It is Kim Jong-Il who is dead.

Larry: So will Alec Baldwin get custody of their child?  Let’s call Alan Dershowitz to find out.  Hello eminent professor and killer lawyer, have you been watching the show?

Dershowitz:  God help me, yes.  Alec Baldwin was married to Kim Basinger. He has never been married to Kim Novak, Kim Stanley, Kim Hunter, Kim Darby, Akim Tamiroff or Kim Jong-il.

Larry:  You know Akim Tamiroff looked sorta Jewish, but I think that he was Armenian.  Madeleine, do you ever confuse the two?

Albright:  No, I try to mistake myself for Episcopalian.  But weren’t we suppose to discuss Korea?

Larry:  Absolutely, and after this break, Paula Deen will join our conversation on the death of Kimchee.



  1. Brent Hoffmann says:

    Poor Larry’s done it again, mistaken Kim Novak for that nice Kardashian girl.

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