In the latest aleatory achievement of the POTUS, he has inspired a North Korean general to take up comedy.
I’m tempted to say, “He really killed ‘em in Kujang,” but that would just be Wrong.
Lieutenant-General Kim Yong-chol’s attempt to commune with Thalia took place at a military summit with South Korea1.
Kim started the meeting by saying, “I recently read a piece of political humour on the internet called ‘saving the president’”, then proceeded to tell the following joke:
Bush goes out jogging one morning and, preoccupied with international affairs, fails to notice that a car is heading straight at him.
A group of schoolchildren pull the president away just in time, saving his life, and a grateful Bush offers them anything they want in the world as a reward.
“We want a place reserved for us at Arlington Memorial Cemetery,” say the children.
“Why is that?” asks Bush.
“Because our parents will kill us if they find out what we’ve done.”
South Korean military officials were non-plussed — jocular North Korean generals being about as common as badgers who knit.
- It took place in the village of Panmunjom, which if you squint when you listen to it seems like it ought to be Korean for “pandemonium”. [back]