Friday, March 9, 2018

Quote of the Day (Bruce McCall, Imagining Kim Jong-un’s ‘Smiling-Charm Offensive’)

State Secret, do not read

“Instructions for smiling-charm offensive: E-mail to supreme hair fan D. Trump JPEGS of enlarged black-and-white photos of the head of V. Putin, revealing advanced male-pattern baldness, and color glossies of Kim’s luxuriant pompadour. Follow this by delivering to the main White House gate, under cover of night, a live baby seal, club included, in a basket. Immediately commence five-for-the-price-of-one blowout sale of Ivanka Trump handbags, shoes, and fashion jewelry at every D.P.R.K. government outlet mart.”— Bruce McCall, “Shouts and Murmurs: Kim Jong-un No Patsy,” The New Yorker, March 27, 2017

The photo accompanying this post, showing North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meeting with South Korean envoys at the Workers' Party of Korea main building, was taken March 6, 2018, by Blue House (Republic of Korea).

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