Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Thursday, September 11, 2008
By: T.R. Slyder, TRSlyder@yahoo.com
Yesterday I read a lot about Kim Jong Il's health (ok, just this article). He had kept an unusually low profile in recent weeks then on Tuesday skipped an appearance a big propaganda parade, which commemorated 60 years of communist rule in North Korea. So that lead to speculation that his absences were due to him being in filling health, much like how it was Castro's lack of public appearances that ultimately forced his handlers to inform the public that he was in poor health. So today the web was abuzz with questions about his health.
My question is, where are all the "Kim Jong Ill" puns?? I saw nary a headline like, "Kim Jong Ill", "Kim Jong Il ill", "Kim Jong: Ill". Not even the New York Post head a pun headline! If puns were old people, the NY Post would be like their Florida. I mean, it's where puns live. I never thought they'd pass up on an opportunity for a pun, especially one dealing with the Il health (see, the pun can both ways!) of a dictator, but they did! As a pun enthusiast, I was not pleased.
My reaction personified by monkeys (i.e. monkeyified): Somewhere between Shocked and Sad.