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Thursday, November 30, 2006

What to do about Kim Jong Il

Step 833: Don't let him get his hands on an iPod.

AP reports that the American government has imposed "luxury sanctions" on the North Korean government, making sure that Kim can't get his hands on a range of luxury items, such as "cognac, Rolex watches, cigarettes, artwork, expensive cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles or even personal watercraft, such as Jet Skis."

Yes, yes, I know, it's a masterstroke. Without his Harley there's no way Kim can beat Rambo. Anyway, not only is this plan unenforcable, even if it could be enforced, it would only piss Kim off even more. I can imagine him yelling:

"Back to the Sony Walkman? Never! Nuke Uncle Sam!"

You know what I mean.

(Link via email from Sakshi.)

PS: Somewhere Saddam Hussein is wishing Georgie Porgie had attacked North Korea first. "I'd still own Iraq," he's saying to himself dementedly, "and I can do without an iPod!"
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