Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Why Do I get the Feeling Idiots are Running This Country?
I was just checking the news and I came across this iddy bit of information: U.S. Aims to Ban iPod Sales to North Korea (read more here). Apparently Kim Jong Il digs techy stuff like iPods, scooters and other Sharper Image type gift items. To show how big and cool America really is... behold trade sanctions on his "Favorite Things".
Is it me or does this sound like a reverse Oprah episode (Oprahs Favs). I guess this sort of non-violent protest is thoughtful, I am just not convinced it is a good thought. Ghandi would be proud?
Just think, if Oprah ever pissed off the security of this country we can all kiss cashmere sweaters, giant gourmet cookies and Alice Walker novels good bye.
Perhaps if we sanctioned trade regulations of the importation of whatever the hell Jong Il uses to poof his hair with, Dr. Evil polyester suits, or platform shoes then he might start communicating at a productive level. But what do I know?
Kim Jong Il's Favorite Things