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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Farewell And Good Riddance To The Annoying Little Bastard

You may have seen this one coming. The annoying little bastard in question kicked the bucket a few days ago, and North Korea has been in state-enforced mourning ever since. A nominally communist nation which exists with cult-like devotion for a family of despots has lost its second leader since its founding, and the comedians and editorial cartoonists of the world have lost some good fodder for inspiration and punchlines. Yes, Kim Jong-Il is dead.

It's been a bad year for despots. In between getting ousted from power or a bullet in the head through the Middle East, it seems there's a run on tyrants these days. Maybe next year will see the end of other tyrants. Assad, your time is running out, and Hugo Chavez isn't looking too good these days. And dare I hope that something happens to end the reign of terror of one Stephen Harper? Please?

 Unfortunately Kim Jong Il, like his daddy before him, didn't get the justice he deserved (take your pick: 1. Final years in a prison cell 2. Bullet in the head 3. Infection with the Ebola virus 4. Dropped into a volcano). Instead he got to die in his sleep whilst his nation of "devoted subjects" (ie the masses of people he's ground beneath his feet) go out of their way to mourn.

 It's a bit of a strange twist of fate that we learned of his death on the same day as the death of a real world leader, a statesman in the finest sense of the word. Vaclav Havel, the dissident and Czech writer who helped bring down communism in Europe two decades ago, ascending to lead his nation twice, passed away. Now he was a man of principle and integrity. Isn't it just like a certain annoying little bastard to upstage him? 

And so the editorial cartoonists of the world have been busy in recent days saying farewell to the annoying little bastard with the weird hair. Not to mention saying hello to his replacement and son, the next generation of the Kim family to grind the people of North Korea under his boot. Here are some of the best...

A slightly different take on Kim's obituary follows:

Goodbye, Kimmy. As murderous a psychopath as you were, you were never dull....

Oh, and as you've already found out, they don't allow platform shoes in Hell.


  1. Oh, this is too good!

    Still trying to unload Harper, I see. Can't get any takers? I told you when he was here, all of you north of the border should have pooled your resources and paid is to keep him!

    This is the perfect sendoff for a perfect a**hole....

  2. I love the one where he goes to heaven's gate, trying to get in...LOL

    Like that will ever happen...even a forgiving God can't forgive that little shithead.

    Great blog, as usual...!

  3. Craptacular! It was supposed to read "us" not "is."

  4. Another great post !

    The fact that the psychopath is dead doesn't cheers me as much as it should because the idiot baby psychopath-in-training is now the shill for the true power the army who wants the nuke... yikes !

    Loved the "news article"

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Don't you need platform shoes in hell? To see above the stinky burning masses?

  6. *thumbs up*

    I am anxious to see how the world responds to this. New, young terror to deal with, or new visionary free from daddy's grip.

    Scary stuff!

    I've not read much, but I should!

  7. Hell is going to have to open a new wing after this year ...

  8. I wish it meant the end of all that madness in North Korea. It's just insane. I'm usually never happy when someone dies, no matter how aweful they were, but in this case, I'll admit I am a wee bit happy.

  9. Funny how he's overweight when famine has struck half the country due to so much money being spent on an an unnecessary army. The only thing is, in the unlikely event he tries to improve things his uncle will have him out in a second.

  10. I think Craig Ferguson was right when he said that Kim Jong Il looks like an angry has indeed been a bad few years for murderous dictators...good riddance is right! What a piece of shit he was...too bad the North Korean people can't..or won't...see that!

  11. I'm always so impressed with how on top of things you are. You know what's going on and you know how to express it. I love reading your posts.

    I have no idea where you find all the cartoons, or how long it takes you to do so.

  12. Sometimes I've got a blog in drafts for a month or more, Christine! Other times, it's darting about finding pics, like this case.

  13. Not to mention the fact that you read four newspapers every day.


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