Monthly Archives: August 2010

Jimmy Carter and the Kiss of Death

So yesterday, reports surfaced that Jimmy Carter was preparing for a visit to North Korea to rescue a silly American who got caught there a la Bill Clinton. Apparently, getting captured in North Korea is become the surest way to meet a former president. But I digress.

I was discussing the matter with my boss today, and he noted that the last time Jimmy Carter visited North Korea and met their Eternal Leader Kim Il Sung, Kim Il Sung died just a month later. Later I checked and verified this information. It was almost exactly a month after Jimmy Carter visited North Korea in June 1994 that Kim Il Sung died. Coincidence? Mayhaps.

But in another bizarre turn of events, it happens that Jimmy Carter also visited South Korean president Park Chung Hee in late June, 1979. Guess what also happened that year? In December President Park was assassinated. Now do you think it’s a coincidence?

Now, Kim Jong Il isn’t in the best state of health, much less healthier than his dad was in 1994, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him kick the bucket even tomorrow. His son Kim Jong Eun is speculated to succeed in 2012, but I don’t think he’ll live to see that day. But if Jimmy Carter shows up in the near future? I’d say that’s a definite death sentence. Kim Jong Il should be terrified. So, so terrified.



Zooey is a queen among gods

“I don’t really like sweets that much, but I find it really satisfying to bake for other people—cupcakes and cookies and cakes.”

-Zooey Deschanel, on baking.

Truly a woman after my own heart. I heart her so much, even though she has various dietary restrictions that render my own cookies utterly deadly to her.

James Cameron, I salute you

“If they really feel that they’re not getting enough of the wonders of the natural world in their life, then they should just go on a damn walk in the woods.”

-James Cameron, responding to reports that some moviegoers fell into a deep depression after realizing the world of Pandora didn’t exist.

James Cameron looks scornfully upon those who take his movies a bit too seriously.

I’ve been dreaming recently

of zombie apocalypse scenarios. We are all so, so screwed.

Oh Go(o)d, there’s a new Ocean City dude project

I know I’ll fall in love with the cute lyrics and easy-to-digest melodies of Sky Sailing until it’s overplayed to death by other people who are thinking the exact same thing. Yay.

Somewhere, somewhat, somehow,

somewho, somewhen, somewhy.

…seriously, why haven’t these words entered the English vocabulary yet?