As a celebrity ghostwriter, Michael Malice gets paid to understand how other people think, and by all accounts, he does it well. The subjects of his books, like the comedian D.L. Hughley and the UFC fighter Matt Hughes, attest to that. But Mr. Malice, a kind of chameleon, has a reputation for blurring the sardonic Read More
Michael Malice, the celebrity ghost writer, recently raised more than $30,000 on Kickstarter to write an autobiography of Kim Jong-il.
Mr. Malice never met Mr. Kim, who died in 2011, but he has traveled to North Korea, where he got a bunch of books about the dictator for research purposes. The title of Read More
So Kim Jong Il, Christopher Hitchens and former Czech president Václav Havel walk up to Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates of Heaven …
If you’ve been lost in the static of radio silence this past week, you must be thinking, “What a witty opener for that Upper West Side Christmas party!” Unfortunately, the humor is coarsened by the fact that the North Korean supreme leader, outspoken British-turned-American intellectual and Eastern European politician moonlighting as everything under the literary sun all passed away this weekend. We can’t help but imagine Mr. Hitchens being amused by the inevitable comparisons that one could draw between him and the company he’ll be keeping in the newsworthy obits this week: The pages of which will be filled with terms like “revolutionary,” “tyrannical,” “egomaniacal” and “possibly insane.” (And that’s just for Mr. Hitchens!) It’s dark humor, of course, but did the Vanity Fair contributing editor know any other kind?
Kim Jong Il, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who kept the world on eggshells with his threats of nuclear capability and quirky habit of locking up any reporter who tried to enter North Korea, was pronounced dead at 69 late this Sunday evening.This announcement was made by the state’s media outlet KCNA, located out of the capital of Pyongyang.
The cause of death, according to the state media, was a heart attack due to “great mental and physical strain” while on a field tour. Kim Jong Il had suffered a stroke in 2008, but was generally thought to have been in good health. Except for that one year when everyone thought that he was dying from pancreatic cancer.
North Korea has a website. As in, a single website.
It also has one Twitter account and one YouTube account. That’s how stuff works in a crazy, despotic dictatorship.
Anyways, this past weekend marked the birthday of Kim Jong-Un, scion of the increasingly unhinged Kim Jong-il and closely watched heir to the throne.
Jong-Un was Read More
Everyone is trying to figure out why Kim Jong Il is in such a tizzy. What could possibly have annoyed the North Korean leader to the point where he started exploding atom bombs on every street corner?
The answer is screechingly obvious to anyone with half a brain: Kimmy wigged out and pushed the Read More
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The New York Post: Welcome back, holidaymakers! While we’ve been away the tabloids have been hard at it: there’s been more swine flu and even a giant tiny scary terrorist plot! We will Read More
The dapper middle-aged man in suit and tie lifted his hands from the table, locked them together and then, very loudly, imitated the sound of gunfire.
“Tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh!” shouted Byung Sun Soh, startling the children at nearby tables in a Burger King in Flushing, Queens, on a quiet Sunday morning. Mr. Soh, a 66-year-old with a Read More