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Dancing with the bizarre

I have come up with a new Olympic event: group choreography. The first winner probably being North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Who could compete with the beautifully coordinated marching of his soldiers? They put the New York City Rockettes to shame. And, the picture of a glorious undulating North Korean flag made up of hundreds of participants showing unbridled adulation for their 28-year-old leader.

The pièce de résistance was the swarm of uniformed soldiers running into the ocean to show their appreciation of their cuddly Kim Jong Un.

Ray Betts

Spokane


 

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