What Happens When Dictators Get Bored
Shoot. This day has gone from bad to worse. First, the Blackhawks (ah, Sport) lay an egg against the Red Wings this afternoon. Now: apparently, North Korea just did a nuclear test.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Rahm Emanuel got the news. The motherfucker-per-minute gauge must be redlining.
UPDATE: USGS survey says… Magnitude 4.7 temblor in northeastern North Korea — fairly close to Sea of Japan — at about 2055 EDT tonight. Which, for those of us with experience with West Coast earthquakes, is hardly worth writing home about. But still — this looks like it is for real. Per AP/MSNBC: State Department knows nothing yet.
UPDATE 2: CNN (International now being simulcast) is reporting that South Korea state media is saying that unnamed sources are suggesting that the DPRK also tested a short range missile today. [In other news: the cabbie who drove me home the other night told me that a buddy of his told him that it’s going to snow here next week. (Not to say that this wouldn’t happen. This is Chicago, after all.)]
Oh, and MSNBC has gone ahead and decided to broadcast another edition of To Catch A Predator right now. Ah, three-day-weekend programming on the cable networks. Beautiful.
[That’s the last update for this post. Must go to sleep. Kisses.]