New York, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2006
In this week’s free issue, NewsLaugh.com, The Sanely Funny Weekly Humor Magazine, reports that North Korea, in its latest nuclear fundraising effort, has risked incurring a new definition of MAD, the wonderfully comforting Cold War acronym for Mutual Assured Destruction, as the more timely Maniac’s Assured Destruction.
Why take such an apparently dumb risk? Pure financial desperation. Not to mention a sly undercurrent of cynicism about how likely the nuclear superpowers are to put up their nuke dukes.
On the surface, it looks as if the tactic bombed, because, even allowing for revisions due to the inevitable diplomatic duplicity, the entire UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions.
But notice the immediate reaction of North Korea. While its ambassador to the UN walked out, his move was simply a gauged effort at bravado. The tantrum-prone nation immediately began cooing and wooing. For instance, the next day it alerted Russian's nuclear envoy that it was ready for multilateral talks with the six nations most concerned about its misbehavior – and most likely to pledge remedial donations.
Apparently, Kim Jong IL knows what every beggar finally learns. If you shout too loud at possible donors, you might have to back off and smile a bit to get them to open their wallets.
Other sanely funny features in this week’s free issue include:
- Iraqi People Beg For Coalition Forces To Remain; Desire More Sectarian Violence
- New Worldwide Trend: Intolerance Breeds Tolerance
- British General Dips His Teabag In Exceedingly Hot Water
- The Invention Of Heat And Light; Part Five Of The Invention Of Everything, An Eyewitness Account – It’s our Spoof of the Week!
- Bug-Eyed Nights Explained; Decaf Doesn’t Mean Caffeine-Free
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