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Kevin Hieronymus

North Korean war rhetoric, no problem; send the Worm back to Pongyang

Sounds like Kim Jong-un is up to his old tricks in North Korea, his itchy trigger finger ready to fire missiles our way.

Watching recent video of his army troops marching in unison and saluting him eerily remind me of old clips of Hitler and his Nazis.

What’s the U.S. to do? What’s the world to do?

Terri Simon and I were talking in the office this week that there’s one simply solution — send our old pal Dennis Rodman back to North Korea.

They reportedly hit it off big when the former NBA star recently visited the Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang to film a documentary on the Harlem Globetrotters, who were playing there. If there’s anybody who can relate with Kim Jong-un, it would be Rodman, it would appear. They’re both nut cases.

Rodman said Kim Jong-un doesn’t want to make war or kill anyone, but rather to make peace. Rodman suggests a simple phone call from the oval office would be all it would take to avoid nuclear destruction. Besides, Rodman said, both President Obama and his North Korean counterpart both share a love for basketball.

Maybe the Worm has something there. Set up a 1-on-1 between the Pres and Kim Jong-un, with the winner taking all, South and North Korea.

Seeing clips of the President’s shooting baskets during the recent Easter Egg hunt, whose shots clanged off the rim like the very treats the kids were looking for, may not spell good for his chances. Especially considering all the propaganda out of Pyongyang (I like saying that word, Pyongyang) proclaiming how great their leaders are and their many amazing feats.

Kim Jong-un is said to have learned how to drive a car at age 3 and as a teenager, he mastered four languages.

His father, the late Kim Jong-il, was reported by the North Korean media masses, of course, to have once fired a 38-under-par round of 34 playing at Pyongyang Golf Complex with an amazing 11 aces. And that was the very day he first picked up a golf club in his life.

So who’s to say what kind of game the diminutive North Korean leader has. I’m sure the North Korean boy wonder can probably dunk a basketball. If he plays basketball, like South Korean Hee Seop Choi of Cub lore played baseball, however, there won’t be any worries.

Back to Rodman. Let’s just make him our permanent ambassador to North Korea. Send him to Pyongyang in one of his old wedding gowns. Let him hang around Kim Jong-un and the North Korean people for awhile. Let them see we’re not these western imperialists we’re made out to be, but just simple folk like them who like to enjoy life, albeit with pierced ears and nose rings and whatever other body parts Rodman has that I don’t want to know about.

It takes one nut to know another.

Kevin Hieronymus is the BCR Sports Editor. Contact him at khieronymus@bcrnews.com

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