September 20, 2017

Kim Jong-Un calls Donald Trump "Honky Cat."

"In what some security experts fear could be a high-stakes war of Elton John lyrics...."

(Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker.)

38 comments:

WisRich said...

Okay, I laughed.

alan markus said...

Oh my, all hell will break loose when someone calls somebody a "doody head"

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Heh.

Still not funny - NoKo prison camps for deplorables.

BDNYC said...

Andy Borowitz is the worst humorist in America.

Luke Lea said...

Snigger.

Angel-Dyne said...

Kim, unlike some who were insisting that "Rocket Boy" would've worked better than "Rocket Man", got the reference and returned the serve. I'll give him that.

Big Mike said...

"Rocket Man" is funnier.

Michael said...

A good but not great insult. Had it been hurled first it might have taken the prize but alas it was copycat sarcasm and thus failed sarcasm.

Nonapod said...

Well, Kim Jong-Un is nothin' but a Tiny Dancer.

The Vault Dweller said...

That was kinda funny. Also probably media coverage Trump was hoping for. Trump gave Kim Jong Un months of treatment where he effectively elevated his status in international affairs. In the beginning there were no insults or put-downs of Kim Jong Un. There were definitely threats, but he and North Korea were always referred to in an almost worthy or respectable adversarial role. Now Trump is treating him with mockery and ridicule. If he wants to be elevated again Trump might be able to use that as leverage in bargaining. Though ultimately for anything lasting we need a willing China to enforce it on North Korea.

john said...

Rodman offered him some good whitey names.

madAsHell said...

Wait! This is fake news.

The satire writer at the New Yorker makes a funny, and everyone believes that it was actually said by the fat boy. I'm pretty sure the fat boy has never listened to Elton John, and would never understand the reference.

Todd said...

Shame he didn't call him "Goodkat"...

Jason said...

GOODBYE YELLOW CAKE ROAD!!!!

DanTheMan said...

Elton will be issuing a statement about this, as soon as Bernie Taupin writes it for him.

Hagar said...

I thought it curious that the MSM immediately changed Trump's "Rocketman" to the less catchy "Rocket Man."

I'm pretty sure the fat boy has never listened to Elton John, and would never understand the reference.
I would not bet on this. The Fat Kid has very extensive collections of American and European memorabilia.

rehajm said...

Time to finish this. Bring on Shatner.

Snark said...

"Elton will be issuing a statement about this, as soon as Bernie Taupin writes it for him."

LOL

JAORE said...

Didn't Trump say he'd make Kim like a candle in the wind?

Snark said...

Way more potential in "someone shaved Trump's wife tonight".

Bay Area Guy said...

Kim-Jon wears his war wound like a crown
He calls his child Jesus 'cause he likes the name
And he sends him to the finest school in town
Kim-Jon, Kim-Jon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spends his days counting
In a garage by the motorway

He was born a pauper
To a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times
Said God is dead and the war's begun
Rocket Man had a cow today


Levon by Elton John (1971)

richlb said...

Nonapod - maybe he should call him a "Tony Danza*"


*Friends reference

Bricap said...

Madman Across the Water

mockturtle said...

But I'll bet Kim won't countenance any Philadelphia Freedom any time soon.

lgv said...

I don't care who you are. That's funny.

Hagar said...

Though Elton John is more likely from his father Kim Jong-il's collections.

walter said...

Hil' 2020: "The bitch is back!"

JaimeRoberto said...

So they'll fight on Saturday night?

Char Char Binks said...

Good point, Dan. They're not Elton John lyrics, they're Bernie Taupin lyrics.

Even so, Trump is a lot funnier than Borowitz.

Pianoman said...

All The Young Norks Love Kim-Jong

Sydney said...

"They said get back honky cat
Better get back to the woods"

D said...

I thought about the Shatner, Chris Elliott, and Family Guy references too. (Rehajm beat me to it)

Imagine a world where a comedian, pretending to be Kim, has Kim make fun of Trump, by putting on an orange wig, and then pretends to be a weird Trump doing a poor Shatner, to the roaring applause of his generals dressed in Chicago Bulls unis.

Ok, not funny, I know. But in which country would the comedian be Brave

Narayanan Subramanian said...

There is supposed to be a back channel. Maybe this is code on front channel.

Comanche Voter said...

Honky Cat indeed. Next step up for little Pudgy Wudgy is to call Trump a White Devil. He needs to pick up a little vocabulary from Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammed, then throw in a little New Black Panther Party shtick. Maybe Dennis Rodman can tell him how to get some game in the name calling contest. He's got a long way to go to catch up with The Donald in that regard.

But looking at Whoa Fat --can't call him "little" Whoa Fat, I'm thinking. "If this shmuck's daddy wasn't dictator of North Korea, the little shmuck would have been beaten up for his lunch money every day of his school life." I mean, in a just world, that's what happens to guys like Whoa Fat.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Okay, we've all had a good chuckle. Now time to get serious. Tell the North Korean generals that unless within 48 hours they (1) deliver Fatso's bloated carcass to us at the South Korean border, and (2) agree unconditionally to give up their nuclear weapons and ballistic missles, North Korea will face "prompt and utter destruction."

Freeman Hunt said...

Need created for Honky Cat Vs. Rocket Man comic book.

Fabi said...

Dan The Man is the man -- well done!

Mike said...

Well, Kim Jong-Un is nothin' but a Tiny Dancer.

Excellent escalation of the conflict!