You Can’t Spell Imbecile Without ICBM

North Korea, the nation-state equivalent of the short bus, apparently struck one of its own cities after a failed missile test.

On April 28, 2017, North Korea launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province (the Korean People’s Army’s Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447 in Ryongak-dong, Sunchon City, to be more precise). That missile failed shortly after launch and crashed in the Chongsin-dong, in North Korean city of Tokchon, causing considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.

According to a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat, the missile’s first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure. The missile never flew higher than approximately 70 kilometers.

Apparently, Kim Jong-Un’s missile program suffers from premature detonation; a common problem for men my age. Or so I’m told.

Caption Contest Winners

The Hugs, Not Thugs Caption Contest has now concluded.

Top Five Entries:
5. Kim Jong Un celebrates after his top scientists announce that they have stolen the secrets of the YMCA dance from the Village People… – Sully
4. He’s happy now, but wait until he realizes the launch he just saw on TV was special effects from an old 1950’s sci-fi movie! – Mike AKA Proof
3. Lil Kim is so happy, he not only got it up, it stayed up. – MelP
2. “At least we aren’t CNN!” – J-Dub

WINNER! – “Is that a nuclear-tipped ICBM in your pocket, or are you just glad I’m your Supreme Leader?” – John DuMond

Weekend Caption Contest

Hugs, Not Thugs Caption Contest
(Source: Reuters)

Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, July 10th.

Original Caption: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July, 5, 2017. (Photo: KCNA/via Reuters)