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Donald Trump – Devil’s Jerk?

August 8th, 2015 Comments off

Devil’s Advocate – In common parlance, a devil’s advocate is someone who, given a certain argument, takes a position they do not necessarily agree with, for the sake of debate or to explore the thought further.

Pundits the world over have been gnashing their collective teeth the last few weeks, trying to figure out Donald Trump, his motivations – as well as the reason he’s polling so well with the Republican-voting populace. While the reasons for his polling success are obvious and depressing, that’s not what I want to talk about today. I heard a phrase in a meeting today (about a totally unrelated topic) that instantly resonated with me in describing Donald Trump and his motivations.

You’ve heard the term Devil’s Advocate many times – there’s even a movie with that title. But the phrase I heard this morning was uttered by someone who was jokingly disparaging himself. Instead of Devil’s Advocate, he called himself Devil’s Jerk. Doesn’t that sound familiar?

Trump’s ego won’t let him shut up – not about himself (or anything else, apparently) but the ideas he throws out there don’t seem to be – in the normal Devil’s Advocate usage – for the purpose of exploring a thought he may not hold himself – but instead to just be a jerk. Winning the debate at any cost seems to be his motivation, and I can’t help but think this new term Devil’s Jerk describes that perfectly.

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North Korea’s Fearless Leader Invents Time Travel!

August 8th, 2015 Comments off

“North Korea is establishing its own time zone by turning back the clocks 30 minutes”

Believe it or not, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, has now invented time travel. Considering his past accomplishments in fields like golf (the first he picked up a club, he shot a 38 under par, including 11 holes in one), literature (he wrote 1,500 books during his 3 years at university), and music (during university, he also wrote 3 full operas which are considered better than anything else in the history of music). And let’s not forget the fact – fact, mind you – that his birth was divine, and he doesn’t even have to go to the bathroom. I shit you not!

His latest move – time travel – seems a natural next step. Naturally, Western media have been grossly inaccurate about this development, and are merely talking about a 30 minute clock change, but in reality, Fearless Leader invented time travel quite some time ago – by moving North Korea 100 years into the past. This 30 minute jump isn’t even a rounding error, really.

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