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Swift's Law Strikes Again

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Totally off-topic.
Any time you write satire, no matter how obvious you think it is, somebody is going to take you literally.  I call this principle Swift's Law in honor of Jonathan Swift and his Modest Proposal.  See this post.

The notorious satire paper The Onion named North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un the Sexiest Man Alive for 2012, a funny and well-deserved jab at both the stupid "sexiest" stories in magazines and the egomaniacal leader:

With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true. Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile.
An update at the bottom of the story links to "our friends at the People's Daily in China, a proud Communist subsidiary of The Onion, Inc." Yep, they believed it was real.

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I have no doubt that Kim Jong-Un actually IS the sexiest man alive...in North Korea.

It's good to be the king.

You could be right. Power is a babe magnet.

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