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Whether or not this is legit, I don’t know. But I sure as hell am hoping it is. Kim Jong on Twitter?!

Mutant pigs.
The Japanese countryside.
dumbfounded peasants.

My favorite tweet of the day comes from North Korea, the DPRK News Service, the “official” news feed of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Please don’t be a parody account. Please, be real. Please tell me that Kim Jong-un loves to tweet as much as Donald Trump.

Doesn’t get much better than this. Gonna have to pay more attention to this Twitter account.


Leprechaun Lore

Storyteller and ‘leprechaun expert’ Hal Pratt entertains the audience with tales of little people during the Leprechaun Lore event Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater.

TUNKHANNOCK — An indistinguishable flash of green from behind a tree.

The mysterious “tap, tap, tap” of a hammer off in the distance.

A tiny tobacco pipe left behind under a thorn bush.

These are all signs that leprechauns may be nearby, according to Storyteller Hal Pratt, who shared his expertise with a captive audience of young and old alike Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater. During the presentation, titled “Leprechaun Lore,” Pratt used stories, music and more to reveal what the little people look like, how and where to find them, how to catch them and how to keep from being outsmarted by one.

He left the question of leprechauns’ existence up to the audience members, but pointed out those who do not believe will certainly never catch one or get his gold.

And speaking of gold, there was a piece of chocolate shaped like a golden coin for each audience member at the close of the event.

One youngster, in anticipation of the candy, exclaimed, “Now, this is true treasure.”

Everyone’s a Nazi sympathizer these days.

From Gavin McInnes to Steve Bannon, conservatives have been accused of being “Alt-Right” and connected with white supremacists.

Of course, some of this is self-inflicted, particularly with Gavin, who has been commentating during and after a recent trip to Israel. Despite some sloppy commentary, Gavin is obviously not a rabid Jew-hating Nazi or anything close to that.

Bannon has been accused of liking a French intellectual who was a collaborator with the Vichy government during the Nazi occupation of France. He is sheltered within the White House and, when he’s not, protected by a security detail. So, though he can not put his foot into his mouth, he also does not have the ready opportunity to respond to the vicious, libelous attacks on him.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Brit BBC favorite Stephen Fry is targeted for being a big fan of Richard Wagner, who penned an anti-semitic essay and was venerated by Hitler. Fry even made a documentary about it.


Two is company and three’s a crowd.


So I am reading the packaging of a Trader Joe’s apple & coconut fruit bar. It says that two is company & three a crowd.

And sure enough, I lift the flap and I am pleasantly surprised. There are only two ingredients: coconuts and apples.

It’s refreshing to see. No additives. No added sugars. No fake coloring. Nothing but fruit & tree nuts. That’s right, I learned something else too. Coconuts are tree nuts!

Trader Joe’s is a terrific example of free market entrepreneurialism.