Downhill comrade

Slippery slope to communism: North Korea’s working furiously to complete construction of a ski resort, even though virtually no one in the impoverished nation skis. Oh, wait: There is at least one avid skier in North Korea: supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

In any event, after the Dear Leader’s done schussing down the slopes, perhaps he’ll warm up in the lodge with soup made from the bones of political prisoners.

Now go the In a finding that will surprise no parents, new research has determined that midday naps are really good for preschoolers.

The Buzz has conducted somewhat similar research in which we found that a midafternoon nap is good for us after a lunch of bratwurst and India pale ale.

Gentleman’s C: Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer was awarded 79 percent of his target bonus for the company’s latest fiscal year, which saw falling profits from Windows and sluggish sales of the Surface tablet.

Sources say Ballmer would have snagged the full 100 percent had the one guy who played with a Surface for 15 minutes at the U Village Microsoft store actually bought the gadget.

— Mark Carlson, Herald staff

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