Kim Watch

Has anyone asked Dennis Rodman? Speculation over the month-long absence of North Korea leader Kim Jung Un from the public eye was heightened as the country celebrated a national holiday, again without Kim’s presence. He was last seen about a month ago, limping and said to be suffering from “discomfort.” Some speculate Kim has gout from eating too much cheese.

“How unfortunate,” commented millions of North Koreans. “But what is this thing you call ‘eating?’”

Bud vs. bud: Contrary to earlier research that warned that medical marijuana could eat into sales of beer, new figures show little effect on beer drinking in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal. “The average blue-collar Bud drinker is less likely to be smoking pot,” an analyst said.

And the average blue-collar pot smoker is less likely to be drinking anything but Mountain Dew.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt became the first former U.S. president to fly in an airplane during a visit to St. Louis.

He also became the first former president to force an unscheduled landing when the passenger in front of him reclined his seat, prompting T.R. to threaten to get his Rough Rider sword from the overhead bin.

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