How Kim Jong-un Watched the Rocket Launch

Kim Jong-un during the launch.
Kim Jong-un during the launch. Photo: Yonhap News/Newscom

[December 12, 10:02 a.m.  A notebook-wielding 76-year-old apparatchik approaches boy-king Kim Jong-un, who is following the progress of North Korea's latest long-range rocket test.]

Apparatchik: Sir, I am happy to inform you that the rocket has launched successfully.

[Still gazing at the large monitor in front of him, Kim Jong-un lights a cigarette and takes a long, slow drag.]

Kim Jong-un: You're God damn right it did.