Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Kim Il-sung at 120

From the Irish Independent we hear that former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung aimed to reach his 120th birthday.

Kim Il-sung, the founder and "Eternal President" of North Korea, ordered his doctors to find a way to make him live to the age of 120, according to his former personal physician.

The first remedy the doctors attempted was to make Kim laugh more often.

"We invited a stage actor to perform a comedy and got 5 and 6-year-olds to do adorable things," Dr Kim said.

Any of the performers who was able to make Kim laugh five times a day was rewarded with the title "meritorious actor."

I wonder how many present day leaders are thinking along the same lines?


Sackerson said...

Sounds better than that 5 a day we're supposed to eat.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - my dad thought so - he always preferred a chuckle to lettuce.

Anonymous said...

Modestly, I hold myself available for the call. I have had people doubled-up in laughter - and that was playing tragedy!

A K Haart said...

David - maybe you really fancy that alluring celebrity title - "Meritorious Actor".

Demetrius said...

To be or not to be etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've been called that before, AK, only the local paper misspelt it and called me "meretricious" but I knew what they really meant!