Thursday, September 21, 2017

In War of Elton John Lyrics, Kim Jong Un Calls Trump "Honky Cat," "Yellow-Wigged Toad"

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. (photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post)
North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. (photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
20 September 17

n what some security experts fear could be a high-stakes war of Elton John lyrics, minutes after Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man,” the North Korean dictator responded by calling Trump “Honky Cat.”

As he issued the Elton John-based attack, Kim warned that he had an extensive collection of the singer-songwriter’s albums and was prepared to weaponize every lyric in them.

The White House immediately struck back, warning Kim that “any further provocation involving an Elton John lyric, especially ‘Tiny Dancer,’ will be seen as an act of war.”
But any hope that Kim would be silenced was short-lived.

Responding to the White House, Kim stated, “I see the bitch is back,” before signing off, “Goodbye, Yellow-Wigged Toad.”


+30 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2017-09-20 18:07
this is classic. The war of Elton John lyrics has begun. It is much better than a nuclear war. Kim Jong Un's father was a fan of Elvis, so moving up to Elton John is good to see.

I sure as hell would prefer to be a Rocket Man than a Honky Cat. The name fits Trump very well. I have a feeling it will stick.

Honky Cat

They said, get back, honky cat
Better get back to the woods
Well, I quit those days and my redneck ways
And, oh, the change is gonna do me good

You better get back, honky cat
Living in the city ain't where it's at
It's like trying to find gold in a silver mine
It's like trying to drink whiskey from a bottle of wine

Oh, yeah

get back, honky cat
get back, honky cat
get back

+2 # Caliban 2017-09-20 22:46
You have to love Elton, but the lyrics in question (and those for most of Elton's hits) were written by the great Bernie Taupin.

+5 # James Klimaski 2017-09-21 02:50
Hope this battle remains only a war of words until the two of them pass on to oblivion.

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