I’m not sure how you spent your holiday weekend, but know this. If Hennessy was the drink of choice, you were subconsciously paying homage to the late, controversial North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il. While I’ll never claim to be a political analyst, here’s what’s known about the guy:
— He was short.
— He had nuclear weapons that he threatened to use them more than once.
— He was really, really short.
— Like myself, he was a diehard stan of Michael Jordan and the 1990’s Chicago Bulls.
One thing I didn’t know about him was the soft spot in his heart and/or stomach for Hennessy cognac. According to reports, the dictator spent approximately $720,000 a year on the beverage. Dr. Jerold Post, a former CIA psychologist and current head of the Political Psychology program at George Washington University, had this to say in regards to Kim’s drunken purchases. “He is the largest customer over the last 10 years, averaging between $650,000 and $720,000 a year in purchases — while the average [North] Korean earns only about $900 a year.”
Keep in mind those bottles go for $630 a pop in North Korea and put that in correlation with the quote you just read. Kind of f*cked up, right? Regardless, I’m not here to get into the morality of the situation, but two things remains true. If this guy was really chugging Henny at this type of rate, all of us better be thankful as hell he never made a “Marvin’s Room” type call to his military telling them to push the button on those missiles. If drunken phone calls to ex girlfriends (or boyfriends in the ladies case) are dangerous, imagine what a weapon of mass destruction sent off all because some short little guy got too inebriated. That sh*t is crazy, man.
Oh, and secondly, he and Tupac would have gotten along excellent.