Video: The funny yet depressing “Americans congratulate North Korea on their hydrogen bomb” clip

posted at 6:41 pm on January 8, 2016 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, the good news is that North Korea’s nuclear test probably didn’t involve a hydrogen bomb. The bad news is the state of basic American literacy on foreign events. Did Jimmy Kimmel’s crew deliberately seek out younger adults here, I wonder, or was it just that all the idiots they encountered happened to be younger adults?

Whatever the answer, bear in mind as you watch that, given their age, probably every last one of these people is a Hillary Clinton voter. Except maybe for Nose Piercing, who’s either feeling the Bern or is Green Party or bust.

When you’re done with that, enjoy Trump telling Greta Van Susteren last night that Kim Jong-un may be a nut job but he must “have something going for him because he kept control which is amazing for a young person to do.” What he has going for him is the fact that North Korea is a hereditary dictatorship with a national cult of personality surrounding the Kim family, but you gotta give it up for any authoritarian who can keep such a tight grip at such a tender age, I guess.



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The kids are going along with the joke. They’re not that stupid. But lol anyway.

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM

lol xD

Flapjackmaka on January 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Second look at some sort of test for voting? We have to have background checks before exercising our Second Amendment rights, we need something before exercising the franchise.

rbj on January 8, 2016 at 6:47 PM

EXPERT: NORTH KOREA H-BOMB IS ‘SUPER-EMP WEAPON’

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/expert-north-korea-h-bomb-is-super-emp-weapon/#m40fjKMEc8EByll1.99

Pork-Chop on January 8, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Who believes anything that comes from Kimmel.

RickB on January 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM

I think it may be time to redefine “adults”, young or otherwise.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Whatever the answer, bear in mind as you watch that, given their age, probably every last one of these people is a Hillary Clinton voter.

Statistically speaking probably 60% of them are hillary voters given their age. That’s assuming her voteshare is similar to Obama 2012.

Tlaloc on January 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

I think I would have said Dennis Rodman deserves some of the credit too

halfbaked on January 8, 2016 at 7:08 PM

assuming

Tlaloc on January 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Lol.

CWforFreedom on January 8, 2016 at 7:08 PM

One of those girls had an English accent… we can disclaim that one. I thought everybody was “Well, whatever, nothing I can do about it if I get all outraged, so ‘Don’t drop it on your foot, L’il Kim!'”
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Tongue in cheek, all of it.

ExpressoBold on January 8, 2016 at 7:10 PM

EXPERT: NORTH KOREA H-BOMB IS ‘SUPER-EMP WEAPON’

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/expert-north-korea-h-bomb-is-super-emp-weapon/#m40fjKMEc8EByll1.99

Pork-Chop on January 8, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Pretty much…

Seven Percent Solution on January 8, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Statistically speaking probably 60% of them are hillary voters given their age. That’s assuming her voteshare is similar to Obama 2012.

Tlaloc on January 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

I wonder if any of them could actually manage to cast a vote.

Pythagoras on January 8, 2016 at 7:16 PM

I hate these “man on the street” things, waste of time.

Brian1972 on January 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Trump was very strong on NK on Greta. He said that he feared that Kim could be a lunatic.

But RCP and HA want to headline out the interesting point Trump made about Kim holding the impoverished country together after the death of the previous king as if Trump is approving.

I’ve really enjoyed Allah’s this week. I don’t comment when I agree with him or when I’m informed by him which is plenty. <— Apundit is getting sick of accusations from commenters so I felt the need to preface this little post with some fanboy grovelling.

Anyway,

What has going for him is the fact that North Korea is a hereditary dictatorship with a national cult of personality surrounding the Kim family, but you gotta give it up for any authoritarian who can keep such a tight grip at such a tender age, I guess.

Allah

And so what if it’s a hereditary dictatorship? That doesn’t make it stable. Since when are hereditary dictatorships paragons of stability? How many kingdoms are left in the world? A couple. Trump is right. The evil crazy kid has something going on – even if it’s a smart svengali. I’m 100% sure there is palace intrigue in NK that would overwhelm most his age. I wouldn’t expect a prince Harry(? andrew which?idk) to pull off a smooth transition , in a similar situation, if the English crown still wielded any real power.

It’s a more subtle and interesting point than Rubio or Fiorina’s boiler plate talking points.

BoxHead1 on January 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM

EXPERT: NORTH KOREA H-BOMB IS ‘SUPER-EMP WEAPON’

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/expert-north-korea-h-bomb-is-super-emp-weapon/#m40fjKMEc8EByll1.99

Pork-Chop on January 8, 2016 at 6:48 PM

The person who wrote that article obviously couldn’t pass a freshman physics course if his life depended on it.

Pythagoras on January 8, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Kimmel used to do serious, thought provoking, sophisticated pieces like this. What the hell happened to him?

Oldnuke on January 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM

But RCP and HA want to headline out the interesting point

FI

BoxHead1 on January 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM

… enjoy Trump telling Greta Van Susteren last night that Kim Jong-un may be a nut job but he must “have something going for him because he kept control which is amazing for a young person to do.”

Ugh. Sometimes, Trump sounds like he’s stealing Tlaloc’s material …

ShainS on January 8, 2016 at 7:31 PM

dream high…..or just get high…

dmacleo on January 8, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Oldnuke on January 8, 2016 at 7:23 PM

.
This is why the mooslim invaders need to leave Europe…

ExpressoBold on January 8, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Here’s my congratulations for him -Congratulations to Lil Kim on his successfully testing an H-bomb, Now if you will give us your exact location on January 27 at 9:00 AM we have a special delivery for you.

Corsair on January 8, 2016 at 8:04 PM

Statistically speaking probably 60% of them are hillary voters given their age. That’s assuming her voteshare is similar to Obama 2012.

Tlaloc on January 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

One cannot determine statistics from such a thing when what they show aren’t really random samples. They are the dumbest samples.

clement on January 8, 2016 at 8:23 PM

The kids are going along with the joke. They’re not that stupid. But lol anyway.

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM

This is your ego overriding your Id. You don’t want it to be true that 20-somethings are really that stupid, so your mind makes it not true. But deep down, you know it to be true. Luke Skywalker searched his feelings and knew the truth. I’m not suggesting you toss yourself off of some kind of weather vane, but…hey.

BobMbx on January 8, 2016 at 8:32 PM

Several of those half-retarded nitwits are old enough to vote. Any doubt that they voted for America’s first Clown President, O’Bozo?

Jaibones on January 8, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Here’s my congratulations for him -Congratulations to Lil Kim on his successfully testing an H-bomb, Now if you will give us your exact location on January 27 at 9:00 AM we have a special delivery for you.

Corsair on January 8, 2016 at 8:04 PM

An invitation to have a beer with Obama and Dennis Rodman in the White House Rose Garden?

Gator Country on January 9, 2016 at 12:12 AM

Here’s my congratulations for him -Congratulations to Lil Kim on his successfully testing an H-bomb, Now if you will give us your exact location on January 27 at 9:00 AM we have a special delivery for you.

Corsair on January 8, 2016 at 8:04 PM

An invitation to have a beer with Obama and Dennis Rodman in the White House Rose Garden?

Gator Country on January 9, 2016 at 12:12 AM

Because that’s all he’s likely to get with this administration. :)

Gator Country on January 9, 2016 at 12:13 AM

These things are always so funny—one wonders how many people they went up to to get those handful of comments. I want to see the reactions of the others; especially those who might have begun to go along with it, then thought twice as they were talking: “Congratula—wait, what?”

Stick a microphone and camera into people’s faces, with promises of being on TV, and you can get people to say anything.

CivilDiscourse on January 9, 2016 at 1:32 AM

Oww. That nose piercing thing. Oww.

Galtian on January 9, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Oww. That nose piercing thing. Oww.

Galtian on January 9, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Awful. Yep… some of them are that stupid.

Jumpintimmy on January 9, 2016 at 2:35 AM

Statistically speaking probably 60% of them are hillary voters given their age. That’s assuming her voteshare is similar to Obama 2012.

Tlaloc on January 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Hillary won’t be the nominee.

Younggod on January 9, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Stick a microphone and camera into people’s faces, with promises of being on TV, and you can get people to say anything.

CivilDiscourse on January 9, 2016 at 1:32 AM

Get a self-infatuated dweeb a keyboard, let him post on a website, and he will write almost anything to enact his self-concept.

[Surprise us and refrain from “takes one to know one.”]

Younggod on January 9, 2016 at 8:31 AM

The kids are going along with the joke. They’re not that stupid. But lol anyway.

anotherJoe on January 8, 2016 at 6:43 PM

More or less my take, too.

flipflop on January 9, 2016 at 8:49 AM

H bomb or not, what are we going to do about it?

Nothing, probably. Notice we got more excited about them hacking into Sony pictures? That was probably a lie to deflect from the fact of liberal Hollywood execs making racist remarks about Obama. Hypocrites and racists.

BTW, the NK dictator would have executed anyone who made such comments about him. Has Obama taken any action against Sony?

NK nuclear tests are not news unless we intend to do something.

virgo on January 9, 2016 at 9:50 AM