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  • Writer's pictureJames McGee

We're doomed, Captain Mainwaring! Doomed!

Good to see The Orange One is enjoying his golfing holiday away from the stresses and strains of government. Well, apart from threatening North Korea with total annihilation, or, as he put it so eloquently: 'fire and fury like the world has never seen'.

This in response to the news that North Korea has, supposedly, produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland and is, by way of testing POTUS's resolve, on the cusp of firing off a brace of missiles towards Guam, the U.S. island territory in the Western Pacific.

I hear there are some great beaches there, so if there is a launch the locals might want to go for a higher factor sunscreen. It won't help with the radiation burns but it'll feel good rubbing it on.

I noted The Donald had his arms folded in front of him at the time he voiced the threat. Personally, I can't help feeling it would have been more appropriate if he'd kept his tiny hands behind his back, fingers crossed.

So here we are, then; poised on the brink of World War III.

Save that amidst the gloom and fear of Armageddon, there is cause for some levity - no, really. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the ABC late night show on the other side of the Pond, sent staff into the street to gather response on the stand-off from passers-by and to ask a very important question:

Where exactly is North Korea?

Here are three of the answers (faces cropped to spare the blushes):

Now, before anyone writes in, I can guarantee that if you asked the same question on the streets of any town in the UK, you'd likely receive answers in the same vein.

And on that worrying note, I'm not taking any chances. I'm off to my local Tesco to stock up on tinned food and toilet rolls and, optimistically, some corrugated sheeting.

Well, every little helps...

Meanwhile, here's the weather forecast...

폭풍이 몰려왔다! (It's gonna be stormy..!)

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