Kim Jong-un has been elevated to the status of ‘King of the Pranksters’ after launching a rocket towards Seoul, only for a bunch of roses to emerge upon detonation. The leader is said to be in jovial mood after receiving a personal phone call of admiration from George Bush, whose own similar prank to 'invade Iraq' misfired when an admin error lead to acid instead of water squirting out of his troops’ lapel flowers, sparking a full scale invasion.
‘April Fool! #Gotcha’, tweeted @KimJong-un this morning before posting a video of his model professional army corps breaking rank to do the Harlem Shake. ‘@GeorgeWBush that’s how you do it!’
The World is said to be in a state of uncontrollable laughter, with just a hint of relief.
A statement has been released confirming that the blanket secrecy over North Korea was necessary to maintain the integrity of the prank, and will continue to be necessary so as not to ruin next year’s joke.
‘I found it difficult to maintain a straight face whilst cutting links with Seoul and talking up pre-emptive nuclear strikes, but I think we pulled it off superbly’, Mr Kim is reported as saying. ’We’ve had great fun writing ‘Enriched Uranium’ on any metal we happen to have lying around. Initially, we were painting it all luminous green, but apparently it only shines green under UV light, so we’ve really done our homework.’
A source close to the Eminent Leader revealed, ‘Mr. Kim is a fantastic joker. He has a massive armoury of prank props including a big plastic nuclear warhead he sometimes leaves out to spook unsuspecting countries, inspired by the old plastic turd gag. Sure, he necessarily comes across as staunch and composed in public, but he’s got a bit of a cheeky side behind the facade. When we first came up with this prank, I asked how he thought the South would respond. He just extended his swanee whistle and made a flower droop. Textbook.’
North Korea has announced that it will be testing an enormous pink, rubber explosive device in the waters just up-wind of South Korea in the coming weeks, and that Seoul had better start taking the North seriously.