• Hello to the American middle west!

Earlier today I was surprised by a special Google alert. Apparently under the impression that I am Google executive chair Eric Schmidt‘s cousin, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had googled my name and stumbled across yesterday’s Bleader post about his recent overture to fugitive French actor Gerard Depardieu. I was told by a footman, Park Yong-sun, that Kim wished to speak, via Gchat, “to an ordinary American living in the middle west also known as the heartland of the U. S. of A.” and “give a whirl to” the new Gchat translation feature, Gwhiz. What follows is a transcript.

Yong-sun: OK, here is the dear leader.
me: Good morning, Mr. Marshal of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Jong-un: Greetings, cousin of Eric.