Maybe I was too hammered over the holidays to keep up with world events, but I just recently learned that the leader of North Korea died. I understand that this ass#ole dictator died during the holidays. But why did it take so long for me to find out? The news was too busy discussing the arrival of Santa and how much money we spent on Xmas this year to inform me that one of the biggest threats to the western world had passed away. This is A BIG FRIGGIN DEAL! The little guy in North Korea with his thumb on the "fire" button for his nukes, had died. Now we are left with his 27 year old son, Kim Jong Un, with a Daddy complex. For you gamers, this may sound eerily similar to the story line of the game "Homefront". In the game, Kim Jong Il dies and his son takes power and declares war on the U.S. I am pissing my pants, because the new kid seems borderline creepy. We thought his Dad was a s#!thead.

According to smh.com:
Kim Jong-il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died at the age of 69, Yonhap News reported.
The South Korean military has been put on emergency alert with their communist neighbour now set to follow Kim Jong-il's son Kim Jong-un, believed to be 27.Kim was a chain-smoking recluse who ruled for 17 years after coming to power in July 1994 and resisted opening up to the outside world in order to protect his regime. Kim was known as a womaniser, a drinker and a movie buff, according to those people who had been in close contact with him and later left the country. He was said to enjoy ogling Russian dancing girls, amassing a wine cellar with more than 10,000 bottles and downing massive amounts of lobster and cognac.

It is a world event that we haven't heard much about because we don't want them to know that we care. All in all the the following montage of the film "Team America: World Police" sums the guy up: