If Obama is a monkey then Kim Jong-Un is a… ?
We never saw these coming.
From a cyber world war stemming from a Seth Rogen movie to a Palin scuffle and arguments over therapy chickens, here are some of the most absurd (and bizarre) political stories that made it to the headlines this year.
A Seth Rogen movie caused a cyber world war
Who knew that a Seth Rogen movie would start a world war in the cyberspace? North Korea faced condemnation both in cyberspace and in real life after allegedly launching a string of cyber attacks against Sony Pictures— a move which was apparently provoked by the latter after producing a movie that painted the former’s leader in an unlikeable way. Obama vowed to retaliate and the whole of North Korea suffered severe internet outage that lasted for days.
Because of this, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called US President Obama a ‘monkey’.
‘I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.’ – Michael Grimm
NY Rep. Michael Grimm bullied NY-1 reporter Michael Scotto high school jock-style.
“Let me be clear to you. You ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f—ing balcony,” growled Grimm— to which Scotto asked, “Why? I just wanted to ask you…”
“No, no, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy,” Grimm angrily spat back.
The reason? After Obama’s State of the Union address, Scotto interviewed Grimm, which at first went just fine until the reporter couldn’t help himself anymore and started asking Grimm about the ongoing criminal probe on the congressman’s affairs.
That’s when Grimm snapped.
Chickens became a central issue to US Senatorial race
A dispute over four therapy chickens sparked national interest after Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley and his Holiday Lake neighbor decided to bicker over the winged animals. As expected, Republicans rushed to the neighbor’s side and what was originally a dispute between two neighbors became an unforgiving national issue.
The Palin family caught up in a bizarre brawl
It was not a good year for former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Palin and her family attended a birthday party and the next thing we know, each and every one of the family members got involved in a bizarre brawl. Palin’s children— daughters Bristol and Willow, her eldest son, Track and his father Todd (who ended up with a bloody nose), were all swept up in the scuffle.