A Couple of Not-So-Funny (But Still Funny) Articles on April 1

Two articles from the Atlantic today do a little tickling of the funny bone and only somewhat unintentionally.  The first is about the “paradox of second amendment hardliners” and is summed up in the sub header from the piece:

Conservatives say armed citizens are an essential guard against government tyranny. They also support massive military spending. How is that supposed to work?

I’m not an expert but pretty sure that one isn’t going to work like that.

This is a humorous paradox for gun rights advocates.  I suppose the answer to the gun control debate is to disarm the military so everyone is safer domestically.  When that happens, I’m sure there will be plenty of compromise and warmth between the two sides when it comes to banning military style weapons for civilian sale.

But then again, we do have North Korea to worry about.  Which brings us to the second article of the day.  It appears the fearsome prowess of their military was on display, literally, as their maps show they are going to shoot missiles at American cities.  Just one problem.  Their projections on the map imply the planet they live on is flat.  Someone might want to inform Mr. Kim of his planners’ mistake (assuming, of course, he didn’t draw the lines himself or have his good friend Dennis Rodman do it).  Heads will roll!