Thursday Numbers

Welcome! Thanks for taking time out of your day to read “Thursday Numbers.”

If this is your first time, this is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about nukes, Max Baucus, unemployment, John Lewis, light bulbs, empowering women, Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman, Montana State Prison, congress, deferred prosecution, and the baseball Hall of Fame.

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Dennis Rodman: Diplomat

In case you missed it, former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman visited North Korea for a few days and met with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un, who has been the “Supreme Leader of North Korea” since December 2011.

Let me repeat that: Dennis Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un.

It was a very successful diplomatic mission. Plus it gave Rodman five more minutes of fame.

Kim Jong-un and Rodman reportedly watched a Harlem Globetrotters game and talked basketball. Rodman is six feet seven inches tall and he was a five-time NBA Champion and seven-time NBA rebounding champion. Kim Jong-un is five feet five inches tall. He has trouble rebounding, but he is the dictator of over 24 million people.

I have not confirmed the rumor they acquired matching tattoos and piercings.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday Numbers – If you are new to The Western Word, Thursday Numbers is where I take a look at the numbers in the news and provide (sometimes with a little sarcasm) commentary with them.

NOTICE:  The Western Word is not responsible for the knowledge gained by reading this column!  You can use this knowledge to impress your family, friends and co-workers!  It might be life-changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about the Dodgers, Mega Millions, Amy Winehouse, Dennis Rodman, unemployment, Spike Lee, campaign ad views, elk, Mitt’s garage, and much more! Continue reading