Worm-tastic: Dennis Rodman thrilled to be in North Korea, meet Kim Jong-Un; Update: PSY responds to Rodman

Starving for food, starving for attention … what difference does it make? Former NBA badboy Dennis “The Worm” Rodman, along with a few Harlem Globetrotters, is in the prison country for a film project and a little “basketball diplomacy.” And he’s pretty darn excited to be there:

PSY is actually South Korean. Then again, Rodman’s geography skills put him on par with Secretary of State John Kerry, so maybe he has a future in diplomacy after all.

Awww! So, does this officially put Rodman in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize?

No, it’s all too real:

You know what other stories are true, Dennis? The ones about the horrors faced by the North Korean people:

Rodman really is a worm.


PSY sets Rodman straight on where “the Gangnam Style dude” is from:

  • $23629333


    What else is there to say?

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Maybe he just wants to sample the new “haute human” cuisine?

  • Krazy Kent

    He’s still alive?

  • Joe W.

    Well…Obama eats dogs…Maybe Dennis wants him a little Human Stir Fry, North Korean Style….

  • http://twitter.com/lazypadawan lazypadawan

    It’s like “Team America” come to life. Watch out for the shark tanks, Dennis!

    • Jack Deth

      “Sklew you, Hans Brix!”

      • bluewaternavy

        He must be ronery there….

  • Jack Deth

    Very much like the Duck Billed Platypus. Dennis Rodman is a mistake of nature.

  • cgraham77

    Well, no one ever accused Rodman of being very intelligent.

    A prime example of why we, as a society, do not need to hold athletes in such high regard.

  • BlueStateRepub

    I remember when Rodman was just an awesome rebounder for the Pistons. No tats, no noserings, no crossdressing. Just an awesome basketball player who didn’t have a ton of natural skill, but who rose above due to hard work and more hard work.

    Then came the Spurs and the Bulls, the noserings and the crossdressing…Worm, ya shoulda stayed normal!

    • bluewaternavy

      If he stayed normal, he’d be ronery.

    • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

      That was before he stopped taking his meds. Seriously.

    • Ronald

      Meh. Normal is overrated. As long as he’s not hurting himself anymore with drugs and alcohol, he can be as weird as he wants to be. Variety is the spice of life.

  • John Beam

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he was there to get some “experience” for a future ambassadorship. Nothing can possibly surprise me anymore– not with what has occurred in the past four-plus years…

  • Blake Waymire

    If he loves North Korea so much, he should know by now that KPop, especially Psy’s variety, is a strictly Southern thing and is actually banned in the North. They hate it so much that ROKA uses it as a propaganda tool by blasting it across the border: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/south-korea-blasts-pop-music-propaganda-border-article-1.184065

    Then again, the ruling family in the North is well-known as being a group of very weird people. Maybe Rodman just feels right at home with them.

    • Raye09

      Most people, especially celebrities, are too stupid to know the difference between North Korea and South Korea.

  • RightThinking1

    Yeah, well, wait until you’ve been trapped on a bus full of people who’s primary food is kimchi. Try that for an hour or so, then tell me how much you love it.

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    Hope he doesn’t end up as dinner.

  • Ronald

    The best way to change the condition for the people of N.Korea is to have MORE contact with them. Now, I’m not sure Rodman is the very best spokesperson, but the Globetrotters and a quality organization that will entertain and delight the crowds. I’m sure they need a bit of sunlight in their lives and it’s nice to see that Rodman is willing to travel there. It’s not a place I’d like to go to, so kudos to Rodman.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Honored to represent The United States of America.”
    — Um, is it too soon to do a performance review on our new Secretary of State? I might have a quibble or two with his delegating style.

  • $41341954

    The NYSlimes had actually a really interesting story about this trip. So the organizer was there before and found out that Kim Jong Il was a huge 90s Bulls fan and has reportedly given this interest to his son. So considering they are fans, and hopefully understand what they signed up for, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a diplomatically successful trip. At the very least it’ll be a funny documentary.

    Also of note, this is supposedly unsanctioned by the US. They went directly to the North Korean Ambassador to the UN to set it up.