Earlier this week, MSNBC managed to offend its viewers twice over: first, the channel cut from Rachel Maddow to veteran newsman Brian Williams to cover the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian airbase. Worse yet, Williams tried to wax poetic, paraphrasing some Leonard Cohen lyrics about “the beauty of our weapons.”

Alec Baldwin and others were not in the mood to hear Tomahawk missiles called “beautiful,” so let’s hope they weren’t following along last night with Kim Jong-un’s parade of military might and the tweets of Melissa Hanham, senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Speaking of taking pictures, this is the screen shot of the day. The Washington Post will have what she’s having:

As you’d expect, North Korea’s parade was epic in scope — YUGE — but a lot of the hardware rolled out seemed like mock-ups, repaints, or the unholy spawn of older technologies.

Here’s CNN’s report:

Seeing all of that military hardware on parade can really make foreigners appreciate North Korea’s continual inability to make it work.

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