And not a serenade from a pierced basketball star. North Korea’s ‘‘Great Successor’’ got that last year when Dennis Rodman sang happy birthday to him on a basketball court in Pyongyang, in a scene that could easily have come out of the aforementioned film.
So what do you get the tyrant who has everything? Well, how about a huge pile of manure? That, apparently, is what Kim wants for his birthday on Thursday, which is turning out to be a more low-key affair than usual.