'That's six more weeks of Communism, folks': The Internet reacts to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's bizarre re-emergence

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'That's six more weeks of Communism, folks': The Internet reacts to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's bizarre re-emergence
Kim Jong Un returns to public view, disproving the many US articles “reporting" a coup or worse, for which there will be zero accountability
Breaking: Kim Jong Un has returned to public view. Tabloids say: He was ousted in a coup and then launched a successful counter-coup.
Can't believe Kim Jong-un was at an Olive Garden getting the most out of his all-you-can-eat pasta pass this whole time
What if Kim Jong Un resurfaced in Massachusetts and was all "I found this place" like a modern day Chris Columbus & then America became his?
Kim Jong Un is back, but he looks weird, talks like a robot, and there's always a guy right next to him with a remote.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reappears in public. That's six more weeks of communism, folks!
Kim Jong Un returns in the only way possible: giving faux expertise on an industrial project. http://t.co/OjlNKYArLE http://t.co/4oUgSgydwz
Kim Jong-un spotted with a cane. State media reports he banged his knee on the backboard while dunking.
Terrifying Halloween costume idea: Kim Jong Un's haircut
Kim Jong-un appears in public, walking with cane. Did not use downtime to grow "side hair."
North Korea says leader has reappeared (no doubt he thoroughly enjoyed all the speculation about him - big smile.) http://t.co/K7W90vpqvT
So much for the coup conspiracy! It's ironic seeing Rodong Shinmun DEBUNK foreign propaganda. #NorthKorea #NoCoup http://t.co/wTbp0XHU0J
Can you imagine being Kim Jong-un, and just be praised for pointing at things while people feverishly take notes on how to point like you do
So... No "coup d'etat"? Once again #northkorea successfully left outside observers puzzled and coming to the wrong conclusion
Is it bad that I wish Kim Jong Un was dead
The art of using one's own disappearance for PR is in knowing how not to disappear completely. #KimJongUn @vicenews http://t.co/DtTzxqpGVg
North Korea is releasing pictures of Kim Jong Un to 'prove' that he's still alive after his month absence. Which means he's definitely dead.
Glad #KimJongUn is ok to kill more innocent people and starve the others
Kim Jong Un's hair tho
Dear Kim Jong-un - I know you're a horrible dictator and rotten person but ...we really need to talk about your hair. What are you thinking?
What'd ya know. There wasn't a coup after all...Kim Jong-un: North Korea leader 'appears in public' http://t.co/wS2gRkMnb8
Looking forward to Kim Jong Un's inevitable reappearance as a hologram.
Kim Jong Un has resurfaced in North Korea to show the world he has not been overthrown by - Diabetes.
#KJU is back and armed with a pimp cane!!! #KimJongUn
#politicalprediction in the next 3 months the public finds out a coup d' etat took place in North Korea back in mid September
#KimJongUn made an appearance after reports indicated he might have gout, a coup, or been suffering from a cheese addiction. #NorthKorea
Of course there was no coup in #NorthKorea. What I want to know is why Kim went to school in Switzerland but can't speak English....
Kim Jong Un goes away, returns with a cane. Like when Gandalf returned as Gandalf The White, with a cane.
I wish Kim Jong Un had returned with breast implants
HE'S BAAACK! Kim Jong Un is spotted and now has a pimp cane #somuchforcoupd'état #doubtofgout #limporpimp #geohotspot http://t.co/wQ6zTX6ldV
@foxandfriends @CarolCNN @CNN @DrMartyFox Kim Jong-Un is back! New hair&voice. 'His' name is now 'Una' and the cane is for a 'simple' job.
Next step for #KimJongUn...? #gotthegout http://t.co/bw8fllule8
Personally believe Kim Jong-un is dead (or captive), despite his 'public appearance'. Fishy that they'd release so many pics but no video...
#kimjongun had been to EU parliament to congratulate #ukip on Human Rights approach - but the buggers are never there.
don't care much, but wanted to see if he's wearing sunglasses, being held up by guards RT Kim Jong-Un Appears http://t.co/uZzbjp40fH
Kim Jong Un is alive. Lost another death pool. 😕
Had a long text conversation this morning about how Bond villain-y Kim Jong-Un's cane could be. It was a morning well spent. #NorthKorea
Kim Jong Un's feet look SO TINY they are almost endearing
Kim Jong-un's back in action, then. Wondered why the photoblogs of him curiously staring at things were running dry on content.
Aw, Kim Jong Un is like a little fat baby.
While Kim Jong Un was missing did ANY of the tabloids use the headline 'KIM JONG: ILL?' If not I'm THROUGH with this country.
Those #KimJongUn photos definitely look photoshopped.
After a short adventure Kim Jong Un has finally collected all 7 Dragon Balls....
I think I see where Kim Jong-un is going style-wise. http://t.co/zsyDzFaixX
I see Kim Jong Un is back. Going by the photos we can take Fat Camp and proper hair salon off the list of places he might have gone to.
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By RYAN GORMAN

The re-emergence of North Korea's dictator after a mysterious 40-day absence raised more than a few eyebrows.

Media speculation ran wild while Kim Jong Un vanished from public view until inexplicably appearing Monday in a series of photos walking with a cane and pointing at buildings.

North Korean state media showed him making two stops in the capital Pyongyang after his vanishing from the grid led people to wonder if he had been removed from power, was having health problems or any number of other bizarre scenarios.

"Our scientists are patriots who are devoting all their lives to building a rich and powerful nation," he is reported as having said while gesturing towards the Natural Energy Institute of the State Academy of Sciences.

The western-educated strongman was last seen September 3 at a concert with wife Ri Sol Ju.

One report even suggested that Kim was removed from power in a military coup only to stage a counter-coup and reassume his place as dictator.

Reaction online to the sudden slate of appearances was mostly bemused.

"Can't believe Kim Jong Un was at an Olive Garden getting the most out of his all-you-can-eat pasta pass this whole time," tweeted BuzzFeed's Samir Mezrahi.

Mezrahi is notorious on Twitter for trolling everyone and everything.

"What if Kim Jong Un resurfaced in Massachusetts and was all "I found this place" like a modern day Chris Columbus & then America became his?" Asked Max Dylan Ash, a reference to the Monday holiday in the U.S.

"Kim Jong Un is back, but he looks weird, talks like a robot, and there's always a guy right next to him with a remote," wrote another Twitter user.

The dictator was shown walking with a cane, but no explanation was given. Reports over the summer observed him walking with a noticeable limp and suggested he may have had ankle surgery.

"North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reappears in public. That's six more weeks of communism, folks!" Wrote Ken Plume.

The strange saga of North Korea carries on.

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