In an unprecedented act of kindness and generosity, the North Korean government has given a massive, beautifully-crafted wooden horse to South Korea.
“We are very excited to receive this wonderful gift,” said South Korean President Park Geun-hye. “Just look at it! It’s incredible. I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t want this.”
The gigantic wooden horse has been very popular among South Koreans, who say that parting with such a magnificent piece of craftsmanship must have been a great sacrifice for the North Koreans.
“We’ve had our differences in the past,” Park said, “but the steps North Korea is taking are finally bringing unpleasantness to an end.”
U.S. and S. Korean security officials saw no need to inspect what was clearly an act of good will.
“Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not crazy about horses, but you can’t deny the effort the North Koreans put into this,” said Homer Elliot, a U.S. marine stationed at the national border. “There’s no reason to think this is a trick of any kind. You know what they say, ‘never look a gift horse in the mouth’.”
Inspectors did indicate a large sign on what appears to be a secret hatch on the horse’s underside that reads “please do not open until sundown,” but wrote it off as a mishap in production.
Kim Jong-un, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was not available for interview, but his aides gave an explanation.
“Our glorious nation has recently entered a golden age of both scientific achievement and artistic expression. As a way of showing our progress to the world, we are offering our finest wooden sculpture to our neighbors to the south. This giant wooden horse shall be the key to unifying our nations into a peaceful, united Korea.”
At press time, muffled voices and nondescript jostling can be heard from within the sculpture’s belly.