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    What Kim Jong Un Was Doing During His 40-Day Absence

    You might have thought he disappeared, but he was actually pretty damn busy.

    You may have heard that North Korean leader (and worldwide hairstyle inspiration) Kim Jong Un has finally been seen again after a month and a half of being totally invisible.

    Kcna / Reuters

    He was spotted using a cane, leading some to speculate that his absence from the public eye was related to a leg injury.

    But let's be real: He clearly just had more important plans than showing up to meetings and boring shit like that. Here is what he was definitely up to over the past month.

    Kcna / Reuters

    1. Searching for his previously unmentioned son Nemo.

    P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney #WhereWasKimJongUn

    Travis Lindsay@Trav_is_lindsayFollow

    P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney #WhereWasKimJongUn

    9:33 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. Filling in for Chris Pratt.

    Guarding The Galaxy #WhereWasKimJongUn

    3. Making sure he was the first person in North Korea to get the new iPhone.

    Disappears for a month, comes back with a gammy leg? Clearly Kim Jong Un was queuing for an iPhone 6.

    Jon Norris@Jn_NorrisFollow

    Disappears for a month, comes back with a gammy leg? Clearly Kim Jong Un was queuing for an iPhone 6.

    12:50 PM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. Working on his fitness.

    I really want to hear that Kim Jong Un was in fat camp, and comes back into the public eye looking DROP DEAD SEXY

    Kent Sanderson@MrKentSandersonFollow

    I really want to hear that Kim Jong Un was in fat camp, and comes back into the public eye looking DROP DEAD SEXY

    11:25 AM - 10 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5. Or at the very least, just getting a lil' nip and tuck.

    you think Kim Jong Un got gastric bypass or lap band or somethin'? He looks thinner. Maybe lipo?

    BramHennen@TweetbrkFollow

    you think Kim Jong Un got gastric bypass or lap band or somethin'? He looks thinner. Maybe lipo?

    9:31 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. Finding ~the plane~ all on his own while simultaneously solving the Ebola crisis and leading peace talks with ISIS.

    My prediction for this week's major news: MH370 lands in ISIS-held Iraq, carrying Kim Jong Un and his new Ebola cure

    Hayes Brown@HayesBrownFollow

    My prediction for this week's major news: MH370 lands in ISIS-held Iraq, carrying Kim Jong Un and his new Ebola cure

    3:30 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. Hanging out with Kramer.

    What if seinfeld today? Krame letting Kim Jong Un crash in his dresser

    Seinfeld Current Day@Seinfeld2000Follow

    What if seinfeld today?

    Krame letting Kim Jong Un crash in his dresser

    11:27 AM - 11 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. Hanging out with Goku and Gohan.

    After a short adventure Kim Jong Un has finally collected all 7 Dragon Balls....

    James Murray@Murray886Follow

    After a short adventure Kim Jong Un has finally collected all 7 Dragon Balls....

    10:57 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9. Becoming a black belt so he can single-handedly defend his country from aggressors.

    Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un returns from martial arts training and meditation atop Mount Paektu, to defend people against Japanese aggression

    DPRK News Service@DPRK_NewsFollow

    Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un returns from martial arts training and meditation atop Mount Paektu, to defend people against Japanese aggression

    7:33 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. Patronizing the Pyongyang Olive Garden.

    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

    samir mezrahi@samirFollow

    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

    6:04 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. Just really ~emotionally~ connecting with the lives of former British royals.

    - Long walks - Laughing - Weeping at sunsets - Violent mood swings - Gout - Getting in touch w his inner @KngHnryVIII #WhereWasKimJongUn

    Henry Tudor@KngHnryVIIIFollow

    - Long walks

    - Laughing

    - Weeping at sunsets

    - Violent mood swings

    - Gout

    - Getting in touch w his inner @KngHnryVIII

    #WhereWasKimJongUn

    9:42 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12. Just hanging out alone all moody-like and stuff.

    Turns out Kim Jong-un was just upstairs playing tapes.

    Patrick Strudwick@PatrickStrudFollow

    Turns out Kim Jong-un was just upstairs playing tapes.

    7:20 PM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13. Catching up on his fave reality show.

    #wherewaskimjongun watching the bake off

    14. With Tish.

    #WhereWasKimJongUn In his mum's car

    15. In his secret candy factory.

    Hope Kim Jong-un's building up to a Willy Wonka style forward roll.

    Duncan Gates of Hell@Duncan_GatesFollow

    Hope Kim Jong-un's building up to a Willy Wonka style forward roll.

    11:04 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. Creating a super-cyborg version of himself.

    At least we now know exactly how long it takes for North Korea to make a fully-operable robotic replica of Kim Jong-un.

    HaveIGotNewsForYou@haveigotnewsFollow

    At least we now know exactly how long it takes for North Korea to make a fully-operable robotic replica of Kim Jong-un.

    3:35 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17. Getting his cosplay on at New York Comic Con.

    Attending NY Comic Con #WhereWasKimJongUn

    18. Taking care of his enemies on World of Warcraft.

    My secret wish is that Kim Jong Un was trying to get his Warlock to lvl 30.

    Jon Weisnewski@sharkeatsmanFollow

    My secret wish is that Kim Jong Un was trying to get his Warlock to lvl 30.

    2:35 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19. Accidentally oversleeping.

    Don't worry guys, Kim just overslept... #WhereWasKimJongUn

    I Am Zain@ZainIsTheBestFollow

    Don't worry guys, Kim just overslept... #WhereWasKimJongUn

    10:43 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20. Trying to avoid spoilers like any good TV fan would.

    #WhereWasKimJongUn Catching up on The Walking Dead before Season 5 began. He hates spoilers.

    How It Works@HowItWorksmagFollow

    #WhereWasKimJongUn Catching up on The Walking Dead before Season 5 began. He hates spoilers.

    10:41 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21. Hanging out with his BFF.

    At Dennis Rodman's house #WhereWasKimJongUn

    22. And using his new basketball skills to take down those damn Monstars once and for all.

    #WhereWasKimJongUn helping Michael Jordan and bugs bunny defeat aliens at basketball

    Daniel Coates@CliveDuskyFollow

    #WhereWasKimJongUn helping Michael Jordan and bugs bunny defeat aliens at basketball

    11:20 AM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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