As you know, Dennis Rodman is in North Korea as the planet’s only hope against all-out nuclear war (through “basketball diplomacy”, d’uh.) Anyway, The Worm and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un have become BFFs (after eating and getting drunk together at Kim’s palace), and the world is now a better place for it. Per the AP: “You have a friend for life,’ Rodman told Kim before a crowd of thousands at a gymnasium where they sat side by side, chatting as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play, Alex Detrick, a spokesman for the New York-based VICE media company, said. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Monday with three members of the professional Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and a production crew to shoot an episode on North Korea for a new weekly HBO series. The unlikely encounter makes Rodman the most high-profile American to meet Kim since the young North Korean leader took power in December 2011, and takes place against a backdrop of tension between Washington and Pyongyang. North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test just two weeks ago, making clear the provocative act was a warning to the United States to drop what it considers a ‘hostile’ policy toward the North. Kim, a diehard basketball fan, told the former Chicago Bulls star he hoped the visit would break the ice between the United States and North Korea, VICE founder Shane Smith said. [...] Rodman’s agent, Darren Prince, said Rodman wasn’t concerned about criticism about making a visit to an enemy nation. ‘Dennis called me last night and said it’s been a great experience and he made this trip out of the love of the USA ,’ he said. ‘It’s all about peace and love.’”