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(Washington Post)   In the US saying a President had "skeletons in his closet" might mean a illicit affair. Presidents in Africa are not quite so metaphorical   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 36
    More: Scary, Central African Republic, Central Africa, human skeleton, Cameroon, presidents  
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2013-04-10 04:25:57 PM
Skeletons in the Closet?!   Sweet!

/possibly NSFW language
//might wanna turn the volume down at first
 
2013-04-10 04:27:45 PM
I heard Obama has bin Laden's skeleton stashed away in the White House so that he can play really awesome Halloween pranks on low level staffers.
 
2013-04-10 04:49:44 PM
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"Alright, who put the leftovers from last night's dinner in my closet?"
 
2013-04-10 05:04:36 PM
Apparently, in Africa, closets are holes in the floor.
 
2013-04-10 05:06:08 PM
I'm listening to "Africa" by Toto right now so I'm getting a kick....
 
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2013-04-10 05:06:58 PM
cgraves67

Africa is 90 degrees away around the Earth so everything is rotated. Same principle makes Australia upside-down.
 
2013-04-10 05:07:19 PM
I imagine he's not the only African leader with a few literal skeletons in his closet; or in this case, under his floor.
 
2013-04-10 05:09:42 PM
Nah, mine are in the crawlspace.
 
2013-04-10 05:12:12 PM

tnpir: I'm listening to "Africa" by Toto right now so I'm getting a kick....


Oh, now that's replaced Men at Work as being stuck in my head.

Our discussions today seem to be developing a theme, no?
 
2013-04-10 05:25:03 PM
In some really poor places (India) it was common for you to allow family to sell your skeleton for medical or anthropology demonstration in the West... I knew a guy who had an Indian adult male skeleton in a shirt box, he acquired the specimen in the '70s. Biologists, especially of a generation or two back, don't throw interesting things out, they dry, preserve, or clean the bones with scarab beetles, etc. I knew a marine biologist with a freezer full of dried dead fish, freezer burn at its worst.

I somehow suspect this president was not a respectable naturalist.
 
2013-04-10 05:29:36 PM
Witchcraft, or rather a belief in witchcraft, is so common in the Central African Republic that an estimated 40 percent of Central African court cases are witchcraft prosecutions. Human rights workers have actually urged legislators to maintain the law banning its practice. Not, they told The Atlantic's Graeme Wood, because they believe in witchcraft, but because they say that many Central Africans will fear and seek to punish witches with or without the law, so better to do it through a legal system that can at least keep the sentences modest.

media.salon.com

Approves.
 
2013-04-10 05:33:40 PM

Nabb1: tnpir: I'm listening to "Africa" by Toto right now so I'm getting a kick....

Oh, now that's replaced Men at Work as being stuck in my head.

Our discussions today seem to be developing a theme, no?


Hmmmm....so they do, so they do.
 
2013-04-10 05:33:48 PM

SquiggsIN: What is a house-cum-graveyard


hipknitism.com
 
2013-04-10 05:45:02 PM

SquiggsIN: What is a house-cum-graveyard

Cum

is a Latin word for 'with.' For clarity you should italicize, so summa cum laude doesn't look like wordplay about Your Mom.
 
2013-04-10 05:46:09 PM
That's a pretty good headline. Snark transcended.
 
2013-04-10 05:48:26 PM
48 years of living, an angel in disguise....
 
2013-04-10 05:52:48 PM
Yeah, in the US we don't have any room for skeletons, because:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKJKjXAY5bs">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=NKJKjXAY5bs
 
2013-04-10 05:56:11 PM
Let me show you my crawlspace!

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2013-04-10 06:08:15 PM
He ain't no Gacy.
 
2013-04-10 06:09:07 PM
The Red Cross took the remains away, presumably to be buried.

OK, well, shiat, yeah, one hopes that the farking RED CROSS doesn't also have the local interest in witchcraft enough that they've hauled the bodies off to practice some kind of ritual in their own basement, but one never knows, right, article-writer???
 
2013-04-10 06:20:32 PM
Dammit Africa get ur shiat together
 
2013-04-10 06:25:41 PM
Superb headline, subby.
 
2013-04-10 06:28:51 PM
Presidents in Africa have an skeleton in their closet?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-04-10 06:31:17 PM
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2013-04-10 06:33:35 PM

dryknife: Let me show you my crawlspace!


So do you do kids parties?
 
2013-04-10 07:10:12 PM
oh Africa, stay horrible and nightmarish, populated by subhumans, please do.
 
2013-04-10 07:21:50 PM
No subby, in the US, it means cocaine use, multiple DUIs, stealing a Christmas wreath, and avoiding Vietnam.
 
2013-04-10 08:16:54 PM

tnpir: Nabb1: tnpir: I'm listening to "Africa" by Toto right now so I'm getting a kick....

Oh, now that's replaced Men at Work as being stuck in my head.

Our discussions today seem to be developing a theme, no?

Hmmmm....so they do, so they do.


How about "The Ghosts That Haunt Me" by Crash Test Dummies?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M-KgH-ENzo
or
"Touch of Gray" by Grateful Dead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NEE8oURdM0
 
2013-04-10 08:40:15 PM

bingo the psych-o: SquiggsIN: What is a house-cum-graveyard


You bastard.

1 new keyboard, please.
 
2013-04-10 09:04:26 PM

Gyrfalcon: The Red Cross took the remains away, presumably to be buried.

OK, well, shiat, yeah, one hopes that the farking RED CROSS doesn't also have the local interest in witchcraft enough that they've hauled the bodies off to practice some kind of ritual in their own basement, but one never knows, right, article-writer???


Dude, this is the Central African Republic we're talking about.  I woudn't put it past them.
 
2013-04-10 10:24:04 PM
Holes in the floor? Sounds like the guards forgot to clean out the trap door again.

/always wanted one of those...
 
2013-04-10 11:05:34 PM
US President, no. Mayor of Chicago or Illinois Governor? That's another matter.
 
2013-04-10 11:07:56 PM
I also recall that when the earthquake hit Mexico City a while back they found a few skeletons spilling out from cracked open walls in the Justice Ministry...
 
2013-04-10 11:18:06 PM
I would have guessed the C.A.R. This is old hat for them.

It's not in the Wiki, but his predecessor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-B%C3%A9del_Bokassa) allegedly had body parts in a freezer. He also slaughtered 100 school children.

/ Lived in Nairobi in the 80's.
 
2013-04-11 12:23:35 AM

Not Available: I would have guessed the C.A.R. This is old hat for them.

It's not in the Wiki, but his predecessor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-B%C3%A9del_Bokassa) allegedly had body parts in a freezer. He also slaughtered 100 school children.

/ Lived in Nairobi in the 80's.


Bokassa? He was eating them, IIRC. As a cannibal, he made Idi Amin look like a poseur.
 
2013-04-12 09:23:40 AM

Gyrfalcon: Not Available: I would have guessed the C.A.R. This is old hat for them.

It's not in the Wiki, but his predecessor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-B%C3%A9del_Bokassa) allegedly had body parts in a freezer. He also slaughtered 100 school children.

/ Lived in Nairobi in the 80's.

Bokassa? He was eating them, IIRC. As a cannibal, he made Idi Amin look like a poseur.


Among his many other charming attributes, he was a cannibal.
 
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