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(BBC)   Congo rated worst place to raise child, but the best place to get some bongos   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 77
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2013-05-07 10:39:17 AM

o'really: The Gambia?


Yes, THE Gambia.  I think it's said like that because it's named after the Gambia River.

IIRC there's also The Sudan and The Ukraine, although I'm not sure what's going on in the latter example.
 
2013-05-07 10:40:06 AM

gabethegoat: king of the bongos?


After going through half the thread before seeing your link, I thought it was going to have to be me that injects this lovely ear-worm into everyone's dome.  I'm surprised that your comment has received no love (naught but from me).

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Back in the days of Napster (when I was in college - with time to "putz around on free internet" with awesome free dialup...) my brother dumped off a CD with ~140 mislabeled/terribly labeled tunes.  Labeled as "Mumu Cho - Bombo Song" from some children's sing-along album, it quickly became a house favorite but also tormented us because it took so damn long for me to figure out who it was...
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Anyway, the image association when anybody mentions "Congo" or "Bongo" has changed from the Commodore 64 monkey from the 1st of our kind to a bunch of South American guerrillas with AKs sitting around a fire but bobbing their heads rhythmically to this song!
 
2013-05-07 10:42:53 AM
On the plus side, presumably the kids there get to drink this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYj5o4kQsXs
 
2013-05-07 10:42:54 AM
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2013-05-07 10:45:24 AM
www.anus.com
 
2013-05-07 10:47:45 AM

Garko: Bingo Bango Bongo
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgDF2xfcbv8


What about Irving?
 
2013-05-07 10:49:46 AM
www.chud.com

However Congo was ranked very high for places to shoot weird looking gorillas with lazers... so, there's always that.
 
2013-05-07 10:49:56 AM

El Brujo: "Democratic" as in North Korea?


It's a cliche that any country that has the word "Democratic" in its formal name isn't.
 
2013-05-07 10:50:02 AM

ihopOVERpancakes: The next worst countries listed were Somalia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger, Central African Republic, The Gambia, Nigeria, Chad and Ivory Coast.

The Gambia? Also, how is there reliable data from Somalia? Isn't it difficult to get information from a country that has practically no government?


Home of The Batman?
 
2013-05-07 10:50:53 AM
I was in the Congo 09-10 and the first part of 12. Pretty place. (Away from the cities). However, on the plus side one of the rebel group is named the "Ninjas". Never saw them though.
 
2013-05-07 10:53:43 AM

Arkanaut: o'really: The Gambia?

Yes, THE Gambia.  I think it's said like that because it's named after the Gambia River.

IIRC there's also The Sudan and The Ukraine, although I'm not sure what's going on in the latter example.


"THE Ukraine" is not smiled upon by us Ukes.  The damned Russkies would constantly refer to it with the article because it was their desire to paint it as a region of Russia as opposed to its own independent country.  If the sovereign nation were a region of their own country, maybe others would look away from various oppressions, genocides, and whatnot and unfortunately I'd say that it worked...
 
2013-05-07 10:54:40 AM
Good, send this Hipster guy there to pick up his instrument, I won't wait up.

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2013-05-07 11:10:56 AM

gabethegoat: king of the bongos?


Fark never disappoints.
 
2013-05-07 11:12:07 AM
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2013-05-07 11:35:54 AM
Help me Odie Cologny, You're my only hope.
 
2013-05-07 11:38:15 AM
King Leonardo.
 
2013-05-07 11:39:55 AM
My gf has befriended a gal from Sudan. She asked if she goes back to visit family/friends. Nasra (the girl from Sudan) said she would never go back, and would prefer not to talk about Sudan. Allllllllrighty then. /Likes the name Nasra/ //doesn't want to visit Sudan//
 
2013-05-07 11:42:19 AM

Luminiferous Aether: Maybe the women should be educated toward contraceptive methods and the men should be educated to not rape.


To be fair that would first require a ceasefire and the time to actually build a school
 
2013-05-07 11:48:02 AM
I think a better question is why does the US rank so low when it has the HIGHEST per capital healthcare cost per patient?
If more $$ spent per patient = better quality healthcare per pateitn than the US is doing it very very wrong!!!
 
2013-05-07 11:51:12 AM

Arkanaut: Yes, THE Gambia. I think it's said like that because it's named after the Gambia River.


Hah, the country pretty much IS a stretch of the Gambia River.
 
2013-05-07 12:12:48 PM
Does this also include the City of Zinj?
 
2013-05-07 12:28:14 PM

SuperNinjaToad: I think a better question is why does the US rank so low when it has the HIGHEST per capital healthcare cost per patient?
If more $$ spent per patient = better quality healthcare per pateitn than the US is doing it very very wrong!!!



It's a bit complicated. Before coming to a solid conclusion about the US healthcare system, it would be best to review how these statistics are calculated:

Many countries, including the United States, Sweden and Germany, count an infant exhibiting any sign of life as alive, no matter the month of gestation or the size, but according to United States some other countries differ in these practices. . . .
However, the method of calculating IMR often varies widely between countries, and is based on how they define a live birth and how many premature infants are born in the country. Infant mortality rates can be flawed depending on a nations' live birth criterion, vital registration system, and reporting practices....Many countries, however, including certain European states and Japan, only count as live births cases where an infant breathes at birth, which makes their reported IMR numbers somewhat lower and raises their rates of perinatal mortality.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant_mortality#Europe_and_America
 
2013-05-07 12:39:59 PM

SuperNinjaToad: I think a better question is why does the US rank so low when it has the HIGHEST per capital healthcare cost per patient?
If more $$ spent per patient = better quality healthcare per pateitn than the US is doing it very very wrong!!!


Per capital health care cost is a terrible indicator of health care quality. Not everyone can afford to boot out entire floors of a hospital for their surrogate to give birth to their Blue baby.
 
2013-05-07 01:33:40 PM
segabits.com

Far superior, original arcade version
 
2013-05-07 03:35:53 PM

Garko: Bingo Bango Bongo
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgDF2xfcbv8


THANK YOU. The seeming lack of understanding for Subby's joke was depressing.
 
2013-05-07 05:44:50 PM

Ooba Tooba: My gf has befriended a gal from Sudan.


If she won't do it, your gf can.

/I got a gal from little rock
 
2013-05-07 08:27:41 PM
i1.cpcache.com
 
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