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(BBC)   Congo rated worst place to raise child, but the best place to get some bongos   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Save the Children, Democratic Republic of Congo, child mortality, maternal health, Central African Republic, death rates, sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone  
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2013-05-07 08:10:34 AM  
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2013-05-07 10:49:56 AM  
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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 10:49:46 AM  
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However Congo was ranked very high for places to shoot weird looking gorillas with lazers... so, there's always that.
2013-05-07 10:40:06 AM  
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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).

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...

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 09:49:34 AM  
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To be fair, Congo is a shiatty place for everyone.
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