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(Boing Boing)   U.N. pulls staff out of Malawi because of a) insurgents, b) terrorists, c) vampires   ( boingboing.net) divider line
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2017-10-12 03:47:55 PM  
From the BBC article:

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has vowed to launch an investigation into the killings, with his office releasing an official statement saying the matter was "of grave concern" to the entire government".

Oh.  I bet it is.
 
2017-10-12 06:21:44 PM  
Man, between witches, albinos and vampires I'm beginning to think Africa has some real problems on its hands.
 
2017-10-12 08:40:55 PM  
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/Wait...what?
 
2017-10-12 09:21:46 PM  
U.N. staff members were temporarily relocated to safer areas when the organization reported villagers began placing roadblocks to hunt for "vampires."

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2017-10-12 10:43:57 PM  
Vampires & Failures
Youtube NCaBgCmo-CU
 
2017-10-12 10:45:14 PM  
Let us not forget the impact of France.

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2017-10-12 10:46:01 PM  
One thing abou living in Malawi I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.
 
2017-10-12 10:46:22 PM  
But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?
 
2017-10-12 10:47:42 PM  
Actually, the threat is from vampire hunters.  Clearly, humans are the real monsters.

official statement saying the matter was "of grave concern" to the entire government".

Well that's just in poor taste.
 
2017-10-12 10:49:06 PM  

bacchanalias and consequences: But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?


Have you ever met an uneducated vampire?

Checkmate, libtard
 
2017-10-12 10:50:32 PM  
Vampires??!! That is ridiculous!! I bet it was a Chupacabra.
 
2017-10-12 10:53:04 PM  

casual disregard: Let us not forget the impact of France.

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2017-10-12 10:54:55 PM  
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/wanted for questioning
 
2017-10-12 10:56:27 PM  

EwoksSuck: Vampires??!! That is ridiculous!! I bet it was a Chupacabra.


How would a Chupacabra swim across the Atlantic?
 
2017-10-12 10:59:54 PM  

Ramien: EwoksSuck: Vampires??!! That is ridiculous!! I bet it was a Chupacabra.

How would a Chupacabra swim across the Atlantic?


Don't be silly. They stow away in shipments of churros.
 
2017-10-12 11:02:42 PM  

WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning


That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.
 
2017-10-12 11:04:53 PM  
I want to grab them and scream "it's 2017!"
 
2017-10-12 11:05:46 PM  

bacchanalias and consequences: But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?


Wrong thread. Prepare your plasma.
 
2017-10-12 11:07:05 PM  

Captain Shaky: WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning

That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.


Considering the whole vampire thing as we western types know it is just a Victorian prude's way of getting around writing about actual sex, it makes sense that a black man as a vampire would frighten people of that time even more.
 
2017-10-12 11:08:06 PM  

SurfaceTension: [pbs.twimg.com image 347x347]

/Wait...what?


I hope she recovers.
 
2017-10-12 11:13:39 PM  

falkone32: Actually, the threat is from vampire hunters.  Clearly, humans are the real monsters.

official statement saying the matter was "of grave concern" to the entire government".

Well that's just in poor taste.


Yes. Just bloody awful.
 
2017-10-12 11:14:53 PM  
Werewolves are the new, um well they get less Fox news coverage, but Steve Bannon is howling.
 
2017-10-12 11:17:35 PM  

WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning


Francis Ford Coppola's version was much more tasteful
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/blacula/n10342?snl=1
 
AOW
2017-10-12 11:18:58 PM  

Captain Shaky: WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning

That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.


I actually liked the 70s blaxsploitation movies, at least films like Shaft portrayed a brother as something other than a pimp, servant or a sidekick to be rescued every 3rd episode, yea they were a product of their time and so viewed as racist (which they are) but the exposure of blacks to mainstream America as something other than a "minstrel" or a sidekick helped open the doors for later generations

/yes I'm old and long winded
//still think Blazing Saddles is the epoch of satire.
 
2017-10-12 11:33:04 PM  
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
Youtube NFc2Qs49VkA
 
2017-10-12 11:33:06 PM  

Captain Shaky: WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning

That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.


Blacksploitation film.  Early 1970's.

They weren't considered racist at the time as they targeted black audiences.  Shaft exemplifies this type of and seemed to enjoy mass appeal.  Enough stereotypes to make an activist blush.  Campy, bad humor with a great soul soundtrack. You have to have a taste for exaggerated ethnic style and tight polyester clothing to really appreciate this film genre.
 
2017-10-12 11:40:12 PM  

Your Dance Instructor: I want to grab them and scream "it's 2017!"


And they'll respond by tearing you apart and setting you on fire for being
- an albino
- a witch
- mentally challenged 
- in the wrong place on your bicycle  
* warning graphic pics.*
 
2017-10-12 11:50:05 PM  

clowncar on fire: Captain Shaky: WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning

That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.

Blacksploitation film.  Early 1970's.

They weren't considered racist at the time as they targeted black audiences.  Shaft exemplifies this type of and seemed to enjoy mass appeal.  Enough stereotypes to make an activist blush.  Campy, bad humor with a great soul soundtrack. You have to have a taste for exaggerated ethnic style and tight polyester clothing to really appreciate this film genre.


Blacks had a sense of humor back then, not today though
 
2017-10-12 11:57:34 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [YouTube video]


Such a great song.
 
2017-10-12 11:59:56 PM  
The only thing I know about Malawi is when I asked a resident to send their money back for my kids' collections, it was moist and smelled like underpants.

Apparently wallets aren't popular there.
 
2017-10-13 12:00:44 AM  

Your Dance Instructor: I want to grab them and scream "it's 2017!"


John Oliver? Is that you?
 
2017-10-13 12:04:13 AM  

ramfan1701: Such a great song.


Yep.  Best is, of course:
Concrete Blonde - Joey
Youtube OdpTcvSn8HQ
 
2017-10-13 12:06:16 AM  
 
2017-10-13 12:07:51 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: U.N. staff members were temporarily relocated to safer areas when the organization reported villagers began placing roadblocks to hunt for "vampires."

[img.fark.net image 492x363]


img.fark.net
 
AOW
2017-10-13 12:18:18 AM  

pxsteel: clowncar on fire: Captain Shaky: WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning

That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.

Blacksploitation film.  Early 1970's.

They weren't considered racist at the time as they targeted black audiences.  Shaft exemplifies this type of and seemed to enjoy mass appeal.  Enough stereotypes to make an activist blush.  Campy, bad humor with a great soul soundtrack. You have to have a taste for exaggerated ethnic style and tight polyester clothing to really appreciate this film genre.

Blacks had a sense of humor back then, not today though


Suck my Shaft cracker
 
2017-10-13 12:21:58 AM  

GoodCopBadCop: Vampires are real


Learn to embed Youtube, Younoob.


Blondie - One Way Or Another
Youtube pryJYyzoSpA


For all we know, you're trying to AlexJonesRoll us.
 
2017-10-13 12:25:18 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?


Huh.  Are you commenting on the right article?
 
2017-10-13 12:54:50 AM  

AOW: Captain Shaky: WordsnCollision: [img.fark.net image 850x663]

/wanted for questioning

That's racist!!!

Seriously, it's a pretty racist movie.

I actually liked the 70s blaxsploitation movies, at least films like Shaft portrayed a brother as something other than a pimp, servant or a sidekick to be rescued every 3rd episode, yea they were a product of their time and so viewed as racist (which they are) but the exposure of blacks to mainstream America as something other than a "minstrel" or a sidekick helped open the doors for later generations

/yes I'm old and long winded
//still think Blazing Saddles is the epoch of satire.


I was a little girl when the blaxploitation movies were out.  A few years back as a gag, I got my mother DVDs of "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Superfly".  She loved them, because as cheesy as they are, they reminded her of her 20s!

/yes, I too am old
//Superfly soundtrack is still relevant, sounds great
///saw Blazing Saddles at the drive-in when I was 8
 
2017-10-13 01:14:21 AM  
Just wait till they learn about the massive schools of killer cichlids.
 
2017-10-13 01:15:59 AM  

Your Dance Instructor: bacchanalias and consequences: But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?

Huh.  Are you commenting on the right article?


It's sadly relevant to this story.
 
2017-10-13 02:13:08 AM  

Your Dance Instructor: bacchanalias and consequences: But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?

Huh.  Are you commenting on the right article?


Let's be honest, it's at least somewhat related even if unintentionally.
 
2017-10-13 07:04:14 AM  
Not all cultures are equal
 
2017-10-13 07:49:11 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: But let's continue to cut funding for education, because people don't like taxes. What good has education ever done anyway?


Do they even pay taxes there?
Doesn't matter, really.  No amount of money can fix stupid.
 
2017-10-13 09:11:40 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: GoodCopBadCop: Vampires are real

Learn to embed Youtube, Younoob.


[YouTube video]

For all we know, you're trying to AlexJonesRoll us.


Where's your sense of adventure?
 
2017-10-13 09:52:43 AM  
First they came for the vampires but I said nothing, because I was a werewolf...
 
2017-10-13 11:51:34 AM  

falkone32: Actually, the threat is from vampire hunters.  Clearly, humans are the real monsters.

official statement saying the matter was "of grave concern" to the entire government".

Well that's just in poor taste.


National security is at stake!
 
2017-10-13 12:36:27 PM  

GoodCopBadCop: Satanic_Hamster: GoodCopBadCop: Vampires are real

Learn to embed Youtube, Younoob.


[YouTube video]

For all we know, you're trying to AlexJonesRoll us.

Where's your sense of adventure?


Gorgor ate it.
 
2017-10-13 12:39:02 PM  
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Modern Vampires carry guns.
 
2017-10-13 12:52:00 PM  

stuffy: [img.fark.net image 317x196]
Modern Vampires carry guns.


Some do. Some don't need to:

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