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16 Feb 2011 14:03


World: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni plays the robocall game

  • This is Y.K. Museveni. I greet you. Vote for the old man with a hat.
  • Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni • In a phone call to potential voters. With elections looming on Friday, the longtime President’s voice was racing across phone lines everywhere as robocalls, unheard of in African politics, went out to the Ugandan citizenry, referencing his iconic hat. A win Friday would mean his fourth term in office (with no limits), amidst concerns about repression of democratic opposition. Of additional note, as it’s probably what Uganda is most known for internationally right now, the American evangelical group “The Family,” heinously tied to Uganda’s anti-gay (seriously) legislation, is led by a man named Doug Coe. As reported by Jeff Sharlet, Coe has referred to President Museveni as the group’s “key man in Africa.” Take that for what you will. source

05 Nov 2010 10:45


Offbeat: Asian guy boards flight convincingly disguised as old white man

  • We took this young Asian man over to the left, replaced him with the old man over to the right and threw his ass on a transpacific flight between Hong Kong and Vancouver. See if you can notice the difference. source

07 Apr 2010 11:15


Offbeat: Weekend at Bernie’s 3: Dead husband on flight to Germany

  • normal Two women (a wife and step-daughter) tried to to get their 91-year-old patriarch on a flight to Germany.
  • weird They neglected to mention, however, that old boy was dead, which was plainly clear from looking at him. Oops. source