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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 08:07 | 3150184 Fudomyo
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Did William do the original Cookie Monster version too?  

I really liked it when it came out a couple of years back.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 07:34 | 3150152 Wakanda
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Africa?  Yo - that be some "Expensive Shit"

BO done be headin' back home to Kenya.  He's just sendin' some homies ahead of his skinny ass to clean some stuff up. 

Job #1?  Send the Chinese packing back to Bejing, be sure to thank them for the nice new railroads.

The collapsing USSA empire neeeeeds moooooaaaaar nooooooowwwwww.

WB7, are you preppin' for some serious dark continent photochopping/satire?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 07:13 | 3150146 goldnguns
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WB -picky point but to the fearless fighting froggies it is "OTAN"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 05:59 | 3150127 big fat one
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Thank williambanzai7 for your brilliant images.
Methinks Cookie Monster is included as a reference to the incident described here-

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 04:09 | 3150090 jack stephan
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 04:48 | 3150104 Setarcos
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Call me thick, but I don't get the point of this clip - unless it's to run down black folks maybe?

Granted I'm an Australian of English origin and so a lot of US humour goes over my head, but please explain anything more to this clip than is just amusing animation, like Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, etc., all of which I loved as a kid.

Interesting to note the comments in YouTube about people having seen this clip in Peter Sellars'  "Being There" - a portrayal of child-like innocence in a superficially adult man.

In any case: what does your link have to do with ViVa AFRika?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 03:15 | 3150068 Setarcos
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You must be doing something wrong WB, 'cos you just got another 5 from me.

OK I've got a bit of an ulterior for posting this comment, because I'd like to post this link:   which is very relevant to far more than just Africa; but because the video is maybe too long for most to bother watching, I'll note that it can be skipped until about 35:00.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 04:54 | 3150106 williambanzai7
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Wrong is the new right ;-)

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 06:04 | 3150128 Setarcos
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Not wrong there, though you nearly caught me out of left field ... or maybe mid-field, since old paradigms have lost their lustre and only fools still cluster around ideologies.

There was a young lefty from France,

Who thought he'd refuse Sarky a dance,

So he waltzed with Hollande for a lark.

And is still just as much in the dark.

(Attributed to Iva Brush, the painters poet.)

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 02:44 | 3150056 The Heart
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At the Company Office.

"Excuse me son, is that a sheep you are barking at, or is it just another intruder alert?"

Good William, every time your good works come forth, we all here are inclined to put on the Babylonian National Anthem in the background for accompanying dancing eye candy perusal<:



Mon, 01/14/2013 - 01:29 | 3150006 news printer
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Here comes the sun, for a change

Spanish job center flashmob helps to ease economic gloom

few musicians in a Spanish job center; entertaining "sad" people - clip



Mon, 01/14/2013 - 03:32 | 3150075 Nobody For President
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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 01:12 | 3149990 williambanzai7
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The difference between the US and China? the US exports soldiers, China exports fast food delivery men.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:18 | 3150731 monad
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Boycott all Chinese exports. 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 00:30 | 3149947 williambanzai7
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I am reposting this because it belongs here thematically:


Mon, 01/14/2013 - 00:48 | 3149965 diogeneslaertius
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decided to just bust out the camera and do some location shooting i see, its a nice change from photoshopping the images together (^_^)

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:35 | 3149856 Nobody For President
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Toyota makes damn fine pick ups...

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 01:14 | 3149992 williambanzai7
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The original Forerunner was a breakthrough idea. A pickup that could handle.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:44 | 3149873 Jam Akin
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You're right about that.  Never knew they could haul so much crap.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:30 | 3149845 monad
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Iran has been investing in seditious muslim killers in Nigeria. They've killed alot more than 13 and they went after Goodnight 2 months ago. Not bland enough for msm. Can't blame US.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:22 | 3149829 monad
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Sponsored by Bank of Toyota.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:31 | 3149777 blindman
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The Power Principle
Video Documentary


Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:20 | 3149766 blindman
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"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war."
Speech to the Michigan legislature, in Lansing, Michigan (15 May 1952), published in General MacArthur Speeches and Reports 1908-1964 (2000) by Edward T. Imparato, p. 206

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:09 | 3149755 ShakaZulu
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Scores of terrorists > 11 civilians, 3 children > zero collateral damage

Drones are cheap!  Terrorists and civilians we just don't have enough of...

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:48 | 3149732 Fix It Again Timmy
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"I kill for cookies" - Cookie Monster becomes a mercenary - with a shitty economy, even Sesame St. is screwed....

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:43 | 3149723 Cathartes Aura
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echo'ing the others, very succinct Mr. Banzai. . . the white-out skies, poignant.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:35 | 3149706 Lendo
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Incredible. Excellent work as always!

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:30 | 3149698 F. Bastiat
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Well done, sir. As always. The cookie monster is a brilliant touch.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 20:54 | 3149652 q99x2
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Get Tarzan and let him out on Wall Street.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 20:05 | 3149552 stant
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those nigerian email scams had to be droned

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 19:53 | 3149533 The Shootist
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Is that Holland? You forgot J shizzle Malema.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 19:44 | 3149526 tnquake
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Me want Cookie! Omn-mon-mon-mon

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 19:27 | 3149508 Jam Akin
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I think you've excelled in overcoming the "Technical" challenge today WB!

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 19:10 | 3149494 Sturm und Drang
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Looks like we need to ban large capacity Toyota trucks.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 19:03 | 3149482 otto skorzeny
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please don't lump Cookie Monster in with this rogue's gallery

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:28 | 3149695 knukles
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That's the deep cover CIA guy in disguise.
See, you'd a never guessed now, wouldja?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:40 | 3149713 Cathartes Aura
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he's a blue helmet then?  makes sense.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 15:34 | 3149161 the grateful un...
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i understand a somali pirate held a press conference to announce his retirement? maybe he got an offer from the wh?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:14 | 3149818 Oldrepublic
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Business in down only 13 vessels captured last year, 28 in 2011 and 49 in 2010


Sun, 01/13/2013 - 18:59 | 3149479 HardlyZero
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or Goldman...another specialist in his field with unique domain knownledge.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 15:00 | 3149098 dogfish
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So accurate,all the usual players. Must save all the natural resources from the terrorist for the bankers.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 15:09 | 3149121 news printer
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I disagree; I want to know who is in the middle.

This guy is a new player; never seen him before; who is he?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:20 | 3149686 TideFighter
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He was Hostess' CFO; now he is a merc. 

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 21:44 | 3149727 philipat
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Where are the Big Macs?

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 19:24 | 3149507 Jam Akin
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One of the muppets who's along for the ride.

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 15:22 | 3149142 wisefool
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Director of MENA commisary. Helliburton ex X.E.

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