Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Bongo Bongo Bongo I don’t want to leave the Congo. Nor do I want to go to the Congo. I always thought a job that had built in job security would be a map maker for the African continent. Seems there are two states in Africa with Congo in their names. One is the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one is the Peoples Republic of the Congo. Start the confusion bus now. The two countries are also next to one another to add to the confusion. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the official name of Zaire – Ground Zero for the ebola outbreak. This is the old Belgium Congo and began with the explorations of Henry Stanley in 1877 and then he looked for Dr. Livingston. Remember, “Dr. Livingston, I presume?” The Peoples Republic of the Congo was a French colony and achieved independence in 1960. The rest of the history of the two countries is coups, revolutions and over throws of the governments.
On to other items. I see where Captain Hairspray must show up for his court appearance. How fitting the court date is October 31 on Halloween. I wonder what he will wear as his costume. He could wear sweats, and flip flops, muss his hair and carry a bottle of vodka and go as the Travis County District Attorney. Or he could put a potato on his penis and go as a dictator.