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---------- original message, ed. ai ----------
from: [private]
date: 29 april 2005 @ 14:52
subject: south africa questions
to: arcana imperii

subject: south africa questions

these questions about south africa were posted on a south african tourism website and were answered by the website owner - unfortunately we were forwarded these without attribution so if you know the originating website please let us know so we can give proper credit.

q: does it ever get windy in south africa? i have never seen it raining on tv, so how do the plants grow? (uk)
a: we import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

q: will i be able to see elephants in the street? (usa)
a: depends how much you've been drinking.

q: i want to walk from durban to cape town - can i follow the railroad tracks? (sweden)
a: sure, it's only two thousand kilometers, take lots of water...

q: is it safe to run around in the bushes in south africa? (sweden)
a: so it's true what they say about swedes...?

q: are there any ATMs (cash points) in south africa? can you send me a list of them in jhb, cape town, knysna and jeffrey's bay? (uk)
a: ....and what did your last slave die of?

q: can you give me some information about koala bear racing in south africa? (usa)
a: aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the pacific. a-fri-ca is the big triangle-shaped continent south of europe which does not... oh forget it. sure, koala bear racing takes place every tuesday night in hillbrow. come naked.

q: which direction is north in south africa? (usa)
a: face south and then turn 90 degrees. contact us when you get here and we'll send the remaining directions.

q: can i bring cutlery into south africa? (uk)
a: what for? just use your fingers like we do.

q: can you send me the vienna boys' choir schedule? (usa)
a: aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering ger-man-y, which is... oh forget it. sure, the vienna boys choir plays every tuesday night in hillbrow, straight after the koala bear races. come naked.

q: do you have perfume in south africa? (france)
a: no, we don't stink.

q: i have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. can you tell me where i can sell it in south africa? (usa)
a: anywhere significant numbers of americans gather.

q: can you tell me the regions in south africa where the female population is smaller than the male population? (italy)
a: yes. gay nightclubs.

q: do you celebrate christmas in south africa? (france)
a: only at christmas.

q: are there killer bees in south africa? (germany)
a: not yet, but for you, we'll import them.

q: are there supermarkets in cape town and is milk available all year round? (germany)
a: no, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan hunter-gatherers. milk is illegal.

q: please send a list of all doctors in south africa who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (usa)
a: rattlesnakes live in a-me-ri-ca, which is where you come from. all south african snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.

q: i was in south africa in 1969, and i want to contact the girl i dated while i was staying in hillbrow. can you help? (usa)
a: yes, and you may still have to pay her by the hour.

q: will i be able to speek english most places i go? (usa)
a: yes, but you'll have to learn it first.

:: see, readers? there's ignant* folk everywhere, not just here in the splendid and good ol' us of a... dankie, mate! ::

*ignant, adj. when you know you wrong. term used to describe an action that, despite one's apparent ability to make better decisions, defies accepted standards of behaviour. as in: «i know that ignant 'ho did not just rub up on my man» and «why was that ignant youngsta rollin' his blunt in the back of the bus?» via the urban dictionary.