Friday, June 5, 2009

Bulungi

An oldie-but-goodie from The Onion, October 2, 1996:

U.S. Ambassador to Bulungi Suspected of Making the Country Up



WASHINGTON, DC—Chad Halpern, U.S. Ambassador to the West African nation of Bulungi since 1994, has been asked to return to Washington to face allegations that the country does not exist.

"I want to stress that nothing has been substantiated as of yet," President Clinton told reporters at a press conference Monday. "But there is a possibility that Ambassador Halpern made the country up."

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3 Comments:

At Monday, June 08, 2009 , Blogger erik said...

Bulungi looks like the soul patch goatee of Africa

 
At Monday, June 08, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

or the Western Horn of Africa, as counterpoint to Somalia... Do you suppose there is a problem with Bulungian pirates?

 
At Saturday, June 20, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

Awesome.

But... what kind of sick individual would make up a country?

 

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