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When God started creating the world he put gold into South Africa. Finding he had some left over he gave it to Colombia. Brazil received emeralds and tropical fruits. Again, God had some left over and gave them to Colombia. He put coal into Appalachia. Colombia got the leftovers. The Middle East got pots full of oil and the remainder was poured into Colombia. Flowers went to the South Pacific islands but there were some of these left over too, so God gave them to Colombia.. along with some surplus minerals including iron and nickel.

"Wait a minute," exclaimed a watching angel. "Do you realise that you're making Colombia one of the most powerful nations on the planet?"

"Yes," replied God, "but don't worry. I haven't given them their politics yet."

19th Century Colombian satire

(this shot also comes with another story ....but that will go in my blog later)

Posted by Dhamaka

14th Aug 2008, 15:23  


btw I'm looking forward to finding the time to read the stories I've missed

14th Aug 2008, 15:30

I'll trade you a bucket of coal for a used 19th-century Colombian politician and that woman's smile.

You seem to be having such an awesome trip!


14th Aug 2008, 16:21

It was great - but not long enough :(

14th Aug 2008, 23:09

Make sure you get a contract for the sequel!


14th Aug 2008, 23:36

actually I have a bigger idea
and a couple of smaller ones

14th Aug 2008, 23:39

Viv says:

lovely portrait and text

14th Aug 2008, 23:40

Did you leave room in your budget for your entourage? Surely you need someone to help you carry stuff and keep your papers organized.


14th Aug 2008, 23:48

thank you Viv

14th Aug 2008, 23:57

jc1000000 says:

Nice! Did you see Bruce Parry's Amazon trip when he was in Colombia? Amazing.

I've heard they speak the most beautiful spanish in the world there?

23rd Sep 2008, 13:53