Saturday, September 26, 2009
The Grand Duchy of Bingbongtang
The Grand Duchy of Bingbongtang is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.807 billion are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bingbongtang City. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales industries.
Minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, Max Barry is this year's Miss Bingbongtang, nobody ever seems to enter or leave the armour-plated flying castle that serves as Bingbongtang's House of Parliament, and thieves are flogged in public for their crimes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Bingbongtang's national animal is the squamous elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the golgi apparatus.
Bingbongtang is ranked 3966th in the region and 51,745th in the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
wah lau eh, no one playing alrd ar? haha
girls in saris with mr gow!!
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