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Monday, February 18, 2008

I Would Like to Visit the World’s Newest Country

posted by on February 18 at 15:05 PM

Well, it’s new to us, anyhow.


I hear the national sport is hurtling babies over barbed-wire fences!


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Well, maybe if you go there, they'll throw you over a fence. Oh, excuse me, that was BABIES, not BABES.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | February 18, 2008 3:16 PM

In Kosovo, that's called "vacation".

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 3:32 PM

Damn, now my book on European microstates is out of date.

Posted by Abby | February 18, 2008 3:55 PM

Watching the re-Balkanization of the Balkans is an amazing thing.

When are they bringing back the Archduke Ferdinand?

Posted by michael strangeways | February 18, 2008 4:03 PM

Breaking News: Now the Serbs in Kosovo are revolting. It never ends.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | February 18, 2008 4:13 PM

Such hypocrisy from the Western powers on this whole mess. It's just unfortunate that there really is no good solution to the problem of Kosovo. No matter what happens people will be hurt.

It's really unfortunate for the Kosovar Albanians (who did the declaring and all) because they're sending their own economic self-interest up the river. As a part of Serbia they were receiving massive aid in the form of federal social programs due to their incredibly high unemployment rate. In addition they now have considerably less bargaining leverage with the large capitalist countries. Bad bad bad move Kosovo.

Posted by Fonky | February 18, 2008 4:16 PM

Fifty-Two-Eighty: and you're surprised by this why?

Posted by Abby | February 18, 2008 4:19 PM
Posted by Steve | February 18, 2008 4:20 PM

Is it just me, or are those kid's legs the only things holding up two freaking strands of barbed wire?

Posted by Jim | February 18, 2008 4:26 PM

Abby, the only thing that surprised me was that they waited a full day before they started rioting.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | February 18, 2008 4:28 PM

That's really not funny.

Posted by brappy | February 18, 2008 4:29 PM

@ 11: That is TOTALLY funny. I literally laugued out loud.

Posted by Mike in MO | February 18, 2008 6:51 PM

For some reason the peninsula in the Wikipedia map looks somewhat less like a schlong.

Posted by Natalie | February 18, 2008 8:12 PM

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