This food invention has been with me since my childhood. It holds great nostalgic appeal to me as I can remember it as one of my first African memories. I use to take Milo Chocolate powder, mix it with Nido, and then add only enough water to turn it into this creamy chocolate paste. Revolting to me now, but oh so delicious when I was 4 years old.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I thought I would start off this new era of political comedy with an email that one of my Burundian colleagues emailed me...
"After hearing that he was leading in the Presidential race, Obama's extended family in Kenya decides to move to the USA to live with him in the White House!"
Hey, this is what we do in Africa!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
In 2008, the day after my birthday happens to be Election Day back in the USA. Thats today, and honestly I am so glad too, because I am sick of it. All of it. Plain and simple.
So people, lets face it. Mr. Obama is more than likely going to be our next president. Now, I have no idea what will come with his presidency (I have been assured that it will be quite the CHANGE from that last guy we had), but something that will most certainly have to come about is new political jokes! Take a break, O ye weary and down trodden conservatives and republicans, and return to your homes and grab a cold Bud and flip to the new Comedy Central! 'Cause I think we will be seeing a CHANGE in our Daily updates with Jon Stewart!
Of course, I am absolutely intrigued as to how the comedy world (i.e. Hollywood) is going to shift its focus of humor and (dare I say sometimes) mockery to Mr. Obama and a more "liberal" government (Yes, I am implying that I feel they will balk at the idea that now they have to make fun of themselves). I mean, they've had it way to easy for the past 8 years. Our last president was a white man from texas who couldn't follow a TelePrompTer to save his life...too easy. So I hope that we are now entering into a new age of comedy, are you ready America?! Too bad I live in Burundi where I will have no access to cable television or YouTube to watch this new era be birthed...
(Take a look at this pioneering website that has had me in stitches for over a year now. In many ways I find it refreshing...though a good many of those points I am guilty of myself, so it helps to laugh at one self)