Smaktakula:

True story: On Thursday I’ll be driving down to LA to have dinner with a couple of friends, one of whom is from Sri Lanka. Not only do I plan to record some of the things my Sri Lankan friend says, but I will actually repeat them back to him IN HIS OWN ACCENT! And that will make the trip a tax-deductible business expense. God Bless America!
As a way of saying thank you to my friend in advance, Promethean Times is proud to trot out this golden oldie.

Originally posted on Promethean Times:

By Smaktakula

In recent months, international news has been replete with stories about Sri Lanka, from the hot and cold civil war between the government and the Tamil Tigers which ravished the tiny nation from 1983 to 2009, to the uneasy peace with exists today.  Thought not a cause célèbre like Tibet or Haiti, Sri Lanka is a region of concern for geopolitical strategists.  A simple internet search for Sri Lanka reveals thousands upon thousands of hits.  But does such a country even exist?

Cartographers say it does.  And on nothing more than the word of these men and women, millions of maps are made to their specifications.  Promethean Times questions the wisdom of placing so much power in the hands of such a small cadre.  It doesn’t take a genius to see that one or two corrupt cartographers could easily introduce a fake country to the world…

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