Sunday, March 16, 2014

A letter to Baranto Llama

The internet is a crazy source of information, much of it illegitimate and almost all of it involves porn of some kind.  Still, there are crazy nuggets of truth out there for those who are willing to look for it.

No, I'm not suggesting that the missing Malaysian Airlines was abducted by UFOs.  The people who believe that are weirder than most.  Yeah, it's a big universe and yeah, I suppose it's theoretically possible that an advanced civilization travelled hundreds (or thousands, or millions) of light-years to steal our airline peanuts and watch our inflight movies, but until there is a shred of proof besides zero, I'm going to have to choose not to believe it.  Seriously, do these people suspect alien involvement every time they lose their keys and can't find them after fifteen minutes?

Oh yeah, Baranto Llama.  I know it's not his name. 

Recently in the news, there's been another person who complained about the state of foreign affairs while mangling the name of a world leader - namely the President of the United States.  While it's okay if you don't know the President of Uganda (assuming you don't live there), you're probably going to want to know his name if you're complaining about the state of affairs there.

By the way, the President of Uganda is Yoweri Museveni.

Besides, in the era of internet, you should be able to find an accurate spelling of what you're looking for.  Don't give me that autocorrect crap - yeah, autocorrect is moronic at times, but proofreading before you hit send is always a good idea anyway. 

- Jim