But it still has a tail
so Christopher Robin won't be able to nail it back on.
Paris because I avoided crude jokes about donkeys
Google has strenuously denied that it is responsible for the death of a Botswanan donkey after concerned netizens discovered the poor animal, which appeared to have been floored by a Street View vehicle. Botswana got the Orwellian black Opel treatment last year, and images of the country grabbed by Mountain View went live at …
... The official explanation is that the donkey was lying in the road and got up to move out of the way when the googledrone approached. A quick google image search leads me to believe people drive on the left in Botswana, lending credence to this explanation - can anyone confirm / refute?
You are correct. Much of Southern Africa drives on the left.
Interestingly, animals have right of way on roads in Botswana and people are really careful to avoid driving into them as recompense has to be paid to the owner.
On a recent trip through Botswana we counted 20 dead cows on the roadside. Not victims of traffic accidents but starvation. One's wealth is measured by the number of cows one owns and of course Botswana (or much of it) is in the Kalahari desert. Increased wealth leads to more cows and less food to go around. Even the elephants have a hard time surviving in the desert.
Have you seen where that is on the map, there is nothing around for miles and miles and miles.... and its not even a road!
What a waste of time and money, surely the money Google are wasting on driving around Africa should be spent on HIV, Aids, Malaria, starving children, and other far more deserving things!
I mean, who wants to look at 1500miles of scrubland and dirt roads? Its not like every home in Botswana will have internet access, never mind running water, electricity blah blah.
TOTAL EFFING GOOGLE FAIL!
"surely the money Google are wasting on driving around Africa should be spent on HIV, Aids, Malaria, starving children, and other far more deserving things!"
I think you'll find that Google are a business, and not in the habit of solving world hunger and disease.
Have you seen where that comment is on the internet, there are no posters around for miles and miles!
What a waste of time and money, surely the money What of IT? is wasting on paying for a computer and internet access that should be spent on HIV, Aids, Malaria, starving children, and other far more deserving things!
I mean, who wants to look at posts by sanctimonious hypocrites?
TOTAL EFFING WHAT OF IT? FAIL!
what a prize pretentious pernicious prat
I sincerely trust you will lead by example and immediately donate all your earnings that supply you with anything more than the bare minimums of life (just enough food; just enough shelter) to all the wonderful charities dedicated to paying their CEOs stupid money and having class buildings in the 'right' towns while a pittance of their income goes to corrupt NGOs ti do a modicum of bad; that you in your arrogance presume to be paternalistically 'good' for the poor down trodden natives of the 3rd world.
Of course; if you meant that as a sarcastic parody of a champaign socialist's angst ridden faux guilt and public breast beating display of in-sincere 'look at me; aren't I a caring sharing greedy back stabbing selfish prat' then you forgot the /sarc and /end sarc flags
Google.org (the charitable arm of Google) has a program called "Inform and Empower to Improve Public Services" which stated goal is to "empower citizens and communities, providers, and policymakers to improve the delivery of essential public services (such as education, health, water and sanitation) in the developing world." I wouldn't call this a habit of solving world hunger etc, but it's something.
You should know that it's a simple preprogrammed stock response common to all businesses. The code, hardwired into every PR droid's brain, looks something like this:
public function invokeDamageControl($department_name, $customer_group_name)
if ($this->publicRelationsDisaster() == true)
echo ("Our ".$department_name." take the safety of ".$customer_group_name." very seriously.\r\n");
Along with similar functions for "We apologise for the inconvenience", "Remedial action has been taken to prevent a recurrence", and other standard PR bumf...
"As traumatised long-term readers will recall, back in 2009, it was caught in the act of mowing down Bambi."
I've seen what Bambi can do to a car, and deer tend to attempt to jump over which is kind of bad news for people in the front seat.
Never had Donkey Chili, not nearly as good as Bambi Chili I expect, but I think it safe to say there are better ways to hunt Donkey.
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