June 13, 2007

And what's second prize?

Nicholas D. Kristof announces a puzzling sweepstakes on the NYT editorial page:


I’m taking the two winners of the “Win-a-Trip contest” to [Africa's] Great Lakes region, where at least five million people have died in what is sometimes called the continent’s first world war.


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8 comments:

Bryan said...

There's a page and video about the winners at link.

From the video of the winners I can't help but pity Nick Kristof. There's the annoying Asian girl (it's all about changing the world, reducing inequities!) to the guy with the weird speech pattern and accent. Of course they could both be gregarious people but they sure don't seem like it from the video.

SFG said...

Oh please. Looks great on a resume for college, and I doubt the NYT reporter's actually getting his companion killed. This isn't Doctor Who.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to pack your AK and machete!

dearieme said...

"the continent’s first world war": more and more I read what people write and decide that they must be setting some sort of Philosophy exam.

tommy said...

And what's second prize?

An all-expense paid trip to a lovely nation people once called Kampuchea to see, in person, the handiwork of a certain Mr. Pot.

Anonymous said...

It's only the less intelligent asians that fall for the inequality crap.

The more itelligent ones know who is winning here, but they might not be above fanning the flames.

Simon Oliver Lockwood said...

The continent's first world war?

The ghosts of the askaris who served von Lettow-Vorbeck and the the troops of the King's African Rifles might disagree with that comment.

Benjamin said...

Don't forget the African pathogens.

A local girl from British Columbia
had the same high aspirations for Africa, and went for a visit recently. I'd read that she'd gone to Nairobi, Kenya, but on rereading the article found she'd then went on to the island of Zanzibar, went swimming, and contracted a bacterium that began eating her eyes. The best the local medical clinic could do was to put her on a puddle jumper to Dar Es Salaam, whose doctors suggested she make every attempt to reach a Canadian hospital while she still had her eyes in their sockets, and that she hurry. The young girl, blind at this point, was lucky that there was a Canadian consulate office in Dar Es Salaam, and one of the officials escorted her on a flight back to Vancouver. Two cornea transplants later the young lady has a good chance of regaining much of her eyesight.