"The pygmies are alive and well,"
July 28, 2006 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Negative Campaign Tactics in Congo: A candidate for president in Congo's first free election in four decades defends himself against accusations of cannibalism. He dismisses as libelous electioneering claims that he ate pygmies during his years as a rebel leader.
posted by [expletive deleted] (9 comments total)

 
I wonder if the taste of human would be enhanced by soy sauce made of human hair...
posted by clevershark at 12:19 PM on July 28, 2006


Wow, politics real is the same the world over.

"No ma'am, I did NOT eat your baby; Dingos ate your baby!"
posted by blue_beetle at 12:34 PM on July 28, 2006


blue_beetle writes "Wow, politics real is the same the world over."

Indeed:

posted by brundlefly at 12:43 PM on July 28, 2006


He dismisses as libelous electioneering claims that he ate pygmies during his years as a rebel leader.

"Can you spare some change to help me get something to eat?"

"Sorry, I'm a little short myself."
posted by The Bellman at 1:00 PM on July 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, at least he participated in the rebellion and didn't get a student deferment or hide away in the National Guard.
I feel so dirty for writing that.
posted by wendell at 1:41 PM on July 28, 2006


shades of Idi Amin Dada
posted by caddis at 1:42 PM on July 28, 2006


How about this for a campaign slogan: "Tastes like chicken."
posted by Man-Thing at 4:56 PM on July 28, 2006


Tastes like squirrel?

According to Dada, people are just too salty to enjoy. I guess you need to boil them with some potatoes.
posted by caddis at 6:05 PM on July 28, 2006


I did not have cannibal relations with that pygmy.
posted by dirigibleman at 12:31 PM on July 29, 2006


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