October 28, 2002
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Oissubke's voyage continues this week (sorry for the delay, but I had to wait for a boat to come by Gough Island to pick me up) with the Kingdom of Talossa. Not only does this obscure nation have an online government website, but they've put all kinds of data online with their official database system. Not bad for a nation with a (hard to see) Berber heritage. They also have a fascinating language (PDF) and printable Talossan-English and English-Talossan dictionaries for the language geeks out there.
posted by oissubke (10 comments total)
"The official ethnic cuisine of the Kingdom of Talossa is Taco Bell." :D

i'll have a talossa salad please!
posted by kliuless at 8:42 AM on October 28, 2002

Looks like they should appoint an official hair stylist.
posted by Dick Paris at 9:17 AM on October 28, 2002

How many of these guys actually live in The Kingdom of Mothers House.
posted by stbalbach at 9:29 AM on October 28, 2002

Wired had an article about Talossa while back. Once upon a time I was Minister of Justice and subsequently Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Porto Claro, Talossa's arch-rival (think Israel and Palestine, online). Good times.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 9:40 AM on October 28, 2002

From talossa.net: The Minister of Stuff is Martin-Pierre Frenette

Now that's just damn cool.
posted by contessa at 9:42 AM on October 28, 2002

Official hair stylist? The obvious choice is this guy.
posted by notme at 9:59 AM on October 28, 2002

Talk about the invention of tradition!

Since Talossa erupted onto the Internet in 1995 the country's population has ballooned from about 20 to more than 60....
During a 1986 visit, King Robert I and then-Prime Minister Frederic Maugey liberated part of the French-occupied zone (due to deficiencies in French barbed-wire technology) and had a picnic.

Great stuff. Thanks, oissubke!
posted by languagehat at 12:14 PM on October 28, 2002

funny!--but not the most attractive nation, i think...
; >

and stbalbach--I think it's the Kingdom of Mother's Basement!

where's next, oissubke?
posted by amberglow at 4:31 PM on October 28, 2002

Can we go to Seeland next? Oh please, please, can we?
posted by Vidiot at 7:45 PM on October 28, 2002

oissubke: how about the baikonur cosmodrome? 45.9 N 63.3 E :D cool pictures and a nice site!
posted by kliuless at 7:21 AM on October 29, 2002

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