Saturday, December 4, 2010

Uh. Maybe?

There was a recent poll on the blog about whether or not Tanzania is an Emerging Democracy. Record numbers of people (n=13) flocked eagerly to the right hand side bar where they cast their vote and said resoundingly: "What the hell are you talking about?" (n=5), followed not so closely by "Yes" (n=3), "No" (n=3) and "Steak" (n=2).

Thanks to all who took part in the poll. In the fine tradition of TMR, this statistically insignificant sample is about to be given some untoward weight. First up: steak. There's a place, quietly hidden in the Peninsula that serves slabs of meat with the blood still in it if you like your meat rare. But more importantly: Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Musoma. Goat. Get thee some.

As for the "No" camp, well... you qualify as Nay Sayers. The "Yes" camp qualifies as Yea-Sayers. And Tanzania might not be the emergent democracy that this blogger wants to believe in because, uh, what the hell is an emergent democracy? (n=5). Not to worry: this is the silly season, the time to unwind, when we all need a break to deal with the realities that January might bring.

So, have a good holiday. Let's pick this up again next year, hey?

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