I saw a news story today that there’s a village in South Africa where most of the houses have no electricity, and they have a poor quality of life.
and so, this charity group got an idea and decided to help them out. They set up a project and foundation, opened a website and started raising money.
Then before long, they’d gotten enough, to go out there and go help those poor South Africans living in poverty. So what did they do?
Set up a way to provide the whole village with electricity?
Hand out food to the people living there?
Nope, they ecrected a big inflatable screen so that the people of the village wouldn’t miss out on the world cup. -_-
@Nicoretta: The story of Ben, as often retold here.
One day, not so long ago, Ben posted angry rants about people post “first if they were lucking enough to get on first. He ranted and he raved. But THEN, Ben started post “first.” Well, there was a big backlash and may posters commented negatively about young Ben. But THEN Ben claimed someone was using his username. Yes, that’s right. There was also a fake Ben, can you believe it?
Anyway, it was quite fun and may people, to this day, enjoy bosting Ben if they were able to post first rather than just posting “first.” The Frodo thing (Ben is Frodo; Frodo does not have a pool) comes up occasionally because I, and others, began posting “Ben is Frodo” based on an old Lamebook posting which you can see here: http://www.lurkingglass.com/showthread.php?t=84864&page=9
You may also see some herpes notations. This comes from the fact that Ben (we think it is the real Ben, not the Fake Ben) who claims to be a medical student was posting some very lame and false things about herpes and how it is transmitted.
That is pretty much the story of Ben. Hope this helps.
@dc, I was able to get around that by typing a single letter with the mouse button down and then highlight that letter (by dragging over it with the mouse). After that, I could type like I was meant to!
Yes Lisa, that’s what you all think- that everybody on the entire continent of Africa (54 seperate countries) is starving-right? Thank god for your cents to save us. Nou ek’s haartseer. ignorant world.
I’m thinking of starting my own Lamebook running joke that I’m going to have to explain to everyone on every post. That whole aggravating period of somebody asking about Ben on every post (no offence to the person who asked here, it has been a while since the last time) is long over…
Barry’s FakeBoz. Or… a ratcoon.
Was the ratcoon even Lamebook? Fuck it, I don’t know. Should probably cut back on the swearing.
Think the heat’s made me go boring.
@krasivaya – I bet you’re right. Lisa strikes me as the same type that goes online and rants about “MY tax dollars,” never stopping to think that all that withholding from the part-time job really doesn’t add up to a lot in terms of the federal budget.
And Stacey – it’s not the lottery. Why do you think you’re entitled to any “winnings?” How about a replacement can of tuna and we call it good?
@Vox, I was thinking about the whole “my tax dollars” thing, too. People like that just annoy me.
And I hate when someone donates money and then tells everyone about it. Keep it to yourself! If you donate with good intentions, then you’ve done *your* part. You can’t control how someone spends it.
Oh, and since someone mentioned vuvuzelas, I logged into my Facebook and my friend left me this on my wall.
Lol!! I just had to register and make my LOL be visible in the wonderful world of the internets… Lisa, hun, who told you that all of SA is starving and needs your petty donations? If you’re so annoyed then just stop donating, I’m pretty sure ur donation wasn’t even sizeable to begin with. The vuvuzela,as annoying as it is for foreigners, is ours and shouldn’t dissuade u from ur ‘donations’. Oh, we eat a whole lot more then rice… and fyi, “poor” people buy a lotta maize-meal [Google it!] as opposed to gorging down lotsa rice. I didn’t want my first post to be ‘charged’ but hey, someone had to put Lisa in her place… Hi yall!! ☺☺☺
Some parts of South Africa do need your donations.
And some of us are able to afford the R20.00 it costs to purchase a vuvuzela. And we blow on our plastic trumpets with pride.
How bout you watch the game on mute instead of whining about it?
Do you really want me to believe that you are so arrogant to judge a country based on a few cents you donated? Have you ever been to South Africa? Please do some research before making such strong accusations, we are a different culture with different needs. And please also stop forcing your believes and ways on us, just because you donated your change in a tin. Your needs are not necessarily our needs. And this is South Africa, not Asia. We eat Mieliepap (or Maize Meal), not rice. And sport is a big deal for us as well. So let us blow our Vuvuzelas, it’s been a while since we as a nation felt so united and excited about something. I invite you to come and visit our diverse and dynamic country, I bet you will be very surprised that we are not villagers with bones through our noses.
Keep well. Mooi bly. Sala Kahle!
It is sad that people are so uneducated about South Africa. We may be poor but most of us don’t starve. Try Somalia, Ethiopia and Nigeria. That is where the donations go. To starving skeleton children in war torn poverty.
Wow, i love how oblivious the “first world countries” i.e America especially (no offence) are to what the real world is. To them they think of Africa been some jungle where we have Elephants runing around in our back garden or Lions chasing us around. Seriously, our sewerage systems are better, we can drink our water straight out of taps but yet i need your donations. Whatever! i think its time they start teaching you more about the world and not your country is the world.
its called SARCASM people. seriously. stop being so freaking sensitive. worry about important sh*t besides whats on lamebook. her comment about africa was SARCASTIC and it WAS funny. this is why i left the US, you people take everything WAY WAY WAYYYY too seriously and its freaking pathetic… the entire world makes fun of how sensitive and ridiculously politically correct you are and you dont even know it!! LOL
Ah… read some of the comments, so may be repeating what some people have said, as a Proudly South African citizen, but here goes anyway:
As much as the Brits hate being stereotyped as pale, tea drinking bores or Camden-style punks with attitude; and the Americans hate being classified as Yanks with no sensitivity, too much patriotism (flags on every house, thinking they’re the only country in the world, etc) and a serious weight problem, we Saffers hate being pigeon holed as the poor “villages”, with no electricity, terrible crime and the odd elephant traipsing along our dirty, dusty roads.
We have our rich, middle class and yes, we do have our poor. We do have crime, but as a citizen who has lived here all my 26 years without being touched by it, I’d have to say this is blown maybe a little too much out of proportion. We do have electricity. And computers. And Internet. And pretty much the latest of all technologies, if delayed in the getting here by a few months.
Lastly, those lovely, ignorant people out there who jump to conclusions without moving their lazy butts enough to Google the word “South Africa” need to realise that although we are part of Africa, we are NOT Africa.
In so saying, I’m not denying that certain parts of our country and continent (in particular) are starving, but so are people in India, China and yes, even the USA. Starving, poor classes are a sad reality of any economy or country throughtout the world.
Vuvzela’s are annoying, yes. I personally heard them at 6am on the day folowing our first game against Mexico. But they also symbolise something uniquely South African and I am proud to own one and will blow it loud enough to drown out the people of the world who have nothing better to do than complain about a Vuvu. Do yourself a favour: come visit our country, then make your judgements.
I felt so angry at first when reading Lisa’s status, and was about to give her a piece of my mind, when I scrolled through the comments and saw that so many fellow South Africans have done it already. Its so fantastic to see us all uniting together at last, despite our history. AYOBA!
I’ve done a lot of international traveling. I love different cultures and truly consider myself to have a lot of acceptance for cultural practices.
The Vuvuzelas: Yes, they are a part of your culture, and you should have fun with them, however, you guys are drowning out the fans of every single other nation, at every single game. How is that showing courtesy for the other cultures? Yes you are the host nation, so please, for the love of god be a host. This is not the South Africa Cup, this is the World Cup.
South Africa is a beautiful place, and I would recommend anyone to go there. I love your culture, but please, have some respect for the cultural practices of the nations you are hosting.
Thank you for the Ben and Frodo explanations. The post for the Frodo one is better than any other Lamebook post I’ve ever read. I guess Lamebook is truly getting more lame as people have indicated.
Just to let you know i am South African and can’t stand the vuvuzela. I really do hate it but as i walk around town there are more foreigners blowing the god damn thing at the moment than South Africans.
Brazil’s next to host the world cup… I wonder if people will be as upset by the Samba Drum at Soccer Games (a Brazilian tradition, I am told by those in the know) as by the Vuvuzela, when the time comes. Just a thought.
We are actually far too poor here in South Africa to attend any of the world cup games- you know, you first world countries haven’t donated any tickets to us… so all the annoying ‘trumpet playing’ that you are hearing must be coming from your fellow ignorant countrymen?
Just a thought… back to my bowl of rice I go…
And ps – I had to hike for 12km through the bush to get to this computer to post this message as seeing as we can’t afford rice we definitely can’t afford computers???
And aren’t you glad that Ghana knocked you out of the world cup so you won’t have to listen to our VUVUZELA’s anymore – wonder how they managed to kick your asses on their empty stomachs???