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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Holy fucking shit...It's my own personal private island nation...except that they seem to have A.) started without me, & B.) haven't named the joint Billland as I, their beloved leader, have requested.

According to Boing Boing:

Tristan da Cuhna is an island in the South Atlantic. It is a British dependency. At 37 degrees south by 12 west, with about 250 permanent residents who literally live on the side of a volcano, it is considered by many sailors to be the remotest town in the world.

The residents, about 100 households which may have any of seven surnames and who are all apparently related by blood, make a living from issuing exotic postage stamps which have a following in the collector market, and by lobster fishing. There is no access to the island by air, and only a few boats per year put into the notoriously dangerous harbor.

Tristan has an online newspaper now though!


This is up mostly to goad my own shitty memory, but here's a link to the paper (when was the last time that you saw a birth announcement on the front page of a nation's major daily?).

Mom's in town for a few days before she heads to China, so don't expect much. Unless ANOTHER private island nation for me to inva...investigate...comes to light...

Have fun, y'all.

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