A lot of people are probably anxiously asking "Whither Uncle Sammy?", since the last time we heard from him he was on his way to Frankfurt, chasing the ultimate high.
Or rather, he was then supposed to continue to São Paulo, Brazil. (As regular visitors know, Superblog!! is based in Sweden, in a little piece of shit city called, of all stupid things, Linköping.) We were expecting Sammy to fulfill his blogging duties from there , but by now it's obvious that he has been killed by glue-sniffing slum kids. At least, that's what we'll assume until we hear otherwise. Rest in peace, Sammy. You were a worthy electroshuffleboard opponent.
For those of you who have never heard of the country Brazil, the CIA's World Factbook supplies some information:
Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of the country when in 1985 the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers.
Perhaps more interestingly:
illicit producer of cannabis; minor coca cultivation in the Amazon region, used for domestic consumption; government has a large-scale eradication program to control cannabis; important transshipment country for Bolivian, Colombian and Peruvian cocaine headed for Europe and the US; also used by traffickers as a way station for narcotics air transshipments between Peru and Colombia; upsurge in drug-related violence and weapons smuggling; important market for Colombian, Bolivian, and Peruvian cocaine
Brazil is also a great Terry Gilliam movie. I hope to watch it soon in honor of my fallen adversary.