Days 670-675: I’m on Bali

01.11.10-06.11.10: Many moons ago, when I was a wee nipper running around the playground in shorts annoying the hell out of people (not much has changed, the playground has just got bigger…) we used to have a game of ‘tick’ that involved giving people THE MANGE.  The rules were simple: you ticked somebody, thus giving them THE MANGE, and then they had to tick someone else to get rid of it.  You see, marvellously enough, like something out of an episode of The Outer Limits, the ‘mange’ only infected one person at a time, so by giving your best friend THE MANGE, you were miraculously cured from it. I think it’s the way most African leaders believe HIV works. This game is nothing new, in America they call it Cooties, and, according to Wikipedia: For ages 5 onwards, Cooties are known in Denmark as "fnat," or "pigelus" (literally…

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