07 February 2009

What Keeps the Third World Third

You want dead rats, how about offering some legitimate incentive:

A farmer from north Bangladesh has been named the country's top rat killer after disposing of 39,650 rodents over the course of a year. His kill-rate was equivalent to one every 13 minutes, officials say.
Okay, that shows some initiative.

Binoy Kumar Karmakar, 40, won a 14in (36cm) colour TV in the government-backed competition to find the most prolific rat killer.
14 inch TV? What the hell kind of reward is trhat? Even a nation like Bangladesh should be able to scrape for something better than that.

Either way, I'll bet Karmaker is prepared for the inevitable DTV transition, unlike the crybabies in another nation I could name.

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