Madagascar Now Ruled by Ex-DJ.

The eighteenth caller at 11:11 with the KBBL slogan gets to be president.

The eighteenth caller at 11:11 with the KBBL slogan gets to be president.

Madagascar was a great film.

I know because I watched it with my tiny nieces who later told me that during the 68 minutes I was sleeping, “too many things happened!”

That’s what happens when you drink 3 Glenlivets before watching an animated film.

Doubles.

I’m sure the movie was great, but reality is better.  If you haven’t kept up with Madagascar current events, you’ll be shocked to know that the president of Madagascar is a 34 year-old former DJ.  How dare you not keep up with Madagascarian politics.  It’s the most exciting politics ever.  Don’t believe me?  Let’s pilot through the recent happenings in our favorite African island nation.

  • Two months ago, the president of Madagascar was this dude named Marc Ravolamanana. His last name ends with ‘manana’.  Remember when we were kids and other kids would make fun of us by playing that bananarama naming game?  Then they would punch you in the face, take your jacket and dip it in mud-water until you cried and galloped to the Principal’s office where he told you to stop telling on all of your friends and learn to get along with your classmates?  That might be just me.
  • One day, the mayor of the capital city decided he was president. His name is Andry Rajoelina.  Dude’s 34 years-old.  That’s pretty bad-ass if you ask me.  I mean, you’re mayor of the capital city of a country, parading around in your Armani suit.  Then one day, you think, “shit, son!  I should be president.”  And then you update your Facebook status:  Andry Rejoelina is now President of Madagascar.  Seven of your friends “Like” your status and only one of them says, “Andry, dude, are you high?”
  • People actually took him seriously. They protested in the national square to make sure Bananarama man would quit and let the 34 year old DJ Andry be president.  But, when I say “protest”, I mean they seriously fucked shit up.  It was violent, bloody, gory and ugly.  Not unlike the animated film.
  • Finally, the President resigned. But he didn’t appoint the 34 year-old DJ as president.  He just told the military that they had control of the country.  Then he went underground.
  • The military, with their new power, was supposed to take Madagascar in a new direction.  But that’s a lot of work.   So instead, they appointed the 34 year-old DJ Andry to power. Rajoelina is now president.  If you promise not to protest violently on the streets, he promises to play the Jonas Brothers and Lady Gaga every hour.

Tell me that’s not better than a movie.

  • I know because I watched it with my tiny nieces who later told me that
    during the 68 minutes I was sleeping, “too many things happened!”

  • That’s what happens when you drink 3 Glenlivets before watching an animated film.

  • That’s what happens when you drink 3 Glenlivets before watching an animated film.

  • I was sleeping, “too many things happened!”

  • Let’s pilot through the recent happenings in our favorite African island nation.

  • Let’s pilot through the recent happenings in our favorite African island nation.