Saturday, April 2, 2016

B for Brazil:The return of Osama

Day 2 of the A-Z 2016 Blogging Challenge continues with B. For more on the challenge, click here!

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/shortcuts/2014/apr/27/brazilian-bar-sao-paolo-osama-bin-laden
Copyright: The Guardian
Seated in the air conditioned 9-1-1 call center at Jackson, Tennessee, Nancy pursed her lips as she watched the incoming number flash across her phone.

“911, what’s your emergency?”
“He’s alive. They said he’s dead! But .. he’s alive!” came the harried response.
“Can you please identify yourself, Sir?” Nancy asked calmly.
“I just told you he’s alive. It’s a national emergency!” He cried.
“Who is, Sir?”
“Laden. Osama Bin Laden. That’s who!” He cried again.
“State your location, Sir”
“Sao Paolo .. Sao Paolo ..  Brazil” He said, in short hurried breaths.

Nancy sucked in her breath. At the other end of the line, Tom broke into gleeful laughter.

“You should see him, Nan! He looks just like the real deal! It’s so funny! There’s scores of people clicking selfies with him! Alright my turn, gotta go!” He exclaimed, clearly fascinated with the find.

Shaking her head in mock reproach, Nancy suppressed a smile as she flipped her cell phone shut. Her husband sure had a flair for the dramatic.

Click here to access the complete works of the 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge!
One of Brazil’s lesser-known yet quirky tourist attractions is the Osama Bin Laden Bar in Sao Paolo, named after and run by an Osama lookalike. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/shortcuts/2014/apr/27/brazilian-bar-sao-paolo-osama-bin-laden
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9 comments:

  1. Wo! Had Osama been alive, this guy would have not been smiling!

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    1. True that! Thanks for stopping by, Shaivi!

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  2. A bar with an Osama lookalike! People really come up with the strangest things lol. Great post, thank you!

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    1. Yep, and that's what the series is all about! :) Thank you for the comment, Miss Andi!

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  3. Wow! That's interesting!! Must be a big attraction and the guy must be super busy getting clicked and counting money :D

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    1. Imagine how tough it would have been for him earlier though! Thanks, Shilpa! :)

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  4. That's cool. Making the most out of it :D

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    1. Shreya again, I'm assuming :) Thanks! :)

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  5. They should cast him for Tere Bin Laden part 3 (if that sequel is ever gonna happen :P).

    All the best for the A to Z Challenge. Do drop by mine

    Cheers
    CRD

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