Sunday, October 03, 2004

Unreal Travel Destination: Molvania

I was scouring the NPR site for analysis(what is the plural for analysis?) of the presidential debate and came across this piece. I thought I should have been amused but wasn’t so much, I just didn’t find it as funny, not that it was offensive or anything. It is obviously (well obvious to anyone that has lived in Moldova) based on the country of Moldova, but whatever.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tom Gleisner, co-author of the travel guide Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry. Gleisner describes the invented Eastern European country, including everything from historic nuclear reactors to the legacy of founding father Szlonko Busjbusj, also known as "Bu Bu."