Monday, September 11, 2006

Tonga's King Dies at 88

Tonga? Where that be? King of Tonga, sounds like a video game character for Final Fantasy.

Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, a towering figure in the tiny Pacific Island nation for four decades, has died in a New Zealand hospital, ending one of the longest reigns of modern times, Tonga's government announced on Monday. He was 88.

Guy had a lot of A's in his name. So I guess they don't have any hospitals in Tonga if he died in New Zealand. My condolences to the people of Tonga, both of them.

His death came at the end of a long but unspecified illness in a hospital where the king had spent most of the past several months, and plunged the remote country into a mourning period expected to last for months.

I didn't think his death came at the beginning. Mourn for months? Man, Taufa'ahau must of been a popular king there in Tonga. I have to look at a map or something, where the hell is Tonga and why wasn't I notified of its existence? Hold on while I check this out.

Tonga's acting prime minister Viliami Tangi said on radio and television broadcasts that the king passed away shortly before midnight, New Zealand time.

There's a Prime Minister too? They got the whole government thing going on there in Tonga don't they. Well, good for them. Sorry the king died though, that stinks. Well, let's move on.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

King of Tonga (Close to Oz)

Steve Irwin (Aussie Loon and all round top fella)

Peter Brock (Aussie racing driver)

All dead within a week or so, sucks to come from that part of the world at the moment.

I'd think of moving if I was a famous Aussie.


September 12, 2006 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought he lived in Brooklyn...wasn't he called KING BROWN...and sold drugs to the children and beat up the women who worked for him...wait! didn't Bush say he was the terrorist in IRAQ and the number 5 playing card!

September 13, 2006 1:53 PM  

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