Island's Bid for Nation Status Rejected

 

Some sheep The island's thriving rural economy already boasts eight sheep, two cows and a field of turnips. The Ministry of Agriculture has recently announced a massive new investment programme and hopes to take delivery of three spring onions and pig by the end of next year.

Officials from the fledgling island state of Monte Frappino are disappointed that their application for nation status has been turned down by the United Nations. To be officially recognised as a sovereign state a prospective country must satisfy three conditions.

Firstly, they must have a patron saint. Monte Frappino has adopted Saint Doris of Montmartre who was canonised in 1968 after jumping a motorbike over thirty burning nuns.

Some bus Monte Frappino has two buses - this is one of them. Because there is only one bus stop, passengers are forced to complete a circuit of the island before returning to their starting point. There are usually very few passengers.

Secondly, they need a national anthem. Monte Frappino has negotiated the rights to 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On', primarily because it was felt that the lyrics accurately represented the national character.

Some shed Monte Frappino's seat of government since 1972, when Hurricane Colin destroyed the bandstand

But it has been the third requirement that has, so far, proven to be an insurmountable obstacle. The country's official delegation has been told that their proposed flag - an infra-red cross on an ultra-violet background - has been rejected for no better reason than it transgresses some ridiculous and archaic rule that a nation's state flag needs to be 'visible'.

 

Taken from The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2018

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2018

Return to Archive 2

The University of the Bleeding Obvious's Private Bits

Private Bits

72 pages of previously unseen material including Formula 1 Shopping Trolley Racing, Knee Operations for Fruit Flies, Quantum Farming, a visit to The Book Crevice, Gary the Builder, and The Affair of the Flat Vicar, a brand new adventure for the eminent Belgian dick, Anton La Cranque.

All this and more will only be available in this volume as a PDF and is yours for a measly £1 - yes £1 (or whatever the equivalent is in your fancy foreign money). To download it now, click here.

Click here to close this box

Private Bits

Private Bits

This 70-page PDF is packed full of silly stuff you won't find anywhere else.

Download here for just £1.

The UBO Annual 2021

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2021

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

The UBO Annual 2020

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2020

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

The UBO Annual 2018

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2018

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

The UBO Annual 2017

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Annual 2017

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

UBO Vol 1

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Vol 1

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

UBO Vol 2

The University of the Bleeding Obvious Vol 2

Order via Amazon UK

Order via Amazon US

 

InstagramFacebookTwitter
They're still stuck up there
Experimental discos
Become fluent in Venusian!
Case study #523: Parker Stropp (UK) Ltd
Experiments have limited success.
Aberdeen man to be Olympic venue.
The latest in digital stink technology
Legendary band to reunite.
Herman Frogspawn's new play
Vet exams to be made easier.

 

Standard British NunsTeaching Carrots to FlyStandard British NunsExtreme Dinosaurs

 

The Bleeding Obvious Prime Time Gameshow Generator

Latest blog entries...

03 December 2020: For Kids of All Ages...

26 November 2020: Ant Facts with Donald Fact

25 November 2020: Dr Bongo on...Ants