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Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Badger Loving Fluffster » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:31 am

Mac in Rio wrote:SEVEN DAYS?!

Sheeeeeeeit. We got pai de santos who promise results in three fucking hours, mate!


That's probably what Mr Latif meant by 24 hours! 7 days! 48 hours! :mrgreen:

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Macunaima » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:04 am

The Jim Jones Cocktail Hour wrote:Brazil, the land of cognitive dissonance. I remember a guy in Salvador trying to sell my wife a comprehensive health insurance plan for her mother and then trying to offload some magic beans that would ward off all ills and cure all that ailed you. Let's call it philosophical flexibility.


You might be interested in the story I told about Mauro dos Prazeres, of Devir, on the Boardgame Geek last year. We got to immortalize Mauro on a deluxe Ogre piece...

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1072677/black-rose-mercs-roll-call

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by The Jim Jones Cocktail Hour » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:14 am

Brazil, the land of cognitive dissonance. I remember a guy in Salvador trying to sell my wife a comprehensive health insurance plan for her mother and then trying to offload some magic beans that would ward off all ills and cure all that ailed you. Let's call it philosophical flexibility.

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Macunaima » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:51 am

My wife's thesis advisor did a book on that very point. She said the difference is that northern European laws make it clear that people are taking advantage of the gullible. Brazil law makes it clear that its bad magic. She wrote about a case where a woman got off because she proved that she only used magic to help people....

Not sure what the actual law is today, but in practice...

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by czak » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:54 am

Macunaima wrote:
Monkeyborg wrote:Putting those eyebrows on with a Sharpie probably took him three hours…


Don't fuck with Pai Bruno! He's the Devil's right hand man and he'll prove to you that Lucifer exists by taking all your money.

'Course, he got sent up the river for five years in late 2012. Not for "whoo" peddling, though: this being Brazil, he was condemned for black magic, which is still a law on our books.

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BUT! six months after this, all the riots started, so you can see he's got contacts!


Pretending to have black magic is crime up here in the frigid north

Pretending to practise witchcraft, etc.

365. Every one who fraudulently

(a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
(b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or
(c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found,

is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.




Actual black magic, perfectly acceptable.

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Macunaima » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:13 am

Monkeyborg wrote:Putting those eyebrows on with a Sharpie probably took him three hours…


Don't fuck with Pai Bruno! He's the Devil's right hand man and he'll prove to you that Lucifer exists by taking all your money.

'Course, he got sent up the river for five years in late 2012. Not for "whoo" peddling, though: this being Brazil, he was condemned for black magic, which is still a law on our books.

Image

BUT! six months after this, all the riots started, so you can see he's got contacts!

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by The Jim Jones Cocktail Hour » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:35 pm

Mac in Rio wrote:SEVEN DAYS?!

Sheeeeeeeit. We got pai de santos who promise results in three fucking hours, mate!

No way can you be globally competitive in hustling "whoo" with that kind of shit performance!

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Hey I'm pretty sure Pai Bruno has another gig presenting the Bahian version of Brasil Urgente.


As it happens I'm a Pai dos Santos. My children's matronymic names are dos Santos and I'm their father. Now hand me a cigar!

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Norton C Wongpower » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:51 pm

Sane Max wrote:
Horton W Bangpower wrote:I used to get stuff like that all the time when I lived in Bow but with Bagladeshi names, from it being Canning Town I'd imagine this magician is african, I must admit that I never had one promising to solve ANY problem so the African magic must be more powerful. ;)


With a name like Latif? I would say not. It's the 100% guaranteed bit that gets me. Imagine taking him to court!

Pat


Oops, yes! We need to get Farage on the case, bloody foreigners coming over here putting our good old fashioned gypsy con-artists out of bussiness....err, wait.

Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Altius » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:31 pm

Over here, we have newspaper ads for curanderos and brujos. Some universities even teach courses in curanderismo. So at least ours have degrees. :wry:

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Re: Contender for best business card ever

Post by Levied Troop » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:25 pm

Mr Latif got me logged into Frothers!! he is 110% gaRUNTEED MIRACLE WORKER!!

However, given that judgement dates from 2010, perhaps his concept of 7 days is different from us unworthy depressed mortals. Or he needs the 'forget me' blessing, you know, the one that work so well for Mario Costeja González, who couldn't pay his debts, had his house repossessed and sold in an auction.

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