"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting." --Charles Bukowski
My favorite quote is:
...Somalia, which has a Minister of Tourism, has officially not had a single tourist for 14 years. The minister, Abdi Jimale Osman, can't understand this. "I'm sure tourists would leave Somalia alive and I'm hopeful they wouldn't be kidnapped," he is reported as saying.
As the last line says, it surely is a weird and wonderful world out there. Methinks some days it's way more weird than wonderful.