When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

21 October 2005

'I Will Eat Your Dollars'

Fascinating article in the LA Times, via Yahoo News, about Nigerian e-mail scam artists (known as "419 scammers" after the anti-fraud section in Nigeria's penal code.)

Their anthem, 'I Go Chop Your Dollars,' hugely popular in Lagos, hit the airwaves a few months ago as a CD penned by an artist called Osofia:

419 is just a game, you are the losers, we are the winners.
White people are greedy, I can say they are greedy
White men, I will eat your dollars, will take your money and disappear.
419 is just a game, we are the masters, you are the losers
'I Will Eat Your Dollars' - Yahoo! News

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