If you only read one thing this week…

Light Relief – Hope for Dave by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
May 30, 2006, 2:28 am
Filed under: Humour, Web sites

While Dave Donaldson's web-diary of his time with 'Hope International' ("People who want to help regardless of ability") takes a funny idea (a satirical diary of an aid worker) and flogs it to death, it remains an irreverent, biting, and, occasionally hilarious caricature of the aid world. While I can't in good conscience recommend it for those of us who really only have 15 minutes, for people with some time to kill, it is pretty funny.



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I had a look at this website and thought it was absolutely HILARIOUS!!!! It did indeed take me more than just 15 minutes, I got completely caught up in the stories and the ‘world of Dave’. If only humanitarian singles worked……..

Comment by Susan

Thank you Susan! I’m still working on the ‘Humanitarian Affairs’ site idea!

Comment by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek

Dear Nick,
The humanitarian affairs website has been done. It is at http://www.humanitariandating.com
I thought it was a joke at first since it was linked from http://www.hope4dave.com but it seems to be real.

Comment by Bob

Wow, thanks Bob – maybe we should promote it a bit – it’s a shame that you seem to need to be a member to search it – perhaps that’s for the best though…

Comment by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek

[…] OK Folks, following on from our article on Hope For Dave (here), Bob points out that HumanitarianDating.com does indeed seem to exist, and function. Your fearless reported registered for the site, and verified that it is, indeed, a dating web-site aimed at humanitarian workers, and that there are, indeed, humanitarian singles out there looking for like-minded folks. You’ll need to register to get access, but it looks like a potentially useful resource. […]

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[…] On a similar note, it looks like Dave Donaldson, of ‘Hope for Dave‘ is back at it, with more of his irreverent, politically incorrect, but occasionally very funny satirical blog. Read it here if you have more time on your hands than you know what to do with, and our original article here. […]

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