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A Van Down by the River RMB

WA Delegate: The Holy Republic of Loud Mimes (elected )

Founder: The Holy Republic of Loud Mimes

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Board Activity History Admin Rank

Most Influential: 86th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 156th Best Weather: 333rd+13
Most Beautiful Environments: 340th Largest Populations: 657th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,040th Highest Economic Output: 1,127th Largest Black Market: 1,161st Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,591st Most Devout: 1,611th Fattest Citizens: 1,654th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,710th Most Cultured: 1,794th Longest Average Lifespans: 1,996th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,038th Most Avoided: 2,074th
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A community of vans down by the river, where we take pleasure in beautiful canals, spinning yard decorations, roaming gnomes, a stationary bike trail, and our collection of well-worn tire swings!

*Traffic reports on the hour and half-hour by our all-seeing sages in the sky*

Every July 18th is decreed to be Gonzo Day in AVDBTR, honoring the birthday of Hunter Thompson.

On September 12th, we celebrate the life of our late vanry solicitor The Hanging Judge.

We value our partnership with Monte Carlo Beach, but we don't form alliances, host or join embassies, so don't bother asking.

In fact, mind your Ps and Qs, or Gardyloo! to you!


Tags: Surreal, Featured, and Minuscule.

Regional Power: Moderate

A Van Down by the River contains 5 nations, the 3,116th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Authoritarian in A Van Down by the River

World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.

As a region, A Van Down by the River is ranked 10,417th in the world for Most Authoritarian.

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Regional Happenings


A Van Down by the River Regional Message Board

'Tis a wonderful time to be in Florida with Hurricane Irma barreling down upon us. Such a nasty storm. I hope it veers off into the water.

Mimes, hope you're weathering the storm ok. How are things?

Madame said she wasn't too keen on the latest weather report so she booked a plane to a sunny place. Her happy place.

My area didn't get the worst of it, but going through a Cat 1-2 hurricane scared the living daylights out of me. The house is fine, we're all safe, but experiencing that in total darkness was one of the most nerve wracking things to go through. We were without electricity for 22 hours, which is not long in hurricane damage time. No flooding. It could have been a whole lot worse.

Mimes - happy to hear that you're okay. Scared but safe. I've been thru a few tropical storms but never a hurricane.

Our Key was just slightly north of the eye which hit Cudjoe. The structure weathered the storm very well (concrete/steel storm shutters) but the grounds are a different story. When I looked at the photos and film that a neighbor sent to me, I said "How strange - why does it look like winter?" And then I realized that all the standing trees and shrubs were bare - leaves gone. I had never seen the Keys with bare trees!

Our house is on a lagoon and a refrigerator was floating in it and a big portion of someone's deck was lodged in our gate - the wind actually drove it between 2 posts.

The irony of this is that we just listed the house for sale in May. (after discussing it for 2 years and finally deciding that it didn't meet the needs/wants of the family any longer.) Needless to say, we've moved on to Plan B and the waiting game. Maybe in a couple of years?

As for MB - wherever she is, she'll be doing a happy dance after she's sung the last note for 2017.

Be well , all ~ xo

Glad to hear you're ok Mimes.

Eva, how are the grounds looking at your place in the Keys and in your current neck of the woods? I heard about the fires. Wow!

hello. *tap, tap* does this thing work?

Eva, Mimes? Anyone? You all ok?

Testing 1-2-3-4.

I think I'm here.

Loud Mimes wrote:Testing 1-2-3-4.

I think I'm here.

Hola Mimes. Did you see Madame on the YouTubes today? Itís a shame Judgie wasnít around to see Madame in person.

No I didn't! I didn't know such a youtube channel existed!

Yes, totally. She's all over.

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