George W. Bush is in his office. A stone-faced aide enters and says, `I have bad news, sir. Three Brazilian soldiers were killed this morning in Afghanistan.´ Bush goes pale and asks with hesitation, `How many is a brazillion?´

Stay frosty for a bit longer; typing on a Portuguese keyboard, an iPhone, or a knock-off $49 tablet all present unique yet approximately equally unpleasant challenges.

Thank god I did not come here for the nightlife, as Brasilia appears to have none.