American Coptic Union calls for sanctions on Egypt

That should go over well!

Not like 1984

The Hillary and Obama big brother ads. Call it a personal prejudice, but I think Hillary fits the Big Brother image better. Something very machine-like about her. That being said, this ad does pose a very prickly question: Can a black man be Big Brother? Why would you always expect Big Brother to be white? Are the american people ready for a Black- I am sorry, of african American decent – Big Brother? Would he be called Black Big Brother, or Big Black Brother, or Triple B for short?

Ahh, the important questions the 2008 campaign stirrs up!  

No hankerchief, no wedding

Only in Egypt!

Egyptian-American comedians

Meet Sherif and Ronnie.

Search with K-Fed

Just when I think the web couldn't get any dumber, something like this comes along and I find myself stand corrected!

Landis vs. Young

Issandr told me of their catfight yesterday, but I didn't know it was getting this big. Hell, even Abu Kais- a lebanese shia himself- has joined the fun!

Grrrr…..

My comments section seems to be greatly messed up!

For weeks now I have been getting e-mails from people whose comments get eaten, or dissappear, or mysteriously re-appear after a day or two. And now I am seeing it myself, with almost 10 new comments on the post below that are showing in the comments section in my dashboard but not in the comment section of the post. It's all messed up.

So, dear commenters, I am really sorry. I am working on it, but I have no diea why it's acting this crazy. Once I find out I will let you know! 

Ping Pong

Reports of an Israeli massacare of egyptian POW in 1967 war thanks to an israeli documentary raises the ire of the egyptian government and media , and naturally the egyptian people as well, since, you know, Israel is involved. ("Constitutional ammendments? What constitutional ammendments? The Israelis killed our boys almost 40 years ago!") They all called for the peace treaty to be scrapped or nullified, one nasserite newspaper "Al Karamah" actually went as far as demanding the killing of the israeli ambassador in retribution. Mubarak, for his part, demanded punishment for those who committed those atrocities. Go Mubarak, defender of egyptians!

The Israelis, for their part, are confused, since the documentary doesn't show the killing of any egyptian POW's in it at all. Some started wondering whether the whole thing is a made up crisis!

And now, another Israeli TV documentary- in response to the first documentary- claims that the egyptians killed dozens, if not hundreds, unarmed Israeli POW's in the 1973 war.

I can't wait for the Israelis to start demanding the head of our ambassador on a stick and the scraping of the peace treaty with Egypt. Can you?

Fuckin Hell.. 

Jack Bauer controls the american population

He influences the public, makes army personall torture detainees, makes republicans wistfully wonder about when they will have a real Jack Bauer, and all kinds of other crap! There is a whole article on it, try to follow the logic: all I got was "24 is fucking everything up in america"!

hmm… 

I will give it one thing: The show does make torture seem a bit normal and part of the day's (more like hour's) work. Whether or not some people can not differntiate between fact and fiction like 24, that is not the show's responsibility. Retarded people will always exist, and blaming their existance and behavior on the show they are imitating is clear and utter bullshit, otherwise we will have to cancel every drama there is on TV that may have some controversial elements in it that stupid people might imitate!

Or am I being a tad simplistic here? 

Useless

 

The egyptian opposition, unable to do anything or stop the constitutional ammendments, are going to do what they always did: boycott the vote! Oh and they will protest it too!

Ooohhhhhhhh!

Rumors are, if that doesn't work, they will start a group prayer and demand that Allah show those people justice on Judgement day! There is even talk about using some Djinn to curse them and their families and keep their daughters unmarried and turn their sons gay!

Cause, you know, that will show the NDP. Oh yes, oh yes it will! 

The art of creating the Abdel Karim legend

For those who are paying attention, it is happening as we speak!

The feast at the Pyramids

Upperclass egyptians and faux intellectiuals at parties always like to bring up the topic of the "revolution of the hungry egyptian masses". They always detail the ways it's inevtiable, all alongside anecdotes and stories they've heard from their maids and drivers about the lives and hardships of "za boor beoble", and spend time in speculation on when it will actually happen, while agreeing on one thing: It will be very soon!

I, on the other hand, know exactly when it will happen. December 12, 2008! Mark your calenders, people!

Why?

Cause if this shit doesn't make them revolt, I just don't know what will! 

I could’ve seen that one coming

The Judge who sentenced Saddam to death is seeking asylum in the UK!

And arab conspiracy theoriest will now have "the evidence" that it was the Coalition who wanted Saddam dead, and that the Judge is now getting his pay-off for doing their dirty deeds. 

I love this region! 

An apology on Cannabis

Cannabis? Addictive? Physically addictive? What?

What Tarot Card are you

You are The Emperor

Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person.

The Emperor is the great authority figure of the Tarot, so it represents
fathers, father-figures and employers. There is a lot of aggression and violence
too.

The Emperor naturally follows the Empress. Like an infant, he is filled with enthuiasm, energy, aggression. He is direct, guileless and all too often irresistible. Unfortunately, like a baby he can also be a tyrant. Impatient, demanding, controlling. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow, sitting on a throne that indicates the solid foundation of an Empire he created, loves and rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Pot, Kettle, Black

Egypt is accusing Canada, Canada, of being intolerant and racist against muslims.

Please try not to laugh too hard! 

Arab Road Rules

There is a new show on MBC called "On the road in America", where a group of young arabs get into an RV and travel across the nation. The idea is to present the arab world with a more positive image of the US. And it seems to be working, at least on one of them:

Before visiting the United States, Amr disliked the U.S. and worried
everyone would think he was a terrorist. But said he was surprised that
most people were friendly and interested in learning more about him.

Now that Amr is home in Cairo, he is trying to share his new optimistic American perspective with friends and family.

But some remain unconvinced, he said.

The people who are making this show say that it has more credibility because it's privately funded, rather than the US state department initiatives. However, just a quick glance on the Board of Layalena, the company producing the show, can make any good conspiracy theorist' skin crawl:

It was produced by a nonprofit company backed by a string of
Washington heavyweights — Republicans and Democrats — including former
President George H.W. Bush, who aim to fight negative stereotypes of
America in the Arabic-speaking world.

The company, Layalina Productions Inc., has a board that boasts such
names as former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and James A. Baker
III and former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton.

Kissinger and Bush. Yeah, that will go well! 

Israeli envoy, bondage gear, the street

Oh My!

Barak Obama: Not Black?

Stephen Colbert is on the case, and he is brilliant!

Paulo Coelho sucks…

I always said he sucked. I would even offer to summarize his book, the alchemist, in 4 sentences. 1) A boy is chilling in the desert with nothing to do, so he decides to go look for the treasure in Egypt, 2) Upon arriving there, he meets the wise man and asks him about the treasure, 3) The wise man tells him that the treasure is real, and it's inside of him, 4) so the boy realizes what the old man says to be true, and that the treasure is really inside him! The end!

I have to admit I didn't hear about this guy until my cousin mentioned him to me, which aroused my suspcions greatly since the girl doesn't read and wouldn't know a good book if I hit her on the head with it! But then I found out that all of AUC was reading it, which confirmed its status to me as a pile of crap, but decided to read it anyway. The first day I slept after reaching page 5. I couldn't take it. It was so blehh! The man can't write, and the people who like him must not be big readers. He is the Britney Spears of modern fiction writers, for the lack of a better description!

Anyway, I am glad I am not the only one who feels this way. Roobs, this is why me and you are friends woman!