Thursday, June 28, 2007

Yippie Ki-Yay Mother F*GunShot*

Bruce Willis "John McClane" died hard for the 4th time, and it's spectacular!!

I'm not big on action movies but when it comes to Tom Cruise or Bruce Willis, I get adrenaline rush out of their movies, beside being good actors... their movies rises up to their caliber. But make no mistake, Die hard is a Stereotype/Typical/over-employed/standard action movie with the following ingredients:

Body Count: I lost track after 12...
Vehicles destroyed: hundreds of cars, a truck, 18-wheeler truck, a chopper, an F35 air jet
Buildings destroyed: various, Freeway bridge, electric power plant
Explosions: Check
Convenient solutions: Check
Martial Arts: Check
Foreign enemies: Check
Ear-pounding shooting scenes: Check
One man Show Hero: Check
Cliché line before he kills the villain: Check 'see post title'
Save the daughter: Check
Police/FBI arrives after show is over: Check
Hero saves the day with only scratches & bruises: Check

All in all, this was A LOT OF FUN, a wonderful sequel, and a better summer blockbuster than most others that have come out in the past 5 years.

Monday, June 25, 2007

A "Jerk"

This conversation took place after a previous encounter with the “Jerk”. when I met this “Jerk” for the first time in my life, he made fun of me and joked around without even knowing me, as a gentleman I didn't repond to his crap then, anyways here’s what happened when he ran into us, Islam and I were standing after an exam.

Conversation start

Jerk: How are you guys?

Me: Hi , ya beta3 Amricaaa “he’s currently on a PhD program in Purdue university in the states , I think that gave him some God-complex or something cause surly he’s on a power drive"

"I meant no disrepect, I though this line would break the tension between us, but .. "

Jerk: “talking to Islam”, you know what we don’t see in America? “Like you where born and raised there asshole” , people in the streets driving Korean cars, wearing sunglasses and stripes shirt , with a Bluetooth headset to take all the many calls they can have , and not forgetting off course to wear there 20 L.E worth of hair gel.

Obviously, he was making a reference to me "

Me: Mmm, I bet in America, they grew on beards, preach their heart out and talk like 7 years Old...


Jerk: Oh Sorry, I was not talking about you

Me: Me either

Jerk: Now excuse me, I’m talking to Islam

Me: and I’m talking to YOU

"Awkward silence"

Me: Anyways I have to go, Nice to meet you... I’ll call you Islam

Conversation end

Is it just me or are people becoming more jerks and insecure? And I’m running into many assholes these days and I don’t know why, Are they assholes by nature or do I need to change my perspective on things? Regarding “the Jerk”, maybe he’ll finish his PhD and become a great dinosaur and teach here and there, but he’ll always lack self-esteem and respect, some things are earned and not acquired.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Clever Terrorism

I saw Rosie O’Donnell talk about this on the view, (I’m not a chick but I like her wackiness), anyways she mentioned that 40,000+ civilians had died from post 9/11 related issues; cancer and lung diseases were the main etiologies. The casualties from the direct hit by the planes were around the figure 2500 – 3000. Now more than 5 years later people are still dying and suffering from the consequences of the attack.

I don’t think that was intentional on the part of Ben Laden, He’s not that smart and I won’t give him much credit. But isn’t this a New Era of Terrorism, the kind that is indirect, unforeseen and unidentified. It all rang bells in my head when I was eating an apricot, it’s funny that I vividly recall that apricots did not taste like that 10 years ago, people were not so frequently sick around me and most people were not suffering from chronic/episodic headaches .

What if a secret organization (or a foe country) is secretly poisoning our soils, providing us or supervising the provision of carcinogenic chemicals and pesticides, Killing our marine life and coral populations, aidsing our youth with their promiscuous whores , the list goes on and on ..

Bottom line, I’m shocked of how weak, clueless, and unprepared we are; as a nation.

How do we deal with a coup d'état by an elected government?

As always, a sharp analysis of the situation in our part of the world, delivered in very sarcastic prose .. Cannot get myself to actually ask you to "enjoy", but what else are we supposed to do? This was emailed by my good friend K

How troublesome the Muslims of the Middle East are. First, we demand that the Palestinians embrace democracy and then they elect the wrong party -Hamas - and then Hamas wins a mini-civil war and presides over the Gaza Strip. And we Westerners still want to negotiate with the discredited President, Mahmoud Abbas.
Today "Palestine" - and let's keep those quotation marks in place - has two prime ministers. Welcome to the MiddleEast. Who can we negotiate with? To whom do we talk? Well of course, we should have talked to Hamas months ago. But we didn't like the democratically elected government of the Palestinian people. They were supposed to havevoted for Fatah and its corrupt leadership. But they voted for Hamas,which declines to recognise Israel or abide by the totally discredited Oslo agreement.No one asked - on our side - which particular Israel Hamas was supposed to recognise. The Israel of 1948? The Israel of the post-1967 borders? TheIsrael which builds - and goes on building - vast settlements for Jews and Jews only on Arab land, gobbling up even more of the 22 per cent of"Palestine" still left to negotiate over ?

And so today, we are supposed to talk to our faithful policeman, Mr Abbas,the "moderate" (as the BBC, CNN and Fox News refer to him) Palestinian leader, a man who wrote a 600-page book about Oslo without once mentioningthe word "occupation", who always referred to Israeli "redeployment"rather than "withdrawal", a "leader" we can trust because he wears a tieand goes to the White House and says all the right things. ThePalestinians didn't vote for Hamas because they wanted an Islamic republic- which is how Hamas's bloody victory will be represented - but because they were tired of the corruption of Mr Abbas's Fatah and the rotten nature of the "Palestinian Authority". I recall years ago being summoned to the home of a PA official whose walls had just been punctured by an Israeli tank shell. All true. But what struck me were the gold-plated taps in his bathroom. Those taps - or variations of them - were what cost Fatah its election. Palestinians wanted an end to corruption - the cancer of the Arab world - and so they voted for Hamas and thus we, the all-wise, all-good West, decided to sanction them and starve them and bully them for exercising their freevote. Maybe we should offer "Palestine" EU membership if it would begracious enough to vote for the right people?

All over the Middle East, it is the same. We support Hamid Karzai inAfghanistan, even though he keeps warlords and drug barons in hisgovernment (and, by the way, we really are sorry about all those innocent Afghan civilians we are killing in our "war on terror" in the waste lands of Helmand province).

We love Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, whose torturers have not yet finished with the Muslim Brotherhood politicians recently arrested outside Cairo, whose presidency received the warm support of Mrs - yes Mrs - George W Bush -and whose succession will almost certainly pass to his son, Gamal.

We adore Muammar Gaddafi, the crazed dictator of Libya whose werewolves have murdered his opponents abroad, whose plot to murder King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia preceded Tony Blair's recent visit to Tripoli - Colonel Gaddafi, it should be remembered, was called a "statesman" by Jack Strawfor abandoning his non-existent nuclear ambitions - and whose "democracy"is perfectly acceptable to us because he is on our side in the "war on terror".

Yes, and we love King Abdullah's unconstitutional monarchy in Jordan, and all the princes and emirs of the Gulf, especially those who are paid such vast bribes by our arms companies that even Scotland Yard has to close down its investigations on the orders of our prime minister - and yes, I can indeed see why he doesn't like The Independent's coverage of what hequaintly calls "the Middle East". If only the Arabs - and the Iranians -would support our kings and shahs and princes whose sons and daughters areeducated at Oxford and Harvard, how much easier the "Middle East" would beto control.For that is what it is about - control - and that is why we hold out, and withdraw, favours from their leaders.

Now Gaza belongs to Hamas, what will our own elected leaders do? Will our pontificators in the EU, the UN,Washington and Moscow now have to talk to these wretched, ungrateful people (fear not, for they will not be able to shake hands) or will they have to acknowledge the West Bank version of Palestine (Abbas, the safepair of hands) while ignoring the elected, militarily successful Hamas inGaza?It's easy, of course, to call down a curse on both their houses. But that's what we say about the whole Middle East. If only Bashar al-Assad wasn't President of Syria (heaven knows what the alternative would be) or if the cracked President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad wasn't in control of Iran (even if he doesn't actually know one end of a nuclear missile from theother). If only Lebanon was a home-grown democracy like our own little back-lawncountries - Belgium, for example, or Luxembourg. But no, those pesky Middle Easterners vote for the wrong people, support the wrong people, love the wrong people, don't behave like us civilised Westerners. So what will we do? Support the reoccupation of Gaza perhaps? Certainly we will not criticise Israel. And we shall go on giving our affection to the kings and princes and unlovely presidents of the Middle East until the whole place blows up in our faces and then we shall say - as we are already saying of the Iraqis - that they don't deserve our sacrifice and our love.

How do we deal with a coup d'état by an elected government?
by Robert Fisk
The Independent
June 16, 2007
Enjoy Unbrainwasher bahareez interpretation
انطلاقا من تقديم روح النص علي جسده، وترسيخا لنظرية الترجمة البهاريزية أقدم للقارئ العربي أحدث مقالات روبرت فيسك عن الحال في فلسطين بعدما استولت حماس علي غزة، بينما بقيت حركة فتح في الضفة الغربية .....