Sunday, January 27, 2008

Top 5: Perks of being a guy (living in Egypt)

5- I can smoke shisha or cigarette without any social constrains.
It's socially unacceptable for a girl or a woman, married or single, with company or alone to do this infamous, disgusting, and wicked act of... Smoking!

4- Getting to choose who to marry.
From a procedural perceptive, I get to propose and not proposed to, the ball is in MY COURT, regardless of the outcome- being accepted or rejected- the initiative is still mine.

3- Walking down the street at 4:00 am in the morning.
Versus being a girl; who must be a slut for being on the streets at 4 am on her own like that, shame on her!!

2- Living in a misleaded society; where a man is considered by far superior than women.
It's like a gift with a twist. It's like you are twice the girl next to you (example: you inherit double the money but you also get double reasonability).

1- The ability to pee standing up, and consequently anywhere I want.
The world is my toilet.

N.B: This post was inspired after reading This.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Top 5: Prison Movies

I’m a sucker for movies where the characters are exposed to soul-wrecking experiences; as in war or prison movies.

5- The Green Mile
A beautiful movie that emphasizes the relationship developed between the cons and the guards.

4- Mean machine
A Hilarious British adaptation of the american movie “The Longest Yard”. UK actors Rule, Big time.

3- Animal Factory
The closest movie to represent what it’s like in US prisons; or so I was informed from the DVD commentary. Defoe stars as his fellow -brilliant Buscemi- directs.

2- Escape from Alcatraz
Classic Clint Eastwood movie!

1-The Shawashank Redemption
Best Movie as voted at, the book is not bad either :)

Top 5: Grunge Albums

I grew up in the 90s and I witnessed the outbreak of the grunge phenomenon “a subgenre of alternative rock music”; arguably the grunge is now dead and buried but you can still feel its influence in modern rock music. Here are my favorite albums from this memorable era:

5- Mad season - Above

4- Nirvana – Never Mind

3- Alice in Chains - Dirt

2- Pearl Jam - Ten

1- Soundgarden – Superunknown
One of the best rock albums of all times