Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Muslim Garb is SEXAI.

I don't understand how this would offend Barack Obama?

It is shocking that anything related to Arabs or Islam is viewed as a negative thing.

People forget that the 'terrrists' are a minority.

I am offended that anyone would find this damaging to a reputation.

I think it's pretty fucking sexy.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Boreidah = LOVE

Some folks in Boreidah (tell me if i spelt it wrong) are going around painting over pictures of advertisements, and apparently there's some sort of election going on, and the candidates are pissed because their pictures are being vandalized as well.
This is all because some people believe that Islam forbids creating images of faces because it's like trying to recreate God's work.
Yeah. I don't really get it either.
What on earth would we do for comedy if it weren't for the good people of Boreidah?
I'm serious. These people are like cartoon characters.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Don Imus got fired for calling people 'nappy headed hos', but Bill O'Reilly can say he doesn't want to go on 'a lynching party against Michelle Obama' and there's no outrage?


I'm confused.

When someone in the family is on their death bed it is nerve racking.
Sitting at a table having dinner and the phone rings. The room goes quiet and people stare at eachother.
One person slowly gets up and walks over to the phone.
"Allah yistur."


Everyone around inhales slowly, and then...

Sighs with relief when whoever is on the phone smiles and nods, indicating that we can go back to our meals.
No mourning.
For today.

And all I want to do is quote Sweeney Todd: "Life is for the alive, my dear!"
Yes, in song.


Friday, February 15, 2008

One Day...

I will arrive at the Riyadh airport from a great holiday and not wish I were back at the beach.
One day, I will be absolutely, one zillion percent happy (or even relieved) to be home.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tarja Halonen

Arabic media has been paying a lot of attention to the American presidential race.
Particularly to the democrats.

A big issue here is that a woman cannot lead a country. No one says this outright, of course.
They don't want people to think they're not modern.

It's more in the tones. The body language.

When I called a friend on it a few weeks ago, she admitted that she thought women were good at some things, men at other things (like leading a country.)
Typical nonsense from an unexpected source.
People never cease to surprise me.

"What about the president of Finland?" I asked.
She is a woman, after all. I can't say I know much about her presidency, but surely she is more of a successful leader than, say, all of the Arab leaders combined? Times 92384934728394721 squared?

Also, she famously resembles my main man, Conan O'Brien, making her all the more capable of successfully running a country.


It angers me how brainwashed our people are. It is 2008 and our educated 20 year olds do not think a woman can run a country.
Their argument is, if we are all truly equal, then why were we created differently? Why are there male and female human beings? Because we are suited to different roles.

Uhh.... No.

We were created looking differently because life is one. big. fucking. TEST.
It is a test to see who will use those differences as a way to divide everyone, and claim superiority (and inferiority, sisters. You contribute to this too.)
That is also why there are black people and white people and Asian people and brown people. Because this is a test to see who will choose to be racist and judge people on what they look like. Or what their genitalia looks like.
And it looks like many of my countrymen are failing this test miserably.
Thay fail to see the bigger picture; that we are more alike than we are different.

That being said, I have to say I'm on the Barack Obama bandwagon.
And you'd all best follow suit.