Friday, February 10, 2006

Kuwait's Al-Rai TV the new Al-Jazeera?

From Yahoo News:

Kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll appeared in a video aired Thursday on a private Kuwaiti TV channel, appealing for her supporters to do whatever it takes to win her release and saying "there is a very short time." Carroll was shown in the black-and-white video wearing an Islamic headscarf, sitting on a chair in front of a wall with a large floral design. She spoke to the camera in a firm voice, without weeping as she did on a previous video.

OK, I promised myself not to do any updates until I'm feeling better (I have an ear infection) and have real access to my computer at home (I'm in the school library), but this is too important to wait.

Barring the fact that this whole situation with the poor girl as absolutely horrific, I'm very surprised that Al-Rai TV would stoop to Al-Jazeera's level and actually air such a video. I'm sure that this was probably the most difficult decision the editors of Al-Rai had to make, but I was hoping they would've shown some integrity and just handed all the materials over to the authorities instead of airing the video.

Unfortunately, history proves that airing those videos have not helped previous hostages in similar situations - it only pushes the TV station into becoming a mouthpiece for the terrorists. I am appalled that the Kuwaiti media (especially a privately run TV station) would have anything to do with terrorism, especially considering that Kuwaities experienced terrorism first hand, starting all the way back when HH Sheikh Jabber (Allah yir7ma) was the target of a car bombing to the first Gulf War. We are still living in fear of terrorist threats because we harbor one of the biggest American bases in the Middle East. History proved that terrorists will not be forgiving towards us, so why are we lending them a sympathetic mouthpiece?

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Kate Beckinsale= Another Irresponsible White Person

From Egotastic:

Sexy Kate Beckinsale reckons Hollywood stars should indulge in a little Taliban-chic. The star of the upcoming "Underworld: Evolution," who appears in a steamy cover shoot for British GQ, says, "Actually, I'm surprised there aren't more celebrities in burkhas. You wouldn't have to work out. You could let yourself go. We should design a non-religious celebrity burkha with a floral print."

Woman, the only way this statement would ever be acceptable is if the burkah wasn't and never will be used as a modem of oppression. I don't see that happening in my lifetime, unless I move to the LA-LA Planet that Miss Beckinsale seems to be living in.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

On Hiatus

Things will either pause or slow down to a trickle for a while, until I stop feeling like this about school:

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Weekly Caption Challenge III

This one's a doozy! Sorry I haven't been doing any posts on Kuwait lately, things have been pretty hectic around here (with cleaning up my bedroom and all ;) ) Hope you like this week's caption challenge, and I can't wait to read your responses!

(Are you sure this is how National Geographic does it?!)

Friday, December 23, 2005

Bedroom Tag!

I've been doubly tagged by Dr.Lost and 7tenths to show my bedroom. Fine. I'll show it. But keep in mind that you brought this on yourself.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Weekly Caption Challenge II

Has it been a week already? I guess time flies when you're layed out in bed sick as a dog. Last week's caption challenge went better than I expected, we have some real talent in this community :) I can't wait to see you tackle this one, and even if you don't come up with a caption, it's ok just to comment on the picture. Alright, enough with my rambling, lets get this party started!

(I'm just glad they're not menthols...)

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Desktop Tag!

Alright folks, you asked for it so here it is (click on the pic to get a better image). And no, I will not be answering any questions. You'll just have to figure this one out for yourselves ;)

(For those of you who got far enough to figure it out, here's my real desktop.)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Weekly Caption Challenge

Every week I will be posting an amusing pic. You can just sit back and let the pic make you grin, or you can rise to the challenge and add a caption for the pic in the comment section. Here's this week's challenge:

(Yeah, that's moses, and yeah, that's the Red Sea he's parting - and yeah, that's exactly what it looks like.)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Romance Novels I'd Like To Read

My love-hate relationship with Romance novels continues to amuse me as one Mr.Longmire catches on to the wierdness of the cover art and decides to dedicate a whole webpage to these things. I believe he feels these new titles are more appropriate to the displayed cover art. Here are a few of my favourites:

You can find more of Mr.Longmire's funny Romance novel titles here, and reader submissions to his project (which are as funny, if not funnier) here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Have you seen this guy?

From PaperMag Blog:

Cuties of all Nations: Kuwait!
Posted Nov 15, 2005, 2:00 PM ET by Mickey Boardman

Today's international cutie is from Kuwait, a tiny little emirate in the Persian gulf where the ladies can't vote! We think Kuwait sucks on women's rights but they do have luxury shopping and hot guys so it's not a total loss. You all will remember Kuwait as the country Saddam Hussein invaded setting off the first Gulf War where the first President Bush invaded to restore democracy to Kuwait, which is funny since it's a totalitarian monarchy!!!! But oh what MM wouldn't give to trade in the current numbskull Bush for the old one even if the old Mrs. Bush is douche-bag! But let's focus on the hotness of this Kuwaiti cutie!

I don't know what Papermag is all about, and looking at this little piece, I'm too scared to find out. Barring the fact that almost every titbit of information this guy gives about Kuwait is either outdated or an outright lie, the model doesn't even LOOK Kuwaiti. This bonafide internet idiocy has been brought to you by the letters F and U, and by the word Mickey.