urban_memories [the unfinished polaroids]
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Rasta Surprise [ages 3 and above].I received this image by email a couple of years ago. I cam across it again, when I was cleaning my hard disk a few days earlier... I find this simulation hilarious, and super smart.
I belong to the generation that used to be able to buy a Kinder Surprise egg for lira w noss (1.5 Lebanese Lira)... do you remember those days? There were many things one could buy for lira w noss back then. It's like it was the magical number where all the joys and desires of a kid were attainable for just lira w noss.
Kinder Surprise was, and still is my favorite treat. I love the chocolate, and the little toy inside is just great. I used to spend close to five minutes watching the eggs, trying to figure out which one I was going to buy, then I would pick up the selected egg, and shake it close to my ear. This may give away the game contained inside. Depending on the sound the egg emits, you could figure out the level of complexity of the toy, and therefore whether you are going to like it or not. I still collect a lot of these toys... I still have boxes filled with Kinder toys, and if you visit my apartment, you are guaranteed to find those little thingies just laying around here and there around my place, on the shelves, in the plants, and between books.
I love Kinder Surprise.... w bi lira w noss.
And I love this 3D model; Uber Intelligent.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
We're on the List!Yes!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am proud to announce that after a long and draining wait, it looks like we finally made it. I read today that we are officially on the Forbes List for the Most Dangerous Destinations 2007.
We be representin’ yo!
Beirut [sitt al duniah] ranks 12; and I believe you do agree when I say, that it is not too bad for a tiny country, is it?
You could argue that who cares about Forbes Magazine anyway, or who reads those wannabes, and how come you read those stupid capitalists. You can say whatever you like, but the bottom line is that we are there. We are on the list. From once the pearl of the orient, to now one of the most dangerous destination in the world.
Give it up for our politicians of all colors. Give it up for our Neighbors of all religions. Without them, and without their support, we couldn’t even dream of being on such list. This was truly a great example of teamwork, and interdisciplinary work.
Congratulations to all of us.
I owe you an answer for how come I read this crap.
The answer is fast and simple: I don’t…
I just came across this site while searching for articles about dangerous cities; as in urbanism. I couldn’t but stop and read, when I pressed the link, and stumbled upon our beautiful cedar.
Not too proud anymore are you my cedar?
Now the world can see how old you really are. You’ve been reduced to a banal coniferous tree. Your own people humiliated you. Look at us as we chop you down, and use you as charcoal for the arguileh!
Look at us...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Vacuum lol.Me (all proud and joyous) - Hey guess what? I bought a Vacuum Cleaner today.
Her - lol,
Me - What?
Her - You should have bought the vacuum cleaner when you first moved into your apartment... that's like five years ago.
Me - lol
Her - No seriously, you bought your vacuum cleaner five years after you moved into the apartment, and you're all proud? What did you do before? How did you clean the place?
Me - lol
Her - I suggest you stop feeling proud, and put your vacuum to use right away.
Me - lol
Her - I even suggest you don't speak to anyone about your terrific purchase! 3ayb!
Me - lol