July 17, 2011
Toyota ads rule, says one blogger- so see if you agree; Harry Potter is still popular as ever & here's a survey of its performance world-wide; On Israel still churning up miracles (since the Biblical ages) through Hebrew and democracy; and take a look at the Syrian revolution through the eyes of conspiracy theories.
It's not over til the fat lady sings, nor til the flotilla's safely out of the water or Greek grip; The view from Beirut's lighthouse; What if Egypt's revolution has made things worse; Jordanian murder is still murder whatever the cause, says our Jordanaholic.
July 16, 2011
Is Amman suffering from revolution envy and rejoining the power-to-the people trend so prevalent in the region? Picture of new Hama Governor sworn in by Bashar al-Assad may be photos-hopped; Childhood and innocence; If you can't keep up with Egypt's protests here's a little cheat sheet; and talking Jordan.
July 14, 2011
This guilt-ridden man is confessing to his crime of passion, and revealing the identity of his mistress in a poem; top 10 places people lose their phones; On Beirut and her reputation; Syrian intelligence takes on a new meaning with proof of media fixing; How the Syrian regime is not helping itself; and the Palestinians even still want a state?
Viewing our sexism today through the perspective of the rampant sexism in the first half of the 20th century, puts 'sexism' in a whole new light; Reshuffling Egyptian society starting with its police; Is Tahrir square turning into a Woodstock or hippie festival?; A telling off for Nancy Ajram for not being quicker to acknowledge talent in fans; When sports labels as Nike mess up.
July 13, 2011
Israel's formidable armed forces, IDF, are barred from using Facebook and Twitter: Absurd or fair enough when an army has strict discipline to abide by not to mention 'security' needs; Syria is not finding solutions to its problems, not least its economic issues; 3rd Culture Kids have it hard; What kind of Lebanese man should a woman avoid; and why ask America to approve Arab leaders?
Iranian women's football team pioneers the rights of women to keep their necks off the (goal) line by hiding them; Going back in time with a very modern phenomenon's aid - Twitter- in Jordan; What's going on with Kuwait's internet; and recalling Dr. Death and the medical experience's inevitable experience with death.
July 12, 2011
This mother's in DeNile say some joking observers already, as a Polish mother sues Egyptian hotel for her virgin daughter's mystery pregnancy from 'swimming in pool' claims mother; Miss Lebanon 2011 slated; The Angry Arab reminds of the ripe new age of Israel; 3D music video of Najwa Karam is the 1st in the Mid-east; Israel makes boycotting them illegal.
In a Ramadan being touted as a 'dry spell' for the soap industry, we hear about Lebanon's Sabouha- a life in film; Bahrain's on Mahmood sets about to earn his people real free speech in an unfettered Utopic society; Dubai's police utalize Blackberry Messenger for campaigns, not BBM prank police calls; Google plus poses a threat to Twitter not Facebook!
July 11, 2011
Rachel Corrie's grizzly death by bulldozer is still at court with her parents tirelessly battling for responsibility to be claimed; Staying old and sexy - even cars do this in Lebanon!; Find out what's askew in a blogger's opinion with the Lebanese government 'designs'; When Facebook and Twitter are used against the protestors: Palestine's "air flotilla".
A step-by-step guide to shaming your Arab parents by acts that might not bother 'other' parents; Hide and seek from a traumatized recollection; Mocking job-listings in Arabia; innovations in language learning that lend a modern sexy multi-media note to English learning from Turkey.
July 10, 2011
Moving on from that Arab Spring, we greet the Arab Summer; Websites, portals, blogs and the thin but significant lines between these new-age content forms; How dictators profit from the internet and manipulate it to stamp out democracy; Trends in business ventures in Jordan; and remembering Mubarak's torture crimes.
Check out this comic sketch or cartoon prayer for PhDs; 10 reasons no one is interested in your Blog; Supporting Gaddafi against Nato bombings- when a 'friend' turns foe; Blogger missing in Syria is neither gay nor female; typing without finger tapping; and London sings for Syria.
July 9, 2011
The audacity of piloting a plane while drunk and more so while in a 'dry' region as Kuwait; anti-Semetic found on a Jewish Judge's website; identity and guilt when describing yourself as a Palestinian whose home is elsewhere; the decadence of printing chocolate lettering; and comparing the quagmire of Lebanese politics to League football is helpful; When to not worry.
July 7, 2011
Could Facebook literally cause Arab revolution? Why Abu Dhabi is on the balance with FB integrating Skype
Why Abu Dhabi could tip the balance of 'stable' Gulf states during this revolution season if Skype gets sneakily re-introduced through the pesky Facebook; Begging children at Mecca; Occupied, camp-dwelling Palestinians do not have the 'status' to revolt.