42: The answer to life, the universe and everything
Curious that some numbers seem to reappear all around us from time immemorial and still today.
Here a number-inspired fellow recounts why 42 is the one to watch out for. However one wonders how we'd know to trust the source's independent claims, as well as how many numbers we could find the same relative level of voluminous entries around us. It's a game of numbers. What are the odds??!
Says Bradley Burston, "Israel's sense of entitlement is a curse, and we are all either under its spell or under its shadow; only the inconceivable that turns into the inevitable can bring change to this place."
An Israeli voice comments on his neighbor's plight:
"I want the Egyptian people to win their revolution. And I say this as an Israeli."
"I want our neighbors, the people of Egypt, to show us how it's done."
And moreover, he shares a hope for his people addressed to the Egyptian agents of change: "It is beginning to dawn on my people, the Israelis, that freedom for Arabs may have nothing to do with annihilation for Jews. I have you to thank for that."
"The Arab version of the Got Talent series kicked off on January 14 on MBC 4. It hogged the eyes of Arabs around the world – until the Egyptian protests broke out that is."
Let's get back to celebrating our diversity in pop culture and performing-monkey talents, not letting our anger and impressive feats of street mobilization divert our attention from the daily thrills offered by reality TV.
Arabs too can offer a motley range of ability in bizarre entertaining feats, as we see a spectrum of efforts from -- "Rappers, child poets, a human beatbox, and a 70-something-year-old acrobat"