Listen Up

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Listen Up

On Wednesday the 25th of May, the Paramount channel will be airing the first episode of the tv show Listen Up at 9PM. The show stars Jason Alexander (George from Seinfeld) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (from Malcom & Eddie). Its supposed to be really good. Click here for other showtimes.


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BBK’s New Identity

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Now this is a logo done right. Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait recently rebranded and its pretty obvious its a way better logo then BKME‘s. The new BBK logo is visually attractive and friendly. The logo is very simple and clean and can easily be distinguishable from the competition. The color choice of blue is a common one among banks here in Kuwait but the addition of the 2 orange tones help differentiate it from the rest. I think at the moment, BBK has one of the nicest logos among the local banks. What I am wondering now is if Commercial Bank of Kuwait will be re-branding. There current logo was designed by a Pentagram, a world renowned agency. Actually I think I will post about that tomorrow. For more information on the BBK rebranding click here. I am not sure but I believe the BBK logo was done by Artograph in bahrain.


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My E3 Highlights

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Ok, so there is a new PS3, there is the Xbox360, the Nintendo Revolution and the Game Boy Micro. They are all amazing systems and as I told Nibaq, I will need to start saving up so I can buy them all. I just watched the PS3 duck technical presentation and it was good except I wanted to watch the Motor Storm video (check this: 1 and 2). I am also downloading the Dead or Alive 4 video, its 470MB but here are some screenshots for those of you with slow connections. Some cool games are coming out on the DS, Castlevania is one and its in 2D thank god. Sonic is the other game, the cool thing about sonic is the way it uses the 2 screens, click here to see what I mean. Finally I was hoping to see screenshots of GTA for the PSP but all I was able to find was this write up.

I think the next generation of systems is going to be really kick ass. I don’t have a favorite yet, each has its own advantage and thats why I will probably get them all.


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Video Game Sales in Japan

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Total hardware sales Jan 1st to May 1st in Japan:

PS2 – 828,824
PSP – 796,654
DS – 739,557
SP – 280,128
GC – 99,574
GBA – 9,594
xbox – 6,360

Am I reading this right, is the PSP kicking the DS ass? I think so.. :D


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Photography Exhibition

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Found a flyer to a photography exhibition, I won’t be going to it but maybe someone else is interested.

Breathtaking Images of Ancient Egypt and Kenya
Photographs by: Mrs Haifa Al-Muhanna & Sakoma
Location: Diva House – Beside Al-Amiri Hospital
Date: 21st to 23rd of May 2005
Time: 6:30PM


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Arabic Cartoons

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Do you miss watching Grendizer, Captain Majed, Sasuki, Sanshiro, Jongar, Hekayat Alameya etc.. Well I have 2 links here that you might like. The first one has a lot of cartoons which you can download directly from the site and an option to download a lot more cartoons if you become a member. The second link is more complicated to use because it contains torrent links to many of the popular cartoons. If you have any more links please share them with us.

Link 1
Link 2


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MS Paint?!

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I can’t believe this, some guy drew venice using the stupid Microsoft Paint program! Unbelievable, some people are just to talented.. via waxy here is the link.


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Messed up comments

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Anyone who tried to comment in the past 30 minutes, your comment probably never got to me. I was trying to block a spammer and I ended up blocking everyone… Please repost..


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Which Theater is the Best?

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After the catastrophe yesterday at Marina, where is the best movie theater in Kuwait?


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Marina Theater Sucks

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I just got home from Star Wars, its 12:30AM. Yeah the movie started at 12:00AM but it was such a fucked up experience. From what I saw of the movie though, it was looking REALLY good, like REALLY good, BUT the Marina Mall theater is just terrible.

The issue I had was with the sound. The first 15 minutes of the movie was this huge gigantic space battle with explosions and chaos non stop. The sound though was incredibly low and was coming out of the front speakers only. I swear I could hear the guy next to me eating his popcorn! I told Nat we should just leave, she suggested I should tell someone. So I did, I went up to one of the movie ushers and told him to raise the volume, he went and told some Kuwaiti guy who was sitting watching the movie with us. He went out and came back in a minute later but the sound was still the same. So I told Nat lets leave, I wasn’t going to watch the movie like this. So we got up and left, once we reached the main entrance where we got the tickets from, I saw a guy who looked like management, I asked him who I should I ask a refund from. He looked at the tickets and told me that once the tickets were cut that I couldn’t get a refund. He didn’t bother to ask why I wanted a refund or why I looked pissed and wanted to leave, nothing. So I proceeded to tell him that I paid KD5 to watch Star Wars and you can’t expect me to watch it in a theater where the sound system is lower then mine at home. I told him the sound is too low and I already complained about it and no one did anything. He told me that no one had told him about the sound, he assured me he would fix it and told me to go back to my seat. So I did. I got back inside, by now I had already missed a good chunk of the movie but I was like its ok, at-least the sound will get fixed. It never did! It didn’t get louder and it didn’t go into surround.

Finally we decided fuck the refund, lets just get out of here. If the movie when action packed was low and imagine how a normal scene would be. When I got back up to the main entrance, I took a feedback form, filled it in and dropped it in the feedback box. I don’t know if anyone will read it or care, but I just had to do it. Now I am back home, disappointed and pissed off. The Marina Mall cinema totally ruined my movie rush. I was planning to start booking tickets online and make this a weekly thing but now I don’t think I will since its just better off watching a movie at home on my sound system.

What did I learn today? Marina Mall theater is one of the worst I have ever been to, and that KD1 for a large popcorn at the cinema doesn’t seem expensive after passing by Starbucks first.

To read the letter I emailed to the people in charge click on more

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