Afraid of the dark

Posted by Mark

no parking

Although I was in Lebanon around 3 weeks ago a lot of things have changed here mostly related to security. It seems people are starting to worry about all the bombings that are taking place and it shows with the extra security precautions.

My hotel for example doesn’t allow cars drive up to the entrance anymore and while entering the hotel I now get scanned with a metal detector. Bliss Street where the American University is located, now has yellow no parking warning on both sides of the street.

Yesterday evening I also passed by the ABC mall in Achrafieh, a place thats usually packed with young people shopping and hanging around at the cafes but yesterday when I passed at 9:15PM half the stores were closed, the other half were closing down and there were barely any people around. Since the bombings are taking place at night, everyone is afraid of the dark.

I am not worried about the bombings but its pretty obvious that this years tourist season in Lebanon has been killed.


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Still at the airport

Posted by Mark

4 cats

My MEA plane was supposed to take off at 11:15AM but after boarding the plane turns out there was going to be a delay. After 2 hours of waiting on the plane with no AC we were taken back to the airport transit area where we are now waiting for the plane to either get fixed or something. It really sucks.

note: on the bright side The 4 Cats are with us on the same flight.


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Mona Al-Fuzai Replies

Posted by Mark

The other day I posted about the horrendous article in Kuwait Times by Mona Al-Fuzai where she talks about how talking to taxi drivers or being friendly with your boss could end up with you getting raped. Well that article has since then been withdrawn from the Kuwait Times website and instead a new article has popped up where Mona tells all her critics that she can write what she pleases and that we all should shut the hell up. K.thekuwaiti has a link to her article plus a nice analysis of her reply. Check it out. [Link]


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Sunkist Commercial

Posted by Mark

This by far has to be the cheesiest vintage commercial yet. Whats up with the Russian mail order brides?

[YouTube]


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10 reasons to love the London 2012 logo

Posted by Mark

logo

If you don’t love it already, here are 10 reasons why you should. [Link]


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Hmmm chocolate pudding

Posted by Mark

chocolate pudding

The Slider Station blog posted a picture of their Chocolate Pudding dessert and now I am craving it. [Link]


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Leaving again

Posted by Mark

I am going down to Lebanon to shoot a commercial on Wednesday Thursday and will be back on the 15th. I will have better internet access this time so I shouldn’t have problems posting while I am down there.


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Copy Cat

Posted by Mark

I was at Gulf Bank today morning cashing a cheque when I noticed Gulf Bank’s Freedom Account logo. Its nearly a duplicate of MTC’s older distributors logo.


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London 2012

Posted by Mark

london 2012

I just found out from Kuwaitism’s blog that the new 2012 Summer Olympics logo was just launched and I love it! Its extremely unique, comes in 4 colors and its funky! To read a lot more on the logo check the two following links:

London 2012
London, How do I Hate Thee? Let me Count the Ways, 1, 2… 2012
London 2012 – New Brand Launches


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A big thank you!

Posted by Mark

There are four guys who have been uploading a ton of old videos that used to be played on KTV back in the 80s and 90s onto YouTube for us to view. The four guys are (in no particular order):

hummer15al
sporty4ever
NiceQ8i
k0003

I would like to just say thank you to them because they have really been doing an amazing job. If you would like to view the videos they have uploaded just click on their names above.


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