Portishead Remixed

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Dumb Remix

Wow, this “Dummy” album remix is fucking amazing! If you were a fan of Portishead then you will really love this remixed album. I am soo bored of all the Portishead songs but these remixes have brought them back to life. This remix album is as good if not better then Dj Danger Mouse’s “The Grey Album“.

Here’s a link to the site with MP3’s [Link]


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Top Gear trashes a Toyota Hilux

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Toyota Hilux

They really don’t make cars like they used to. This video of Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear team trying to destroy a Toyota Hilux proves how reliable Toyotas really can be. I only wish they tried the same tests with the new Hilux to see if it lasted as long or lasted at all. [Link]

[source Waxy]


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Soccer Celebrations

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Two nights ago when Egypt won the African Cup in soccer, large convoys were driving around celebrating by honking and cheering. They were really annoying and kept going at it for 30 minutes around my area before they left somewhere else. If this happened at say 6PM I wouldn’t have had a problem (maybe) but they were honking like crazy at 11PM! So awhile ago I found out that the cops arrested a lot of Egyptians on the Gulf Road that night because while the whole country was mourning the passing of the late Amir they were driving around celebrating a soccer game. I am glad the cops arrested them, I was tempted to call the cops on them myself because they were causing such a disturbance but I didn’t know what number to call (777?) and I didn’t know what to say (people are honking please help me). Anyone else hear them?


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My Trip to the MOC

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I passed by the Ministry of Communications branch in Salmiya today morning to solve my phone problem. When I got there I spotted 3 MOC vans which I guessed were the technician vans, so I waited in my car hoping to catch one leaving so I could bribe him to fix my phone line. Around 10 minutes passed when I saw another MOC van arriving and about to park. I got out of my car and ran towards the technician who was coming out of the van. I call out and he stops and asks me what I wanted, I asked him if he was a technician and replied telling me he was in charge of installation. Now the problem is while running towards the guy I thought he was Egyptian but after I started talking to him I realized he was a local. At first I wasn’t sure if I should offer him a bribe or not but he seemed annoyed by me and so I decided not to even try. He told me if I needed a technician to go inside the building. So I went in looking for the technicians walking around not know where to go when the guy I had spoken to outside came up to me and pointed me to a building outside, he told me to go in it, take a left and then take the last door on the right. So I do that except the door on the far right had an employees only sticker on it. I figured whatever and just walked in.

I walked in a huge ass room with a really high ceiling and a couple of rows of racks with tons of cables running around them. I figured this was the main switchboard room but it looked like technology from the 70’s and 80’s. I found a woman sitting at an old wooden desk and told her I was looking for a technician. She asked me why and I explained to her my problem. She brought over a small basket full of what I realized were complaint cards and started flipping through them looking for mine. Suddenly an old Indian guy walked in and asked the woman for the complaint basket and she told him to wait a bit because she was looking for something. So I turn around and asked the guy if he was a technician, he told me yes. I told him my line had a problem, he asked me which area and I told him. He told me the whole block there has a major problem and that over 1400 lines were not working. He told me they are trying to work as fast as possible but it was a fault in the major cable and they still need around 4 days to fix it. I told him if it was only 4 days I don’t have a problem with its just that I know people who’s phone lines haven’t been working for over 2 months. He told me not to worry and they are trying their best to fix the problem. So I thanked him and the woman and left.

Now I will wait and see what happens. I believe they are working to fix the problem so I guess its just a matter of time and I get my phone line and Internet back.


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Military Plane Crash in Kuwait

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The Kuwait Airport is currently shutdown because a military plane crashed there. I don’t have any more details for now.

Update:
Kuwait airport reopened to air traffic [Link]


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Cheap Original CD’s

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12 for 1

There is a site I use every now and then to buy CDs from. I usually use it when I want to buy every CD of a certain band for example I got all the Alice in Chains CDs plus all Rage Against the Machine CDs from this site. The site I am talking about is BMGmusic.com. I use them because the CDs are really cheap, you buy 12 CDs for the price of 1. Thats it, no small print filled with traps and no forcing you to buy 6 more CDs in the next 2 years like Columbia House.

I have used them maybe 6 times so far and I usually buy classics like Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Its a practical way of expanding your CD collection… that is if you still collect CDs. 12 CDs for the price of 1, its hard to beat. [Link]

Note: You need an Aramex Shop & Ship mailbox if you are living in Kuwait.


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Update on my phone problems

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I called 5710000 today (the phone line urgent repairs number), I spoke in English and as soon as someone answered the phone I asked for the manager. The woman (who I was surprised spoke English) asked me why? what was the problem? I told her my phone line has not been working for 2 weeks and you told me it only needed 2 days to fix. She asked for my number and I gave it to her. She then told me that my number has already been tagged to get fixed but the technician hasn’t taken the job. I asked her what can I do then? She told me I could tag your number again or you could wait till it gets fixed. I told her I know of some people who have been waiting for 2 months, she told me this was a different problem. I told her to tag my number again and I would wait and see what happens.

Anyway I spoke to someone who had a phone issue before and he also waited 2 weeks without getting his line fixed. So, what he did was pass by the post office at 7:30AM when all the technicians were standing outside, he pulled one aside and told him if he fixes the phone line for him he would pay him KD5. His phone line got fixed the same day. Tomorrow morning I am going to pass by and try the same thing and hopefully my line will get fixed the same day also.


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Teri Hatcher IS Ugly!

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teri hatcher is ugly

I hate Teri Hatcher’s character Susan on the TV show Desperate Houswives and I never thought of her as pretty. This picture of her I found today proves how ugly she really is. She’s “fucking” ugly! [Link]


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Geo at the Beach

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geo on the beach

We took Geo to the Marina Crescent beach tonight. The weather was pretty cold but it didn’t seem to bother him at all. I came to two conclusions today, the first is something I have known for a while now, I am unfit, the second thing is that when Geo grows up he is gonna kick my ass. Geo is a really fast runner, although he is still a puppy he could keep up with me when I was running. If he can keep up with me now I can only imagine how fast he will be once he grows up. Whenever I watch a movie and there is a criminal escaping police dogs I always imagined myself doing better if I was in his spot. Well thats bullshit because I could barely run for 30 seconds before collapsing from exhaustion tonigh. Damn I need to exercise. On our way back to the car Geo saw his friend Bozo, a white Labrador puppy he met on his first beach visit. They played a bit before we had to tell them goodbye and go home.The picture on top is of Geo chasing Nat on the beach.


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No Telephone Line for 2 Months?!!

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As I have mentioned before I have a telephone line problem at home. There is no dial tone and its not just me, its nearly everyone in my block. We already called the post office to complain and they told us that a note was written to the technician but he hasn’t picked it up yet. If by Saturday the phone lines aren’t working we should send an official complaint. My parents who live next door have asked around in the area and it seems some people have had the same phone issue for over 2 months now and no technician is coming to fix it. Their complaints are going unheard of and now I am worried my phone line won’t be working for another 2 months also.

What can I do to have my problems solved quickly? Who can I call to complain about this? Is this a helpless cause where I just have to sit and wait for things to get solved by themselves?


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