Shark of Kuwait

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Shark of Kuwait

You guys remember Shark of Kuwait? I think the last post about him got the highest amount of comments so far on this blog. Well he redesigned his website recently and added more stuff. I personally prefer his old site but never the less check it out. [Link]


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Writers Wanted

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KTM CoverKTM magazine is looking for outspoken individuals of diverse backgrounds and differing opinions to write articles for the Kuwaiti community. You may be based in kuwait or outside of kuwait. Being already established here in Kuwait we intend to expand regionally through-out the Middle East. Among all the Arab world Kuwaiti media has been rated top in freedom of expression. We at KTM would like to see how far the envelope can be pressed as far as opinionated writing. Writers fee starts from $100. If this interests you please contact editor@ktm-mag.com


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6×10=60

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Was just reading the news headlines on Naharnet and the first one I read was:

The Israeli army warns it will destroy 10 buildings in Beirut’s southern suburbs for each rocket that lands on Haifa

Then a couple of headlines later I read the following:

Six rockets hit Israeli town of Haifa, Al Jazeera TV

So 6×10=60, do we even have 60 buildings in Beirut?


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Is this girlish?

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Orla Kiely

I found this really cool pouch which I use to put my my ipod cable, usb cable and USB bluetooth adapter in. Problem is both Nat and Rampurple think its girlish. I think its cool.


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Why dont I get KD200?

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gulf war

Why is it nearly impossible for an expat to get the Kuwaiti citizenship? I am saying nearly impossible because I know of some Lebanese who were given the Kuwaiti nationality which means its not totally impossible.

I wasn’t born in Kuwait (my brother and sister were) but I did grow up here and my parents have been in Kuwait since the early 70s. So why is it I can’t become a Kuwaiti citizen? If I was living anywhere else for this long I would have already been a citizen of that country by now. Here on the other hand I still need a visa and a sponsor so I could just stay in Kuwait.

If today was July 24, 1990 and a week from now Iraq was going to invade I would stand ground and try to fight off the Iraqis alongside the Kuwaitis. I like Kuwait, I like NBK, I like KDD, I like oil, I like Entertainment City and I like Mama Aneesa, so why can’t I become a Kuwaiti? [Link]

update: There is now a further discussion taking place in the [Forum]


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Habitat 67

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Habitat 67

I was looking for apartments for sale in Montreal when I found one located in Habitat 67. I hadn’t heard of the place before but now that I read about it I think it would be a really funky place to live in. Habitat 67 which is pictured above was built in 1967 but it looks like it could have been built today. Here is some info I found on it on Wikipedia.

It was designed by architect Moshe Safdie based on his master’s thesis at McGill University. It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. Modular, interlocking concrete forms define the space. The complex was built as part of Expo ’67. The project was designed to create affordable housing with close but private quarters, each equipped with a garden. The complex was originally meant to be vastly larger. It also failed in its goal of being affordable as the building is today quite elite.

Anyway the apartment I found is a 3 bedroom flat and costs $399,000 Canadian. Its expensive for a 3 bedroom flat and I can’t afford it but its nice to know that a piece of architectural history can be purchased for that amount. Check out the Habitat 67 website for more pictures and info. [Link]


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Re-cut trailers

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Re-cut trailers refers to a re-edited film trailer that is created by re-editing footage from that film, or possibly just from that film’s trailer. Re-cut trailers have become a popular internet phenomenon since fall of 2005. In almost all cases, these re-cut trailers derive their humor from casting the film’s plot in a different light- these fake trailers present the film as something that it is very much not. For instance, a film with a murderous plot is made to look like a light and happy film, or vice versa. [Link]


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New Banner

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DentXpress

I just want to mention that the site now has two banners. Other then our main sponsor Alghanim Automotive we have a new sponsor, Dent Xpress. The new banner is located at the end of the sidebar and is compact and unobtrusive.

Dent Xpress specialize in automotive dent repair using the latest paintless dent repair techniques. They are also very quick and will fix your dent while you wait. I will be passing by them probably next week to check out the place but for now if you need more information just click on their banner or go to dentxpress.com


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer

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TMNT

I was never a big fan of the Ninja Turtles, my brother was but after watching this trailer I might convert. The turtles never looked better, the animation and rendering is extremely fucking cool! [Link]


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Quick Linky Dinks

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Optimus Prime voice actor chosen for Transformers movie.
Johnny Cash on Sesame Street.
New trailer for The Fountain.
Get Rich Slowly, An Effective Three-Step Budget.
Diary of a girl from 1930s discarded, discovered and reuunited with its owner.
Jihad, Its Worth It.


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