NHL on Google Video

Post by Mark

WOW! All the NHL games are available as a full download on google video!! I can now download them onto my iPod and watch them while working. [Link]

2006-11-06T16:50:49+03:00Nov 6, 2006|9 Comments

Review: Dirty Sanchez – The Movie

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dirty sanchez

I haven’t finished watching the movie, its currently still playing but I have already decided its getting a 5 out of 5. Do you like Jackass? Well Jackass is to Dirty Sanchez what WWF is to UFC. Dirty Sanchez is the real thing. I just watched one of the guys get a liposuction at some cheap ass unlicensed clinic in some run down neighborhood in Thailand which is bad enough by itself except the guy got the lipo suction while he was awake and no anesthesia! When he was done the doctor gave him the bottle of fat that was sucked out. Later in the night they played some Bangkok Roulette and at the end of the night one of the losers drank a glassful of the fat that was sucked out of the other guy! It can’t get any grosser then that. Thats a 5 out of 5, you have to watch this movie. [Link]

2006-11-05T23:49:41+03:00Nov 5, 2006|31 Comments

Charity Photography Exhibition

Post by Mark

Four girls went on a trip to Cambodia last February and got really touched by the poverty and injustice they saw over there. When they got back they decided they were going to do something about it. The girls decided they would hold a fund raising photography exhibition which would include all of their shots that they took while they were there.

The exhibition is taking place at “Beit Lothan” which is located adjacent to Marina Mall and begins on the 6th of November and ends on the 8th starting at 6PM.

Their pictures will be on sale for KD30 each. All the money they make will be donated to the Schools for Children of Cambodia (SCC) charity.

Click here to view the poster of the event

2006-11-06T09:48:34+03:00Nov 5, 2006|25 Comments

The 2:48AM Forum

Post by Mark

The forum is a place for users to ask questions and share with others whatever they like. To access the forum just click on the Forum link in the navigation bar on top or click the following link [Forum]

Note: I will be reposting this post every now and then for new comers.

2006-11-05T12:42:36+03:00Nov 5, 2006|12 Comments

Elect me as mayor of Salmiya

Post by Mark


I live in Salmiya, Salam Mubarek Street. The “old” Salmiya. I live right on the main shopping street and have been living on this street for most of my life.

Pre 1990 I was living in the building that had A&W, after 1990 I moved to the building across the street from it and thats where I have been living ever since. As you can imagine, I know the street very well. How well?

I remember The New Super Market before it closed down, I remember when Dairy Queen was open here and then shut down and Jashanmal opened instead. I remember buying my Thermos metal lunch box with the Dukes of Hazzard picture on it from there. I remember the night A&W opened with Mister Donuts right next to it. I remember when Majda el Roumi the famous singer came to open a perfume store right across the street from my building. I remember Hungry Bunny, I remember how after they renovated a cookie store opened inside it which had the best chocolate chunk cookies ever. I also remember the sad day when that cookie area inside got closed down.

I remember the high end stores like Channel, Versace and Cartier. It was a high end street and Rolex and Mercedes are still open here today serving as a reminder to what was once a beautiful street. I remember when Kids R Us opened and I remember what was there before it opened and after it closed. I remember the most popular music stores of their time, Soul II Soul, Bells and Swan Lake. I remember buying my original copy of Windows 95 from Computer World, I remember the small video game store on the ground floor of the same building, he had a NeoGeo in the display and I used to watch the Samurai Showdown demo play while I gazed through the glass hoping to own the system one day. I got my first Swatch from Fay stationary, I remember getting my Peter and Jane books from Family Bookshop. Fay shutdown, Family Bookshop is surprisingly still open.

Well my Salmiya isn’t what it used to be. All the upper scale stores shut down and everyones attention moved up to the Sultan Center area. All thats left here are low end stores all selling the same shit. The whole street has turned into a garbage dump. The sidewalk tiles are damaged, the trees look unhealthy, and the worst thing of all, Salmiya is slowly slowly losing its soul.

I was taking a late night walk just a while ago and I noticed the building that housed Swan Lake was going to get demolished. Thats when I realized I need to do something.

Why do old buildings get demolished and not refurbished? Salmiya (and Kuwait even) would look so much nicer if the old buildings were just redone up. Look at what was done with Beirut. They could have demolished everything and sprung up modern glass buildings but instead they decided to keep Beirut’s soul intact. Why can’t that be done here? My Salmiya really has a lot of history, how many other shopping streets in Kuwait can even begin to compare. No other has sidewalks wider then here nor is any other street located in such a good location. No other street has as much history! The Swan Lake building has a style, it can be cleaned up, updated and reopened but instead its going to get demolished and replaced by a cheap ass low end tiny crappy wannabe mall.

I want to be elected as the mayor of Salmiya. I would clean it up, repaint it, re-tile it and revive it. I don’t know who the mayor is now (if there is even such a position here in Kuwait) but I do know that he can’t be a true Salmiya dweller or else he wouldn’t let it die and rot like this. Vote for me, I won’t let everyone down.

2006-11-05T00:55:37+03:00Nov 5, 2006|62 Comments


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iPod Dent Xpress

I went to pick up my cheque from Dent Xpress for the monthly banner and on my way out the owner gave me a black 80GB iPod video as a gift! It was a thank you gift because he got a lot of referrals from my site.

I am so giddy, although I have a black 60GB iPod video (which will now go to my younger brother) the new one is scratch free, has a larger hard-disk and a much better battery life. I think the battery life is the most important thing because watching videos drains a lot of battery.

One thing I found interesting was the back of the iPod was engraved with the Dent Xpress logo and phone numbers. I don’t think he did this on Apple.com because they can’t engrave logos. I need to find out where he got the iPod engraved because I could imagine a lot of people would be interested in customizing their ipods like this.

Anyway thank you Dent Xpress!

2006-11-04T20:47:28+03:00Nov 4, 2006|21 Comments

Where the boys at?

Post by Mark

lebanese pub

Toxy found this cool article about Lebanon and how the girls there outnumber the guys 5 to 1. But as my friend who’s in Lebanon just told me, “although they outnumber us 5 to 1, Lebanese girls are 5 times harder to date”. So it evens out.

In my university the ratio was like 4 girls to 1 guy. I had one class that was 20 girls and just me… and it wasn’t a child birth education class or some other girly class like that. [Link]

2006-11-04T12:52:01+03:00Nov 4, 2006|15 Comments