Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, April 11, 2009
-Rosie the Robot Maid, the Jetsons (Hanna-Barbera)
"Needed motorized Women with experience to promote medical and cosmetic products, basic salary + percentage. Jounieh...''
- Today's Daily Star classifieds (my italics)
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, November 16, 2008
CHANGE WE CAN CHEW ON
Lebanese supermarkets will sometimes issue chewing gum as change in lieu of two hundred and fifty and five hundred liras (claiming that they're out of them).
A pharmacist once even gave me a strip of generic paracetamol instead of five hundred liras when he didn’t have change.
I wonder whether they’d still give you chewing gum or paracetamol as change if you’d actually bought chewing gum or paracetamol.
What change would they give you if you were actually buying chewing gum of paracetamol?
In that case you wouldn’t have to buy chewing gum or paracetamol because you’d be getting it anyway, so you’d but something else and get chewing gum or paracetamol as change.
It’s a good way of selling chewing gum and paracetamol and shortchanging you at the same time.
Would they accept you paying them in chewing gum or paracetamol? (perhaps you can even save the chewing gum and paracetamol they gave you and pay them with it).
I don’t think so.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Happened to catch live transmission of the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on CNN.
Honestly now, who doesn’t watch these things half expecting/waiting for them to blow up? (God forbid).
Or is it just me?
Friday, October 10, 2008
NEW ‘’GAY PLAGUE’'?
According to a study published in the medical journal Cancer, frequent exposure to incense burning appeared to double the risk of developing cancers of the sinuses, nose, mouth, tongue and larynx.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
- more efficient alternative to Borat’s ten minute silence commemorating Tishniek Massacre
‘’First to speak was (Sunni Sheik Hamed) Mousamak, who talked about the religious meaning of iftar and of Ramadan in general. He asked for five seconds of silence for all those who had died in Lebanon…’’
- Today’s Daily Star (‘’Kurds complain of discrimination during annual iftar’’)