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    "Top blog/Renato Obeid's World/Today's pick: This rambling weblog is worth reading not so much for its satirical posts but more for its insight into the minutiae of life in Lebanon, including the etiquette of road accidents and how to hire a taxi.” -Jane Perrone, The Guardian

    Thursday, October 16, 2003  
    A certain Lebanese sporting team's*games resemble a Scooby Doo cartoon - it starts of scary ("oh no,theyre in trouble!") but, lo and behold, by the end of an apparently close game they win in the end,often by only one point ("if it wasnt for you pesky kids I would of got away with it!).
    Im no sports expert but to my eye this seems to happen every single game and has gone way beyond mere coincidence.
    The one advantage of all this is that the luckiest team in history has single handedly popularized basketball (NOT THAT THE AFOREMENTIONED TEAM IS A BAKETBALL TEAM - THERE ARE POLO TEAMS WHO POPULARIZE BASKETBALL.NOT THAT ITS A POLO TEAM - THERE ARE CROQUET TEAMS WHO POPULARIZE POLO WHO POPULARIZE BASKETBALL.NOT THAT ITS A C..) and thus sport in Lebanon.
    I sleep during the day to the reassuring thud,thud,thud...of my little cousins and their friends playing basketball.
    The next Micheal Jordan is practicing out there!
    The kids are pretty quite otherwise - except Omar who's voice is the only voice heard,but its a wonderful voice of a wonderful child whos simply got a lot of life and energy and a lot to do and say and in a VERY LOUD FUCKING VOICE!

    *I wont disclose their name as I dont want to ruin the fantasy and boy do people need fantasy in this country today (at least people are getting one part,the latter part, of the "bread and circuses" covenent between the government and the governed).

    3:51 pm

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