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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Lux washing-up liquid

9 May, '031 Comment

How stupid do you have to be to come up with an idea like this commercial? And how much of a moron do you have to be to accept to act like the man in this ad?

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Danelle Chocolate Cream

9 May, '030 Comments

This is another ad that should never have been made. But you judge for yourself…

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Al-Sultana Machboos TVC

8 May, '032 Comments

This is the first, and in my opinion one of the most irritating television commercials around. I think it started airing about the 1st of May, 2003 and continues to be broadcast on the Showtime channels. It’s a commercial for "machboos mix", one of the local Gulf most famous dishes. It depects the "old" way […]

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Bad Television Commercials

Bad Television Commercials

8 May, '0313 Comments

I’ve riled against demeaning adverts and promised to start uploading some that I find bad, offensive or downright unimaginative. All of these will have a common theme: that the Gulf Arabs are "stupid" and as such should either to talked at or down to from the creators of these adverts. Here’s a sample of ads […]

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How to create a Xaraya Theme

5 May, '0313 Comments

I made over in less than a couple of hours, and that included installing Xaraya 0.902, importing the previous PostNuke 0.723 data using import8.php AND creating the theme! Themes with BL are extremely easy. I am sure I haven’t even scratched the surface or capabilities of the BlockLayout templating engine, but I got it […]

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