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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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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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Stupid adverts, or targetted at stupid people?

5 May, '0312 Comments

Is there a word stronger than “detest” to express my hate for most of the stupid television commercials targetted to Gulf viewers? The typical TVCs (television commercials) we get to watch on the now tens of satellite channels and ALL of the terrestrial channels in the Gulf I think are so low in creative quality, […]

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