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The Asian Games are HOT!

The Asian Games are HOT!

5 Dec, '0633 Comments

When Salim Al-Nabit and his friends went to see beach volleyball for the first time, they left their wives home. Al-Nabit said he would watch the bikini-clad women, but he certainly wouldn’t want his wife to do so. He was there, he added, because it was a matter of national honor. “We don’t see this […]

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How to screw up a conspiracy

20 Sep, '0612 Comments

1. document everything, just in case you need to save your ass. 2. continuously shout out “it wasn’t me” and practice making puppy eyes. 3. depend on morons, just like yourself, who too can’t organise a piss-up in a brewery. 4. spend a lot of money and keep receipts. see 1. 5. hire some mercenaries […]

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The Compere

The Compere

22 Jun, '0620 Comments

The Compere, originally uploaded by malyousif. Sameer Hameed (Abu Hameed) is the Funeral Compere par excellence! He MC’d my dad’s funeral (rest his soul) and left us to deal with our grief, without having to deal with the other bits and pieces like ensuring that there is enough refreshments for people coming to pay their […]

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Bahrainis are somewhat optimistic

8 May, '060 Comments

The BCSR has released another of its interesting statistics which they get commissioned to do from time to time; this time they were asked to gauge the optimism of the street in the country and its direction. The results are hardly surprising, in summary, they are: 62.9% Optimistic 12.1% Pessimistic 82.9% Believe Bahrain to be […]

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5 for Kuwait

5 for Kuwait

6 May, '0635 Comments

5 for Kuwait – Abbas, originally uploaded by iDip. Well done Kuwait. You have once again shown the Gulf how to go about grabbing one’s political rights and doing it in a way that avoids violent confrontation and changing it into an occasion where everyone: women, men, and children can participate in and enjoy, while […]

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