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2nd session of our parliament has started with the important motion to ban a singer from performing in Bahrain

Calls to ban Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram from staging a concert in Bahrain may not be discussed at today’s parliament session, sources told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. The issue has sowed divisions within parliament and one MP said that he would personally watch Ajram’s concert. The proposal was initially submitted by the Al Asala parliamentary coalition chaired by second deputy chairman Shaikh Adel Al Maawda. They complained about the singer’s erotic gestures and clothes. …

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Sex Education Class (Puberty Talk)

My son, a soon to be 10 year old came back from school a couple of days ago and told me that they had a talk about sex. They gathered the boys in his class and basically talked to them about the “birds and the bees”. He was so embarrassed when he was telling me what they talked about that he turned beet-red as he was relating his story. ME: so what did you talk about? …

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Instruments of torture… and their cure!

The BBC reports that American interrogators of the Iraqi prisoners of war are being bombarded with heavy metal songs as well as The theme tune from the US children’s programme Sesame Street and songs from the purple singing dinosaur Barney. That is dirty. I think I can stand heavy metal, sleep deprevation and other forms of torture, after all I have been tought by Tom Sharpe‘s Mr. Wilt. Oh I will break in time, but I …

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How can you slow Schumacher down?

Is it even possible?Ferrari were left amazed by Michael Schumacher’s powers of recovery as even a combination of rain, fire and oil on the A1-Ring track failed to prevent him from winning the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. Schumacher scored his third successive victory of the season and the 67th of his career at the track where his most controversial win was achieved last year thanks to Ferrari’s decision to use team orders. I can’t …

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This diet really works!

How about this: Koala, a female elephant in Rio de Janeiro Zoo, lost some 1,100 lb (500 kg) in about four months without any exercise after peanuts and bread were completely taken out of her diet and her ration of bananas was halved to just 120 a day. ‘She had a huge rear part with excessive fat on the sides,’ biologist Valdir Ramos Junior told Reuters on Thursday. Koala started on the diet weighing 5 tons …

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