KFC Spicy Chicken

KFC is a habitual crappy advertiser. They have also the worst audio tracks for their commercials, always that stupid jingly Egyptian rubbish!The owning and operating company for KFC (in Bahrain at least) is a Kuwait company called "Americana" and boy are they suffering in the Arab world because of that ...

Lux washing-up liquid

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?

Danelle Chocolate Cream

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

Al-Sultana Machboos TVC

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 ...

Bad Television Commercials

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 ...

How to create a Xaraya Theme

I made over computerpoint.tv 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, ...

Stupid adverts, or targetted at stupid people?

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 ...

new theme…

yep, I've finished the first iteration of a new theme for Xaraya inspired by the PBS scientific site Nova and the new Xaraya theme done by Andy V. where I borrowed some of his styles.let me know what you think and if you experience any problems with it...Here's how I ...

To hell with democracy.. bring back the old ways

For the first time in my life I voted for the Bahraini Parliament. Now I know that I should not have bothered. Democracy is not worth it and it doesn't work in the Arab world in general and Bahrain in particular.They have been operating now since October 2002. Almost a ...

Lorenzo Climbs Everest

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Here's a blog that you should visit. Lorenzo tends the plants at the Open University's KMI labs in England. But when he's not doing that, he's climbing mountains! and he's off now to climb Everest to celebrate and commemmorate the 50th anniversary of Everest's conquest by Sir Edmund Hillary and ...