An example of a commercial with a message

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Doug Daulton: In contrast to Mahmood’s bad TV commercials, here is a powerful example of intelligent advertising. Jerry, a fellow videophile, sent me this commercial which was banned in Canada for being too graphic. Now, I like the avante garde commercial as much as the next person, particularly when they call out the cognitive dissonace that is America’s love/hate relationship with sex. Thinking I was getting a little tongue-in-cheek dig at American sensibilities, I fired up …

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minimal_mahmood

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the theme you’re looking at now is completely and utterly inspired by John Cox in his excellent detailed tutorial on Xaraya theme building. immitation is the best form of flattery I guess, so thank you very much John! …

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Internet junkie I am

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crap happens in multiple simultaneous instances (this is otherwise commonly termed “murphey’s law”.) we had a notice from our ISP that the internet services are going to be degraded over a week because they are re-routing a major submarine cable by Dubai for the building of the Palm Island and they assured us that although the internet is going to be slow for that period, at least it would be usable. …

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Good things are starting to happen

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Almost every Arabic paper you pick up in Bahrain and I suspect the whole Middle East have suddenly realized that extremism is not good! Well H E L L O where have these editors and journalists been for the last few decades? Have they just really realized that extremism is not good, have they been given their new orders to portray extremism – and the new phrase that is being bandied about in these papers – …

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Amna’s appendicitis

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My little big girl is in hospital at the moment. They’ve just ripped her appendix out! She’s had her operation yesterday morning at 9:30 and it went well. The doctor of course won’t confirm if it was in fact her appendix that was giving her trouble until the results are back from the lab, but he wasn’t too encouraging… hey, I took that thing out because I “think” that was what was wrong with your daughter. …

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