The bankruptsy of Art in the Middle East

A friend of mine, an artist, has written to me decrying the state of visual and auditory art in the Arab world in general and Bahrain in particular, complaining of essentially the bancruptsy of the traditional broadcast institutions as well as so-called “image makers”, the advertising agencies and post-production houses in the area, that he finds it hard to compete in the market and maintain his self-set rules and quality standards, thus even harder to purchase …

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Best bar in the world

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couldn’t resist posting this one…got it from my friend Nabil, so blame him! 😀 A Scotsman, an Italian, and an Irishman are in a bar. They are having a good time and all agree that the bar is a nice place. Then the Scotsman says, “Aye, this is a nice bar, but where I come from, back in Glasgee, there’s a better one. At MacDougal’s, ye buy a drink, ye buy another drink, and MacDougal himself …

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The dog is sick

Gnasher was in a pretty bad way over the last couple of days poor thing. Because I showered him in the weekend, he apparently didn’t dry enough to go back in the house with the air conditioning on.. and typical of me I blamed Frances for it! 🙁 blaming the tick medicine she’s put on him after being showered. The vet assured us that it is most probably him going in the house while he was …

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no no.. Hussain is number 12

rounding out the kids in the family to an even dozen! Maha corrected my counting this morning reading the posts over at http://alyousif.tv – my family site (discontinued). I’ve been so busy at the office over the last 3 days that I didn’t have another chance to go visit my new nephew, but I’m sure he’ll understand… …

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Man that was rough!

I applied the (unreleased) Xaraya 0.901beta to the site and poof! The site dissapeared! And of course only after this happens, did I look at the messages gathering in my inbox that said quite clearly that there are still some issues with the unreleased package on sourceforge… ah well, you know what they say: to every cloud there’s a silver lining! I deleted everything, dropped the database, and installed the very latest “pull” direct from the …

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