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On Facebook Status warfare

Beyond the Blame Egypt crowd and their cheerleaders, beyond the images of dead babies and the money being raised through them, beyond the stupidity of Israel's leaders statements on the winability of this War and those who believe them, the most recent, most annoying and most retarded by-product of the current Hamas-Israel conflict has to be the flurry of [...]

Hold on..Time out..

( Rants )

Dear arab bloggers and readers, I am confused about something and would like to ask you all about it: When- and with all due respect to the angryarab and his shoe-tossing-at-TV-father, who I am sure really did enjoy throwing shoes at his TV and it wasn't at all a way for AS'AD to ride the wave [...]

Blame Egypt: all the cool kids are doing it!

( Assholes andEgypt andRants )

The conflict that's been going on for the past 4 days in Ghaza is kind of horrific, with both sides sharing some the blame(Hamas for being its stupid and reckless self, and Israel doing it's own rendition of what the wrath of the old testement god would look like today). The arab world decided that [...]

Moving towards a divided world

( Rants )

You know, this no longer surprises me: The Boston Public Health Commission has just banned the sale of all tobacco products at colleges. Not high schools. Colleges. Anti-smoking activists are ecstatic. "Boston has taken another step that puts it in the forefront in the United States in protecting people against secondhand smoke," says the president [...]

The need for Soul!

( Rants andpersonal )

It's been staring at me for a week now. The fuckin inevitable job offer from Dubai, offering me more money, a better career, and country that's a little more alcohol and party friendly than the one I am in. Everything a young Egyptian single man dreams of, especially one as money-driven as I am. They [...]

Those damn Fowegners

I have known lots of foreigners living in Egypt throughout my life. For some reason- not that I minded of course- I was always surrounded by them. But lately I started wondering about them: What makes a foreigner- and by that I mean someone of European or American/Canadian/Australian descent because we know what the arabs [...]

For the retarded amongst you

I have tolerated the existence of the Scene and Heard blog for a while now, mainly because I think that the crowd they target don't really read or are big Paulo Coelho fans (same thing), so for them to read anything, well, that's just a positive thing. They are the same people I hated hanging [...]

The Bad Joke

It's been raining for 2 days, and the streets are filled with water and mud and honking cars that refuse to move. Everything feels unclean, cars, streets, people,, yet the air feels crisp, as if cleansed by the fallen rain. It's dreary out there, and you realize that there is no beauty here. Not anymore. [...]


( Rants )

Ramadan to me is like a social experiment in how Egypt would be like if we all smoked hash all the time and people were running around high. People look tired, droopy eyed, unable to concentrate, and unwilling to work. They are suddenly completely incapable of both driving and parking, and their ability to stay [...]

5 groups of people I hate

( Assholes andRants andpersonal )

I haven't written about people who piss me off for a while now, and now is as good a day as any to start again. Here is the list of the 5 new groups of people that have been added to the Sandmonkey Hate-book.  The Hijabi femenists: You find those on TV and occasionally at [...]

The British are now officially retarded

Here is a piece of news that should make you go: WTF? Female students at a new Islamic school will be made to wear head scarves regardless of their religion, it was revealed yesterday. The Madani High School in Leicester will be required by law to accept 10 per cent of its 600 pupils from [...]

On Armenian Genocide

( GRRRR andHmmm... andRants )

Today I went with Dandash to the AUC to attend this meeting which she told me would be interesting. One of the topics thatgot borught up was the new french law criminalizing people to deny the armenian genocide. In the middle of the discussion, this girl goes up and says: " I think this law [...]

The chickens have roosted

Even Hineyah's staff is joining the protests against the Hamas government and its insistence on putting Ideology before the welfare of their people. Staff from the Palestinian prime minister's office went on strike Wednesday, joining a widespread work stoppage by civil servants demanding overdue salaries from the Hamas-led government. About 30 workers at Prime Minister [...]


( GRRRR andIsrael andLebanon andRants )

Hi dear readers, Many of you have loved my last rant, where I ripped Hezbollah a new one. Well, I hope you don't mind me taking on the Israeli Defense Forces, cause they are fuckin pissing me off right about now. I figured that the best way to relay my thoughts and why I am [...]


( Rants andpersonal )

I don't like people! Generally I am not really a big fan of them. People are annoying, demanding and problematic, especially those specific people that you deem closest to you.  Tht is the rule: the closer the person, the generally bigger the pain in the ass they are. I am one of those people who [...]

A red herring

Dear Egyptian readers,  A couple of days ago I wrote a couple of angry posts at the USA for what I considerd to be nothing short of a betrayel of the democracy seeking forces in the country. Having the White House strongly advocate against any symbolic cuts of Egypt's aid and then having the House [...]

The Other Egypt

Down 15% in 3 days. That's the egyptian stock market for ya. As if the decline in the CASE over the past 4 months has not been enough, the egyptian stock market decided to up the ante in the past 3 days and really decline. Sunday it went down 2.4%, Monday it went down 6%, [...]

The New Baghdad embassy

Ok, now this just pisses me off : Three years after a U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, only one major U.S. building project in Iraq is on schedule and within budget: the massive new American embassy compound. The $592 million facility is being built inside the heavily fortified Green Zone by 900 non-Iraqi foreign workers [...]

V for Vendetta: A rant

There are not enough good things that I can say about the graphic novel V for Vendetta and its Genius author Alan Moore. In my opinion, once the literary world gets off its hoity toity ass and recognize the graphic novel as a respectable medium for fiction, Alan Moore will be the first one to [...]

Old school sandmonkey post

( Rants andsilly )

Alcohol is your friend!