Huntings from the Snark

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Silent realities, morbid ramblings and a saucer of truth from the Middle of the world.

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Iranian Blogger on Hunger-Strike

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"A few days ago, Iranian bloggers launched a petition calling on the head of the judicial system, Ayatollah Sharoudi, to grant Mojtaba a pardon and unconditional release ( An earlier petition was initiated shortly after his arrest ("
Article on Mojtaba's imprisonment
19th May 2005, 11:59   | tags:,,,comments (1)

Anywhere else and this would be funny....

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.... here it's just sad.

And perfectly legal to ask for photographs, stipulate gender, and other such non-PC, non-equal opportunity like things.
17th May 2005, 10:16   | tags:,,comments (4)

Presenting: Diet Pepsi - still with Aspartame

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Noticing the "Splenda" affect on Moblog, I thought I would share my findings here - alas, aspartame still reigns with a cancerous-fist.
17th May 2005, 10:13   | tags:,,comments (0)

Presenting: Coke Can

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Alas I didn't win anything.
17th May 2005, 10:07   | tags:,comments (0)

Pop Tarts: French Toast Flavour...

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Side-track #1
(Resulting from anxiety caused by current lack of camera options)

Actual instructions from the box:

1. Remove pastry from pouch.
2. Warm pastry in toasting appliance at lowest or lightest heat setting for one heating cycle only.
3. Cool briefly before carefully removing pastry from toasting appliance.

1. Remove pastry from pouch. Place pastry on a microwave-safe plate.
2. Microwave on high for 3 seconds.
3. Cool briefly before handling.

People actually have to read those, huh? Probably not as scary as the fact that Pop Tarts come in "French Toast" flavour.

Because making REAL French Toast takes longer than 3 seconds, and only has about an 1/8th of the sugar.

Humanity scares me.

16th May 2005, 21:40   | tags:,,comments (0)

Strewth! Redbacks!

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"Fancy not having any antivenom ... It's absolutely vital. It would be a very good idea for the health authorities to buy the antivenom"

Redbacks galore - a few thousand miles from home

[insert sarcastic glance here]
According to all these articles, they've been here for approx. 10years. The anti-venom must be coming by snail..........

Quote: "Rachel Nicolaou, who lives in Al Safa, said she regularly has to destroy the thick webs and egg sacks of the spiders. "We have been battling to get rid of both redbacks and black widows for the two-and-a-half years we have lived here.

"Not only are they found in gardens, but also in the local park and pool complex used by many children," she said.

Kinda scary tho, considering I tend to walk around barefoot, and have often seen thick webs around our home. Guess it's time to wear the ole Doc's when I get up in the morning.

It's always something tho during the summer. We've had bouts of flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks - this year - redbacks.

Next year it'll probably be piranha.
16th May 2005, 19:46   | tags:,,comments (2)

Ah Gotta Luv the Internet

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Just had an interesting conversation with someone about the proxy that ALL Internet users here have to go through. Sure, it's probably easy enough to get around, but then why have it right?

Anyways, there's always a catch to 'freedom of expression' and in these parts, it boils down to censoring what THE MAN wants you (or not) to know.

I might make a list of sites that are inconsistent and blog it here, so you may block yourself from such morally corrupt viewing rather than spending the kajillions it would take to relocate here.

At least little kids won't be getting into porn sites, or that kinda thing.

*cough* *cough*

(SICK Clause)
16th May 2005, 18:32   | tags:,comments (2)

Projected Satellite Image of Dubai Oceanside Construction Projects

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Expansive plans, don't you think? Just so unfortunate that the marine ecology is suffering and is going to suffer further long-term damage from all these 'wonderful' reclamation plans.

Not to mention the current 'speculations' floating around regarding sanitation issues for a certain 'tree island' and the premature structural 'problems' on said 'tree island'.

I'd like to know how traffic is going to be once people actually move into their *cough* large *cough* Palm Island villas. Wonder if that monorail will swing by there to cater for the bottlenecking?

Most of Palm Jumeriah is completed, with The World and the other Palms in full swing.

Edit: Recent Palm Jebel Ali with pretty picture:

(S.I.C.K post)
Please see 'profile' for an explanation on S.I.C.K.

16th May 2005, 12:57   | tags:,,comments (3)