Browsing All Posts filed under »nutjobs«

Spend the Iraq trillions

May 11, 2008


This site allows you to go on a 3 trillion dollar shopping spree – the money spent illegally occupying Iraq and killing Iraqis for no purpose whatsoever. I have spent and spent, healing the environment, potable water for all, end to world hunger, mosquito nets for everyone in Africa, global literacy, free birth control and […]

March 30, 2008


Sorry for the long absence – it seems that my employers have decided to justify my paycheck, to the detriment of the blog. No signs of it letting up either. Can none of you offer me a job writing? Because it has become clear that corporate law is not for me (not least because my […]


March 4, 2008


I just felt like such a pussy. After all, they’re just comments. Please feel free to remove any comments you might have made that you would prefer not to be so publicly available.


February 21, 2008


I forgot to document my blog’s birthday – can you believe I’ve had this for three years? My head is so far up my own ass, I can see peristalsis happening.

February 17, 2008


Once in a while I like to amuse myself by browsing through the Cairo Craigslist, especially the personal ads. Personal ads in English, in Cairo, are doubly insane. The gay ones are gold: Hello Everyone: This is a very good advice to all of you on craigslist. This scammer/Thief/Con man/Crook, who professes to be Gay, […]

December 18, 2007


I’ve been super busy at work for the last while, although plenty of bloggable stuff has happened. Or least what I consider to be bloggable, since it seems I am self-indulgent. This is probable, but at least I don’t burden the internet (or subscribers) with my FEELINGS much like some writers. I’m off to Kuwait […]

Building barriers

November 26, 2007


***Update: In the interests of clarity I asked around and it transpires that in Egypt, unlike in jurisdictions with which I am more familiar, the Constitution itself does apply to private actors. Article 40 of the Egyptian Constitution states: All citizens are equal before the law. They have equal public rights and duties without discrimination […]

The ter3a less travelled

September 18, 2007


Living in a collectivist society is on the whole very pleasant – at least when you’re used to it – but there’s no denying that one of the drawbacks of living in Egypt is that there just isn’t much individualism. Although this naturally depends largely on education and socio-economic status, you rarely see many people […]

For our furriner friends

August 14, 2007


Scarf-wearer From “unnecessary scarf wearer”. This is a person of western background, usually Caucasian, found in Cairo, Egypt. Not all westerners in Cairo are scarf-wearers: scarf-wearers are mostly people who work for NGOs or similar, and/or are studying Arabic. The term stems from their ubiquitous habit of draping at least two scarves bought from Khan […]

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

July 22, 2007


Someone recently referred me to this blog. Any readers of my blog will be able to see that this female, Amy Salem, has copied and pasted my posts, with minor changes, and is passing them off as her own. Even the comment threads have been painstakingly transcribed. It’s actually very creepy…check it out: This post […]