February 16, 2014
sCARy story

PG 13. Some of the following content might not be suitable to all readers.

I was in my car this morning. My very-mommy car with a gazillion “Baby On Board” signs carefully stuck on each corner, as if the two - bright red - car seats at the back weren’t visible enough. Because, safety first.

Baby-wagon or not, after I drop off Jad at the nursery, I put my music on, blasting from every door, and sing, and dance, quite passionately I might add.

This morning I was looping (yes I do that, I loop songs endlessly) I Don’t Like Mondays and rocking it!

Then all of a sudden, this black mustang filled up my mirrors. It was a few centimeters away from me! And I could feel the guy’s eyes staring. I know he wanted me to give way but I just wasn’t in the mood.

"Nope, I’m not changing lanes, I’m already going as fast as the law allows, deal with it or you switch lanes"

So I went for it even harder, singing my heart out. I mean, it’s not every day I get an audience.

In the end, it felt like if the idiot in front of me suddenly brakes and I have to follow his lead, Mr. Mustang would end up in Jad’s car seat, right behind me. So I just started shifting to the right, still, so very slowly.

Then the guy carefully slides to my left and stares at me for a minute which felt like ten, just smiling. I glanced very quickly, you know, just to make sure he wasn’t filming my awesome performance on his phone or something. Not because it would be utterly embarrassing, no, but out of concern for copyright laws.

And then it happened. We made eye contact and there he was: absolute and total hotness.

In all seriousness now, it must be illegal to be over thirty and still that hot. Or hot altogether. You can be reasonably attractive. That’s fine. But sexy? No. NO!

Clearly not the marrying type as one of my friends would say. And while we’re on the subject, let me assure you, Hubby will forgive me. He knows it’s perfectly acceptable to objectify bad boys in sports car.

February 9, 2014
Beat that!

January 10, 2014
Slow down

Amazing video. Just amazing. No comment or word needed. 

November 30, 2013
(Van)Damme it!

Since the Van Damme video for Volvo went viral, spoofs of all sorts have been circulating on social media, including photos but also videos. 

The following one is without a doubt my favorite so far!

Thanks for sharing, Olga ;)

If Van Damme was Jordanian:

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Source: click here

And just for the fun of it, the original:

November 21, 2013
When film becomes humanity

Angelina Jolie has been recognized by her peers for her all humanitarian efforts and work.

The introduction George Lucas gave is wonderful because it comes from the heart, and from a personal place. It’s not a mere generic “well done” speech and that is the kind of recognition this sort of work deserves: an honest, truthful praise.  

Angelina Jolie’s response is equally admirable in her honesty and truth. It also comes from the heart and from a personal place and she just gives me hope that fortunate people out there (all of us) can find the time to bring a little bit more humanity to our lives and that of others. Compassion is not homework. It is not work at all actually. It is that little light inside of us that makes us human. So why don’t we all let it shine somehow?

November 10, 2013
On fanaticism

I despise fanatics.

Yes, I’ll admit, I am a fanatic about it. 

I think this is the only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable and I think everyone should jump on that wagon: HATE THE HATERS.

If you can’t be bothered to be tolerant enough to accept different people have a right to exist, just as you do, then you should be stripped from that right first. Like now. Immediately. This instant. Your presence is no longer appreciated or even tolerated. Disappear. 

How nice to be spoken to that way, right? And I haven’t even used the word “Die” yet. 

But don’t be fooled. This loathing doesn’t apply to religious fanatics only although, admittedly, they are the worst of them all. They give an entirely other meaning to God complex. Ironically, they are the most blasphemous of all as they actually believe they own God. God is theirs. Only them. All other people know nothing and we’re all going to Hell. There is only one God and that God is their property. No sharing. Either you join them, or prepare for eternal damnation. 

Eternal stupidity too, clearly.

But fanatics come in all shapes and forms. Racists, sexists, misogynists, childists (no no, not making up words), homophobes, islamophobes, all sorts of ‘ists and ‘phobes, really. 

Now if you hate religious fanatics, like me, that is great. But that should be it. Anything beyond that is just wrong. The second your hatred expands to comprise religious people in general, then we’re in troubled territory once again. (Please note how I said “religious people” and not “religions” as I believe you are free to like or dislike any doctrine or philosophy you want and keep that to your own self or debate about it with grace and civility).

As much as I applaud abhorring religious fanatics, hating religious people is not OK, and no, just because you are an atheist does not entitle you to hate on others for their different believes. That just makes you exactly like them. A fanatic (non)religious bigot that is. 

I personally am not what you would call a religious person. I am not an atheist either. I just feel I don’t have enough information to make up my mind and as much as you want to scream science this and science that, bottom line is, science cannot explain (yet) how that very first molecule came to happen. You want to call it Divine Creation (in which case, how did this divine come to be?), you want to call it God, you can give it whatever name you want, it remains a mystery. Anyway, that is my own personal view and I digress.

The subject of this post is RESPECT.

You want others to respect you, as a believer or as an atheist, you need to give them room to breathe and exist. If they don’t exist, they can’t respect you. 

It’s OK for people to believe in things you find silly or blasphemous as long as they don’t impose their silliness or blasphemy on you. Or harm you.

It’s NOT OK to force conversion on anyone, whether to turn them to God or away from religion.

Really, if you are believer, you know deep down inside you are on the path of righteousness, follow that path and leave it up to God to handle the other people. Religious or not. God can be the judge. I think you’ll agree He knows best and will know what to do better than anyone else. 

And similarly, if you are an atheist and cannot comprehend how people would believe in anything other than scientific knowledge and empirical evidence, keep educating yourself, on your own. And let those who want to believe, believe in whatever they want. No matter how silly they may seem to you. Silliness is not illegal or lethal.

BUT WE MUST ALL DRAW THE LINE ON VIOLENCE.

If any of your thoughts, believes, actions result in other people being harmed whether emotionally, psychologically (yes, bullying is a big no-no) or physically then you are out of line. And you must be stopped. You have no right whatsoever to ever, ever, inflict any sort of suffering on anyone else, let alone end a life. NEVER. 

If you believe in God, you’ll agree death is HIS business, not yours. He really doesn’t need “agents” on the ground to do his work for Him, you’ll agree He is powerful enough to be able to handle it all by Himself.

If you’re an atheist, you’ll agree that nature has a magnificent way of ensuring only the most deserving survive so why don’t you leave it up to natural selection, eh?

Alright then. Group hug everyone?

Yes, that’s more like it!

October 21, 2013
One small step for a toy, a giant leap for geeks

Following this story I saw on Facebook today, I looked up other videos of the same type of projects. I found a few, older ones. I was a little disappointed that this recent video looked and sounded a lot similar to the “train” one before it. Nonetheless, all of them, very very cool.

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

ALEX WAIN

OCTOBER 14, 2013

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your parents awesome. Although to be honest, they might pale in comparison Nicholas L and the special effort he’s put in to enthrall his 3 children.

Having casually agreed to their request that he send their favourite toys into space (Bad Piggy from Angry Birds and Hello Kitty), he spent weeks researching the various tools you’d need to achieve such a feat. In short, it was a massive challenge but driven by his desire to not break a promise to his kids, he set about fulfilling their extraordinary request.

It required weather balloons from the US, an iPhone, a battery, a GPS tracker from Hong Kong and two GoPro cameras and even then Nicholas wasn’t sure it was going to work. But amazingly enough, thanks to his careful planning and attention to detail not only did Bad Piggy & Hello Kitty make it 20,000m above sea level they came back in one piece as well. Finding them on the way back down wasn’t so easy, the high altitude had frozen the GPS tracker so the family had to travel 300km before they were reunited with their extended toy family. You can see the entire journey of Bad Piggy & Hello Kitty below, a true Toy Story if ever we’ve seen one.

(Source)

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July 19, 2013

#Doueihy & #Hallab ping-pong match & how #SocialMedia played a part in giving this campaign a new dimension

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July 18, 2013
Rock’n’Royal Baby!

#RocknRoyal news: #MiddleAges survivors cooler than modern politicians!

First #Pope okays Twitter confessions to lessen purgatory time (digging shortcut to eternal bliss) & now #Queen legalizes #GayMarriage.

Politics finally got fun!

Borowitz reports the Queen’s commentary on that hot issue

QUEEN ELIZABETH RIPS CHRIS CHRISTIE ON GAY MARRIAGE

JULY 17, 2013

POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Moments after approving a new law legalizing gay marriage in England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain unleashed a blistering attack on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for “lacking the guts” to do the same.

The British monarch’s brutal evisceration of Gov. Christie stunned observers, who did not know that she was such a close follower of his gay-marriage stance.

“I don’t like to badmouth people,” she said. “But I’m the head of a monarchy that began in the ninth century, and I’m apparently more modern than Chris Christie.”

After shocking observers with her opening salvo, she continued to tear Gov. Christie to shreds.

“Look, I know he has to appeal to the crazy right wingers in his party,” she added. “But the fact is, he’s not as forward-thinking as an eighty-seven-year-old lady who wears a crown on her head. It’s pathetic.”

Asked if she had advice for Gov. Christie, the British monarch said, bluntly, “Just sign the damn bill, Chris.”

Responding to a reporter’s question about the upcoming royal birth, Elizabeth replied, “Tell you the truth? I’m just glad the kid’s not being born in New Jersey.”

Photograph by Dan Kitwood/POOL/Reuters

© 2013 Condé Nast. All rights reserved

Ok fine, she didn’t say all of that.

Still damn funny :D

And if she didn’t she probably thought it. And if she didn’t think it either, she definitely should have!

#RocknRoyal baby!!

July 18, 2013
Is it me or does this clock hand look like the Devil’s Pitchfork?
Coincidence?
Is this clock your lifetime? Could Fast Food be the Devil’s food? Could Fast Food for breakfast, lunch and dinner rush you to the Devil faster?
Or is it just a really badly executed idea? hmmmm ;)

Is it me or does this clock hand look like the Devil’s Pitchfork?

Coincidence?

Is this clock your lifetime? Could Fast Food be the Devil’s food? Could Fast Food for breakfast, lunch and dinner rush you to the Devil faster?

Or is it just a really badly executed idea? hmmmm ;)

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