Saturday, July 07, 2007
We hit the jackpot
Our Mama is a gold mine
Don't forget to save...
Sunday, May 06, 2007
About damn time...
I don't usually do celebrity gossip - but this is just too good...
Paris gets 45 days in Jail
That trashy brat had it comin'.
Ummm... How can people NOT believe in God? :)
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Awesome Product Name of the Week...
Finally! A bag for e-pimps on the go...
"Booty-man-data-bag". (Sounds like an awesome band name)
*Booty sold separately.
[Found at Sultan Center, Sharq -- in case you were wondering]
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Come To Your Senses...
See: "Les Triplettes De Belleville".
Because it's so damn cute...
Hear: LCD Soundsystem.
I recommend you start with "Daft Punk is playing at my house".
Smell: Some baked goods to lift your mood.
(e.g Chocolate chip cookies)
"You can actually derive more pleasure from inhaling a comforting scent than from tasting the food itself." Alan Hirsch, MD.
Lick: Ben & Jerry.
That's right. It is officially scientifically proven that ice-cream makes people instantly happy. Studies have shown that:
"A spoonful of the cold stuff lights up the same pleasure centre in the brain as winning money or listening to your favourite music".
(Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, London.)
I [heart] scientists...
Touch: A natural surface with your bare feet EVERY day.
(e.g grass, sand, earth, smooth stones).
Not only is it good for your joints/muscles, it creates a sense of well-being and helps fight the blues... You stimulate muscles that are not in use when wearing shoes, and its benefits range from preventing Varicose Veins to curing Insomnia.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Stupid car of the week # 15
Nope. That's it. Forget it man... "Clean Your Hand"
يعني "اغسل ايدك" ؟
This is so lame.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
My Hala February Patriotic Post...
This is one of the funniest things I have seen in my adult life.
I shall call it:
"Stupid Self-Promotion of The Decade".
The images you are about to see were taken exactly one year ago (to the day), in the Virgin display case (at Marina Mall).
It took me 10 minutes before I could stop laughing, wipe the tears from my eyes, and take the photos.
(I don't know why on earth I never posted this earlier)
Ok... Here we go -- Brace yourself!
So, apparently this is the "Wrestling Champion of the Middle East".
His Name: "Abdel-Momeet". ("Worshipper-of-the-Bringer-of-Death").
His Nationality: Kuwaiti.
His Outfit: OMG...
How the hell can anyone take this guy seriously?
Oh man, this is so wrong, on so many levels.
a) Homeboy needs a sports bra.
b) Notice what he did to the Kuwaiti flag.
WHY man? Why?! What did the poor flag ever do to you?
c) Ummm ... I think a) and b) pretty much sum it up.
[And here's his website in case you want more of this national treasure...]
Happy Hala February Y'all...
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Indie Flick of The Week...
I watched this not too long ago.
Highly recommended. 2 Munki-thumbs up!
A definite must-see for indie/art film-whores.
Some favourite quotes:
"Mary: No one can beat the Siamese when it comes to dignity, cats, or twins"
"Fyodor: Are you an American?
Narcissa: No, I'm not an American. I'm a nymphomaniac."
For more info...
Seriously.... When will it end?
Why, oh why?
Die! Die! Die!
Surely by now you all know of my hatred and repulsion towards the "Hummer" by-products.
I honestly can't put into words how much I loathe this:
Gas-Guzzler / Eco-Murderer / Eye-Sore / Urban-Assault-Vehicle.
Let alone a "Sprite-Green" one in the middle of a mall!
Yup. This disgusting icon of "Soul-less Car manufacturers" and "Big Oil" makes me see red every time. Without fail.
Thank you for making it cold in Kuwait, and warm in Moscow- you a$$holes.
So here's a big F.U. to all those bastards that continue to rape Mother Nature.
And as always, I'll remind you to check out:
(Click on Submissions to see!)
Ok... I just had to get that out of the way...
Have a nice day :)
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I'm upgrading to the new blogger/beta/google-powered thing...
So I thought it would be a good chance to change the address.
By the end of this week (i.e by Jan 31st) , it will change to the following:
So for those of you hyper-linking me on your blogs -- make sure you update that shizz! :)
Monday, January 22, 2007
Stupid Car of the Week # 14
I caught this stunner from the corner of my eye (outside of Souq Al Salmiya), and I thought "Oh, hellllll no..."
So, in the middle of Friday night traffic, I literally got out of the car, and walked 10 cars back to capture this beauty.
I'm guessing this poor guy was going for the more motivational phrase:
"Live Free, Or Die."
but it ended up:
"Life Free, Or Dia"
* Doesn't it just make you cringe?
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Gun-virgin, no more...
So, I fired a gun in a shooting range a couple days ago...
[Above is my actual target]
It was my first time and I had mixed feelings about it.
I must say, I am completely against guns, so this was no easy step.
Some friends wanted to go, and I thought, why the hell not. I'll try anything once.
Initially, it was difficult to get accustomed to the perpetual "bangs". It was quite unnerving. You can't help but flinch the first 30 times.
I decided to start small, and go with the .22 semi-automatic.
I felt a slight nausea/weakness in my knees when I first held it.
A real gun! With real bullets! Aaaah!
It felt so unnatural.
However, after my (awesome) instructor gave me my 6-minute "tutorial", I was more at ease.
Oddly, I found it to be exciting (and highly educational) to learn about the calibers, loading the magazine, how to aim/shoot from different distances, etc.
Consider it a lesson in applied physics, if you will...
He made me focus on Heart and Head shots.
For me it was more about precision and accuracy - it had absolutely nothing to do with violence/rage/venting.
It was about aiming for a target and hitting it, creating a sense of achievement.
You shoot, you score. Yaaaay!
(Kind of like getting a "strike" when bowling. )
Yup. I never thought I'd live to see the day that I shoot 20 rounds in less than 20 minutes...
And I actually might (dare I say it) go back again sometime soon.
So don't mess with Munki, cuz I be poppin' caps sucka!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Stupid Car of the Week # 13
Ok. There's a lot happening here.
So let's break this down:
a) A "Mohammad" heart sticker in Arabic.
(Pro-Prophet sticker popularized after the Danish-cartoon fiasco)
b) More little Mohammad hearts on the right side.
(descending by size, for dramatic effect)
c) "Ma Sha'Allah" sticker in Arabic.
(Rough translation: "What Allah Wills" i.e. God's will.)
d) The random letter "Y" sticker in English.
(Why, oh Why ?)
e) The commanding phrase "Don't Trust Ladies!!!"
(Ummm... As opposed to Men being trustworthy?)
f) And lastly, the abbreviation "DTL" for the aforementioned phrase.
(Just in case you want to keep it gangsta).
WTF ARE THESE PEOPLE ON?!
This "seemingly religious" dude has got some serious trust-issues with the opposite sex, ey?
All this on a vintage black Chevrolet Caprice no less...
And the crazy part is that I found this odd-ball at the parking lot of my office.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
'Tis the season and all that...
So here's to:
Or Karma will kick your ass.
~ Peace and love and cuddly stuff ~
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Stupid Car of the Week # 12
WTF? Is Lil Jon in Kuwait?
Sir, What do you think of the Middle East? : "Whaaaat?"
Let me re-phrase, Are you a total fucking idiot? : "Yeaaaaaaah"
Can you kindly disappear off the face of the Earth? : "Okaaaaaaaaay"!
Let's get Crunk bitches!
For those of you who aren't familiar with the term:
Crunk is thought to be derived from a combination of the words "crazy" and "drunk", or a combination of "chronic" and "drunk", referring to the state of being both drunk from alcohol and high on marijuana, at the same time.
Lil Jon defines crunk as a "state of heightened excitement".
Yup. Nothing says "Crunk", like the IKEA parking lot.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
"Go ahead, be gone with it ..."
This is for My Homegirl...
[Note: I did not create this... Found it on some dude's Myspace page. So Mad Props to you - Whoever you are.]
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Funny Sticker of The Week
So here's my "Funny Sticker of The Week". (As seen on a sidewalk in Barcelona)
[Note: It was torn when I found it]
"I may be FAT, but you're UGLY, and I can ----------"
(fill in the blank, yo)
*Winner gets a mini-cupcake from Munki!
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Stupid Lawn Ornament of the day...
At first glance from afar, I thought, "Oh... Some kind of dolphin".
The closer I got however, I began to get more and more disturbed.
So I did what I usually do.
I trespassed to get a better look, and take the obligatory photos.
WTF is this?
A Dolphin? A Trout? Shamu's Somalian Orca cousin?
Don't get me wrong...I'm all about abstraction -- but I highly doubt that was what these people were going for.
(It looks like a 2nd grade "Papier-Mâché" art project gone terribly wrong.)
As you can see, on the left is the original.
With a couple of crappy brush stokes, it somehow resembles a (rather fugly) horsie.
So yeah. What a pathetic (and creepy) thing to place on your lawn.
[Note: When in doubt -- stick to Gnomes]
Sunday, September 24, 2006
The Holy Month of Detox...
(And the worst one of all...)
Ummm... I'm confused... So tell me again -- Why is it that everyone is so cranky??
Happy Abstinence Y'all...
[Note: I made other versions of this card, which I might submit later - depending on comments. -- hint hint.]
Sunday, September 17, 2006
50 Things I Would Be...
1.- If I were a fruit I'd be... A Raspberry
2.- If I were a colour I'd be... Periwinkle
3.- If I were an animal I'd be... A Wolf
4.- If I were a domestic appliance I'd be... A Blender
5.- If I were a book I'd be... "Schott’s Original Miscellany" – by Ben Schott
6.- If I were a clothing item I'd be... Crazy Socks (*or your favourite pair of Jeans)
7.- If I were a jewel / stone I'd be... Lapis Lazuli
8.- If I were an object I'd be... A Fountain Pen
9.- If I were a car I'd be... A Mini Cooper Cabrio (*or a VW hippie van)
10.- If I were an element I'd be... Fire
11.- If I were a tree I'd be... A Birch tree (*or a super-tropical palm)
12.- If I were a drink I'd be... Red Bull :p
13.- If I were an ice cream flavor I'd be... German Chocolate
14.- If I were a person I'd be... Myself
15.- If I were a planet I'd be... Saturn
16.- If I were an insect I'd be... A Dragonfly
17.- If I were a form of public transport I'd be... A Monorail
18.- If I were a song I'd be... "Bohemian Rhapsody" (many styles in one song)
19.- If I were a movie I'd be... "Baraka" (* or "Monty Python & The Holy Grail")
20.- If I were a season I'd be... Summer
21.- If I were a flower I'd be... An Iris
22.- If I were a job I'd be... National Geographic Photographer
23.- If I were a cartoon I'd be... Some sort of Anime
24.- If I were a place I'd be... An Art Gallery
25.- If I were a gift I'd be... A home-made one
26.- If I were a memory I'd be... A memory of laughter
27.- If I were a city I'd be... San Francisco
28.- If I were a sense I'd be... Sound
29.- If I were a game I'd be... Jeopardy!
30.- If I were a candy I'd be... A Gummy Bear
31.- If I were a time of the day I'd be... 2 am (* or maybe sunrise)
32.- If I were an invention I'd be... A Camera
33.- If I were a body-part I'd be... Hands
34.- If I were a country I'd be... Peru (* or Japan)
35.- If I were a flavor I'd be... Tangy
36.- If I were a sport I'd be... Fencing
37.- If I were a smell I'd be... Something "Earthy"
38.- If I were a subject I'd be... Music
39.- If I were a flag I'd be... One that's not rectangular...
40.- If I were a building I'd be... Something designed by Gaudi
41.- If I were a month I'd be... April
42.- If I were a perfume I'd be... Hmmm... Maybe "Stella"
43.- If I were a gummy candy I'd be... A bear! LOL
45.- If I were a toy I'd be... A Rubik's Cube (*or a frisbee -- weeeee)
46.- If I were a textile / fabric I'd be... Canvas
47.- If I were a shape I'd be... An Ellipse (* or a Moebius)
48.- If I were a answer I'd be... A long one...
49.- If I were a store I'd be... A Vintage shop
50.- If I were a word I'd be... "Groovy" (* or "Random")
(* It's VERY hard for me to narrow it down to one answer, so I cheated on a few )
Ok. Your turn.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Stupid Book of The Week...
You too can "Speak Like American With Confidence".
Hmmm... What's wrong with that sentence, I wonder?
As the title suggests, this book (found at Sultan Center - Sharq) contains common American slang / colloquial dialogue and phrases/sayings etc., for the non-native speaker.
(Notice the "quality" cd it comes with... )
"This book is help for me to sbeek like American very shizzle and knowing the best say for the talk".
[NOTE: when reading all the viewer comments, make sure you READ COMMENT # 14, (written by me) to properly understand what this post is about...]
Monday, July 17, 2006
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left..."
-- Bertrand Russell
"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior
Everywhere is war..."
-- Bob Marley
Saturday, July 08, 2006
V for Vapid Visual Venture...
So I finally got around to watching "V for Vendetta".
I must say I had been looking forward to this for months.
I should've known better - eager anticipation, always results in a let down...
Mixed feelings, I like it, I hate it - but generally, I was not very impressed with the film.
It's unfortunate, because it had many valid points - however, too many clichés, forced scenarios, weak dialogue, over-lapping ideas (that are somewhat contradictory), and poor performances from seemingly "acclaimed" actors.
(Great voice-over by Hugo Weaving though).
It deals with a variety of touchy topics such as of Violence, Terrorism, Anarchy, Fascism, American foreign policy and Homophobia.
[Keep in mind that this was supposed to be released last November 5th, however (supposedly) delayed due to the London Underground terrorist activities of last summer.]
I think they tried to fit too much in, and it ended up being a confused socio-political statement, that is neither here nor there.
Good content - Bad execution.
It's too bad really... It could have been so much better.
To me, it was more like:
V for Vile fake English accent (courtesy of the Mis-cast Miss Natalie Portman).
V for Vaunt Hollywood-big-budget-box-office-driven-attempt (from the makers of the Matrix).
V for Victims of poor comic book adaptation into film (an ANIME version would have worked better).
V for Validating terrorism (if done in the name of "Anarchy").
V for Vhat a Vaste of $54 million.
[You're better off reading George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four".]
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Stupid Car of the Week # 11
No, your eyes do not deceive you. This actually DOES say:
Put your finger in your nose
& think about the future
Yep -- I found this beauty in Shuwaikh a couple days ago.
You can't make this stuff up folks...
It's: Lame, silly, odd, lame, perhaps semi-philosophical (in that cynical way), and oh, did I same LAME?
I can't decide if it's clever and deep on some level, or if it's the dumbest shit I have seen to date..
Damn... I think I have run out of sarcastic remarks.
On second thought: I'd like to tell him where else he can put his finger -- How's your future now buddy?
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Stupid Graffiti of the Week...
Free Boy + Heart & Arrow + Swastika + Greek Cross = WTF?
Ok... So I'm all about the "artist's right to freedom of expression" yadda yadda..
But this is just plain terrible.
Incoherent flow of "symbols".
And "Free Boy"??? whaaaaaaa??
It's so bad, it hurts my feelings...
"Street art" in this country needs a serious kick in the @$$.
So, I'm thinking of starting a "Mu7awil Makeover" crew.
Who's with me?
(Note: Image brought to you by - Crap Mu7awil in Jabriya)
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Stupid Product Name Of The Week...
.....Yes she does
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Sam Brown is a fucking genius...
One of my all-time favorite (and little known) artists.
I've been following up on his work for a few years now.
Here's how he works:
People e-mail him little "captions", and then makes artwork according to his own interpretation of those titles...
I love how he combines whimsical yet crude (almost child-like) graphics, with mature and complex titles.
I check his site often. He usually has something new on a weekly basis...
Here are some of my personal favourites:
Can't let go
It's been so long since I last saw you
I need to know if I can trust you
I loved you at all the wrong times
I never expected this!
Is that really me?
And then it came to me...
I wish I could fly
Hold on, I love you
There is an emptiness inside
I'm listening to sad songs
It was because of you
Note: I have posted about him before... But I think he's so brilliant, that I had to mention it again..
Note II: For his older and "sketchier" work, check out the following:
Paper on the desk
Paper on the floor
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Easter Bunny Haiku...
Brought to you by Hugh Hefner
What would Jesus do?
[* Easter e-card I made last year]
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
My friends are the shit!
Monday, April 03, 2006
So the combination of:
a) work overload
b) dust allergies
c) a terrible KFC (kids) meal
have got me in a really foul mood...
So here goes...
To vent my frustration, I am making a little list of "Random Things I Hate":
1) Reggaeton Music
(If you can even call it music).
This has GOT TO BE the worst music genre of all time.
I really believe that HELL is listening to "GASOLINA" on repeat, for all of eternity...
2) Industrial Shuwaikh
Yes. The entire area.
Potholes in the roads, shitty intersections, and of course, the worst drivers in the known universe.
Because they're just plain gross.
4) The Pussycat Dolls
Ugh. God, don't get me started...
5) Those AWFUL Cork-Heeled-Wedge-Shaped Shoes
Seriously ladies... WTF?
6) The New Dodge Charger
What a horrible new design - such blasphemy.
Is it so fucking difficult to find the nearest trash can/bin?
It really makes me sick to my stomach to see the "wajha" or any park/garden/street, and the trash that assholes leave behind as souvenirs of their ignorance.
8) Cheap-crappy ballpoint pens
Unflattering for anyone's handwriting.
9) Jay Leno
What a tool. He should just quit now. Now.
10) Ministry of Health SMS ads about vaccinations
I swear, if I get one more..... Someone is getting hurt.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Holy "Rapping Reggae Rabbi" Batman!
Or should I say -- Oy Oy, "Oy Vey"... Check it!
Let me introduce you guys to MATISYAHU -- a.k.a. My Newest Hero.
I actually saw him on Conan O'Brien not too long ago...
This guy is too cool..
A Hasidic Jewish Reggae artist.