Monday, July 31, 2006

New York Freedom Tower



I love skyscrapers, too bad I don't qualify to be an architect. Anyways, this is a picture of the new Freedom Tower going up in place of the old World Trade Center towers (R.I.P.). I love the looks of it so far, if only they built 2 of them like the WTC...

Check out the link and view the photos of the tower's special lighting capabilities..
(LINK)

Axl Rose Didn't Sue?



Axl has a tendency to sue everyone over everything. I'm surprised he didn't sue VH1 for this..

Guitar Urge

It's been a loooong time since I last played a guitar... This is killing me.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Kuwait Shirts


I just found this link on Mark's blog's forum. I just have to get this shirt. It would be so fucking funny walking around wearing a shirt like that. I love stupid shirts and shirts with logos and well known images on them (Slash fan).

I bought a whole bunch of stupid shirts from Newbury Comics in Boston. I definately have to get some more.

Microsoft Retaliation


Simply fucking hilarious. The best (fake) advert I've seen all year.

Post Decrease

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately.. lots of shit has been happening lately.

Mel Gibson Drunk Driving


LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor and director Mel Gibson was arrested Friday in Malibu, California, on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
Gibson, 50, was pulled over early Friday while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Officers on patrol reported Gibson was driving at an "excessively fast speed," he said.
Police said his blood-alcohol content was .12. The legal limit is .08.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Kevin Cosgrove 9/11 Phone Call



This is a pretty creepy phone call made by a guy on the 105th floor of the South WTC Tower.

Tropical Storm Daniel


On Friday afternoon, Hurricane Daniel is going to hit Hawaii. You see, my flight to Hawaii is on the next day, Saturday. My dad just cancelled the plane tickets and hotel reservations. Even though the storm doesn't hit Hawaii directly, it's still going to fuck up the weather, meaning showers and strong wind throughout the week.

No Hawaii this year... maybe some other time...

Monday, July 24, 2006

Thank You Mr. Amir Dude!!!


The Amir of Kuwait has decided to give every Kuwaiti Citizen a gift of KD200.

Re-United

Yesterday I met the people who were technically my first actual friends back as a little booger in Boston. It was a little awkward since we haven't seen eachother in about 7 years, and another 3 or so before that.

I was jet lagged and tired so I looked like crap and felt like crap, so I guess I didn't really make a good first impression (first in a while, I guess). It was shocking to see them all grown up, I guess they must have felt the same. Overall it was a pretty good experience.

Ashlee & Me

I met Ashlee Simpson on an elevator in Boston. She doesn't seem as shallow and dimwitted as she appears on TV when you actually meet her in person. Her mother was using an alias so that she doesn't get swarmed by people. I think it was Jessica Thorne.

Sorry

Sorry, its been a while.. but I'm back now.

Friday, July 21, 2006

First Act Guitar Studio


First Act Guitar Studio is a new guitar manufacturer that started operations in Boston just a few years ago. Basically, they have a guitar workshop where you talk to the designers and engineers about how you want your guitar to look and feel and sound. Basically, they can make anything with exact precision for a rather high fee. For example, read this:-

Here's a conversation I had with the guitar maker..

Me:"Can you make a guitar that has the body resembling a Gibson SG on top and a Fender Stratocaster on the bottom. I want the headstock to look like an inverted Gibson Explorer. I want the neck to have the feel of an Ibanez, made of Indonesian Mahogany. I want the inlays on the fretboard to resemble the ones on Kirk Hammett's ESP guitar. Also, I want the maroon color of a BC Rich that was discontinued in 1985."
Guy:" Yeah, OK, no problem. It might take a few months and cost about $4000."

I have played many of their guitars ar their store and am truly amazed by their products. They were absolutely fucking amazing. In fact, they were so amazingly constructed that I will buy one of their guitar tomorrow morning. I'm planning on getting one for alot less that 4 grand, of course :P

They are known for having quite an impressive list of customers, who include the likes of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. I EVEN PLAYED KEITH'S GUITAR!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!

For those of you who are in the Boston area and wish to visit this awesome store, its pretty close to the Berklee College of Music. When you go to the main campus across from Daddy's Junky Music on Mass Ave., keep going straight and take a right before crossing the mini bridge that leads you to Virgin Megastore. Continue on that street and the store should be opposite of Lord & Taylor, near the rear exit of the Prudential Center.

PS: I noticed many of their guitars are named after women... I like "Lola", hahaha :P

Clean Shave

I just shaved the beard/mustache for the first time in my life. I look like a shaven monkey. My mother didn't even recognize me til I started talking. I didn't even recognize myself in the mirror. I sort of had no choice but to do it, I had a shaving "accident". Here's a good tip, never use an electric shaver with soapy hands inducing a slip causing an odd looking Hitler reminiscent mustache. I tried to make it look better, and I ended up looking like V from V from Vendetta. So it all had to go. Damn, people are beginning to mistake me for Latino here in the States.

Fuck I look weird... NO PHOTOS :-)

Expensive Smokes


"Cigarettes have become very expensive in places that want to reduce the amount of smoking in public; pictured is the cost of a carton of cigarettes in New Jersey"

Screw this, smokers should be allowed to smoke in a way that does not bother non smokers. Stop pestering them. Stop sticking your nose into their business. It's their choice to smoke, not yours. What next? Over-taxing McDonald's?

I personally don't smoke cigarettes, but I don't pester smokers either...

(If you recall.. I used to be a tobacco dealer :P)

New Sprite Logo

CLASSIC

Damn, I can't believe YET ANOTHER classic logo just went down the shitter. Just a while ago, Mark of 248am posted about the new updated MasterCard Logo. The MasterCard logo is INFAMOUS, how can they just ditch it like that? Now Sprite's classic logo just got replaced by a new one. The new one is just a horrible failed attempt at making Sprite a prominent subculture brand.

Bottom line: It sucks.
UPDATE

How To Sing The Blues

I'm a huge fan of blues guitar (listen to Little Wing by Stevie Ray Vaughan) and blues singing is great too, but sometimes, its just downright funny. This is a short humourous guide to singing the blues:-

1. Most Blues begin “woke up this morning.”

2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in right away:
I got a good woman—with the meanest face in town.

3. Blues are simple. After you have the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes. Sort of.
I got a good woman—with the meanest face in town.
I got a good woman—with the meanest face in town.
She got teeth like Margaret Thatcher and she weighs 500 pounds.

4. The Blues are not about limitless choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch; ain't no way out.

5. Blues cars are Chevies, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Other acceptable Blues transportation modes include Greyhound buses and southbound trains. Walkin’ plays a major part in the Blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die. Blues don't travel in Volvos, BMWs, or SUVs. Jet aircraft and state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running.

6. Adults sing the Blues. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. In the Blues, "adulthood" means old enough to get the electric chair when you shoot that man in Memphis.

7. You can have the Blues in New York City, but not in Brooklyn or Queens. Hard times in Vermont, Tucson, or North Dakota are just depression. The best places to have the Blues are still Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. You cannot have the blues in any place that don't get rain.

8. A man with male pattern baldness ain't the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg while skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg when your broken-down pickup truck rolled over on it is.


9. The following colors do not belong in the Blues: violet, beige, mauve (unless you’re truly desperate for a rhyme).

9 1/2. You can’t have the Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is just plain wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

10. Good places to have the Blues: the highway, a jailhouse, an empty bed, the bottom of a whiskey glass. Bad places to have the Blues: ashrams, gallery openings, weekends in the Hamptons, golf courses, Tiffany's, and Ivy League institutions.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Off Day

Today's my day off. Posting resumes tomorrow..

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Severe Thunder Storms

I'm watching Channel 5 News here in Boston and there's a severe thunder storm warning on the screen. Looks like we're in for a wet and windy day tomorrow. Its been a while since I was last caught in a SEVERE Bostonian summer thunder storm. I remember it being pretty nasty and rough. I love that sort of weather. I'm gonna be taking some pictures now that I bought iLife from the Apple Shop across the street, mwahaha!

Chinese Democracy


Ever since the original Guns N' Roses broke up in 1994 beacause Axl Rose kept on arguing with, sueing, and fighting with the original members, especially Slash. Ever since Slash left GNR, they've sucked. GNR's last official album, the cover album titled the "The Spaghetti Incident?". It sparked international controversy because the band covered a song originally written by cult leader and murderer Charles Manson.

Since 1995, Axl Rose has promised GNR fans a new album in the same year as his annual announcement. Just recently, Axl announced that the album is due late this year. The reason the new album, named "Chinese Democracy", is delayed every year is because Axl Rose keeps on firing the entire line up and re-recording the album with the same songs, completely unchanged, except for the fact that the work of the former members is no longer included. Even when the line up remains unchanged and the album is completely finished, Axl decides to scrap it all and re-record the whole album. This pisses off the members and they quit and sue Axl. After that, Axl Rose hires a new line up and records the album once more. For 10 years, this has been going on. I hope this is Axl's final announcement and I hope the album is released later this year as he said.

The world awaits Chinese Democracy. Hurry up Axl, GNR fans want their long awaited album...

Jammin' With The Blues Man


I spent my few hours of free time at Daddy's Junky Music on Mass Avenue. I was in there testing just about every guitar in the wall (as usual). Then walks in an old man, obviously from the way he dressed he was from Chicago. He waked over the bass section and picks up a classic bass and starts pumping out some blues bass lines. I sat there in amazement just watching him play that bass with the true heart and soul of the blues.

I headed over to the acoustic section and picked up an acoustic guitar and came over. He looked over at me and let me know that I was welcome. He started playing a new bass line and I strummed a bluesy chord and went on to some improv blues solos. It was very spontaneous and it just kept flowing. We played for a long time til he just suddenly stopped and told me he had to go and playing together was fun.

It's weird how much you can learn from a senior citizen. Right after that I bought a Digitech Scremin' Blues guitar effect pedal. Playing with tht guy was truly an interesting experience.

PS:- That isnt the guy in the pic. I searched google for a guy that looks like Chicago blues bassist, this photo beared the most resemblance to the actual guy from the shop today.

Fuck This

I've been doing nothing but babysitting my little brothers (may they burn for eternity in the pits of Hell). I get into fights with them and scream at them 24/7. I'm beginning tolose ,y voice and I have a constant headache. I got aggressive towards that motherfucker brother of mine Faisal today. If it wasn't broken up I could have caused him serious neck injuries, injuries he deserves for fucking up my summer. When I spent time in Boston alone in the past, I actually felt relaxed and at peace. These motherfuckers keep me on edge 24/7 and make me tremble and spasm with anger, a normal symptom. This only happens to me when I'm EXTREMELY pissed the fuck off, especially at school, and when I'm with my insane fucking family.

This sucks, its almost midnight here in Boston, I'm gonna go run on the harbor...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bush: "Stop Doing This Shit"



President Bush was speaking to Tony Blair during the G8 Summit and was unaware that the microphone nearest to him was still on. He was caught saying expletive comments about the current situation in the Middle East.

Notice how the President eats like a fucking Texan frat boy and talks like a middle schooler as Tony Blair maintains the professional appearance, and speaks like he's a politician, unlike some dimwits...

Boston Red Sox


On July 20th, I'm attending a Boston Red Sox game against the Texas Rangers (Boo rednecks!). I finally bought iLife from the Apple Store here in Boston, so I can finally upload my own photos again. Anyways, I'm looking forward to throwing beer at Rangers fans and screaming baseball chants from the bleachers. For those of you that don't know, the Boston Red Sox have the loudest and largest fan base on Earth. They're also the world's most expensive sports franchise, with a price tag of about 1.5 billion, yes BILLION, US dollars.

Baseball games are always loaded with hyped drunk fans who are extremely loyal to their teams. Now I get to toss beer at Texans with them :-)

Monday, July 17, 2006

Rivers Of Blood

The official death toll in Lebanon as a result of the war has officially topped 100.
The southern towns and cities of Lebanon, as well as the capital, Beirut, have taken quite a beating in the past few days.
This is just sad, really.

Raiding Daddy's Junky Music


Daddy's Junky Music is an absolutely mindblowing music instrument store on Mass Avenue, across from the Berklee College of Music. They have virtually every guitar model manufactured within the last 2o years. Tomorrow I'm planning on heading over there to buy a guitar, my third actually. It's been 2 days since I last played a guitar. For those of you that aren't musicians or musically minded, not playing an instrument your addicted to for a while can be very mentally challenging. I love playing and there's not way in hell I'm going 5 weeks with no guitar. I guess I'm not gona spend alot, probably a guitar priced at around $250. I'm going for a used Fender Stratocaster. Whenever I'm there I jam with Jake, a guy that works there. Damn it, I feel like playing. I'm in a bluesy mood...

Bottle Raft Crosses Charles River


Yes, 2 guys used a whole bunch of empty Gatorade bottles and duct tape to create a raft and successfully cross the Charles River here in Boston.

Check out the full series of pictures, including the construction, Here

TWA 800


I'm in my hotel room in Boston. I'm watching CNN, there's a special on TWA 800, a flight that went down exactly 10 years ago as of July 17th, 2006. At first, it was believed that the 747 jet went down as a result of a terrorist attack. After that got ruled out, it was discovered that the plain got "decapitated". The body continued to fly, then plunged into the sea with the detached cockpit. I'm watching a special on the mystery right now. I'll update you all on what happened later.

Wow, this story is really attention grabbing. Bye for now...

Here's One Side Of The Story

Sunday, July 16, 2006

A Warm Welcome Home


I'm in Boston. I got here just an hour ago. The drive to the hotel was great. We drove along the Charles River, I got to see my city's skyline at night for the first time in a while. God I love this place. The thought of having to leave to go back to Kuwait is sickening me already. I finally feel at home. For those of you that don't know, I used to live here. I grew up here.

I'm renting a bike tomorrow and just riding around the city. I wanna pass by everything, from Quincy Market to the Aquarium to my old house to the Prudential Center to my old school in Cambridge, Kingsley Montessori. I just wanna pick up where I left off with my city.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Countdown To Takeoff

This is my last post today. There are about 12 hours to go before take off. I've been on this route about a million times, so I'm pretty familiar with the protocol. Fuck, now I have to worry about fucking kids. I'm gonna have to buy some sleeping pills while waiting in Heathrow to drug the bastards.

I can't wait to go back home. I haven't been to Boston since New Year's, the only place that ever felt like home to me. Anyways, I have to go say goodbye to grandma before I leave. I might post while in the Pearl Lounge, though I bet you I'm gonna be in one hell of a shitty mood because of my damn siblings.

Over and out for now...

Monitor Camera

HOLY SHIT!! This is the most amazing computer program I have ever seen in my life!! You can now use your monitor as a CAMERA!! I just downloaded it! Its perfect! You can actually take pictures with your monitor now!!!

Try it out here: www.monitorcamera.com
If you like it, u can download the full version. This is fucking awesome!

Ultimate Revenge


I don't know about you, but if someone sold my Porsche for 50 bucks, I'd have a heart attack right there.

Apparently, a man ran off with a younger woman and slept with her behind his wife's back. When the wife found out, she sold the cheater's Porsche for just $50!!! Lucky new buyer...

Drunken BeerMaster At The Wheel


GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) -- Beer company executive, chief commercial pitcher and former Senate candidate Pete Coors confirmed Thursday he was cited in May for driving under the influence of alcohol after leaving a friend's wedding celebration.

"I made a mistake," Coors said in a prepared statement. "I should have planned ahead for a ride. For years, I've advocated the responsible use of our company's products. That's still my message, and our company's message, and it's the right message.

"I am sorry that I didn't follow it myself."

The citation, first reported by The Denver Post, happened in Golden, the longtime hometown of the Adolph Coors Co. just west of Denver. The company has since become the Molson Coors Brewing Co. after a 2005 merger with the Canadian brewer.

Coors was driving a 2004 Jaguar when he was pulled over by a Colorado State Patrol trooper just before midnight May 29, according to officials in the Jefferson County District Court clerk's office.

Leaving

I'm leaving for the USA early tomorrow morning. The worst part is, my family is coming with me this time. This is going to be hell.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Currently Blasting...


She-Wolf, by Megadeth

"One look in her lusting eyes,
Savage fear in you will rise,
Teeth of terror sinking in,
The bite of the she-wolf..."

Loving the extended Mustaine/Friedman solos....

Columbine Game


Ok, here's the last Columbine post. The Columbine Massacre has become an RPG (Role Playing Game) video game for PCs. You can download it here. The graphics remind me of GameBoy Color. Also,this game is huge, about 23 MB. Chronologicaly and historically, its pretty accurate and in sync with the actual massacre of '99. Too bad Harris and Klebold committed suicide (photo in previous post), I would have loved to meet them. Would have been very very interesting I'm sure...

You can download the game Here.

The Columbine Story


I have been reading alot about Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold lately. They're the 2 teens that killed all those people at columbine a few years back. They really do have very interesting stories. They both absolutely hated their schools and despised their classmates for constantly making fun of them, especially for their mental handicaps. So technically, you can't blame them for doing what they did. This site includes everything you needed to know about the massacre, including a timeline, general info, and photos.

This Is A Photo Of Them After Their Suicide In The Library

High School Shooting Spree



On the 20th of April 1999, 2 students walked into Columbine High School in Florida and began murdering and injuring other students. Basically, they went in with a wide array of guns and bombs and started wreaking havoc in the school. The SWAT teams were later called in, but they were too late. The shooters committed suicide by singe gunshots to the head.

I was watching some security camera videos of the actual event. I was going to post them here but I decided they were just way too bloody and brutal for some people. This is a video of a re-enacted Columbine-style shooting. It follows the main chronological order of the Columbine High School Massacre of 1999. This video is just a lot less brutal.


If you are interested in watching the actual Columbine videos, I suggest you use YouTube.

Looking Back & Forward

It's almost mid-summer. I've gotten so used to work in the past 5 weeks I actually started to enjoy it. I have become familiar with everybody at the office. So much has happened in the past 5 weeks. In about a day's time I will be en route to the USA (back home! yippie!). When I come back to Kuwait on the 25th of August, I'll have about a week of freedom before sinking into the pits of hell once more.

That school just haunts me. I hate it. Since the beginning of summer I've had dreams of burning it and laughing at it while the occupied building began smoldering and falling to the ground in chunks. Another disturbing dream included me slitting the throats of the people I hated most in that damn shithole. I remember enjoying the sight of them bleeding on the floor. It was really weird and brutal yet relaxing in a way.

I'm not going to focus on that crapheap for now. All I can think of now is going back to Boston. Last time I was there, it was New Year's. I remember spending New Year's jumping and screaming on the street of Boston with a million other people. There was confetti allover the place. It was snowing and the temperature was very close to below zero. I loved it.

Well, like I said, its mid summer. Might as well enjoy the other half..

Lebanese News Update

First of all, special thanks to Mark of 248am.

Current News:

Israel imposed Thursday a general air, sea and land blockade on Lebanon as part of its large-scale offensive to retrieve 2 soldiers snatched by Hizbullah.

The Jewish state widened its assault beyond Beirut and the South by targeting Hizbullah strongholds in the Bekaa where it launched air raids against a Shiite prayer house and a Manar TV transmission station.

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz vows that Hizbullah will not be allowed to return to its positions on the border and demands that the Lebanese army deploy along the frontier.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Solve Your Problems Like Zidane!!!

Fuzz The Hippie

I knwo this sounds like an extremely "hippie" thing to say, but why can't we all live in peace without worrying about getting bombed everywhere we go?

Israeli Troops Enter Southern Lebanon


JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli troops entered southern Lebanon Wednesday, following reports that Hezbollah guerrillas had abducted two Israeli soldiers along the border with Lebanon, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

"The State of Israel sees itself free to use all measures that it finds it needs and the IDF have been given orders in that direction," Defense Minister Amir Peretz said in a statement.

While not officially acknowledging their abduction, the Israeli military expressed "strong concerns" that the soldiers had been taken captive and Peretz said Israel would hold the government of Lebanon responsible.


CNN Article Here

Mumbai Disaster

MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- Police investigating the highly coordinated bombings on Mumbai's rail network that killed 183 people say the attacks bear the hallmarks of a Kashmiri militant group.

As commuters in the Indian financial capital boarded trains Wednesday, the day after the blasts shut down the local rail network, state police chief P.S. Pasricha said officials had known for "some months" that the city -- formerly known as Bombay -- was a target.

Pasricha also revised earlier death toll figures, saying 183 people were killed in the seven explosions, which took place in an 11-minute period during Tuesday's evening rush-hour, and 714 injured, according to The Associated Press.

Catch The Rest Of The Story Here

PAYDAY

Today, I get paid for working here for a full 5 weeks. Finally, the moment has come. So I'm going to pick up the cash, head down to the bank, deposit the cash in my account and pick up my Visa Electron. Yippie!

Oh, what a day :-)

Porsche Boxster



I turn 16 this November, and I just happen to have an American Greencard and residence as well. Do you know what that means? DRIVER'S LISCENCE =o)
I know, in Kuwait its 18, blah blah... but then again was6as (insid connections) are the number one reason this country is [so corrupted and] easy to live in:P
As a birthday gift I'm gonna try asking dad for a Porsche Boxster (updates on how hard he laughs at me later:P).
I hated the old one but the new redesign is fucking gorgeous, not to mention very cozy. Though the main reason I loved it was because of the awesome performance you can get out of this inexpensive Porsche. The price at the dealership was about KD16, 500 for a new one with the options I'm interested in.
Damn, I need my liscence....NOW!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Burqa Band












These shots are of three Afghan girls (the singer isn't shown) who are collectively known as the "Burqa Band". German musician Kurt Dahlke was in Kabul, running a music workshop, and along the way the female trio – a translator and two tea ladies – recorded the song and made their own video.

Back in Germany, Berlin DJ Barbara Morgenstern did a remix of the song, and now it's a club hit in that country.

This story gives more of the details. The reason Dahlke was there in the first place: "There is almost nothing left of the traditional musical culture from before the Taliban. The instruments and infrastructure was all destroyed."

To be replaced with this? The story mentions some of the lyrics: ""You give me all your love, you give me all your kisses, and then you touch my burqa, and don't know who it is... Burqa bluuueee... my mother wears blue jeans now, things are changing faster, I don't know if it's good."

Vomit Bag Collection


I have recently decided to start collecting Zippo Lighters, so I was browsing the net for other interesting collection when I saw this. A guy has been collecting airplane vomit bags. Most people think its absolutely sick, I think its on of the coolest collection I have ever heard of. A collection gets interesting when its one of a kind.

Note: Old Kuwait Airways vomit bags actually looked pretty cool in psychadelic blue :P

Check Out His Website

NYC Explosion Story Develops

"After an explosion collapsed a building in New York, lawyers who handled the owner's divorce revealed a disturbing e-mail he sent. Addressed to the owner's ex-wife, it said: "I always told you I will leave the house only if I am dead." Investigators are looking into the possibility the blast may have resulted from a suicide attempt, a fire official said."

Sounds harsh, now that terrorism is ruled out, people are looking at the possibility that the building's collapse was caused by a suicide attempt gone wrong. Although, blowing yourself up to kill yourself is more a bomber's tactic, or he just wanted to kill himself and destroy his ex-wife's property while he's at it. I wana read more about how the guy managed to kill himself & blow the building to little shreds. Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ? or was it arsen that blew up the gas lines?

CSI: New York


I've been a fan of the CSI television series for a long time. I watch the Las Vegas and New York versions mostly, I really didn't like the other main man from Miami. Anyways, I've been absolutely addicted to CSI New York these past few days. I think they've gotten new writers or something because the stories are getting much more intricate and medically accurate. This show is just addictive.

Note: I started watching 24 for a while but got bored of it and stuck to CSI.

Best Retail Bank Of The Year

I know, too many NBK vs Gulf Bank posts recently, last one for a while now, I promise :P

Monday, July 10, 2006

USA Explosions


In the morning hours of the 10th of July, a 3 story building exploded in New York City and collapsed to the ground. 3 days ago, the USA claimed it had captured terrorists that wanted to bomb the New York transit system's trains. Was today's explosion simply retaliation?

Just moments ago, yet another explosion occured. This time it was near Lake Michigan. A mini resort town was shaken and stirred by the powerful explosion. Why the fuck is Al-Qaeda doing this? It's not getting them anywhere.

I'm scheduled to leave for the states this Saturday, I hope this bombing bullshit stops...

News Article

Fuck Terrorism

Original Guns N' Roses Are Back?!?!?!?!



There have been rumors circulating that Guns N' Roses from the 80s have reformed and are back to perform a show some time soon. I thought it was bullshit because of the feuds between Slash and Axl Rose... Til I saw this picture! GNR, now in their 40s appeared together at a local chairty event!!
GNR ARE BACK?!?! I hope so! I have to start looking for fucking tickets..

Bank Adventure

Ok, so here's basically what happened:
I left the office building and found a taxi on the road that would take me home. On the way I called my dad on his mobile to ask him where my passport is. He gave me the location of the safe and keys (mwahahahaha). When I got there I paid the guy some extra money just to stick around. I quickly got the passport, running like a mad man. Then I jumped back into the cab and told the guy to drive all the way to Kuwait City's Gulf Bank branch (main branch).

Let me just say that Gulf Bank's customer service is absolutely amazing. I walked in, told the lady at the front desk that I wanted to open a Freedom Account. She said OK then gave me a ticket with the number 841. I waited on their rather comfortable chairs til it was my turn. In under 6 minutes my number came up and I walked into the cubicle. Gulf Bank has MANY staff on duty at all times, so you're never left hanging. I walked in and the guy was very welcoming asking the usual greeting questions. He even got out of his chair and shook my hand and asked me to have a seat. That is very unusual treatment for a 15 year old in Kuwait. I was expecting to be treated like a fucking baby as usual. So anyways, I take a seat and I explain to the guy that I am interested in opening a Freedom Account. He quickly gives me a form to fill out and leaves me with my passport as he goes to photocopy my Civil ID. The form didn't take long to fill out, less than 10 minutes. Also, for the first time in my life, I didn't have to ask a single question. The form was extremely thorough and simple. The man came back with my Civil ID and told me to come back in 2 days for my Visa Electron ATM card. The only question I had was when do I get my free MTC line? He says I can pick it up when I come for the card. I thanked him, shook his hand, and left. Absolutely no hassle. Just a quick, simple, and efficient process. I HIGHLY reccomend the Gulf Bank to anyone, especially students, unlike NBK who never returned my calls or bothered to help.

After leaving the bank I called up another taxi to take me back to the office at Sharg Tower. I'm still extremely surprised that The Gulf Bank staff treated me just like they would treat a full grown adult. They were extremely informative and thorough and gave me absolutely NO bullshit. Also, they're paying me interest and giving me a free MTC line and Visa Card in record time. NBK didn't give me that shit, and they said I would get the card by next Sunday! Screw that. Gulf Bank rocks.

60th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster



I love old things. I am an extremely retro person. Also, I'm extremely fond of guitars and music. I've been playing for a while now and I really want to start a guitar collection. Fender just released their 60th Anniversay line of guitars. It's impossible to get them anywhere near here, but I'm gonna buy one when I go to the states, probably the first thing I do after arriving at the airport.

I just love a good 60 year old classic :-)

Oh So She Actually Loves Him..... Suuuuuuuure

Tiger Woods and Swedish supermodel Elin Nordgren announced their engagement recently. Who the fuck said money can't get you happiness? Tiger bought a 10 million dollar mansion and got himself a Swedish model to go with it.

Marriages are a good cover up for merging 2 international businesses :P

Dust Dust Dust

I cant post a pic right now because my camera isnt with me, but Kuwait hasn't been this dusty in a long time. I can't even see the sea from the sea view office. I hope it clears up soon. I'm starting to get chest pain because of the crap. Plus I forgot to take my allergy meds this morning... Hooray. . .

Photo! Damn! Why Didn't I Think Of That?!?!?!

I just walked from the office in Sharg Tower all the way to the main branch of the Gulf Bank. When I applied for my Freedom Account, the lady asked me for my Civil ID. So I handed it over, and guess what I forgot... MY CIVIL ID DOESNT HAVE A FUCKING PHOTO!!!

I have no idea how that happened, and I have know idea why. So I walked the whole way in the dust and wind for NOTHING. It takes 3 days to open an account and obtain my Visa Electrom ATM card. So I have to apply today to get it on Thursday. The banks close on Fridays, and I'm off to the states on Saturday! Dammit!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

World Cup ... Umm ... Female Supporters :-)

These are real female world cup fans with the team uniforms painted onto their bodies.
Warning: Not for the easily offended (faggots).

World Cup Babes

Special Thanks to Rami

Bank Account





My entire life I've been carrying around money in cash and stashing the rest at home in my personal safe (just a little one in my bedroom). I can't manage to keep that up anymore, so I'm going to open an account today. At first I considered the most popular choice, NBK. A Watani Express account would pay me absolutely no monthly interest, I wouldn't get a free welcome gift (I'm going to get to that in a bit), they would deduct KD2 monthly if my balance fell below KD100 (Oh believe me it will :P), and I wouldn't be eligible for a monthly draw. So I was thinking, fuck that, what's in it for me?!?!

That's when I started searching for other accounts at other banks. I went through the most popular choices and landed on the Freedom Account from the Gulf Bank of Kuwait. I was shocked they could benefit a customer so much. Freedom Account would pay me monthly interest, I know it's a small amount but still it's better than nothing. Also, they give me a FREE MTC LINE as a welcome gift, that probably got the most of my attention. This bank will not deduct a KD2 fee incase my account drops below the 100 KD line, and I am eligible for draws MONTHLY.

That's it, I've made up my mind, I'm going for the Freedom Account. The Gulf Bank of Kuwait benefits customers, especially from my age group, more than any other bank in Kuwait. NBK really did not appeal to me since the negatives way outnumbered the positives. I'm going to open a Freedom Account at the Gulf Bank today...

Women In Islam


OK, not neccesarily in Kuwait, but more like Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan or some place like that.

Bunker Buster Bomb



This is a video of a real bunker buster missile fired from a US fighter jet. This bomb was just a test in the desert. It shows you the real destructive force of a bunker buster. Fucking sweet!
By the way, this is my 100th post on this blog, yippie!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Mechanix = The Four Horsemen ????


Every metal head knows that Dave Mustaine was fired from Metallica early in the 80s and decided to go on and form his own band to rival Metallica... Megadeth (The photo is of Mustaine, right, and Hetfield in the early 80s ... when they were friends). To this day there are still arguements going on between Metallica fans and Megadeth fans over who wrote Master Of Puppets. Was it Dave Mustaine of Megadeth or was it James "Your Master" Hetfield of Metallica? I know its James, and so does every other Metallica fan.

A few days ago I was listening to a Metallica track called The Four Horsemen, later on I listened to a Megadeth track called Mechanix. I noticed they were EXTREMELY, and let me repeat that once more, EXTREMELY similar! They were basically the same song! The riffs are the same, the solos are the same, but the lyrics were slightly altered but had the same meaning. I also found out they were released in the same year, 1984. The guitar riffs are more Mustaine, but the lyrics are an extreme example of Hetfield's style. By the way, notice the additional 30 secs of guitar riffs at the beginning of Mechanix, the rest is just a sped up version of The Four Horsemen.
SO WHO FUCKING WROTE MECHANIX / THE FOUR HORSEMEN?????

Remembering London 7/7/05


Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the attacks on the London transport system. One year ago yesterday, muslim extremist fucks bombed London Underground trains and public transport buses killing 54 innocent people and injuring many more. This post is dedicated to those who lost their lives on that horrible day in my own birth country.

To those of you who condone the bombing: Fuck You ,|,,

Ich Liebe Duestcheland


In English, that means "I Love Germany". No, this has nothing to do with soccer. As of right now I'm planning my trip Eid break trip to Germany. I've been wanting to visit Frankfurt, Cologne ( or Koln), and Berlin for a long time. Germany is probably the best European country there is. Its just too fucking huge and cool to cover in one trip.

Duestcheland Rocks !

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Running Out Of Excuses?



Excuses save our asses so much that we take a good excuse for granted. We need excuses for work, school, the cops, diets, sports, and of course.... the "significant other". If you ever need an excuse for whatever reason, I suggest you check out this site.

www.excuselist.com

This is one of my favorites:-

"Last night in San Francisco I was attacked by a gay guy who didn't like the remarks I made about him and he hit me in the face and broke the windshield of my car with a small bat that I tried to hit him with."

Some of these are sarcastic but some actually make sense and could be used as a valid excuse.



Everything You Need To Know About Public Men's Bathrooms

This is an absolute must watch animaton for just about any guy that has ever used a public bathroom anywhere in the world. It's got just about everything you ever needed to know about the dreaded invention known to the population as the public men's bathroom.

Watch The Clip

Pig Head Thrown Into Shiite Mosque Mid-Prayer

Apparently some Anti-shiites threw a real severed head of a pig into a shiite mosque during a prayer. Now that is just really fucking sick and incredibly disrespectful towards the shiites in Iraq. Whoever did this should have his fucking eyes gouged out.

If I find any photos of the mosque I'll post them.

Typical Arab Stereotype


My cousin just came back from the States (he's a college student there) for summer. Of course, when somebody comes back from the US after a year of college you'd expect some pretty damn good stories. One of the best was when my cousin was chased by a drunk guy who was screaming something about him being an arab terrorist that would blow you up if you fucked with him.
Hahahaha, what a dumbass :P

Just My Fucking Luck

Portugal lost to France last night. The team I root for always ends up losing. So the 3rd place match (Germany vs. Portugal) is going to be a better match than the actual world cup (Italy vs. France), for me, that is.

Oh yes, and I lost yet another bet. Hoo-fucking-ray!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Norway Getaway


I was going through a whole bunch of houses with absolutely amazing locations on the net. This location was by far the best. It's a group of homes by the lake next to mountains higher than the clouds. I would kill to own one of those houses. I really wouldn't mind spending my whole summer in Norway just relaxing all day long. You can go fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, biking.... its just an endless list of possiblities. Best of all, its far far FAR away from annoying assholes and stressful work/school. Damn, how much is a place like that gonna set me back?

Portugal Vs. France



Another big game tonight, Portugal is going against France to make it to the finals. I, personally, am not a fan of anything French. So obviously, I'm going to be rooting for the Portuguese tonight. I hope I win this bet, I don't wanna pay off the Germany one:P

I've been invited by some guys at work to a gahwa in Hawally to watch the game tonight. This should be fun.

Message Board

Now there's a message board too.
By the way, the clock is set to Kuwaiti local timing. (GMT +3:00)

Clock & Visitor Counter

I just added the clock and visitor counter to the blog. As you can see, they're on the side bar. It took me an hour to figure out where exactly to put them into the template's HTML code, so appreciate them =P

Germany Lost!

FUCK!!! Italy kicked Duestcheland's ass in the last 2 fucking minutes!!! I lost the bet! DAMN!
If Portugal beats France today I get my money back =o) If not, I'm paying up double =o(

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Metallica Sets New Concert Festival Attendance Record


"According to a press release issued by the Estonian concert agency BDG, Metallica's June 13, 2006 concert at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds in Estonia was attended by around 78,000 people — breaking all previous audience records (the previous record was set by Michael Jackson in 1997)."

(Source)

End The US-Cuban Embargo


Ever since the Cuban missle crisis in the 1960s, there has been a US embargo that has done nothing but hurt Cuban families, and not the government. Cuban agricultural products such as coffee and of course the internationally famous Cuban cigars have been banned in the USA. All Cuban agricultural products are 100% organic since Cuban farmers do now use any pesticides or lab manufactured chemicals. Also, the US population needs their fine Cuban cigars.

The US and Cuba no longer have anything against eachother, yet the embargo continues and does nothing but hurt the socio-economic status of many families. The embargo is BULLSHIT. It MUST end immediately.

WWW.ENDTHEEMBARGO.COM

Nigger Joke Of The Moment

What do you do when a nigger is limping around in your back yard?

Shoot him again =o)

FOURTH OF JULY


Happy Birthday USA!!!!

Amghara

At 10 I'm leaving to some place called Amghara, apparently pretty far away. So there's nothing but camels and bedouins drifting their 1982 Nissan GTs. Yippie... sounds interesting.

Monday, July 03, 2006

That Office Feeling


Sometimes the office can be a very interesting place. Other times, it feels like this.

The Bitch Is Loose


Great, another nigger released from prison. Lil' Kim was just released from prison after doing time for lying to a judge about a shootout (typical nigger). See, this is why rap sucks, fucking niggers and their dumb ass rap wars. All niggers are good for is keeping prisons full. Go back to your fucking ghettos and make under $500 a year frying chicken at KFC because you ditched college for a street gang. Niggers suck.

Here's the official story:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/03/people.lil.kim.ap/index.html

Die Niggers Die!!!