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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, February 23, 2006

For your viewing pleasure

We at the Sandmonkey blog got you 3 links from 3 different egyptian blogs that should distract you from the idiocy of the world by making you laugh. First we have Sally and her account of a really typical cab conversation in cairo. Then we have Tomanbay, with the conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories. And Finally, Fictitious Journalist has the heartbreaking story-that I apparently inspired- of a 4th grade egyptian boy who couldn't hand in his homework on time, because the evil Jews took it from him. Enjoy!

12 Comments:

At 2/23/2006 04:15:00 AM, Blogger Tomanbay said...

hey...thanks for the link-love man!

 
At 2/23/2006 05:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DD is just another typical egyptian following the rest of the herd in this boycott act...i don't think they actuall know what they r doing..one thing is for sure though- they r feakin monkies!!!

egyptain

 
At 2/23/2006 09:00:00 AM, Blogger Superluli said...

the great thing about having a boring job is i get to check out all those cool blogs

 
At 2/23/2006 09:26:00 AM, Blogger Quinn Dexter said...

I remember taking a cab from the marina to Hurgahda town centre last year. The Cab driver was pissed off about his car which cost him about 14000 GBP and how is was falling to bits. For about 10 minutes the one sided converstion was about `Fuk*ng this and that` and how he wished he could get a new one.

Gave him a big fare. He waited for us to return as well. You don't get that service in the UK. However you don't get taxi cabs that seem to be made from 3 different vehicles either.

 
At 2/23/2006 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

That math HW one was hilarious, scary and ridiculous all wrapped up in one.

And then to hear the MB sticking their nose in it trying to incite the masses was quite stupid as well.

What a bunch of idiots! It looks pretty hopeless in Egypt.

 
At 2/23/2006 01:44:00 PM, Anonymous Erik said...

I have uncovered another conspiracy, and I must admit I am not happy to involve you in this. But I must stand firm and convey the knowledge I have gathered.

I have converted the letters in Arla to then corresponding number in the alphabet.
So A is 1, R is 17, L is 12 and A is 1 again.
When I add these numbers I get 31

1+17+12+1=31

And the 31’st word in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is ”roughly”.

I have no idea what to do with this knowledge and that frightens me.

Another proof:

Arla +dougs +dams -r = Douglas Adams

Wohaa – It is getting close. I am really worried.

What mystifies me is when I add the numbers as numerologist do (1+17+12+1=31, 3+1=4) I get the word ”THE”.

I have yet to see what word hides behind number 117121. But it cannot be good.

Now I am really scared. Now I have to be afraid of anything that begins with ”THE”.
And that is a lot of things, like ”the car”, ”the telephone”, ”the comput

Aaaarhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

 
At 2/23/2006 02:22:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Cab drivers are funny everywhere, still non's funnier than the ones in Cairo, almost each one you ride with leaves you with a funny story, I just couldn't forget this one, it was the next morning after the airing of the last episode of Raafat el Hagan in which he finally died, sad enough, but aparently this driver had nothing else going in his life except these series and that he took it much harder than the rest of the people.

Driver (with a deep painful sigh): Did you watch Raafat el Hagan yesterday?
Me: Yes.
Driver (with another agony saturated sigh): He died yesterday.
Me: Yeah.
Driver (with another sigh): Yeah, it's as if my own brother died.
Me(to myself):I can imagine what kind of shallow human beings you and your brother must be.
Driver: But the good thing (sigh) is that he told yosra that he's egyptian and moslem (sigh).
Me( couldn't help but think that the real Mrs.Hagan lived all her life with him as an israeli): But she lived with him and loved him as an israeli jew.
Driver ( not a sigh of agony this time but one of frustration by my stupidity): Deep in her heart she knew he was a moslem, don't you remember that she said that she caught him several times reading the Koran.
Me (thinking of what would've happened if Menachem Begin's wife or for that matter Netanyahu's caught him reading the Koran, would they also know deep in their hearts that they're married to a closeted egyptian moslem spy): I'm sure that's for dramatization, I don't think the real Hagan could be that sloppy.
Driver(completely ignoring me now): Also thank god that 3azeez el gebally went to his funeral and gave him an islamic burial.
Me:Indeed.
Driver: Did you know that his wife and son are now living in Egypt we enehom homa el etnane aslamo "and both of them converted to islam".?
Me: Wonderful.
Driver (with his deepest sigh yet, since we were approaching my destination): ahhhhhhhhh, allah yer7amo "may god forgive him".

 
At 2/23/2006 02:31:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Egypeter, are you really that stupid to even remotely think that's a true story, or did you just found it's a good opportunity for you to continue demonstrating your uninhibited hate for Egypt?

 
At 2/23/2006 04:54:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

Mohamed -

Is it hard to believe that something like that could happen in Egypt? It's not that ridiculous...I've heard stupider stuff than that come from people's mouths in Egypt.

Who the hell said I hate Egypt you imbecile. Keep your mouth shut if you don't have anything nice to say. Hate Egypt? I love my country deeply, I just hate Ignorant assholes...please don't be one Mohamed.

 
At 2/23/2006 05:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandmonkey I thought of an addition to the A.P.U.:

In the A.P.U. it is okay to kill other arabs as long as both sides blame it on a foriegn power at the end of the war.

-Mike

 
At 2/23/2006 06:40:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Egypeter,
Let you get away with your trial to convert a joke into a factual incident, or become an ignorant a-hole, well, I'm definitely the latter my friend.

 
At 2/23/2006 07:54:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

It's ok...there's still time to change.

 

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