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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

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

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sandmonkey in the media

There is a new article in the Pittsburg tribune that extensively mentions me and Big Pharaoh. Check it out!


At 3/05/2006 06:00:00 AM, Anonymous Einherjar said...

Now you aren't just in the news, you are the news. Congratulations, it is well deserved. (It seems they forgot the link/url though)

At 3/05/2006 07:13:00 AM, Blogger pinky and the brain said...

your blog truly deserves all the credits it gets (and more)!
keep up the good, no, great work

At 3/05/2006 07:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey very Good!

Must be a conservative newspaper.


At 3/05/2006 07:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You and Big Pharaoh are doing a huge service to combat stupidity. This is why I visit your two blogs so often. I love reading the rants, because believe it or not, it helps alleviate some of the insanity I feel after witnessing one act of stupidity after another.


At 3/05/2006 07:39:00 AM, Blogger Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

well-deserved praise for two of the most interesting bloggers on the net. Hope they didn't give too much info about you. (Half a million hits. I'm jealous. Just because you are witty, funny, brilliant and terse, and my posts are good non-prescription substitutes for sleeping pills, is that any reason you should be doing that well. *pout*)

By the way, it is PittsburgH. There is a Pittsburg but that's in Kansas and is much smaller.)

At 3/05/2006 08:24:00 AM, Anonymous CD said...

Two times Anonymous.

Without succumbing to Bush-mania, I agree with both of you.

Perhaps the freedom-fighting could need a bit more reflection.

Sandmonkey says that all the loudmouthed Arabs happily criticizing the US would love to get a green card to go there. That is probably correct. But they can't get one! They have to stay where they are. And what do you do, if you're stuck with unemployment, ignorance and poverty. Of course it does not help to boycott Danish goods or feel hurt on behalf of the Prophet.

How do you modernize ME countries? It doesn't do just to hit people on the head with a copy of Jyllandsposten.

At 3/05/2006 08:48:00 AM, Blogger Pazuzu said...

Khalas you're famous man !!!

At 3/05/2006 09:57:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Ultimate cool!!

CD asks how do you modernize ME economies. Simple. Hard, but simple. Get the dictators to move over and create the conditions for democracy to take root.

At 3/05/2006 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Monkey....! Go Monkey.....!

At 3/05/2006 10:28:00 AM, Anonymous James M. said...

I have a question about this sentence.

"The number of Egyptian blogs is growing, too, with 695 already registered."

Registered with whom? Or what? Does someone online maintain a directory of Egyptian blogs, like some folks do for Iraqi ones? Or does the Egyptian government require you to register your blog? If so, are they able to they enforce it against carefully anonymous bloggers?

At 3/05/2006 10:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew you when....Congratulations, SM!

At 3/05/2006 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Gluon said...

I don't know if it's been asked before, but would it be asking too much for you anonymous posters to choose a number, and post as anonymous25 or anonymous99 so we can keep track of who's commenting?

Better yet, there's a new thing called "names" that you can use, and it doesn't even have to be your own!

Oh, and congrats, Sandmonkey. Investment banker, eh? You must be rolling in dough! Oh, I forgot, you're in Cairo. You might want to consider relocating to NY or London for a spell.

At 3/05/2006 01:08:00 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Great job SM.

At 3/05/2006 01:44:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

Wow. damn though. I gotta say, you're incredibly brave.

At 3/05/2006 02:12:00 PM, Blogger jelsted said...

Gratz, well done.

At 3/05/2006 02:33:00 PM, Blogger pamela said...

i always like it when you get your well-deserved publicity, but then i have to worry about you.

that book can't be far behind. :)

At 3/05/2006 03:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This ia ANONYMOUS 54 GB!

Gosh, I really knew you were destined to be serious celebrity dudes....

Seriously tho, I am a middle aged female socialist so I suspect we wouldd't agree on much except freedom of speech... but your blog is a breath of fresh air.

Honestly, I m ashamed of the craven attitudes of our govmint; we fought very hard for women's rights in the UK and they seem to be being swept away in a tide of PC kowtowing to "political correctness". What the hell was Claire Short (a womam whose conmitment I have admired, though ofren disagreed with) thinking of? Lobbying for Hiz But Tahrir? (SP?)

What's even sadder is that I have to post anonymously - I, and most people I discuss things with, think the same way on these issues. Sadly. the establishment and even the other local politicians are determined to be dhimmis.

Blessed be.

At 3/05/2006 05:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work, just make sure that you aren't No.1 with a bullet on the 'hit' parade, too many people need your voice. BW48

At 3/05/2006 07:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well deserved recognition is a beautiful thing!
I still think you need to relocate to the States. Hope you put that bonus from work in your Emergency Escape fund.


At 3/05/2006 09:32:00 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

You guys are MONEY!

At 3/05/2006 10:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sam!
Heartfelt Congratulations, from South San Francisco!
(one small comment, the paper's name is spelled PittsburgH) This is the only Pittsburg, that ends with an "h". (I was born/hatched, there.)


At 3/06/2006 01:26:00 AM, Anonymous neon420 said...

Sandmonkey & Big Pharoah, I congratulate you on a job well done.

Not just in Egypt, but you have shown the entire shitpot arab reigon that you sirs, are bad-ass motherfuckers with big brass balls that are not afraid to speak the truth and are not afflicted with Groupthink as is the entire fucking reigon, happily mooing in their big herd, milling about aimlessly, shitting all over each other.

You both deserve a nice fresh baker's dozen of hot bitches covered in whipped cream.

*clank clank clank*

Do you retarded motherfuckers that are running around like baboons destroying shit because of a cartoon hear that sound?

That's the sound of SM & BP's balls clanking together, ready to swing your way like a wrecking ball, destroying your sanctimonius, holier than thou, ignorant & self-destructive attitudes, knocking you the fuck off your pedastal, and wiping away the crust of faux pas piousness that you wear only to reveal a bunch of big babies only too content to sit in a diaper full of shit.

"It's so nice & warm! If I don't move around too much this actually feels good!"

-This numbingly retarded logic makes me want to stab myself in the testicles with an icepick.

SM, if you're in Cairo, drop me a line bro.

Kind Regards,

At 3/06/2006 11:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,if you keep getting your name in the media I may ask for an autograph!Btw,how did the interview come about? Did you just happen to run into that reporter,or was it arranged?

At 3/06/2006 11:37:00 AM, Anonymous karim elsahy said...

That part about smoking shisha at Fridays was a flashback;)
Peace and keep it up.

At 3/06/2006 12:33:00 PM, Blogger Jacob Mchangama said...

you are also in Reason Magazine which for someone calling himslef Libertarian is huge pad on the back.http://reason.com/rauch/030606.shtml


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