Tuesday, February 27, 2007

pictures that changed the world

1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government's torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.

February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier.

1975. A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses.

1989. A young man in China stands before the tanks during protests for democratic reforms.

2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

a joke

The Cork

Two young terrorists are in a locker room taking a shower after their
bomb making class in Leeds , when one notices the other has a huge cork
stuck in his arse.

If you do not mind me saying," stated the second, "that cork looks very
uncomfortable. Why don't you take it out?"

I regret I cannot", lamented the first youth. "It is permanently stuck in
my arse."

"I do not understand," said the other.

The first man says, "I was walking along the Headrow And I tripped
over an oil lamp. There was a puff of smoke, and then a huge old man in
Union Jack attire with a white beard and Akubra hat came boiling out. He
said, "I am Ozzie, the Genie. I can grant you one wish."

I said, "No shit?"

Monday, February 05, 2007

who's a naughty boy? don't do it again!

"A British man yesterday pleaded guilty to molesting a Dubai Airport employee by slapping him on the buttocks - three times. The trial, which started yesterday, heard that the 30-year-old British visitor, AJ, who is charged with molestation and consuming alcohol"

This will be the FREE alcohol that the man was plied with on his Emirates flight would it?

It appears that alcohol consumption illegal in Dubai without a liquor license.

A work colleague of mine was jailed for 30 days for consumption only last year.

Yet they give the stuff away not only on flights into the UAE, but also to the fairer sex in just about every licensed establishment in Dubai.

Check out "Ladies Nights" in Time Out Dubai for your free booze sessions.

Just don't EVER put a foot, or indeed a hand out of place whilst you are in any way under the influence of alcohol in Dubai or the chances are you WILL be banged up.

The 7days story is highlighted to warn you of the dangers of consuming alcohol in Dubai without a liquor licence. A liquor license that is only available to residents.

AJ probably deserves punishment for smacking someone; be it on the arse or face, it's still pretty much assault; but whether he deserves to be charged with consuming alcohol is another matter all together.