As an adjective, “pop” is typically defined as something that is sudden in nature; a phenomenon in a sense. It is often short-lived, but its transient shelf-life can last upwards of a decade (e.g. reality tv for instance). I’ve taken to using the term “pop patriotism” to help me personally define and understand the kind […]
Since I haven’t published a Thursday Feel Good post for nearly a year now (and that should tell you something about our state of affairs) I thought this would be a good segue from our political turbulence. The brilliant people behind Jordan’s own, Kharabeesh, put this together. If the parliamentary “confidence vote” process was put […]
In the midst of all the chaos that is the American media punditry circle struggling to cover Egypt’s uprising, there’s Jon Stewart and the Daily Show doing a better job at putting things in their proper context. Or, at the very least, putting a smile on one’s face. Here are a couple of clips from […]
I could write a paragraph about something or other but, suffice to say, it’s been a long week and this made me laugh. So enjoy and have a nice weekend.
Having been incommunicado since the beginning of September, which included finishing up a boatload of work before the holidays, flying off to beautiful Turkey for three days with the 7iber gang, and then getting stuck in the holiday mode – I missed the usually Eid greeting post. So Eid mubarak to all the readers! It […]
It’s been a while since I’ve published a Thursday Feel Good Post, and with so many negative vibes these days, perhaps it’s timely. Driving in Jordan is usually not the best topic for anyone looking for positivity. Few driving experiences in Jordan, and specifically Amman, are positive, especially if you’ve experienced rush hour during Ramadan […]
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Municipal Land-Use Hearing Update www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, simply put, have a wicked way of putting certain issues in context while still maintaining a sense of humor. For anyone following US news […]