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May 31, 2005



My favourite art form: Koobism!

Kebab Koobideh

4 Servings
500 grams ground lamb
2 large onions (grated)
1 large egg (beaten)
4 medium tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sumac (optional)

Mix meat, onions, egg, salt and pepper well and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Press the meat around long, thick metal skewers and shape evenly. Thread whole tomatoes on another skewer. Barbeque each side for about five minutes, turning frequently. If skewers are not available or barbequing is not possible, kabab-e koobideh can be shaped into long, thin portions on aluminum foil and grilled at high temperature in the oven. The oven should be pre-heated and kabab-e koobideh should be placed as high as possible near the source of the heat. Serve with hot pilau or bread. If serving with rice, some sumac may be sprinkled on top.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:28 PM | Art | Koobism |

May 29, 2005

Star Wars Look-alikes


Star Wars: Return from Jeddah & Return Of The Jedi

Posted by mehrdad at 12:18 AM | Look-alikes | Star Wars |

May 25, 2005

Store Wars, Revenge of the Sith Kebab

The new short Store Wars movie chronicles the adventures of Cuke Skywalker and Princess Lettuce as they lead an organic rebellion. The organic market "has been taken over by the dark side of the farm," Obi Wan Cannoli tells the cucumber. "An empire of pollution and pesticides has ruthlessly conquered the market, nearly wiping out our organic birthright."
Below is my new proposed version for the second episode:
Store Wars II, Revenge of the Sikh
(Sikh is the Persian word for skewer)
Notice the R2-D2 as a barbeque grill!
To find out how the organic foods save the day and watch the movie, log onto www.storewars.org.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:01 PM | Films |

May 23, 2005

Blair Blair


How much more evidence is needed?

Posted by mehrdad at 10:43 PM | Films | Look-alikes | Politics 2005 |

May 20, 2005

Khomeini & Connery

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini & Sir Sean Connery. This is an old favorite.
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Posted by mehrdad at 10:02 AM | Look-alikes |

May 14, 2005

Kebab Koobideh

Kebab Koobideh before and after the attack.
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Posted by mehrdad at 09:28 PM | Before & After | Koobism |

May 13, 2005

Kubrick & Rushdie


Stanley Kubrick & Salman Rushdie

Posted by mehrdad at 09:19 PM | Look-alikes |

May 12, 2005

A Persian Birthday

According to Herodotus:

"Of all the days in the year, the one which Persians celebrate most is their birthday. It is customary to have the board furnished on that day with an ampler supply than common. The richer Persians cause an ox, a horse, a camel, and an ass to be baked whole and so served up to them: the poorer classes use instead the smaller kinds of cattle. They eat little solid food but abundance of dessert, which is set on table a few dishes at a time; this it is which makes them say that "the Greeks, when they eat, leave off hungry, having nothing worth mention served up to them after the meats; whereas, if they had more put before them, they would not stop eating." They are very fond of wine, and drink it in large quantities. To vomit or obey natural calls in the presence of another is forbidden among them. Such are their customs in these matters."
Posted by mehrdad at 12:04 PM | Journal 2005 |

May 11, 2005



The UK's leading photographic retailer Jessops has posted an 18% fall in profits. Oops!

Posted by mehrdad at 09:34 AM | Journal 2005 | Puns |

May 10, 2005

Rover Not Over!


Chinese are not over MG Rover:
It is not over till it is Rover,
or It is not over till the Chinese Lady sings!

Posted by mehrdad at 07:00 PM | Journal 2005 | Puns |

May 06, 2005

Khatami & Spielberg

President Mohammad Khatami and Film Director Steven Spielberg.
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Posted by mehrdad at 09:54 AM | Look-alikes |

May 05, 2005

Today is


Posted by mehrdad at 12:26 PM | Journal 2005 |