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June 27, 2005

QEII & her new iPod


Everyone wants to know what Queen Elizabeth II has on her iPod.
Here is a little playlist for her:
Dancing Queen by ABBA
Victoria by The Kinks
God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols
Her Majesty by The Beatles
The Lady Is A Tramp by Frank Sinatra
Everybody wants to Rule the World by Tears For Fears.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:39 PM | Journal 2005 |

June 25, 2005

Egg and Bacon


A painting by Francis Bacon has sold for ?4.9m - this is around 32 million eggs!

Posted by mehrdad at 03:53 PM | Art |

June 23, 2005

Holy Wafers


Holy snack! It is not as crazy as this story:

A 30-year-old Internet network engineer, noticed the water stain next to his shower, removed the panel and sold it on eBay for $1,999.99. The Internet casino that bought a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that some say bears an image of the Virgin Mary added "Shower Jesus" to its collection.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:06 PM | Journal 2005 | Puns |

June 20, 2005

Father's Day


The card I got from Max yesterday. Check his other paintings here.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:52 PM | Max's Corner |

June 17, 2005

The Iranian Connection


Iranian policewomen using ropes to get down a building and Angelina Jolie getting away after killing an Iranian prince in the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:38 PM | Films | Look-alikes |

June 15, 2005

Enver & Elton


Bronze statue of Enver Hoxha and the chocolate statue of Elton John.

The lifesize statue was created to celebrate Cadbury's centenary year after Elton topped a poll by the firm to see which star would look best made from chocolate. It is on show at Madame Tussauds in London in a special tent to stop it melting!

Posted by mehrdad at 08:18 PM | Look-alikes |

June 14, 2005

Equal Rights


"Motherland is calling!" an old Russian poster and Women demanding equal rights at Tehran University gathering.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:43 AM | Look-alikes |

June 11, 2005

Sean Penn


The young Rafsanjani & Sean Penn

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Sean Penn is in Iran as a reporter for San Francisco Chronicle. Read more here.

Here are more look-alikes.

Posted by mehrdad at 12:00 PM | Look-alikes |

June 10, 2005

Global Warming


According to U.S. State Department papers seen by the Guardian, George Bush's decision not to sign the United States up to the Kyoto global warming treaty was partly a result of pressure from ExxonMobil. Read here.

The national academies of science for all the G8 countries have also warned that governments must no longer delay action on what is widely seen as the greatest danger facing humanity. The statement is all the more important as it is signed by the president of the US National Academy of Sciences, which has warned George Bush about the dangers of ignoring the threat posed by global warming.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:43 AM | Politics 2005 |

June 05, 2005

Mercan Dede


Last night I went to the gig by the Turkish DJ Mercan Dede. His music is a great fusion of rhythmic Middle Eastern grooves played by Clarinet, Qan?n, Drums and Ney. It all held together by Mercan on deck and helped by the entrancing sight of a whirling dervish. Great Stuff!
You can download and listen to his music here.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:41 PM | Music |

June 01, 2005

Koobist Animation

Another variation on the same theme.
Move the cursor over the image!

Posted by mehrdad at 11:17 PM | Art | Koobism |