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September 29, 2006



Here is my sister: Queen Nadia I.

Posted by mehrdad at 12:09 PM | Photography |

September 27, 2006

Uncovering Iran

BBC Radio 4 is uncovering Iran!

Iranian actor & comedian Omid Djalili looks at the long tradition of satire in Iran, which is today being continued by young comedians like himself in Britain and America.

>> Listen to: From Tehran with Laughter (30 min)

Posted by mehrdad at 10:26 AM | Politics 2006 |

Hands off Iran


Dedicated to Soul Bean Caf?

Posted by mehrdad at 09:59 AM | Politics 2006 |

September 26, 2006



Sigourney Weaver in the film "Alien" & Anousheh Ansari

The United States government defines "Alien" as "Any person not a citizen or national of the United States".


>> Anousheh Ansari space blog

Posted by mehrdad at 03:17 PM | Look-alikes |

September 23, 2006

Elif and Gwyneth


Newspapers in Turkey welcomed the acquittal of the novelist Elif Şafak. She had faced charges of "insulting Turkishness" under Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code. There are some references to the Armenian Genocide in one of her novels.

If Hollywood decides to make a movie about it, it could call it ?Midnight Press".
Oliver Stone could write the script. As you might remember, he wrote ?Midnight Express? the story of an American drug smuggler caught in Turkey. The Armenian director Atom Egoyan could direct and as you can see Gwyneth Paltrow is perfect for the leading role!


Elif Şafak & Gwyneth Paltrow

Posted by mehrdad at 12:58 PM | Look-alikes |

September 20, 2006

Terracotta warrior and German impostor


A Terracotta Warrior and a German impostor!

I enjoyed reading the story about a German art student who disguised himself as a terracotta warrior and fooled police briefly before being discovered.
>> Read the story here

Posted by mehrdad at 10:18 AM | Journal 2006 |

September 19, 2006

Man at work


Man at work - Highgate, North London.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:03 PM | Photography |

September 14, 2006



Life is like a bowl of hummus:
You can't get hummus without smashing some chickpeas!

>> Watch tongue-in-cheek Jon Stewart with Aasif Mandvi here

Posted by mehrdad at 03:38 PM | Politics 2006 |

September 12, 2006

Qajar King


Maximilian Kianoush in traditional Qajar fashion!

>> See more photos: Poetry, Picnics and Persian Pastimes
Iranian Weekend at V&A - Sunday 10 September 2006

Posted by mehrdad at 10:54 AM | Journal 2006 | Max's Corner |

September 07, 2006

Khalkhali & Kissinger

Sadegh Khalkhali & Henry Kissinger.
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In an interview with Germany's Die Welt newspaper, former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger has said that it is possible to reach a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Kissinger said that the US should hold constructive talks with Iran and that there are several ways to defuse Iran's nuclear impasse but the best option is to pursue negotiations.

>> The interview in Die Welt - German
>> The interview in Persian

Posted by mehrdad at 05:51 PM | Look-alikes | Politics 2006 |

September 04, 2006

Hippo Look-alike


Hippopotamus and Watermelon!

Posted by mehrdad at 02:44 PM | Look-alikes | Watermelon |