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March 27, 2007



George Clooney & Ismail Haniyeh

Last night I watched the DVD of geopolitical thriller "Syriana". It shows CIA is more interested in making the world safe for U.S. oil conglomerates than actually tracking terrorist networks. The film is an example of hyperlink cinema.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:33 AM | Films | Look-alikes |

March 21, 2007

Hafsin 2007


This year's Haftsin with a heart-shaped sabzi!

>> click here to view larger image

Posted by mehrdad at 02:32 PM | Haftsin | Journal 2007 |

March 20, 2007

March 14, 2007


Bush the Post-Iraq Turtle:

And here is the old story of Bush the Post Turtle:

An old rancher got his hand caught in a gate while working cattle. He wrapped the hand in his bandana and drove his pickup to the doctor. While suturing the laceration, the doctor asked the old man about George W. Bush being in the White House.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Bush is a Post Turtle".
Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked what a Post Turtle was.
The old man looked at him and drawled, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a Post Turtle."

The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain: "You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor dumb bastard get down."

>> Iraq as a Noose
>> Iraq as Darth Vader

Posted by mehrdad at 01:02 PM | Politics 2007 |

March 07, 2007

Birds of War

The Birds of War exhibition was initiated by Tanya Tier to mark the 4th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The exhibition is an opportunity to view a collaboration between British and Iraqi artists and their interpretations of the war.

>> The Birds of War website
Hawks, Doves and illegal Eagles

Candid Arts Trust
3 Torrens St, Islington, London Ec1v 1nq

April 11th - 17th, 2007
Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat-Sun 10am - 4pm
Admission Free

DICK CHENEY 12? x 12? Acrylic and oil on canvas by Tanya Tier

When Dick Cheney talks his lip curls into a snarl on one side and his left eye widens, resulting in half his face looking totally deranged.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:43 AM | Art |