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August 28, 2008

City Hall look-alike

An email I have received from Rocketeer this morning:
Loved your catch of look-alikes. I found it by googling london eye and bicycle wheel.
On my first and (so far) only trip to london a couple of years ago, the shape of the city hall nearly drove me crazy, because I knew I'd seen it somewhere before. Thank god I finally figured it out:


Posted by mehrdad at 02:29 PM | London | Look-alikes |

August 25, 2008

Johnson makes another gaff

It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, ping pong's coming home

Yesterday Boris Johnson gave his London Olympics handover speech and told the watching world that: "ping pong is coming home". He said ping pong was invented on the dining tables of England and it was called whiff whaff before it became a Chinese national obsession.

"There you have, I think, the essential difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations such as the French looked at the dining table and saw the opportunity to have dinner. We looked at the dining table and saw an opportunity to play whiff whaff.?

>> watch the hilarious speech on YouTube

Posted by mehrdad at 12:55 AM | London |

August 20, 2008

Madame Tussauds


Justin Timberlake and Max

For the second time, Max did a small TV presenting job for the German channel ZDF. This time it was at the famous London tourist attraction Madame Tussauds.

>> Click here to see my photos of the life-like wax figures

Posted by mehrdad at 05:05 PM | London | Max's Corner |

August 15, 2008

First family photo

My grandfather Aref o-Shariyeh and my uncle Hesamodin Arefi

Move the cursor over the image to see it in colour!

I think the photo was taken in Shiraz around 1900. In 1944 my uncle - the boy in the photo - became the Mayor of the City of Shiraz .

Posted by mehrdad at 06:19 PM | Before & After |

August 13, 2008

No To War, Yes To Beach Volleyball

Hours after their nations had declared an uneasy truce in the disputed border region, Russia and Georgia fought a battle in bikinis in Beijing. Meanwhile, President Bush spanks a US Olympic beach volleyball player.

Posted by mehrdad at 12:18 PM | Politics 2008 |