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I am Lebanese – Byblos Bank

This commercial must be at least 6 months old, but i have just seen it for the first time. It is quite clever, and very moving.



I wonder if the same still holds for Palestinians now adays!!

The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

If you are using Firefox you can enjoy this nice, and meaningful, “easter egg”. In the address bar type about:mozilla, and you will be greeted by the following “holy” text.

And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced.
But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird.
The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire
and thunder upon them. For the beast had been
reborn with its strength renewed, and the
followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

Beyond sounding as if this text came from some holy scripture, this text does indeed reference events from the end of the browser wars. Here are some of the references it makes:

  1. The Beast: is actually the Netscape browser. The core engine of Netscape was called Mozilla, and its mascot was a dinosaur, and thus it was a beast.
  2. The Fall of the Beast: that is when Netscape loss the browser wars for MS Internet Explorer.
  3. The Unbelievers: are the Internet Explorer crowd.
  4. The Great Bird: the original name for Firefox was Phoenix.
  5. Fire & Thunder: references to Firefox and Thunderbird

Dilbert Creator on Ahmedinejad visit to Columbia U.

A Feeling I’m Being Had

I was happy to hear that NYC didn’t allow Iranian President Ahmadinejad
to place a wreath at the WTC site. And I was happy that Columbia
University is rescinding the offer to let him speak. If you let a guy like
that express his views, before long the entire world will want freedom
of speech.

I hate Ahmadinejad for all the same reasons you do. For one thing, he
said he wants to “wipe Israel off the map.” Scholars tell us the correct
translation is more along the lines of wanting a change in Israel’s
government toward something more democratic, with less gerrymandering.
What an ass-muncher!

Ahmadinejad also called the holocaust a “myth.” Fuck him! A myth is
something a society uses to frame their understanding of their world, and
act accordingly. It’s not as if the world created a whole new country
because of holocaust guilt and gives it a free pass no matter what it
does. That’s Iranian crazy talk. Ahmadinejad can blow me.

Most insulting is the fact that “myth” implies the holocaust didn’t
happen. Fuck him for saying that! He also says he won’t dispute the
historical claims of European scientists. That is obviously the opposite of
saying the holocaust didn’t happen, which I assume is his way of
confusing me. God-damned fucker.

Furthermore, why does an Iranian guy give a speech in his own language
except for using the English word “myth”? Aren’t there any Iranian
words for saying a set of historical facts has achieved an unhealthy level
of influence on a specific set of decisions in the present? He’s just
being an asshole.

Ahmadinejad believes his role is to pave the way for the coming of the
Twelfth Imam. That’s a primitive apocalyptic belief! I thank Jesus I do
not live in a country led by a man who believes in that sort of
bullshit. Imagine how dangerous that would be, especially if that man had the
launch codes for nuclear weapons.

The worst of the worst is that Ahmadinejad’s country is helping the
Iraqis kill American soldiers. If Iran ever invades Canada, I think we’d
agree the best course of action for the United States is to be
constructive and let things sort themselves out. Otherwise we’d be just as evil
as the Iranians. Those fuckers.

Those Iranians need to learn from the American example. In this
country, if the clear majority of the public opposes the continuation of a war, our
leaders will tell us we’re terrorist-humping idiots and do whatever they
damn well please. They might even increase our taxes to do it. That’s
called leadership.

If Ahmadinejad thinks he can be our friend by honoring our heroes and
opening a dialog, he underestimates our ability to misinterpret him.
Fucking idiot. I hate him.