Admittedly, I have been busy with this Writing.com thing, it is just amazing and so addicting, I thought my writing was good but boy, they have all kinds of writers there.

Try it, signup and I will get points for referring you http://www2.Writing.Com/main/view_item/user_id/raraa?rfrid=raraa

Anyway, I wrote a new piece about the life of chartered pilots, I think it is publish worthy, I also think that I managed to do well writing in first person. I may sound conceited but I got much better at writing. Don't judge me by my blog; it is after all written in complete spontaneity's.

Check my stuff at http://www.writing.com/authors/raraa until I get done with my site.

Nothing new to update about although I'm thinking about a lot of stuff.


Movie Quotes

What is the first movie quote that comes to mind?

I asked that to a lot of people and realized this, you can guess the answer if you know the age of the person. If the person is in his late teens or early twenties, then it is something said by Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks or Al Pacino.

If it is an older generation then James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Woody Allen and the Marx brothers are the people who said them.

Mike Myers and Clint Eastwood said something occasionally that was memorable. I'm going to list the top 15 the way I see it, I included commonly used phrases coined by such movies:

  1. I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse Marlon Brando

  2. Keep you friends close, but your enemies closer Al Pacino

  3. You can't handle the truth Jack Nicholson

  4. Say hello to my little friend Al Pacino

  5. I feel the need – the need for speed Tom Cruise

  6. Hasta la vista, baby Arnold Schwarzenegger

  7. Hello Gorgeous Barbra Streisand

  8. The stuff that dreams are made of Humphrey Bogart

  9. Houston, we have a problem Tom Hanks

  10. Yeah, baby Mike Myers

  11. Come out, come out, wherever you are Robert De Niro

  12. Go Ahead, Make My Day Clint Eastwood

  13. Snap out of it Cher

  14. Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Micheal Douglas

  15. I want the fairy tale Julia Roberts

Peace, Out


Some lingo fun

This top-3 site in the PC-Magazine top-100 is actually quite fun, here are some definitions I consent to:

OhNo-second: The fraction of time (slightly longer than a nanosecond) that it takes to recognize you've just goofed. The perfect example is that moment of horror when your eye spots the key in the ignition as the car door is being slammed shut.

PEBCAK: An acronym used by techies to describe a "problem" when the user is in the room. "Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard."

Cyberslackers: Employees who use the company Internet connection during work hours to surf the Net, shop, play games, check stock prices, etc. Are you one? Here's the test: If you're sitting at your desk and reading this . . .

Atkinsed: To lose weight using the Atkins Diet. “I have recently Atkinsed myself down to a size 12.” Also: A marketing ploy to take advantage of the Atkins Diet craze. “Burger King has Atkinsed its menu.” Pssst! They’ll now sell you the burger without the bun.

deja moo: The nagging feeling that you've heard this bull before.

DINOs: Democrats in Name Only. Despite their party affiliation, they sound and act like Republicans. Their counterparts across the aisle: RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).

Groundhog Day: When a company's management ignores obvious problems allowing them to resurface on a daily basis. Named for the Bill Murray movie of the same name.

Go check it out at http://www.buzzwhack.com also check out http://americanrhetoric.com it's interesting.


Random thoughts

Friends, old ones, just keep coming back to me all the time. I like it; I enjoy hearing how everyone progresses differently. Especially intellectually, Jawad, one of my closest friends back in high school, turned out to be more penetrable than I would have imagined. Mais, probably the only person I asked to read this blog, is intellectually superior, although takes actions of pre-historical man as a measure of human nature, I don't know if I agree but I like her method of reaching conclusions.

That got me thinking about myself, at the risk of sounding self-centered I wondered how much I evolved, see I always had mature ideas but none that I was able to envisage on my own. I had Haitham, my brother, to tell me what's right and what's true, yet I always knew there was something about hi knowledge that seemed to good to be true.

His main sources were, after a long period of examination, they were media outlets. While I wouldn't go as far as deem all of them false or counterfeit, I would still say they always tend to have a bias. Who doesn't? well, it's the degree of bias that troubles me, media is by definition looking to attract the receiver, they want to make profit.

If this wasn't for free courtesy of our big bros at google, then I would definitely be doing the same thing. I wrote for publications who asked me to ease down the tempo a bit, I did because they need the advertisers just as much as I needed the cash. That is not a lot, I could have lived without that money, but still I did take it to improve.

Now that I can speak my mind, this world isn't a great place, some parts are but in the general sense it isn't. If a 20 year-old female wrote me saying that American are the best educated in the world, that she thinks they have the highest incomes, and that they are the most respected in the world judging by the migration stats, then sorry, but truth is a bit farther away at least.

There a four kind of men (actually people):
  1. A man who knows and knows he knows.

  2. A man who knows and doesn’t know he knows.

  3. A man who doesn't know and knows he doesn't know.

  4. A man who doesn't know but thinks he knows.

In that order I think it's fair to say I moved up from number 4 to anywhere in the region of 3 and 2. I don't what I know but I know I should look for it. I got rid of the notion that books have answers, they merely have hints, and it's all in your head.

Still, I live life to the fullest, and all of you should do the same. I tried everything at least once and I'm still around to talk about it.


All the way left-wing

I am in the Left-Wing, regardless how you feel about God or how you think I feel about Islam. I still am a socialist, it's not a religion and not a life-style.
I said that to more than a million people in the past week after I wrote: "Lefty or Righty Bush?".

I talked about how Leftist teaching starts from the day you enter schools in the US and doesn't quit. So how come we get all those rightists in the centre of the political arena? Where do they get their votes from? I guess it's hard being secular in a country founded on freedom of relegion and when their ancestors fled to the other side of the Atlantic to run away from persecution and relegious nutshells.

I guess I like secularism now more than ever, Islam being so feared and all. I also like how france is modeled, their economic system and their moral standards. If I knew french I would have moved there, they have a large Arabic community if I care and the do have the Airbus company.

Peace, Out