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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Serial Killer from the Deep, The Manson Family Reincarnated

This gives new meaning to the term “Killer Whale”.

The unfortunate incident that happened a couple of months ago, saw the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer with 16 years experience, at the hands, or rather, fins, of her charge; Tilikum, the killer whale.

This is not the first offense.

In 1991, Tilikum was “reportedly” involved in the death of a female trainer in Canada; Keltie Lee Byrne.

On Feb. 20, 1991, Keltie Lee Byrne fell into a tank at Sealand in Victoria in front of an audience of about 10 visitors. She tried to get out, but Tillikum was one of three orcas — Tillikum, Nootka and Haida were the others — who prevented her. The whales manhandled her for 10 minutes, dragging her underwater as she screamed. Staff and emergency crews finally retrieved her body with a net two hours after she fell in.

19 years later, the modus operandi has not changed;

SeaWorld employee Lynn Shaber, said the whale, Tilikum, was “a possessive animal” and she had therefore known Ms Brancheau was in trouble when she saw her underwater, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office report.

Apparently, there was another victim:

… Tillikum, whose name means “friend” in the Chinook Indian language, has been involved in since moving to Florida. In 1999, a 27-year-old Florida man apparently jumped into the tank to swim with Tillikum and was later found dead, draped over the whale.

The plot thickens further: July 29, 2004: Orca with bloody family history slams its trainer

A killer whale at SeaWorld here repeatedly slammed its trainer underwater during a show, the whale in question; Ky (short for Kayaquet), did not injure his trainer Steve Aibel. It is worth noting that, Ky, is  Tilikum’s offspring.

This just goes to show, for all the “wild” pet enthusiasts out there; you can take the lion out of the wild, but you cannot take the wild out of the lion. Or in this case, Killer Whale. Its a clear case of nature vs. nurture.

To recap; Killer Whale involved in deaths of two trainers, in separate, similar incidents (unprovoked) in 1991, and later in 2010. The suspect’s “offspring” was involved in an “assault-and-battery” against his trainer.

Now, will science zero-in on some sort of Whale-Murder-Gene? Will Tillukum be brought to justice? Will he be put down, like  a rabid dog that turns on its owners? When will he strike next?

Only time will tell.

The latest Religious Con- The Holy Semen-ite

Israel jails man for ‘holy semen’ sex abuse

He will be regarded as “a pioneer” in later years, but this is by far the funniest article I have read in a long time.

Now, not only was he getting, free sex, he also demanded payment!

Nissim Aharon, a former employee at the Israeli defence ministry, was convicted of rape, sodomy, indecent acts and aggravated fraudulent acquisition.

Women paid him large sums of money, believing he was a holy rabbi who could heal body and soul, the court said.

“He would give these people different explanations: among others, that a holy scent comes from him, and that his semen is a holy fluid, which by contact could heal body and soul,”

How naive were those women; young and old, to believe that laying with this dude will cleanse them, despite the fact that in Judaism pre-marital sex violates Jewish law – from the laws of modesty through all laws of sexual relations.

An epic fail of gargantuan proportion.

Bus Ads

The greatest bus ad in Kuwait I ever did see!

The Greatest Laugh is Inward

I always Enjoy a good laugh; but my latest escapade was directed at an unlikely source:

Myself!

I was spending the evening near Mubarak Al-Kabir, the Old Souk of Kuwait. It is a magical place at night. Feels like the perfect blend of history and the modern day.

Anyhoo, as I was moseying along; I came across a huge sign before me. I quickly read the arabic text and figured, wow, I wonder what kind of shop has such a huge advertisement for mustaches? (شارب = mustache in arabic!) What kind of products do they sell? Now, please note that a while back some mustache-activist was demanding a tax benefit for those in the USA with upper-lip-fluff. That was probably on my subconscious mind. I rushed forward to check out what this strange shop was and..

Now, in my defense, Sharp is just one of those words that you do not use as often anymore! Its an endangered word, and there is always that P, B ب conundrum. Suffice to say, I had myself a Jeff Foxworthy worthy “you might be a redneck” chuckle at my gullibility.

Fall of the Floppy, Demise of the Disk

How long has it been since our faithful friend made a run on our machines?

A moment of silence for the fallen warrior of the tech battle; the 1.44MB (1.38 after taxes!) Floppy.

And Sony JUST decided to stop selling floppies, as of 2011? What century have they been living in? For the love of Pizza! You can now email yourself WAY more in terms of documents, pictures etc.

I do not know about the rest of the world, but I disconnected my floppy disk drive the minute the internet went mainstream. The minute the word USB was first uttered.

Good move Sony, little too late though.

What do Women Want? Kuwait Exposed

Kuwait Exposed

I have to admit; I had this site figured out wrong to begin with. And for that, I apologise.

If you take the time to read what the site is about; and not just judge it as being “Kuwait Exposed”, its a venue for all forms of thought; be they humorous, general, conundrums, or otherwise.

It is not, as the first glance suggests, an airing of Kuwait’s dirty laundry. It is a method for the people of Kuwait to communicate annonymously.

And believe me, I am a believer now!

I recently made a post, titled exactly as the title to this log; the responses were astounding.

Here I thought chivalry was a dying creed, but it turns out, it is stronger than ever before! There are many like-minded individuals as myself, who believe in the core values of love. And it is warming to discover such.

Especially on my birthday! What a gift!

True, there will be some rather, peculiar postings, some are morbid, some are horrid, and some, like mine, are just an insight into the psyche of someone who merely wants to find love. It is not a crime, it is not me being needy, it is a simple fact. Life in Kuwait is tough, as an expat, and its tougher on the singles as well.

Love is a complex, intricately designed enigma. It is a force that can elate, and deflate, the strongest of us all.

To re-quote what I wrote on the website: isn’t it human nature, to have that desire, to love and be loved? Why do I constantly have to consider what to do, what not to do, what she thinks I should do, what she really wants me to do.

We all want love. Love is made up of two things; the desire to love, and to be loved.

Well, we shall see where this leads, it seems as though like in Ghostbusters, there is an ancient river flowing beneath Kuwait, of love, understanding, and kinship.

Beautiful…

MY EYES! I’ll sue you!

Attorneys for Dominica Juliano claim that she was burned and developed psychological problems after a store clerk aimed a hand-held price scanner at her face. Store attorneys say their scanners uses a harmless LED light and that the girl had serious health problems before she was scanned. From the article: “Dominica Juliano was 12 when she and her grandmother entered the Country Fair store in Erie in June 2004. A clerk allegedly called the girl ‘grumpy’ before flashing his hand-held bar code scanner over her face and telling her to smile. Attorneys for Ms. Juliano and her guardian say the girl was sensitive to light and burned, and later developed post-traumatic stress and Tourette’s syndrome.”

My favorite type of article; ranting on the ineptitude of the judicial system in the good ol’ US of A. Lets review the facts shall we? (I miss Scooby Doo!)

A clerk attempts to brighten the mood of a 12-year by joking with her. Ofcourse, she and her blood-thirsty family, who may or may not be drowning in debt, up to you to conclude, view this as an opportunity for a quick pay-off, and immediately, a schmuck takes the case to court:

They claimed Dominica is sensitive to light, and that she suffered burns to her face and lower eyelashes and, later, severe psychological problems, including post-traumatic stress and Tourette’s syndromes.

For those who are not aware, Tourette’s is often linked to excessive foul language. This is not a criminal case, but bad parenting. EXTREMELY bad parenting.

The girl was 12 years old 6 years ago; meaning shes a down-on-her-luck 18 year old with nothing better to do, probably uneducated, knocked up, no jo, no probspects, no luck.

Why is it, that every foolhardy imbecile believes they can bilk the judicial system with such outlandish claims? One moron alerted people to this; and I believe it to be the idiot that burnt their tongue on a cup of coffee from McDonalds, got into an accident, and blamed good ol’ McD that they didnt put a warning on their cup that the content was hot.

Its coffee. What do you think?

Or the person that walked their dog in the rain, then decided to dry them up… In the microwave.

Personal liability suits are a dime-a-dozen, and I really wonder what else these clowns will come up with.

Stop wasting your money on dead-beat lawyers and WAKE UP! Earn an honest buck and be done with it, and oh yeah, GROW UP!

As always, heres the official article.

The Hand of Cop!

Ever since Kuwait had its “traffic awareness” week, I have been feeling the buzz on the streets. Literally!

The growing presence of Police cars in the streets, and the never-ending wailing of their sirens, has become a rather refreshing change.

One always used to wonder where on earth are the cops in this country, whenever you would see someone taking an illegal U-turn, going in reverse on a one way road, double (sometimes triple, quadruple) parked on a busy street to run some sort of errand or other, mostly awaiting food from a nearby fast-food joint etc.

But by far, the worst offense of all, and I am sure you will agree with me on this, are those jerks who believe they are too good, too important and to busy to stand in traffic like everyone else, so they circumvent standing in queue at traffic lights by attempting to cut in from the side, usually at the expense of those people who want to take the “free right” as I like to call it.

People, rejoice, for those days are gone!

Yes, I would never have believed it had I not seen it myself, this morning on Tunis St. The Law begins at the traffic light, where, pleasantly stationed, is a fierce, bearded, brown clad individual with an eagle eye for trouble makers.

As I was driving down the road, it became apparent that people are now aware that the cop stands at the far end near the traffic light, so they pile up a bit earlier, attempting to harangue their way into the third lane going left. (use your imagination and pretend to be birds looking down!)

The cop had other plans. Having spotted two such cars parked behind each other, attempting to force their way into the lane (mind you the traffic light had turned green), he proceeded with cool, calm effort. They had no where to go, cornered like rats, all they could do was wait and look on, he was approaching them and signaling.. for them to go in the opposite direction!

In case you are not familiar with the topography, the traffic light at Tunis St. gives you three options; to make a u-turn and go back towards Beirut St, to go straight and into Jabriya, or finally to turn left and get on the fourth heading towards Salmiya.

The cop forced the two culprits to veer out of their way and take a right, taking them FAR off their intended course, as they would now have to navigate to a farther bridge, wait in line, take a u-turn and get back to where they originally wanted to go.

Today was a great day. I find it amazing that the 5-0 are now permanently stationed in strategic locations.

Law breakers, beware!

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