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06 August, 2006

Pussies galore

7Days displays its deep love for the French, in an article charmingly titled "Beware of the cat people":

"According to Dr Jaroslav Flegr of Charles University in Prague, victims of toxoplasmosis undergo weird personality shifts. Men become jealous and abandon personal hygiene. Women become promiscuous. And, in chilling confirmation of his theory, toxoplasmosis is indeed absolutely rife in France (where 85 per cent of the population are exposed)."

Could it be, in fact, that the problems with the sandlands youth of today are not due to the evil influences of pop music, but because people are coming into contact with too many stray pussies?

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21 Comments:

Anonymous boo said...

"Stray Pussy"
ROFL

06 August, 2006 07:58  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

Solution

06 August, 2006 13:26  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

Ooops. I fear this silence is a bad sign. Can anybody hear me? SD?

07 August, 2006 19:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No bad sign. Posters should be vulgar to put a comment related to such subject, which are not many.

07 August, 2006 21:48  
Blogger secretdubai said...

No bad sign. Posters should be vulgar to put a comment related to such subject, which are not many.

Super! My favourite kind of commenter - a second-language-English, low-comprehension, arrogantly ignorant moron.

Thank you for commenting on something you have entirely misunderstood.

And sorry minkey - I've been a bit blog lazy here, too busy dealing with moderating gazillions of comments in UAE comm.

07 August, 2006 21:59  
Anonymous moonlighter said...

Hey SD!
What about young and nubile gals glorifying the night life in Dubai nightclubs? Me feels not only the guys of the sandlands, but also the gals of the sandland (not necesarily locals) could be identified as cat people. Look at the daily dose of party coverage in various tabloids and magazines in Dubai.

07 August, 2006 21:59  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Moonlighter - very true. Nice that we can all look at endless pics of sweaty cleavages in nightclub "party pics" in various magazines, but not at family photos on Flickr, or kitsch 1980s music videos on YouTube.

There are some magazines that only do pics (Layalina) - I don't quite get why someone would buy that. It seems more like a high school yearbook than social pages.

07 August, 2006 22:06  
Anonymous moonlighter said...

"There are some magazines that only do pics (Layalina) - I don't quite get why someone would buy that."

Ya... well observed! Coming from a meda background, I've been short of totally smacked on face when media execs from some mags like these (and mind you there are quite many of them) come to sell you the "reach" of these mags, quoting multiples of '000 for each, while most of the time you see these trashed out in office garbage as unopened plastic packed free copies!

Guess these are the ills of DMC/DIC democracy days?

07 August, 2006 22:40  
Blogger secretdubai said...

I was once visiting an office where they had a large, and I mean 20+ copies, by the look of it, stack of the latest edition of a certainly weekly business publication. As I was leaving, just waiting for something to be photocopied or some such, I lingered looking at the magazine.

"Oh do take one," the receptionist said, "they leave a whole stack every week."

The clear implication was that these magazines were pretty much being dumped, they obviously had plenty of copies to spare that doubtless just got trashed.

And then sadly I know of magazines that our office is desperate to get delivered (we would even pay) but the distribution is so patchy that we rarely see them.

07 August, 2006 22:57  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

I personally know somebody who used to do deliveries for a certain DMC publication who would make a regular stop at a rubbish skip in Jumeirah.

In any other country, at least the vagrants in the area would have been well read (well, relatively) and warm at night. What a shocking waste of paper. They should make it a law that only UAE trees can be cut down for DMC magazines. That'll pretty much limit all the guff to the ghaf.

07 August, 2006 23:17  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

Posters should be vulgar to put a comment related to such subject

I'm vulgar. Ooooooooh. Vulgar.

Say it again Anon@21:48. I love the way it trips off your tongue.

07 August, 2006 23:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love pussy !!! Mmmmmmmmm

08 August, 2006 02:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, not only "stray pussies", but also "low-comprehension, arrogantly ignorant moron."...

Very decent western lady, first-language-english, choosing the right words to post in public!

I am impressed!

08 August, 2006 09:47  
Blogger secretdubai said...

You're really digging your hole, aren't you?

If you don't get the joke, then I suggest you give up.

08 August, 2006 10:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that 'weekly business publication' Arabian Business of the Incredibly Terrible Publications company by any chance?

08 August, 2006 11:12  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

My favourite kind of commenter - a second-language-English, low-comprehension, arrogantly ignorant moron.

Hmmm - since anon has repeated this line, I've just noticed the perfect style. Hyphenated compound adjectives, but no hyphen for the adverb, just as it should be.

That's not first-language English - that's copy editor!!

08 August, 2006 12:48  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Was that 'weekly business publication' Arabian Business of the Incredibly Terrible Publications company by any chance?

I couldn't possibly confirm that it wasn't.

08 August, 2006 13:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“You're really digging your hole, aren't you?”
Hahaha…very funny SD, as funny as your pussy…cat “joke”!

A joke for you “monkey chief”: Some people can speak 3 languages, and they are called trilingual people; some people can speak 2 languages, and they are called bilingual people, and some people can only speak 1 language, and they are called “British” people!

08 August, 2006 19:09  
Blogger Insipid Chagrin said...

I think that's the ticket SD. Stray pussies, they fry the intellent, bring about paranoia, and also lead to an unpleasant syndrome where infected individuals lustfully eyeball anything within peripheral vision. Another common syndrome, also reported in 7 days and discussed in this blog, is the substitution for the common "hello" or even "Salaam" with the infinitely more charmingly jocular "How much?"

Stray pussies, someone tame those cats
Laptops, elevators, and errant love taps
Oggling, googling, with a belfry full o bats
A penny for those thoughts, and open bidding by the lads...

Ho hum.

08 August, 2006 22:57  
Anonymous Al Pashtuno 666 THE DEVIL I SAY said...

"A joke for you “monkey chief”: Some people can speak 3 languages, and they are called trilingual people; some people can speak 2 languages, and they are called bilingual people, and some people can only speak 1 language, and they are called “British” people!"

And some people don't even speak 1 language properly, much like you. Know what they're called - AFRP. Anonymous Fucking Racist Pussy.

09 August, 2006 00:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racist? A british is speaking about racism?! This is even funnier than SD’s stray pussy… cats “joke”.

I tell you what, claim that this website is full of terrorists and weapons of mass destructions, and bring your “masters”, and your “friends” and keep bombarding the website until the smoke comes out of your screen… maybe this will cool down your “arse”!

09 August, 2006 07:34  

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