Sunday, July 12, 2009

Re Blog: Rock Bottom

Muscat Jet driver posted a summary of the usual scene at rock bottom club.

Go, and read it, and laugh at the hysterical picture of a real, genuine bouncer.

I laughed, and laughed, and laughed.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Overheard in Muscat, ROP Edition

Ok then, how about KicksAss?
Rop Guy: So Renewal Iqaama?
Me: Yeah
ROP Guy: Smile! (takes picture) You want to change your last name?
Me: What?
ROP Guy: Do you want to change your name? (hands me my card, pointing to where my name is spelled out)
Me: Hmmm... How about HH Al Said?
ROP Guy: (laughing) Not that.

No, Really. I can even explain Baseball.
ROP Guy: You are Saudi!
Me: I'm American
ROP Guy: But really you are Saudi. (big smile)
Me: American. See? I have an American Passport.
ROP Guy: But, Why? (stamping my passport )
Me: I like Beer, and I like to drive.
ROP Guy: (Matter-of factly) Yes, That is good. Mabrook.

Getting your car inspected here is always interesting
ROP Guy: Nice car! V8?
Me: Yeah, I love it
ROP Guy: Where are you from?
Me: Mostly America
Rop Guy: I like Bacon!
Me: Good to know...?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I Love New Zealand

In an effort to help passengers pay attention during the pre-flight Safety Breifing, Air New Zealand's Video features crew members wearing nothing but body paint.

Stone has suggested that it would be even better without the Body paint. Bless.

Friday, July 3, 2009

DC shoes Rallying Sponsorship

This is the slickest bit of Motorsport related film I've seen in ages.

Watch it from beginning to end, and keep in mind that Rallying is effectively unknown in the United States. If sponsors here were as proactive as DC shoes and sportswear, we wouldn't see the likes of Ahmed Al Harthy, Hamed al Wahaibi, and Nizar Shanfari suffering for lack of funds, and we'd have a lot more top-class racers coming up through the ranks.