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  • Christmas is coming early

    by Sunny
    10th December, 2005 at 7:41 pm    

    For me anyway. I’m off on holiday early next week to the US of A for a few weeks to visit family, so coverage may be a bit sparse here. I’m sure you should be spending that time with the family anyway. Mine usually have a massive Christmas dinner with plenty of veggie food for some of us non-meat eaters and I will sorely miss that. But hey, I’ll be spending new year’s eve in Las Vegas so I guess that compensates.

    However I may end up in Starbucks (ach-thoo!) a few times and read up on news and blog ocassionally. Let’s not kid ourselves, it’s hard to stay away for too long from your blog.

    On another note, Justin from Chicken Yoghurt has done a round-up of political blogs that have launched in the second half of this year for The Sharpener. Cheers to Jarndyce for recommending us. They unfortunately missed out Cynical Bastard.

    PS - While I’m holidaying, please don’t hesitate to send me links to stories you’ve covered or have seen so I can catch up on news and write about it.

    PPS - If any silly people try to ban the word ‘Christmas’ over coming weeks, I hope my comrades in crime will be brutal in their piss-taking.

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    1. leon — on 10th December, 2005 at 8:37 pm  

      Have a great time Sunny and don’t forget to take some pix for us!

    2. Siddhartha — on 10th December, 2005 at 11:31 pm  

      Have a good trip! Taking a few weeks off from fighting the trolls on Harry’s Green Footballs AKA Melanie’s Place ;-) should be well refreshing. Happy Xmas/Solstice/California sunshine…

    3. David T — on 11th December, 2005 at 12:07 am  

      Oh fuck.

      Sunny’s absence is bound to co-incide with a bomb or a riot or some other outrage.

      I’m bracing myself for the worst.

    4. Sunny — on 11th December, 2005 at 12:45 am  

      Sunny’s absence is bound to co-incide with a bomb or a riot or some other outrage.

      Lol! stop jinxing me David! It always happens and I always curse I’m not around to be right in the middle of the action :(

      Thanks Leon and Siddartha!

    5. Sakshi — on 11th December, 2005 at 7:18 am  

      Have fun boss….

    6. sonia — on 11th December, 2005 at 2:30 pm  

      so whereabouts in the US are u off to then? Have fun!

    7. Rohin — on 11th December, 2005 at 5:13 pm  

      I’ve already explained my plans for the site during Sunny’s absence.

      First, it shall be renamed ‘Rohin’s Pickle’. It will feature daily updates about what I’ve been up to, who I met, what I ate, what I’m reading and what I think of subjects I know little about.

      The rest of us will try to steady the ship I spose but don’t be too long Sunny, PP needs you!

      Remember don’t avoid eye contact with air marshalls, but DON’T look at them for TOO long.

      Oddly enough I’m planning a trip to NY/Vegas/SF/LA in the new year too, but I doubt it’ll be like yours. I’m re-enacting Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas as Hunter S. Thompson is my hero. Less relatives, more drugs. But one of my travel companions is an Iranian Muslim.

      Yeah I’m fucked.

    8. Muhamad Shaka Zulu Khalifa — on 11th December, 2005 at 5:30 pm  

      Asalam Aleikum

      Christmas Bah!!!!

      Here is a scientic-scolerly article (writen by me) to prove that Islam is the one and true deen.

      Yes scientific facts described in Qur’an and hadeeths and these are two examples :
      1) General relativity theory has been confirmed in a number of ways since it was introduced. For example, it predicts that the world line of a ray of light will be curved in the immediate vicinity of a massive object such as the sun. To verify this prediction, scientists first chose to observe a star appearing very close to the edge of the sun. Such observations cannot normally be made, because the brightness of the sun obscures a nearby star. During a total eclipse, stars can be observed and their positions precisely measured even when they appear quite close to the edge of the sun. Expeditions were sent out to observe the eclipses of 1919 and 1922 and made such observations. The apparent positions of the stars were then compared with their apparent positions some months later, when they appeared at night far from the sun. Einstein predicted an apparent shift in position of 1.745 seconds of arc for a star at the very edge of the sun, with progressively smaller shifts for more distant stars. In recent years, expeditions were sent to study the eclipses verified these predictions and this is described in Qur’an that ALLAH swore by the greatness of positions of the stars.
      2) Astronomers state that the sun after consuming the hydrgenic fuel it will burn its store of helium then it will expand converting itself into a red huge star covering part of the solar system until mars and that’s described in one hadeeth {what will happen on the judgement day}. There are dozens of examples; and I say that the science is still incapable compared with the Qur’an.

    9. Rohin — on 11th December, 2005 at 5:47 pm  

      I want to delete this dude, but he’s too funny!

      You refer to the phenomenon of e/m being affected by gravity and then say ‘this was in the Koran because Mohammed swore by the stars’. Haha! People have been navigating by the stars for thousands of years (we’re talking 8000BC here), so does the Koran specifically talk about light bending?

      Then you describe a Red Giant. Do the Hadiths say a red giant or just that the Earth will get hot and burn and..stuff?

      The vedas (Rg Veda c. 6000 BC) mention the Big Bang. What’s your point?

      (Sunny, I’m not feeding the trolls, but this post is a corker! I’ve never heard any Abrahamic religion citing science as support before!)

    10. Nush — on 12th December, 2005 at 11:55 am  

      have fun sunny, dont worry about PP I will look after it nicely muhahahahahahaha ;)

    11. sonia — on 12th December, 2005 at 12:26 pm  

      heh heh Rohin that sounds like quite the trip. more drugs fewer rellies sounds like the best plan to me!

    12. Jai Singh — on 12th December, 2005 at 12:41 pm  

      Rohin buddy,

      I’m pretty certain our friend “Shaka Zulu” is being satirical, and is deliberately providing some humorous reading material in the vein of the late-lamented “Uncleji”.

      Unlike Bikhair, who may well be the real thing; although I’m still not convinced that “she” isn’t actually some bored non-Muslim (or moderate/lapsed Muslim) dude somewhere in Chigwell who’s enjoying winding everyone up.

    13. Rohin — on 12th December, 2005 at 2:27 pm  

      Yeah where IS Uncleji? Any news Jai?

      Last night I was out partying (still had the ‘flu, but boringly not BIRD) and when Sunny wasn’t busy being a media whore butterfly numpty we exchanged a few words. What did we talk about? Computers. Surrounded by the great and the good of the Asian music industry (zzzzzzzz) we talked about computers. Ah, I love being a geek. But I met Nush, so all wasn’t lost!

    14. Col. Mustafa — on 12th December, 2005 at 2:39 pm  

      “I’m re-enacting Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas as Hunter S. Thompson is my hero.”

      Funnily enough im doing the same next summer.
      But in Egypt.
      Now that should be fun, avoiding nutcase terrorists, whilst also admiring the entire country the way it should be admired.

    15. Rohin — on 12th December, 2005 at 2:58 pm  

      “Ah, devil ether. It makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel. Total loss of all basic motor function. Blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue. The mind recoils in horror, unable to communicate with the spinal column. Which is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you can’t control it.”

      Ah, I love that movie. It’s been a dream for so long. I’m even renting a drop-top red chevy.

    16. Siddharth — on 12th December, 2005 at 3:09 pm  

      Never saw the movie. But the book was definitely part of my rites of passage. That and Burrough’s Junkie. My fear and loathing journey was a trip through the beautiful badlands of Burma, Laos and Cambodia. Oh to be 22 again.

    17. Jai Singh — on 12th December, 2005 at 4:40 pm  


      I have no idea where Uncleji is these days. Maybe he’s off on another one of his “Bollywood song sequence in Switzerland” romantic trips with Auntieji. Or possibly he’s just overdone it with the Viagra again and is currently recuperating in an A&E ward somewhere. And by A&E, I mean Glassy Junction in Southall.

      The OAP party animal that is Uncleji, aka The Silver Mongoose, is enough of a lothario to give the rest of us a run for our money. Apparently Johnny Depp based his performance in “The Libertine” on a toned-down version of our suave grey-bearded friend.

    18. rain man — on 13th December, 2005 at 11:58 am  

      Mi5 blew up London Underground and framed innocent Muslims, it’s time for the Met Police to provide evidence those Leeds guys were even stood at King’s Cross platform.

    19. Nush — on 13th December, 2005 at 2:23 pm  

      how rude of me! Rohin, was good to meet you :) i hope you enjoyed the evening, as for the computer speak its nothing to shy from!

    20. donraja — on 14th December, 2005 at 2:58 am  

      don’t forget my ipod! :p

    21. Muhamad Shaka Zulu Khalifa — on 14th December, 2005 at 5:04 am  


      Just recieved an email from a Muslim brother from down under. He recounted a story (he heard) what happened to a Muslim sister. You will never hear storyes like this in the Jewish controled media.


      Whew! Infidels! Has Aisha been busy last night!
      Aisha gets back from the Masjid, and decides to go for a swim. Of course, Aisha is pious, so she only swims in a full burkha. Heading down to the beach, she sees a gang of kafir dressed up in flags and drinking haraam beer. Oh Allah! Thus the wisdom of the laws of hijab and staying indoors!
      So there is Aisha running along the beach with her burkha trailing behind her, while a gang of drunken chav yobs, carrying cricket bats and broken beer bottles are running (or should that be staggering) after her! Oh Allah, protect Aisha from the shaitaan! Aisha decides to confuse them, so she ducks behind an umbrella and sheds her burkha, and continues running dressed only in some lacy black lingerie that she bought for showing self to husband to get husband to “rise for salat”, if you know what Aisha means!
      Anyway, Aisha is running almost nekked down the beach, and what do you know, there is a gang of Muslim brothers! They start screaming that Aisha is an Aussie sharmuta and a whore and saying that they want to rape her! And Aisha screams that she is a pious Muslimah being chased by the kafir, but they do not listen. So Aisha runs onto the street and seeks refuge in a big building that thinks is a church.
      Well, she looks around and there are people in friggin’ yarmulkes and zionistish writing all over the joint! Aisha is in a Jew-Masjid! Oh Allah! Aisha feels so dirty! Nearly nekked and surrounded by lecherous old Jews. So she puts on one of those shawl things and runs home dressed as a Jew man! Allah! She will have to make sincere tawbeh for all of this!
      Aisha feels like a drink now, but that would be haraam. She is just going to have a lie down and some quiet time with the Noble Quaran.

    22. Col. Mustafa — on 14th December, 2005 at 1:46 pm  


    23. Mirax — on 14th December, 2005 at 4:00 pm  

      Oh dear, that was sooo funny Shaka Zulu! I fell off my chair laughing at poor aisha’s travails…

    24. Mirax — on 14th December, 2005 at 4:11 pm  

      post number 21 is a classic and should be preserved for posterity.

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