Friday, April 07, 2006

Relentless Race to the Top

Very much like political life in Lebanon, except much prettier to look at, and much liklier to move..


Blogger Ramzi said...

Reminds me of the story in "A brief history of time" where:
a British physicist finishes a popular lecture and is challenged by an audience member who declares, "You've got it all wrong. The world is resting on the back of a tortoise."
To the obvious follow-up-"What is the tortoise resting on?"-the unflappable audience member replies, "You're very clever, but it's tortoises all the way down."

Replace tortoise with turtle, and what you have there Fouad is an image straight out of a Hindu text.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Ghassan said...

reminds me of the two turtles I had when I was a kid (kadmous and kantakuzen)...

8:35 AM  
Blogger hashem said...

mmmm political life in Lebanon? Does it exist?

9:16 AM  
Blogger AM said...

Touche ;) ... *clapping*

PS: Thanks for asking, slightly better now ... though I don't have the answer yet ...

11:08 AM  
Blogger Erzulie said...

Heh, reminds me of the turtle we had back home. It was with us for 10 years and maybe more, but one day, it just disappeared. Hmm...

4:23 PM  
Blogger Mirvat said...

i never like turtles. but this is cute

6:23 PM  
Blogger rouba said...

you put them up to this for the picture, come ooon, spill it out :)

oh and to add: much more well-balanced than our politicians

6:41 PM  
Blogger Fouad said...

Hmmm interesting ramzi.. hindu...

Kadmous and Kantakuzen??

Yes hashem, whatever it is they show on television..

Glad to hear it AM. I'm sure you know though..

Your turtle disappeared zulie? well mine did too way back when, only their tops remained..

aww mirvat.. cuter than el isteez?

darn you rouba for uncovering my fabrication. it took me no less than 15 pounds of lettuce in bribes :) and yes they are more balanced than our politicians, but not nearly as humorous..

9:12 PM  
Blogger Mirvat said...

el isteez is more of a genuine hate a disgust which goes for all of them. poor turtles don't deserve such comparison. they're just not merely as entertaining as other creatures.

9:15 PM  
Blogger FZ said...

i see a mama turtle with 4 turtlettes,the youngest getting an extra nudge from mom's shoulder... is that an applicable metaphor to politics? :)

12:36 AM  
Blogger hashem said...

Fouad and Mirvat,
I liked el isteez thing. We really had a good chat that day!

1:43 AM  
Blogger lynn said...


J'ai parcouru ton blog, très intéressant: je reste sur ce dernier texte: j'aime cette association image et le texte qui l'accompagne.
Un message qui passe via deux canaux.

11:08 AM  
Blogger lynn said...


Je vous remercie pour votre passage et le commentaire si gentil que vous m'avez laissé


11:12 AM  
Blogger Fouad said...

sure sounds like it, fz :)

yes we did hashem, to be continued :)

Merci beuacoup lynn, et vous pouvez me tutoyer :)

12:45 PM  
Blogger lynn said...


je te remercie, tu peux faire de même
Agréable journée

7:03 AM  
Anonymous hind said...

Hilarious. I actually laughed out loud. Thank you.

6:09 PM  

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