Thursday Foreignotica IV

Anyone who knows me well knows I have certain opinions with regard to Arabs. Whatever these opinions may be, I love Arab music.

This is for us South Asians of Pakistani exposure a classic Arabic song. It was all the rage in Pakistan, and is still popular.

Presenting “Habibi Nur al-‘Ayin” (” حبيبي نور العين “, “My Beloved Light of the Eye”) by ‘Amr Diab.

(Video length – 6:34)

Completely unrelated (well, not completely), here is an interesting Pepsi ad featuring ‘Amr Diab (he’s the king)

125 Comments

  1. First, bitches!

  2. I see that.

  3. حبيبي نور العين = pajammamamma in Arabic

  4. It sounds like he’s singing “habibi yaa noor al-‘ayn.” At first I thought it was “an-noor al-‘ayn,” but that wouldn’t make any sense.

    Without the yaa, I’d translate the title as “My beloved is the light of the eye.” “Noor” looks like the first term of an IDaafa construct, making it definite. With the yaa, it’s more like “My beloved, oh the light of the eye.”

    I don’t get why the sentence isn’t “yaa noor ‘aynee” to make it possessive. Unless the possessive is implied from the “habibi.”

  5. Mislihoon, if you ever post another Britney Britney video, I will have to kill you.

  6. Sobek, that’s good funny!

    I don’t think I’ll have to kill you.

  7. I heard that Sobek has the gerbil flu. Who let that bastard in here?

    *puts on mask I found in dumpster*

  8. *puts on mask I found in dumpster*

    hahahahaha

  9. FREE ASSOCIATION! OK! GO!

    *does splits*

    *hurts junk*

    The sun is hot, much like Heidi Klum.

  10. Best header pic — ever.

  11. *no toilet paper left, calls KornKat

    *hopes thursday Hostages is funny

    *feels despair

  12. The cheese is wet, much like Santa Claus.

  13. STOP CLUBBING BABY SEALS!!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/ddo7mo

  14. “STOP CLUBBING BABY SEALS!!!!”

    What else do you do with them?

  15. mesa, did you put that header photo up independent of my last comment?

  16. Chipper.

  17. I putted it up first you goof.

  18. Brown is the color of life, poop

  19. Red is the color of shoot you in the fucking face.

  20. “STOP CLUBBING BABY SEALS!!!!”

    What else do you do with them?

    Sell them to Eskimos for a profit.

  21. Mesa, what were your tips tonight?

  22. blue is the color of my balls…

    wait. wut?

  23. I putted it up first you goof.

    Well that’s why I asked, you ignorant slut. I was doing the “stop clubbing baby seals” t-shirt at the same time you were putting up that header pic.

    SPOOKY!!!!

    RACIST!!!!

  24. “blue is the color of my balls…
    wait. wut?”

    xbrad, I will pray you meet a nice girl.

  25. What else do you do with them?

    Set up a Whack-A-Seal game at the county fair.

  26. I don’t believe you.

  27. Mare — zero.

  28. A great name for a grocery store:

    SHUT YOUR STORE MOUTH!!!!

  29. xbrad, I will pray you meet a nice girl.

    Mare, I meet lots of nice girls. That’s why my balls are blue.

    How about a slut once in a blue m’oon?

  30. Great movie name — Who Shot Chad Vader ———— In The Ass?

  31. “Mare — zero.”

    Mesa, what do you mean by this?

  32. I don’t believe you.

    Well, that’s because you like men junk and the color orange.

  33. I only work there once or twice a week.

  34. Oh, crap I’m sorry, I forgot my own question.

    Mesa, you didn’t work then?

  35. SPOOKY!!!!
    RACIST!!!!

    That’s racist!!!!!!

  36. hey bacon-herder, have you checked your email recently?

  37. You boys have sweet dreams. See you tomorrow.

    Thanks for the laughs on the other thread.

  38. I check my email constantly.

  39. I’m making up the most offensive joke, EVAAAAAR:

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

  40. I check my email constantly.

    Did you get something from the hunchback?

  41. It was stuck to the brown midgets butt plug?

  42. Orange is the color of the real killers.

  43. Yes, probably not an option.

  44. It was stuck to the brown midgets butt plug?

    Hahahahahaaha. That’s pretty good.

  45. I’m making up the most offensive joke, EVAAAAAR:

    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    The Holocaust?

  46. One time I was making love to this anteater and I thought to myself…

    oh nevermind, no one cares about that.

  47. Why did the chicken cross the road?

    The Holocaust?

    HAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    He wasn’t on Shindler’s list.

  48. Rosetta?

    You never called!

  49. OK GO!!!

    *kicks leg*

    TO BED!!

    *kicks other leg*

    RIGHT NOW!!

    *kicks third leg*

    *falls down, cracks coccyx*

    *buys new coccyx*

  50. HAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    He wasn’t on Shindler’s list.

    QUIT PICKING ON THE SCHMALTZ!!!!!

  51. *sells broken coccyx to unsuspecting Mexican with pig flu*

  52. Hey fat kid, let’s talk about our H2 road tour or I’m going to bed.

    Any new ideas?

  53. OFFENSIVE JOKE TO FOLLOW:

    BREAKING JEWS:

    The Goldstein kid has osteogenesis imperfecta.

  54. Nope. No new ideas. And besides, I’m about to head off for a beer and a smoke.

    GoodFUCKSALTnight.

  55. Hey, NO GOLDSTEIN KID JOKES!!!

    That leads to restraining orders.

  56. Don’t forget your beret, Gaylord!!

    Have fun!!!

  57. Okay xbrad, I’m leaving you alone on the thread because of the 11th Indian.

    *STOP HITTING ME IN THE HEAD, DRUNKEN BULL!!!!*

    Please don’t burn it down.

    I hope you’re feeling better, amigo.

  58. I’ll shoot you an email in a day or so. Or not.

  59. Comment by Sox on April 29, 2009 10:28 pm

    Hey Vmax. Got another dog yet?
    _________________________________________________

    You shut your whore cat mouth. Daddy will get another when the time is right. Oh, and there’s a Dyson factory in Doggy Heaven.

  60. Aaaand….I’m all alone here after having a beer and a smoke.

    *takes off pants*

    Oh yeah. Feels so good.

    *rubs ball sack on blog*

    Make sure to wash your hands!

  61. Comment by xbradtc on April 30, 2009 3:36 am

    I’ll shoot you an email in a day or so. Or not.

    I love decisiveness……

  62. You shut your whore cat mouth. Daddy will get another when the time is right. Oh, and there’s a Dyson factory in Doggy Heaven.

    If there are Evil Vacuum Cleaner Factories there, it ain’t Heaven where you are at. You need better get out of there quick!

  63. need better

    Comment by Sean M. on April 30, 2009 4:59 am

    Aaaand….I’m all alone here after having a beer and a smoke.

    *takes off pants*

    Oh yeah. Feels so good.

    *rubs ball sack on blog*

    Make sure to wash your hands!

    This is what I get for trying to type with a full body condom on. Thanks a lot SeaNm.

    Good Morning Miss Folly, Miss Tat. If you are reading this, be sure to use latex gloves, and use Hand Sanitizer when you are done, thanks to Sean. Ack……

    Would y’all mind beating him while I’m gone today?

  64. ‘nough said!
    ==========================

    Over five
    thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel ” pick up your
    shovel , mount your asses and camels , and I will lead you to the
    promise land”.

    Nearly 75
    years ago , Roosevelt said, ” Lay down your shovels , sit on your asses
    , and light up a camel , this is the promised land”.

    Now Obama is
    going to steal your shovel , kick your asses , Raise the price of camels
    , and mortgage the promised land.

  65. Nope. Heaven indeed. Fetch whenever we want. Bacon treats whenever we want. And, not to mention the catappetizers.

  66. And: Shut your whore cat mouth.

  67. Morning folks.

  68. Howdy. Ft. Worth ISD closed all teh schools yesterday.

    Why couldn’t we have flu epidemics when I was a kid? That’s what I want to know.

    I think I will put water on my face and hair and walk around coughing on people today.

  69. {{COUGH – spittle flying in every direction}}}

    Who wants to french kiss?

  70. Ha!

  71. Morning all. A little game for you:

  72. Or not.

  73. child over five drinking from a baby bottle cracked me up pretty good!

    Good Morning Hostages!

  74. *HACK* *sniff* wipes nose on sleeve.

    Howdy!!

  75. OH NOES!!!! THE PIGGY FLU IS COMING! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

    Seriously, the news here last night talked about 6 suspected cases in Washington, and thought it was neccessary to give us updates throughout the newscast. They have become cartoons of themselves.

  76. Now that’s funny Folly. I loved that!

  77. Where are the hotties? Or was that yesterday (although I din’t see nothing.)

    Rahm Emmanual and Tim Geithner made People’s beautiful people list – so are they going to make an appearance?

  78. Hey!

    Somebody tell Wiser and Rosie that the proper role for a potao is as an ass decoration, and not a baseball.
    http://homerderby.com/archives/4243

  79. This pic of Rahm* just gets me so worked up.

    I’ll be in my bunk.

    *I’m a link whore, so what?

  80. I sent pjm an email asking about it. Supposed to have been yesterday. maybe she will do a make up post today. She could be pulling a rosetta and just posting a day late.

  81. Carin this is a weird question I know but do you pronounce your name as CAR-in or CARE-in?

  82. Car-in.

    I believe I was teased for not only misspelling my name, but also mispronouncing it.

  83. i thought it was car-in b/c of the C. thank you

  84. CAAAAAAAAAAAHRiN!!!!

  85. Hello, Hostages! The swine flu panic continues in NorAL with the big school track meet “postponed indefinitely”.

  86. Eating bacon protects you from the swine flu.

    Just sayin’.

  87. Until further notice — Don’t lick a Mexican.

  88. Keep arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times.

  89. Wear rubber gloves while cleaning your Mexican.

  90. Mmmm, bacon.

  91. Do not taunt Happy FunBall.

  92. I believe I was teased for not only misspelling my name, but also mispronouncing it.

    I wasn’t teasing. Merely pointing out a truth.

  93. I had a homemade bacon taco for breakfast. It was damn good!

  94. The One is selling cars.

    Unreal.

  95. Ooh, that sounds good.

  96. Carin Escaped From Detroit™

  97. What did I miss over the last few days? Anything funneh? Anyone die from the swine flu yet? Does this codpiece make my junk look big?

  98. Wouldn’t that make her Car-out?

  99. Texas postponed all UIL events until May 11.

    I really don’t think that’s overreacting. Schools spread flu (and every other communicable disease) fast, and if you have confirmed cases, that’s prudent.

    Rosetta, I hope you don’t die.

  100. He is insane. The One. He has saved Chrysler himself. GAG!

  101. Rich, sorry I wasn’t up to driving up to meet you in the middle of the night.

  102. Bacon Lung.

  103. Hey everyone is awake. Yippee.

  104. Um, what?

    As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza — at least in its current form — isn’t shaping up to be as fatal as the strains that caused some previous pandemics.

    In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.

    Why am I not surprised?

  105. a typical flu season. In the U.S., between 5% and 20% of the population becomes ill and 36,000 people die — a mortality rate of between 0.24% and 0.96%.

    And we’ve got panic with what, one or two deaths in the U.S. so far?

    Meh.

  106. I haven’t completely escaped from Detroit. I still own a house there.

    I hear the world-wide death toll of Swine Flu N1H1 2009 has reached the frightening number of 7.

    Since we are obviously all about to die, does anyone have their “bucket list” ready?

  107. Oh, someone at Protein Wisdom came up with a perfect name for this. ManBirdPig flu.

  108. if you have confirmed cases
    That’s the kicker – there are two unconfirmed cases at one school, and they shut down everything in the city and county. They didn’t do that when there was a confirmed case of meningitis.

  109. Heh, ManBirdPig flu has been all over the Interwebs for about a week.

    I’m sticking with Bacon Lung, even if it’s not fair to bacon.

  110. Since we are obviously all about to die, does anyone have their “bucket list” ready?

    1. Get out of Detroit.

    2. Find a job.

  111. oooops, I forgot HHD yesterday. It’s up now.

  112. I’m sticking with Bacon Lung, even if it’s not fair to bacon

    Bacon Lung? I think that’s my cousin. I’ve always been curious where he got the name Westen for one of his characters. It’s spelled differently though.

  113. That’s not a very fun bucket list, Mesa. I know you can do better than that.

  114. I really have bacon flavored chocolate. Rosetta sent it. It is the weirdest combination but yummy.

  115. I believe I was teased for not only misspelling my name, but also mispronouncing it.
    I wasn’t teasing. Merely pointing out a truth.

    Oh yea? Come here, Xbrad. I got something for you.

    {{{{cough, hack, cough}}}}}

  116. xbrad- it’s my fault for not planning properly. It’s funny ’cause my official title at work is “Planner”. HA!

    Anyway, it was cool to talk to you over the phone for a few minutes. Dude, as proved by your PoL pic, not only do you have a face for radio, you also have the voice.

    “You are listening to Xbradtc on the Westwood One Radio Network.”

  117. No seriously, there’s a HHD post up. It’s non-gay military men. Marines who served in Iraq. GO!!!!!!!!!

  118. Bucket list:

    1. Meet all the Hostages and buy them each a drink.
    2. See the Pyramids
    3. Go to Tahiti
    4. Have sex again.

  119. 1 and 4 go hand in hand, Folly. Especially if you meet pjm and sohos. Make sure to take pictures.

  120. I meant with a man, Rich.

  121. Mesa, yeah, I think I mentioned (somewhere) this one doesn’t appear to be a particularly lethal strain.

    I am however thinking like an eveeel capitalist. Even a wimpy flu, if it spreads fast, will hit businesses hard. 50-70% of your people out one to two weeks is spensive.

    Last one I remember (in this area) was about 10 years ago over Christmas, it hit 90% of our employees, average duration 10-12 days. The local ISDs refused to shut down schools. First employees down? Parents with kids in schools.


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