After returning home, the two men warmed themselves by the fire, sipping hot chocolate and gossiping about the latest news.
Photo courtesy of Mohammed Ezz
As I was searching for some statistics for an upcoming article, I came across this English production. Apparently Egypt has outsourced its translation work to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Word from the Germans is that voters were 1.7 seconds late turning in their ballots.
Full story, completely lacking any actual details, can be found here.
Definitive proof of U.S. spies!
It seems America is playing the long game here in Egypt. The front page of today’s Al-Masry Al-Youm shows a picture of three children playing together: a Muslim, a Christian, and… an American youth! If his white skin isn’t evidence enough, his camo pants clearly show he’s been spotted mid-operation.
It’s only speculation, but later frames most likely show him pumping his fellow five-year olds for information. Play dates will never be safe again.
While walking in the protests today, I noticed a group of girls separated from the group, all taking pictures with their mobile phones and laughing to one other. I couldn’t figure out what was so funny until I saw the sign.
It reads: ”Please don’t throw your trash here.”
Following the fashion of civil disobedience that is so in vogue right now, what have people done? Made a huge trash pile right under the sign.
This candidate in Zagazig is apparently trying to strong-arm the competition via symbol warfare. He’s running on a guns-for-all platform.
Photo courtesy of Mohamed Hatem
As I was out and about at the protests in Mansoura today, I noticed this little gem of new graffiti. It reads (literally): “We want men to finish.”
The slogan is a reference to the need for strong-willed individuals to complete the work of the revolution, ushering in a transition to non-SCAF rule. But I can’t help but think the graffiti was done by a disgruntled women’s group not getting their proper satisfaction.
With so many people arguing for so many things, I like to think anything is possible…
Mr. Miyagi is rolling over in his grave right now.
Photo and caption courtesy of Eric Knecht
It’s common for candidates to pick a sign that symbolizes their campaign. This fellow from the Freedom and Justice Party decided on a banana. Nothing says “you can rely on me and the strength of my party” quite like a piece of fruit.
Funny for multiple reasons, especially in an Egyptian context where attractive women are referred to as “moza” — “banana.”