Friday, November 28, 2008

Who were you in your last Life

This is fun:

Here a link to find out who you were in your Last Life.

Mine?:

I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Turkey around the year 1550. Your profession was that of a farmer, weaver or tailor.
Your brief psychological profile in your past life:You always liked to travel and to investigate. You could have been a detective or a spy.
The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation: Your lesson is the development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find a good teacher and spend a good part of your time and energy on learning from his wisdom.

Thirsty?


“İki Dil Bir Bavul” (“On the Way to School”) a documentary

If Istanbul wants to be the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010, a lot has to be changed.
The fact that the Ankara-based, fresh-faced directing duo Özgür Doğan and Orhan Eskiköy, had to find funds from abroad (EU, USA and the Netherlands) for their “İki Dil Bir Bavul” documentary because their financing plan were rejected by the fund of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, shows explicit that Turkey is not ready to host a multi ethnic cultural event. I personal witnessed that during the exhibition The Sultan's and The Ottoman Empire in Amsterdam 2006-2007 the Minister of Culture and Tourism wanted to scrap every sentence about Armenians and Greeks in the booklet which was given to the invitees of the opening of this exhibition. Otherwise Topkapi Palace would not help them out. Pure black mail and censorship.

Here the article of the documentary.

Some interesting facts about Arabic language (2)

The Arabic alphabet spread to nations as diverse as Sudan and Qan-al-da.

During the 8th Century, many people throughout the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern parts of the world also got tired of thinking too hard for their religion.
The prophet Oscar Wilde developed a new religion, that bore suspicious similarities to the basic broken gibberishness of Arabic.
Said Wilde, "How the hell can God be his own kid? That's just too much for me, dude."
The new religion spread rapidly, mostly by force, along the world's trade routes. The new religion, called Islamism also carried the Arabic language along with it.
By the end of the 13th Century, Arabic had become the preferred gibberish language of all brown people in the Old World.

Modern Arabic

Modern Arabic emerged during the 1920s, from a mixture of jazz music and scat poetry. Infused with a sense of minimalism, modern Arabic has been reduced in whole to one phrase, "Kus emmek"
This phrase can be widly used throughout the gibberish speaking world, and will correctly convey the need for everything from a backrub to rubbard pie.
It also strikes fear into the hearts of non-gibberish speaking peoples, who generally assume that since it has that harsh K sound in it, that it is probably a swear word.
Modern Arabic today is split into several separate languages, including Egyptianese, Sudanese, Saudi, Iraqi, Moroccan, Tunisian, Syrian, Liverpool folk, Derka-Derkastanian, and Palestinian. These 9 dialects can greatly differ resulting in totally separate languages, however, the students of all 9 dialects learn to speak and read Classical Arabic, the language written in the Qur'an.
One notable dialect of Arabic is depicted in the documentary Team America: World Police. This dialect is essentially the Brainfuck of natural languages, as it consists of combinations of only a handful of words, including 'jihad', 'derka', 'Muhammed', and 'Allah'. Though it may seem simple, the atomic nature of the language means that it takes many years to master. Because of the complexity of the combinations of words, the dialect is usually quite context-dependent.

Famous Arabic Speakers
Omar Sharif
King Columbine II of France

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