It’s been a year and a half since the first time I put my feet on the ancient ground of Egypt. I had come to check out the post-revolutionary feel. It was great, and there were street parties everywhere! People were singing and dancing, and creative art festivals were popping up like pimples on a white trash teenage face.
At that time people were celebrating victory over an unjust regime that had suppressed the people for as long as they could remember. A group of internet activists had managed to pull the people together with the use of FaceBook, Twitter and blogs to mobilize against the rulers, and it worked. They got rid of the big fish, but the army never gave the people a break, and the police violence that triggered the revolution in the first place never ended.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the mother of modern Islamism, won the election with the neat slogan “Vote for us and go to heaven. Vote for the others and burn in hell”. Morsi, the leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, recently couped the whole victory by giving himself unprecedented powers, meaning that Egypt is back on their shit track – again. In addition he rushed together an I-am-the-ultimate-ruler bullshit constitution (that apparently is full of spelling mistakes).That’s why a group of people have occupied Tahrir Square this time. For about two weeks people have been spending day and night at this spot which is pretty much in the dirty heart of this city. All streets leading to this massive square are blocked off from car traffic, and everybody entering this little “freedom state” will be checked for weapons by the teenagers operating the improvised check-points. At night the square turns into a grande street festival where thousands of people bring their families to show their support and to show that they won’t give up their quest for freedom.
The atmosphere is magical as people are singing political songs and chanting slogans throughout the night. Here is a crap-ass 20 second video that I shot on my cheap mobile phone to capture some of the magic.
Is Iceland the REAL threat to Europe?
We’re obsessed with putting our eyes on islamofacists, islafists, salafists, and, well, you know, just muslims, but is this where the real threat is coming from?
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Being down with the kids
When the 2famous.TV crew rolled up in our red Mercedes at this beautiful island in the south of Norway, we pretty much felt like stars. I mean, festivals are usually the place where we can show (and prove to ourselves) that we still got it; that we’re still down with the kids, despite the fact that most of our crew is twice the age of the average populat... [more]
– No work visa required
If you live in a shithole, you should come to Norway and join the shitfest!
There is a loophole in the strict Norwegian job market, and that loophole can be found right between a grizzlys genitals and it’s tale (also known as its butthole).
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Here I sit overlooking the rooftops of Oslo while it’s pouring down from the gray sky. It’s that time of the year where all you want to do is to sit inside and drink red wine while being melancholic. I daydream about Lebanon, though Beirut somehow feels like an oriental dream in the distance. It’s so different from where I am right now. It’s almost surreal. But I guess ... [more]
It’s election on Monday, and no one is talking about how much the “Peace Nation” Norway sucks for everyone that’s not in Norway.
I wish I could have talked about something that had something to do with the real world, but I have been living in an isolated bubble for the past week. It’s not my lack of access to the internet that has cut me off, nor is it that I’ve been occupied with setting up the 2famous.TV HQ in Oslo with Knut and Liza. True, I’ve been stressing around decorating my new room so that i... [more]