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Monday, March 07, 2005

Dark, dank, desolate, dumbfounding: Dubai

A certain flight-attending roommate of mine recently announced her hopes to work for an airline in Dubai. This seems like a terrible, terrible idea to me. I think it's a third, or even fourth-world country. And, I don't even think they speak English. I mean what the hell kind of country is Dubai anyway? Let's see here:

Number of Good Bands from Dubai: 0
Number of Good Movies from Dubai: 0
Number of things I know about Dubai: 0

See? That's not opinion, that's documented facts! Who in their right mind would want to live there? Plus, when you say it out loud, you just re-arrange it a bit and you get: Boo! Die!
See? Even more clinical, unbiased proof.

11 comments:

retarius said...

don't know if you care, but actually, dubai is pretty goddamn swank, like europe. the worlds only 7 star hotel is there, and you have to pay 50 bucks just to walk inside (even if you arn't a guest, just visiting). but you are right, no good dubai bands, so there is that.

Moz said...

boo! die! hahahahahaha i can't stop laughing.

Sloop said...

Whatever. What good is a 7 star hotel in the middle of BFE? Put a million star hotel on the moon, and it still won't make me want to visit, will it? Because the moon, is a terrible, god-forsaken hell-hole. Much like Dubai.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, not knowing your Flight Attendant roommate,I have a feeling that she knows what she is doing.

Dubai has: freeways, highways, Luxury apartment, Fast food, good food, water parks, resorts, fancy shops, Irish pubs, and beachs.

It's a gateway to non -stop flights to 70 counties and 120 cities (New York, soon San Fransico and LA.) on Emirates Airlines. Which I have a wierd feeling she might want to work for.

No Dubai bands or movies...but quick free flights to London and I opps I mean she can see some pretty good bands there I bet.

jonny ragel said...

saw dubai on globe trekker. that english guy was delightful as always. he posed hilariously with some food. don't remember much about dubai though. Jcrash, reporting live from portland.

Sloop said...

I wonder if computers in Dubai have spell-checkers.

Flyingwaitress said...

some people like to spell creative-ly. I Think in Dubai people are tolerant of that. Like a oasis of spelling tolerance in a city paved in gold....

Anonymous said...

I'm not signed up here as a blogger, so I have to post as anonymous, i've lived in the UAE for almost all of my life and Dubai is not a country you fool. Its a city in the UAE. I shouldn't get too worked up as you are obviously fairly ignorant about the region. Yes people speak English in Dubai and no computers don't have spell checkers on them. Dubai is a great city, if you wouldn't want to come then just don't, its a simple as that. No need to take the piss out of it.

Anonymous said...

To the previous commentor:
Thanks for not having a sense of humour. You obviously can't tell when something is a joke. You lived in the UAE? I pity you, you fool. (Note the use of the comma before addressing the person by name). My suggestion to you is this: learn to use puncuation correctly, you ignoramus; learn to laugh; and then piss off.
love,
a faithful reader

Anonymous said...

Listen, I do have a sense of humor and I just felt a little offended by what you said. I do have a sense of humor and I do admit not catching onto to the joke. I won't be rude back to you right now because that won't solve anything. Thats one of the problems with the internet, that you sometimes miss the person's point. So anyway, excuse my punctuation, I was a horrible student in school. Punctuation was the last thing on mind as a youngster growing up. Anyway, my name is Shadi Megallaa.. No point in being annonymous, I personally think thats gay. Later

The Grammar Police said...

Anonymous said "No point in being annonymous, I personally think thats gay."

Well put sir/mam. Whatever. Well put, indeed.