110 – HipsterPhone / Hipstagram

All the photos were taken by the Hipster Phone in CYNetArt Festival 2013 in Dresden, Germany. We live tweeted these photos of the awesome Dresden crowd at #hisptagram

The Hipster Phone is a communication device made of physical gadgets that imitates the disparate functions of a Smartphone. With its playful structure, the Hipster Phone invites interaction with the familiar components of a Smartphone in unfamiliar ways.

The video was made using a Quartz Composer directory scanner patch, complied and recorded in VDMX’s audio analysis function

Video by Kareem Osman

Check out:
CYNetArt 2013 page http://www.cynetart.de/2013/?l=e
Hipster Phone http://medrar.org/OLE/?p=494

109 – half a moon

what is joy what is pain i wonder what is artificial and superficial, what is it that we mean when we say we suffer what is a goal what is achievement, what satisfaction is, i wonder, what is joy what is pain i wonder, wander, wanderer, what is wonder, can i still be surprised anymore i wonder, what is it to cry out of joy, what is unknown, i am here right now, this i know. this is what i will carry with me to sleep, this soft breeze and and my mom’s subtle smile and a little story about the moon i hear with my eyes.


in Torgoman bus station waiting for my bus to Dahab, Sinai
الترجمان – اتوبيس ١١:٣٠م دهب

062 – Active-B, triclosan, anti-bacterial soap myth

صف تاني

…Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation. However, data showing effects in animals don’t always predict effects in humans. Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. …
How can I tell if there is triclosan in a product that I am using?
Antibacterial soaps and body washes, and toothpastes are considered over-the-counter drugs. If an over-the-counter drug contains triclosan, it will be listed as an ingredient on the label, in the Drug Facts box. If a cosmetic contains triclosan, it will be included in the ingredient list on the product label.

– What consumers should know

WTF – hindustan unilever again:

At the same time that Hindustan Unilever was participating in the “health in your hands” initiative, for example, the company was modifying the material qualities of Lifebouy soap by introducing the anti-bacterial agent “Active-B’, or…

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093 – personal commandments

in times of chaos and no system, put your foot down and make your own system
watch your step mofo
stay informed
throw away / give away more, not just physical property, also ideas and contacts
minimise your garbage
basic survival tricks
the problem is not fat it is fit
stay polite and firm
stay true to yourself and keep working on it
keep dreaming

Ruptures / El Rass & Munma special edition (19 May 2014)

Ruptured Records

Two years after their first recorded collaboration, the immensely successful Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden (for the Ruptured label), Lebanese artists and musicians Mazen el-Sayed (El Rass) and Jawad Nawfal (Munma) released its long-awaited follow-up, Adam, Darwin and the Penguin, in May 2014.

A few days before the launch concert of the album in a popular live venue in Hamra, Beirut, we ran a radio show detailing the genesis and production of the record and its different contributors.

Listen to Part 1: ruptures el rass & munma 19/05 (part 1)
El Rass & Munma (2014) / El Rass & Munma (Munma rmx) / El Rass & Munma (2012) / El-Far3i (Munma prod.) / El-Far3i (2014) / Boikutt

Listen to Part 2: ruptures el rass & munma 19/05 (part 2)
El Rass & Munma (Feat. Boikutt, 2014) / El Rass & Munma (2013) / Nasreddine Touffar (Munma prod.) / El Rass &…

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070 – feat. suzeeinthecity

Foodist, adventurer, master blogger, stylist, journalist, Egyptian, party animal, rocker,…..well i’m just honored to feature her here

Then one day, my mother informed me that it was time to put on the top half of my two-piece swimsuit instead of running around in shorts (I apparently spent the first 2.5 years of my life running around naked in people’s gardens , which makes for very awkward small talk 20 years later when I run into them).

I remember being absolutely indignant at my mother’s request.

‘Why should I?’ I hollered, ‘The other boys don’t wear tops.’

‘You’re not a boy, dear,’ my mother sighed. ‘You’re a girl.’

‘So what? I climb faster than them, and some of them cry like girls.’

It’s true. I remember a whiner called Sherif who would run blubbering to his nanny every time he got hurt while tree climbing. Yes, I was a tree climber and crying boys were sissies. ….
The Overgrown Tomboy

here is quick dive into her instagram collection:
(i have to admit i dig your poker face/pose in dressies)


065 – ThinkForYourself

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.

How to Operate Your Brain

Read more at:

Peaceful Living


logics numbers

My Favourites?

Frankly, I like them all, but I think what resonates most with me would be 2, 3, 4 and 6. With no.6 I used to think one had to have all the answers, then I grew up and realized that you didn’t. The journey is as important as the destination….plus you might not even get there!

Your Favourite(s)?

And why?

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θ – on Beauty

Ask a toad what beauty is, the to kalon? He will answer you that it is his toad wife with two great round eyes issuing from her little head, a wide, flat mouth, a yellow belly, a brown back. Interrogate a Guinea negro, for him beauty is a black oily skin, deep-set eyes, a flat nose. Interrogate the devil; he will tell you that beauty is a pair of horns, four claws and a tail. Continue reading “θ – on Beauty”

047 – Building Alternatives To The Current System

“My goal in the long run and from now on is preparing the ground to convert my trail in a popular lawsuit against banks and everything which it represents, therefore by extending it to the current capitalist system. A trial that could be both a new tool for reunion and strengthening all those who are to build an alternative society to the present.
If this idea goes ahead and I get to return someday to carry it out, will be if a majority of you also believe it, if you are willing to win that trail, if you think it will have a beneficial effect for our fight. I hope to move it forward someday, since it’s going to be the way to come back and never hesitate, that I want to come back to be again amongst you all, but I don’t think it’s only me to decide. I would like to ask you to discuss this in the meetings of the gropus and meeting places and thus would be then, that we could decide.”

Enric Duran

042 – The SLAP

But all the characters in The Slap are touchy, and that seems to be part of Tsiolkas’s point – in the Australia of the 21st century, multiculturalism has won. People of all ages, all ethnic groups and all political persuasions are interconnected and intermarried, and, at least some of the time, they just can’t handle it. The Slap, which was first published in Australia in 2008 and has since won the Commonwealth prize, is a “way we live now” novel, and it is riveting from beginning to end. Continue reading “042 – The SLAP”

feat. fello blogger – On writing and getting published

Should the object be to change the face of the earth? Haven’t I done it already just by being here???  And the same goes of course for every human being in this planet. We are all important, we have our special talents, characteristics, attributes. If we take the population of the earth in 2014, there is a minority who has the possibility to write fiction. And among these people, not everyone will want to get published and not everyone will succeed.

Continue reading “feat. fello blogger – On writing and getting published”

٠٠٥ – في البدء ما بعد

والآن ، ماذا تفيد البادئة “مابعد” إلي الحداثة، و فيم تتميز عنها؟
تفيد ان ما بعد الحداثة مشروط بما تم في الحداثة، كما هو الحال فيما بعد الحرب العالمية، أو ما بعد الحرب الباردة. فليست إمتداداً أو تكملة لما قبلها، بل تجاوز، بالمعني الفلسفي، أي هي نفي و احتواء معاً. أو بعبارة أخري، تجاوز إخفاقالمرحلة السابقة. ولذا لابد لبيان ما بعد الحداثة أن يصرح بما يتجاوزه، مما يدعونا إلى مقارنتها بالحداثة التي تخطتها. Continue reading “٠٠٥ – في البدء ما بعد”

the last from good will hunting

Sean’s Office

You know, I was on this plane once. And I’m sitting there and uh…the captain gets on, he does his whole, you know, we’ll be cruisin’ at 35,000 feet. But then he puts the mic down n forgets to turn it off.


And so he turns to the co-pilot n he’s like, “you know, all I could use right now is a fuckin’ blow job and a cup of coffee.” So the stewardess fuckin’ goes bombin’ up from the back of the plane to tell him that the microphone’s still on. N this guy in the back of the plane is like, “Hey, hon, don’t forget the coffee!”

You ever been on a plane?

No, but it’s a fuckin’ joke. It works better if I tell it in
the first person.


ما بعد الحداثة ليست كونية و انما كوسموبوليتانية و هو امر مختلف تماما ففضاء ما بعد الحداثة العالمي فضاء هجين اما فضاء الكونية ففضاء موحد. و الكوني لا يتعارض مع القومي -فالثقافة الكونية مثلاً تري إلي نفسها علي انها مجمع لاجمل اعمال الثقافات القومية – اما الثقافة الكوسموبوليتانية فتنتهك الحدود القومية حتماً شأنها شأن المال و الشركات العابرة للقوميات.  ١

Continue reading “٠٠٤”


Thank you for coming, thank you for coming allover,
thank you for coming here is a towel

Reggie Watts – Why S**** So Crazy?

Changing Lanes

00:33:35,120 –> 00:33:38,032
You had a fender bender
and the other guy’s gone postal.

00:33:38,240 –> 00:33:41,755
I don’t want to kill anybody,
you know what I mean?

00:33:42,480 –> 00:33:47,952
I’ve just… never done
this kind of thing before.

00:33:48,160 –> 00:33:52,153
– What kind of thing is that?
– I just want my file back. Continue reading “Changing Lanes”


Rumor has it that Jesus was not born in Mexico because god couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin

The Counselorn – 2013

Fuck NRA

Permissive open carry states

A state has passed full preemption of all firearms laws. They do not prohibit open carry for all non-prohibited citizens and do not require a permit or license to open carry. Open carry is lawful on foot and in a motor vehicle. It must be noted that while open carry may be legal in such jurisdictions per se, persons openly carrying firearms may be detained and cited by law enforcement officials for disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace in certain locations and circumstances where openly carrying could cause public alarm.

check out the chart for the states which apply these rules:

waking life – bar scene



(A guy in a bar, actor Steven Prince, talking with a bartender, Ken Webster.)

It was in the middle of the desert, in the middle of nowhere, but on the way to Vegas, so, you know, every once in a while a car would pull in, get gas. It was the last gas stop before Vegas. Office had the chair, had a cash register, and that was all the room there was in that office. I was asleep, and I heard a noise. You know, just like in my mind. So I got up, and I walked out, and I stood on the curb of where the gas station ends, you know, the driveway there. I’m rubbing the sand out of my eyes, trying to see what’s going on, and way down at the very end of the gas station they had tire racks. Chains around them, you know. And I see there’s an Econoline van down there. And there’s a guy with his T-shirt off, and he’s packing his Econoline van with all these tires. He’s got the last two tires in his hands, pushes them into the thing, and then I, of course, I go, “Hey, you!” This guy turns around, he’s got no shirt on, he’s sweating, he’s built like a brick shithouse, pulls out a knife, it’s 12 inches long, and then starts running at me as fast as he can, going AAAAAAAHHHHH. Continue reading “waking life – bar scene”




المبني هو ثناء علي الرخاء المؤسسي الذي اعطي الفرصة لمثل هذه المباني الشاهقة ان تتنافس علي جذب الانتباه في سماء نيويورك بالتأكيد علي هذا الأساس فانه من اكثر المباني الملحوظة. بالخصوص لان سطح المبني متوج بالشيباندال المشقوق. بمثل هذا الكيتش مرجعية المؤرخين اصبحت مرتبطة بعمارة ما بعد الحداثة، اسلوب ساعد هذا المبني في انتشاره. صفة اخري لما بعد الحداثة هو النطاقات الرأسية علي الواجهة التي تؤكد علي طول المبني، هذه التفصيلة تستدعي الارت ديكو، و تدعي الانتباه للبناء الصلب المخفي تحت قشرة من الرخام الوردي. أشبه لناطحات السحاب في القرن العشرين عن المباني الحديثة اللاحقة لفترة الحرب، الواجهة مكسوة بالحجارة بدلاً من قشرة الصلب و الزجاج. التقسيم الثلاثي للواجهة مؤكد بمدخل ضخم و رواق مشاه عند القاعدة، بئر طويل لأعلي بنوافذ عادية و نوافذ عريضة مباشرة تحت تاج المبني. المدخل فخم/مهيب، قوس مصقول يعلوه كُوات مستديرة… Continue reading “تشظي”


لو كنت مسلم هيكون إسلامي: لا يريدون علواً في الأرض و لا فساداً

لو كنت مسيحي كانت هتبقي: رب لا تدخلنا في التجربة

لوكنت يهودي: عبادتك هي إخلاصك في كل ما تفعله، و أرح الدنيا من أفعالك يوم في الأسبوع


You, you alone could hold my fancy ever! 5
And with you memories come, sharp pain, and dole.
Now there’s a choice—heartache or tortured liver!
A sea-sick body, or a you-sick soul!
Rupert Brooke



Random thought -like i say anything thats not-  so what happened to “you’re not my type”?! it’s easy and gets the message across faster.

A stone is nobody’s

A stone is nobody’s, not even its own. It is you who are 
conquered; you are minding the prisoner, which is yourself, 
because you are afraid to go out, she said.


Russel Edson


“responsible hippies featuring good times”

how about that for a company name?!


مش محتاج قميص، عندي فروة

i dont need no makeup, i got real scars

i got

Hair on my chest,

i look good without a shirt

i’m gonna do what i want and i’m gonna get paid

i cut a hole in my roof, shape of a heart

an’ i’m goin out west where they appreciate me

i’m goin out west where they appreciate me


Tom Waits – Goin’ out west


I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world.

Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst…

And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid life…


American Beauty – closing speech


Now I’ve fallen from grace for Lucinda
Who’d ever thought that hell would be so cold?

Tom Waits – Lucinda


تحية للغاضبون.خوض معركتها
زي جدك ما خاض
وقالب شفتك بإمتعاض



أنا مش باقول قاطعوا…لكن إقتنعوا بالفكرة بشك عام


Gun sales are soaring, housewives find life boring
Divorce the only answer smoking causes cancer
This system’s gonna fall soon, to an angry young tune
And that’s a concrete cold fact.


This Is Not A Song, Its An Outburs / The Establishment Blues lyrics

Sixto Rodriguez 



what is more "saff tani" than the Berlin wall, well i just played with the big guys there ;)
what is more “saff tani” than the Berlin wall, well i just played with the big guys there 😉
Westhafen  train station, nothing "saff tani" about it, was just making presence
Westhafen train station, nothing “saff tani” about it, was just making presence
something there spoke to me!
something there spoke to me!

My first visit to the beautiful Berlin, i had to make some tagging there, June 2013


Brian's saff tani skateboard, first stickers on US soil
Brian’s saff tani skateboard, first stickers on US soil


I did not see this coming but here it is decorating and adding some attitude to a desk lamp at the owners office at Barrington CoffeeRoasters!

Thank you Jasmine and a shout out for Barrington CoffeeRoasters

DSC05057 DSC05055 DSC05056

Visa banners in the press centre of the D-caf cultural festival in Cairo, it just did not add up!


The first tags ever, our beloved salafi presidential candidate, and of course a Giza microbus, in Sudan street, Mohandessin


Apparently this driver just love to collect tickets and such, This was the first head to head with the Saff tani sticker against the official parking ticket, the second day the car was parked in the same spot so i just added another sticker to the collection


double parked police truck


double parked police truck, Mohandessin, Syria street,that was on the day of my birthday last year and funny enough the truck’s plate number was my birthday year! such a gift

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