Monthly Archives: February 2010

Flaxing muscles

I went to a sit-in today in downtown Cairo by workers from the Tanta Flax and Oils Company. About 350 men have been sleeping on the pavement there since Monday, in the cold, because they’d like to be able to … Continue reading

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Guide to writing about Egypt

Authentic modern Egyptians. Bonus point for donkey. Source here REJECTED BLOG POST FROM CAIRO In Egypt, writing an article follows a formula as old as the pyramids themselves* By: I be earnin big Gs, baby CAIRO: Your first paragraph, and … Continue reading

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A few ‘yo mamas’ would have been quicker

I just want to record here because I forget these things, and because I have nowhere to record them, that this man: Cracked me up at a protest I covered today. He had something against People’s Assembly chief Fathy Sorour. … Continue reading

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