Posts Tagged ‘propaganda’

Death to All Juice

When I posted this picture of a supposedly Muslim guy in New York holding a sign saying “Death to all Juice“, I did not know that the image was not a solo incident, but part of a series – the almost-meme even had a tshirt dedicated to it! Last month, a researcher friend from MIT […]

Your Brain: Your Garden

My son likes to watch Mr. Bean, which is a little worrisome for me, as I do not believe in ‘harmless  and silly fun’. While good humor and puns certainly  stimulate your brain-cells (aka neurons), I think that part of the reason people are amused by Mr. Bean, Charlie Chaplin (or any of the  situation […]

The Answer is 200 Million Kilograms

Since we usually have a bomb blast or two every other week in one of the major cities of Pakistan, and as there is nothing happening right now to hope for things to change in the near future, so I think that it is about time that we started some research on how to cope […]

Pakistan Problems Propaganda and Prejudice

Two months ago, this Urdu + English “sponsored link” ad for a website worstnation.com started showing up in my Gmail every day. I will not link to it for obvious reasons, but here’s what is says: دنیا کی سب سے بدترین قوم www.WorstNation.com پاکستان سے زندہ بھاگ آپ یقیناً اتفاق کریں گے۔ The Urdu text […]

On the Turning Away

This song came up on my playlist just as I published the previous post, so I had to share it. Consider spending six minutes of your life listening to Pink Floyd. I tried looking for a ‘moderate’ flavored documentary, but couldn’t find any good video that didn’t mention the US of A. Warning: it contains […]