Saturday, April 28, 2007

Graduation 2007

Graduation from BYU April 2007, it was fun and great speakers with the VP of This Land...

Bigger and Longer Uncut/Unrated Graduation Edition (Just Screwing With You, but longer)


Thanks to Don Kopp/ Carlos Gonzalez/ Christine Visintine For Their presence, support and their skills on the Camera...

Lower Resolution/Shorter Edition

Moving to DC pretty Soon May 7 2007.....Live in Silver Spring MD For the Summer then go back home to the Real Deal...
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Few ObservationS

One thing, I though was uncool during the horribel Shooting at Virginia Tech, the newcaster were reporting to horrifying news, but every now and then a commercial would pop up for some male enhancement drug and the side affects would lead to depression, but the news was talking about a possible depressed individual committing the crime. or they would break into commercial with some capitalist stock portfolio. I just that was no class.

I have always known that the South will rise again, but I did not know it would be the South Korea.

Now, I have learned of a new organization in the United States, the moment I read the titles, I laughed so hard. The organization is called the National Sleep Institute, what do these guys do all day? Sleep, test who can sleep harder? I am not sure, I would ask them, but when I called they were taking a nap. I mean, honestly, you can never get fire from the institute, you can even sleep on the job on your desk or better they have mattress as desks. No one can blame you if you zone out! "What, I was testing a new technique." May if if you are unable to sleep, they can fire you or perhaps you snore and get canned. What would the logo for this organization be? a pillow? A cushion?

My MPA program has a closing social for the class, and they had a wonderful treat for all of us. A kid from Hawaii has decided to roast us a whole big on fire Hawaiian style. I have received a number of emails from the program regarding this poor pig, it must have been the longest email; exchange I have had to endure because, they were desperate for help killing, cleaning, and preparing for the feast. As a Muslim, I do not eat pork (no wine, no swine policy) but I was not deeply offended by this event. A day later I ran into one of the organizers fro the Pig roasting committee and told her that I wanted to help with the big (I was teasing here) but she did not get me and told me to come and help out the day after and even gave me direction, a day later, she emailed me and here is here email:


It just barely occurred to me that pigs are against your religion. Sorry. Don't worry--we will have other food there like salads and bread and fruits and vegetables. Does that still work for you?

Oh, man, I'm embarrassed that I didn't think that through better. Sorry about that.

(Her Name)

She was so sweet!

This actually got me thinking, I thought with all these movies that feature cute little bigs "Charlotte's Web" "Piglet: the Movie", "The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh"....etc. Americans will refrain from eating these cute choppy little things. I was wrong! I mean back home we eat chicken, beef and lamb, but we do not make movies about them! We do not like to get to know them then kill them and eat their is much easier this way.
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Monday, April 09, 2007

Some Stuff...

Last gig at BYU Winter/April 2007, not my strongest, but went well and I enjoyed it...I work to introduce new material in each time I do Stand Up, I do not like to use old ones just because it is good, I want to always write my own check out the video and be happy...

One thing I do not get is the logo for the ambulances and many health services, somehow it creeps me out. Let’s see what I mean “Red Cross” “Red Crescent”, and “Star of David” are the only approved and Red Cross recognized logos for ambulances around the world. But I think this kind of defeats the purpose of providing health care and saving lives. The only reason, we know the Cross (yet alone Red Cross) is because someone died on it, not lived on it. And Both the crescent and the Star are located in the Sky near the man upstairs…so what are the conflicting massages sent here? Are they trying to keep you away form going up to the sky and death or are they bringing you closer. It is like going to a Microsoft website and the first thing you see is a nice looking Apple logo…not in a million year.

I was in Arizona couple of years ago and an Apache man (A Native Indian tribe) told me that every good Indian must have a knife at all times. I was glad to hear that, but what does that make the Indians at the airport? Do they let them carry their knives with them? It makes me want to look at the Native Indians in the airport and yell “not a good Indian!”

I like slow music, when I came to the US, the only music I would listen to is, the slow ones because they are the only ones I can understand. I would listen to Sinatra and memorize his songs, my favorite was “Let’s Fly, Fly Away With me” great song. But since after 9/11, an Arab singing thing song will raise borrows and make people laugh at best. So I stopped singing this stuff. I got into Nelly; he had hit years ago “If you wanna take a ride with me….” And then cars started going off around the world, cars become bombs and I stopped with that song too. And now Ladies and Gentlemen, I listen to Celine Dion, the safer option.

I think it is unfair to say that no one can understand women. Yes there are those who can understand women and they are men. 30 year old men do a better job of understanding women, but by then it is too late to make a difference knowing at 30 is like unknowing, the pool narrows and knowledge is unimportant.

Watch this clip from the last show in April 7, 2007:


A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small
daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the
pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car. She didn't know what to do, so she called
home and told the baby sitter what had happened.

The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse. She
said, "You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door."
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that
had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had
locked their keys in their car. She looked at the hanger and said, "I don't
know how to use this."

She bowed her head and asked God to send her help. Within five
minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded
man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.

The woman thought, "This is what you sent to help me?" But, she
was desperate, so she was also very thankful.

The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help. She said,
"Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I
locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this
hanger to unlock my car?" He said, "Sure." He walked over to the car, and
in less than a minute the car was opened.

She hugged the man and through her tears she said, "Thank you so
much! You are a very nice man." The man replied, "Lady, I am not a nice
man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have
only been out for about an hour."

The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out
loud, "Oh, Thank you God! You even sent me a Professional!"

A Portuguese lady called me the other night a bit before midnight-I was in the library-she wanted to interview me for a paper! Having been in Provo for years now, I asked "Are the Missionaries going to be there?" I could not believe that she was serious and she wanted to conduct the interview in her house, she lives with a family. Lady, the only paper I want to see at midnight is a toilet paper and lately we have not seen these in my apartment in a while!
I did the interview with her, it only took an hour and I went to bed past 1 Am in the morning.
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Sunday, April 08, 2007


WE we just lost our last soccer game in the tournament... we had a lot of fun and we made it far far....the win before this game we win it 9 to are some pictures for your review of what was a great season for us at BYU. As you can see our team is very diverse and we are diverse because we all are graduate students in different programs from cross the campus.

Maybe next season, we will do better, but we really had fun and get some folks pissed because we won't give up. The team that one the last game and got us to leave was named "The Never Pass" they were good, but as a team they were not as good as we were...they had two good players who carried them through the game and we did not show off what we got on that game.
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Third Place In the Business Competition! Not Too Bad

So we did get third in the Business Plan Competition in BYU, it was a tough competition, there are some criteria we can never compete in, but we had the best show...and dazzled both the crowd and the audience. A number of judges, came afterward and expressed their opinion about the plan and wished us luck, we are excited by their recognition, Dean Ned Hill, was there and he told me "I am excited it about your plan"

Thanks to Carlos, my solider and my best friend, we carried ourselves well, and people liked the short clip we made for the event, we also had my roommates Clay, Zack and three females Emily, Lynett, and Sandy. Lailia our friend from Morocco, modified the jeans and choreograph. It was good music and the director of the Event was happy with our show.

Selling the Plan, we got 3rd Place. It was awesome, I worked for Number one and got third, but that was an adventure....we still got a $1000 that we will use to pay for some of the expenses and get us to think seriously about the next phase.
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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Updates (Business Plan and Comedy)

This week is probably the longest week of my entire live because it is an eventful one. Tomorrow Thursday April 5th my team “PASHiON” will presenting to a panel of judges our business idea. PASHiON is a fusion of two words PAlestine FaSHiON, it will be a company producing jeans in the Gaza Strip and possibly other Palestinian refugee camps around the area. The jeans will be distinctively Palestinian through the embroidery and artistic items such as Palestine themed drawings. The main market will be the Arab/Muslim word where support and sympathy for Palestine soars. They will be high quality hip denim, and reasonably priced.

Our presentation will have slides, a short PASHiON video, models wearing PASHiON products and a surprise.

We did win in the Global Business category, but I am particularly excited about this competition and I know the other teams and all of them are award winning students....unlike me. But I think I got us a great team.

We hope we can convince the judges of our plan and sell it to them and most importantly we hope to be able to get this rolling starting this summer. Wish us luck on that.

On Friday and Saturday both night of the same week, I am looking forward to these both nights and preparing some new material that I have been working on for a while. I have my final two shows with the Humor U comedy club since I will be graduating soon and I no longer be a student at BYU—a place that will always be in my heart. Hope to see some of you there….

Check out my latest Stand Up video from March

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