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Chop Chop in Saudi Arabia

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 29, 2009

Adam St. Patrick witnesses a public beheading in Saudi Arabia.

In Riyadh, beheadings take place in a downtown public square equipped with a drain the size of a pizza box in its centre. Expatriates call it Chop Chop Square.

We Work Remotely

The opening title sequence of The Kingdom

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 13, 2007

The opening title sequence of The Kingdom is a nice 3.5 minute overview of the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Blogs are so new in Saudi Arabia

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 14, 2006

Blogs are so new in Saudi Arabia that the local term for blogging, tadween, was just coined earlier this year. Pretty soon the Saudi kids will be weening on their weens and forming a weenosphere.