Posts Tagged ‘Humour’

Kubrick with Robots

// August 2nd, 2008 // 5 Comments » // Blog

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Future Muslim TV Shows

// July 26th, 2008 // 11 Comments » // Blog

This week I came across several TV-related ads whilst scrolling through the Londonistan Islamic Events and Notices e-mail:

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Killer Scarves: A Scientific Investigation into the Effects of Kaffiyeh Adornment

// June 6th, 2008 // 15 Comments » // Blog

Abstract: Contrary to previous findings, diligent scientific experimentation conducted by Dr iMuslim (PhD pending) of the London College of Fashion Accessories, has proven that the draping of a kaffiyeh onto one's person does not in fact induce any tendency towards engaging in terrorist activity.

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Protected: My Big Day Out [RegOy]

// January 13th, 2008 // Enter your password to view comments. // Blog

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THIS IS SO WRONG (but so funny)

// September 28th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

Be prepared to pee your pants.

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Jazakallah khair to Br Naeem for the laughs, and congratulations on the birth of his baby girl! May Allāh make her a source of blessing for him and his family. Āmīn.

You Know You’ve Worked Too Long In A Lab When

// September 7th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

Found a group of the same name on Facebook. From the list of 48, these are the ones i actually identified with (not sure whether to be happy that i'm not alone, or scared that the problem is so widespread!):

You know you've worked too long in a lab when…

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Mac Empathy

// July 12th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

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I was watching this mental video on Sharique's blog, using my iBook. When the footage reached the “instant replay” stage, my screen suddenly went blank, though the audio was still working (in time for me to hear the “Nooooo!”, which was what i was thinking!). This has never happened before, which lead me to conclude that my iBook was so aghast by the act of Applocide it was being forced to display, it broke down in pain.

Poor babe… i'm sorry. This world is a cruel place! But you know i love you, right? {hugs iBook}

God Bless Her

// June 13th, 2007 // 20 Comments » // Blog

I am not even going to try to defend this entry… i just couldn't resist.

At the moment, i am using two different computers, in two different parts of the house. I have my trusty iMac, which lives in my bedroom, in the loft. And now, i have brought home my iBook from the office, as most of my data is on there. As i am the worst procrastinator (or is it, the best?), i decided to use our relatively new conservatory as the space for writing my thesis – no TV, no phone line, lots of natural light, and a lovely view of the garden in full bloom, māshā’Allāh. However, i still find excuses to come upstairs about ten times a day, such as for salaat, and/or sneaking off a few e-mails. It's good exercise… ahem.

Anyway, to the point!

I came down from Asr prayer today to find my mum grinning at me. She asked me to check my laptop… she said that she had touched it, and wanted to make sure everything was in order. My mum is not a computer person, so i wondered why she even went near it. She said that she was curious about how it worked, and so she pressed one or two buttons; she made these little gestures with her fingers, and made a funny face. I just smiled confusedly, and thought nothing of it, and helped her lay the table for dinner.

After we ate, she reminded me to check my computer. I found it with the lid closed. When i opened it, it asked for my password, as per, but my keystrokes were not being accepted. Then i noticed that Numlock had been activated. “Why did she press that key?”, i wondered. So i deactivated it, typed in my password, clicked enter, and the Word document i had been previously working on popped up. Except, it wasn't quite how i had left it…

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Just in case you hadn't realized, all the stuff in black, bold underline, was my mum's little contribution to my thesis (all except munohistochemistry, which is one of my subheadings… it should actually be Immunohistochemistry).

I stared at the screen for a few seconds, having no idea what i was looking at. Then i just started laughing, and laughing, and LAUGHING. I heard my mum giggling like a naughty child, in the kitchen. She joined me in the conservatory, and we laughed even harder.

“WHAT DID YOU DO?!”, i asked, with tears in my eyes.

“I'll tell you later, when you tell me everything is OK”.

I checked the document, and apart from that weird jumble of characters nothing was amiss, Alhamdulillah.

Anyone want to guess how she managed to make such a mess? :D

Phatwa Factory

// April 28th, 2007 // 14 Comments » // Blog

This site has the funniest policies page i have ever read! However, i don't tend to read policies pages, so i'm not sure how valid my opinion is.

The shirts are also quite amusing.

Just the thing to keep you going when you're spending Saturday afternoon in the office…

And if you're not spending Saturday afternoon in the office?

Well – bully for you!

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