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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

What’s your mother’s name?

The title of this post is a question that a “religious” psychic on an Arabic TV channel asked a viewer who phoned in to get his horoscope checked.

Arabic TV channels, these days, are full of programs about jinnis, magic and dream interpretations. The “experts” and “sheikhs” who appear on such programs pretend to have some sort of sixth sense, but they appear to lack the other five and so appropriatley, certified morons are hand picked to present the shows.

Instead of just talking crap, I wish these psychics could tell us something really useful, like which stocks are going up next year or where the interest rates are going.

These are programs about the paranormal which are aimed primarily at audiences who are sub-normal, yet they are popular it seems. I wonder why?

I’m thinking of applying to work as psychic on Arabic TV channels. I would get a call from a viewer and I would start by asking him or her about their mother’s name, then I’d say: Your star sign is Taurus and it’s written in the stars that tonight Taurus will be on the cusp of Uranus.

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2 Comments:

  • That kind of crap is for people who suffer from a complete lack of rational thought. Yet it is interesting that it is popular in mulim countries. I'm no expert on islam but would it be wrong to assume that astrology and the like could be considered blasphemy?

    By Anonymous Holme, At 2:07 PM, March 07, 2007  

  • To be honest, I don't know what's blasphemy and what's not anymore. Sheikhs are intentionally confusing us and if we don't listen to them they screw us, but if we listen to them... they screw us too.

    By Blogger zabinzo, At 11:40 PM, March 07, 2007  

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