Hometown Baghdad

A web documentary series about life in Baghdad:

An ongoing documentary web series following the lives of a few Iraqi 20-somethings trying to survive in Baghdad.

The everyday life of the Iraqi citizen has been the great untold story of the Iraq war.

The Distribution
The brave Iraqi subjects and crew risked their lives every time they turned on a camera to make this series. They want to show the world what life is like when your hometown is a war-zone. We believe that people who see their stories will want to share them with others. That’s why we’re distributing the series online. So please – watch the videos, rewatch them, tell friends about them, comment on them, and link to them.

The Language
The intention of the Iraqi filmmakers and subjects was to show the world what Baghdad is truly like. That’s why they usually speak English and not Arabic.

Here is another of the many videos on that site:

Chinese Counterfeit Eggs


Chart 1: The Process of Producing a Human-Made Egg

This article is the first in a series of case reports addressing the problems of some selected artificially made food products in Mainland China (These food products are sold to consumers in Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries). Drawing on reliable data extracted from Chinese newspapers, magazines and the Internet, this study takes a closer look at the problem of faked eggs in Mainland China. It seeks to inform the scientific and medical communities regarding the problems of consuming these products as well as the short- and long-term epidemic consequences.

(via The Consumerist)

Update:

Somebody smells a rotten egg.

Mailbag

Dominic writes:

From: Dominic

Re: Site

No, you lying white devil. Cynicism isnt ‘an
unpleasant way of telling the truth’. Thats antiChrist
white devil bullshit. Optimism is telling the truth.
Everything gets better, nothing ever gets worse. Ever.
You dont even know what the truth is. Jesus Christ IS
the truth. Jesus Christ isnt cynical. The devil sure
is. And so are his people.

Thanks Dominic! I’ll add this to the testimonials page.