Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Playwright may succumb to the Curse of El Naschie

El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Wednesday, December 1. Homeland without a government. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

El Naschie talks about Switzerland. No one knows who the Swiss Prime Minister or President of the Swiss Confederation is, he says, in contrast with for example the Queen of England.

His family owned for several decades a house on the Swiss border (with Germany I guess) so he says he knows enough about Switzerland to have opinions abous Swiss society and politics. It's the oldest still-extant European democracy, he says. With a tradition of neutrality. A great country but not a paradise. It has its problems.

El Naschie turns in the last two paragraphs to Max Frisch, author of the play Andorra. He says Frisch won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but I see no record of that.

Be that as it may, readers will not be surprised to hear that El Naschie calls him

a man I know well,

putting the dead playwright at grave risk in tomorrow's column.

I should mention that the sockpuppet Ahmad Islam said

One of the nominators [of El Naschie for a Nobel Prize] was a Nobel laureate who lives in the capital of a very small but prominent country.

It seems possible that Islam meant to say "lived" and is referring to Max Frisch, who lived in Zürich, Switzerland. Perhaps we'll find out tomorrow.

UPDATE. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Thursday, December 2. Zeid Hilali «Swiss». Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

German, French, Italian and some Romansch are spoken in Switzerland, he says. He remembers a «William Tell» show on Egyptian television in «Black and White». He says someone called Zeid Hillali from Egyptian folklore is similar to Switzerland's William Tell. He mentions Goethe, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. Hopefully tomorrow he'll tell us about the "Nobel laureate [Max Frisch, as he seems to believe mistakenly] who lives [sic. lived] in the capital [Zürich] of a very small but prominent country [Switzerland]" who nominated El Naschie for a Nobel Prize, according to his sockpuppet Ahmad Islam. Really, today's column was a huge disappointment. BOOORRIIIINNG!

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  1. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Friday, December 3. Swiss experience. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    Actually Bern is the capital of Switzerland, not Zürich, as I said above. So I don't know who El Naschie, I mean Ahmad Islam, meant is the person who nominated him for a Nobel. Or what small but prominent country he was referring to. Today's column gives no hint and says nothing interesting whatsoever. There is no Saturday column, so he's continuing the Swiss series on Sunday.

  2. Again, the great man is quoting his column title from the title of Arabic movie Danish experience

    Again the great man is very boring with his idiot writing style. It is really strange for allowing him to descend to such a low level.

  3. And here is that link made live. http://www.locatetv.com/movie/danish-experience/987539. "The Danish Experience. A Danish sex expert throws the lives of a widowed Egyptian official and his sons into chaos." That's what it says. I never heard of it.

    Zahy, who do you think Ahmad Islam meant when he said a "Nobel laureate who lives in the capital of a very small but prominent country" nominated El Naschie for a Nobel Prize? Perhaps 't Hooft? But I guess he lives in Utrecht, not the capital Amsterdam. I can't figure it out.

  4. He could mean Ilya Prigogine, who lived in Brussels capital of Belgium.

  5. Aha!

    Ahmad Islam, if you are reading this: (1) Ilya Prigogine did no such thing. (2) Ilya Prigogine is dead.

  6. You are considering Ahmad Islam (=El naschie) too seriously. According to Ahmad Islam "who lives..."
    doesn't mean at all he is still living.

    Another thing Ilya Prigogine nominated El naschie several times for a Nobel prize according too many El naschie's interviews. Even,according to El naschie on his TV interview with Khairy Ramdan, Ilya let El naschie to seat down on his seat. You can imagine what does it means.

  7. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Sunday, December 5. Genius despite his nose. Original Arabic or Google's English translation.

    El Naschie continues with Switzerland and Max Frisch. Frisch won the Peace Prize, he says. He came to know Frisch because Frisch was an architect and El Naschie was studying architecture at the time.

    Then he says Switzerland got rich on the blood and suffering of others. The banking industry launders dirty money, etc.

    He repeats his mistake from an earlier column that Frisch won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    He mentions the papal Swiss Guard and Swiss in the French Foreign Legion.

    He says the Swiss were complicit in Nazi persecution of Jews.

    He has had mostly good experiences in Switzerland, he says. Continued tomorrow.