Babes and Blackmarkers February 9, 2007Posted by Aella in Al Khobar, Culture, Saudi Arabia, Saudi culture.
As I went to Jarir Bookstore (which is a great bookstore by the way) the other day I decided to buy some British womens magasines. I picked up a couple and then went in search for some yoga dvds. Later back home, (to my surprise) I soon realised that Mr Blackmarker and his mates had been busy blacking things out in the mags. These blacked out things were mainly womens arms, legs and thighs. And some cleavage as well. And bottles of wine. And a jar of Nivea. Sigh.
It made me kinda ticked off that a few pages had been ripped out (sorry Ulrikaka you’re too hot for KSA) and that the black marker had discoloured not only womens bodies but also the previous and the following pages. A bloody mess in other words.
I really think you guys should get stickers not to ruin the whole magasine. You are only making a mess now. Like 3 year olds with a big black pen.
I would also reeally like to know what was on the ripped out pages (sounds like I bought a porn mag with all these pages ripped out and all these black dots) and I would reeeaaalllly like to know if you throw them away or if one of you saves them 😉 . Perhaps someone could invite me to a session of blackmarking so I too could participate and write about it 😛 . I am honestly a little curious about this. Does someone from the muttawa sqaud do this or staff from the bookstore?
I am pretty sure I could improve the whole procedure. I could help you guys pointing out things you missed so your work can be done properly – you missed a lady in execise gear 😛 . And I would really like to discuss the issue of covering up Nivea jars and wine bottles. I would be more than grateful if someone could tell me where in the Quran (or what hadith) there is a prohibition to see pics of alcohol. I mean seriously. I know that everything else related to alcohol is haram. To sit with drinker, to sell it, to transport it and to drink it… but to look at it, well I never heard of this.
The interesting thing is… I know and have heard that many people drive from Bahrain intoxicated by alcohol. Now, is that ok? I would think not. If our beloved prophet (peace be upon him) saw how people are spending time blacking out wine bottles in magasins while others are driving drunk in the kingdom I am sure he would have more than one thing to say about this. Why isn’t there anyone making breathalyzer test by the Saudi-Bahraini border? Since no one is doing that I assume, it is ok to drive intoxicated by alcohol in Saudi Arabia. And why is that?