Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Historic Fart - The Final Post

My favourite story as a kid was the ancient arabian version of an episode of the Simpsons. Certain versions of Tales From the Thousand and One Nights, contains a short story called "The Historic Fart". Running to my father's lap and reading this story to him, he found it so funny, he'd make me retell it to any guests visiting our home, with a proud smile on his face. A little summary of the story goes like this:

It recounts the humorously lamentable story of a young man called Abu Hasan who, upon his wedding night, “let fly a fart, great and terrible” that shamed him into abandoning his bride and house full of startled guests. Thereafter '9irt, for its sanitary and respectful nature, acquired such attention that records were kept indicating the first time a person of distinction was heard to break wind. Thus, in conversation with a stranger, it was not uncommon for an Arab proudly to say: “I was born on the very night that Abu-Hasan farted!”

This isn't just a story of of a legendary fart, this is a story of how something embarrassing can often go unforgotten!

On that note ladies and gentleman, fellow bloggers, and silent observers lurking in the shadows, I wish to thank you for being great readers over the last 7 months and being interested in what I have had to write which represented my views and my views alone. I started the blog on impulse, blogged continuously on impulse, and now wish to end it on impulse. I refer my readers to other great Bahraini bloggers out there, both the established and the new, whose links you will find on the left of this page. One worthy of a special mention is the blog of Ward and Wardah - the painful story of exile, prison, and government tyranny.

I wish, like the legendary Historic Fart, to be remembered imemorially as the passionately cocky Bahraini blogger who babbled on for 7 months and then decided to shut up.

Maybe we'll meet again in another life or should I say, another blog... but for now I bid u farewell.


(PS i'll keep comments on for another week or so to wrap up the discussions before this blog becomes totally defunct).

Posted by BB @ 6/05/2005 10:34:00 PM

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What is this monkeyness of people quitting?

You do realise that you were one of the very few resources of Bahrain's history that was actively being modified and presenting new information. If you quit there will hardly be anyone to enlighten "those spoilt rich westernised brats who have computers."

In other words: Re-screw your head and get on with it.

Posted by Blogger Evil Odd @ 6/06/2005 02:38:00 AM #

Odd, I trust u will continue to do what i cannot. The decision is final i'm afraid.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 6/06/2005 02:57:00 AM #

First, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts with us over the past few months. They have been insightful and stirring and beneficial to a lot of your regular readers and myself.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this blog and the occasional differences of opinion. That does not lessen my respect for you as a Bahraini human being who quite apparently has much love and respect for this country and its people.

I wish you luck with your studies and your future.

Should you EVER require any help from me at all, you know how to contact me. It would be my pleasure.

Thank you once again for the time you have spent here, and fervently hope that this is not the end, but a new begining.

I look forward to reading your comments around thd blogosphere.

Safe home.

Posted by Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif @ 6/06/2005 09:14:00 AM #

so u decide to close it with a FART.
catch u in Flickr then ;)

Posted by Anonymous al @ 6/06/2005 02:43:00 PM #

What would it take to convince you stick around a while longer? There are not many of us Bahrain bloggers, so it's unfortunate that you have to go.

But if you're dead sure about this then let me thank you for the great reading youve provided with us. I hope you're not planning on taking your old posts offline.

Anyways I hope to see you around in the blogosphere in different places under different names.

Posted by Anonymous chanad @ 6/06/2005 07:43:00 PM #

You must be joking.

I leave Bahrain for a few days and everything is different when I you were waiting for the cat to go away to play.

I respect your decision and I am sure you have a reason for this ... but can I support Chanad in his suggestion that you leave the blog online ?

Posted by Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl @ 6/06/2005 07:59:00 PM #

Awww I'm going to miss your well thought out posts. I guess I have no choice now but to stalk you on flickr or are you leaving that, too? You were one of the first Bahraini Blogs I ever read. Sad to see you stop, but you know what's best for you. Maybe we'll see you in paperback someday?

Big hugs sis,

Posted by Blogger sume @ 6/06/2005 08:11:00 PM #

Suprisingly, this was the only blog that has ever posted something about me, and I am a legend...To that end I'll be a bit sad to see it go. Nevertheless, Freedom Blogger,I applaud your decision to shut up. Please do not be a "Useful Idiot", not now not ever.

Posted by Anonymous Michael @ 6/07/2005 01:19:00 AM #

That was certainly one hell of a fart.
I’ve been checking some of ur early posts and really felt bad that u r quitting.
However, I am sure that a wise person like u has good reasoning, and would come back with a better-quality fart ;)

Good luck :)

Posted by Blogger $iLveR GiRL @ 6/07/2005 05:44:00 AM #

Thank you all for you're kind words. Just to reassure you that the blog will stay up as an archive for whatever it is worth.

I wish you all luck in you're own blogs and for forming a great online community. Please do keep it up!

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 6/07/2005 07:31:00 PM #

This really stinks (pun intended)

You cannot leave us after just getting to know you in the blogsphere, you have nurtured our respect and fanatic readership to this blog.
I hope you reconsider yet I know I am not in any position to pressure you to do otherwise.

Check you on flickr

Posted by Blogger Wardat_il'7leej @ 6/11/2005 02:50:00 PM #

my father used to tell me the rest of your story... The man became so embarrassed about farting in public.. he decided to skip town. After 30 years...he came back .. and in order to make sure no one remembered... he asked an old man.. do you remember Hasan? He said WOW... I haven't seen that guy since the year of the fart !

Posted by Blogger The Joker @ 6/13/2005 10:28:00 PM #

thanks warda, as blogs die, many others are born, that's the blog life-cycle for ya.

Joker, yep it ends like that...seems like not many ppl got the story though, there is a link for the full story up there somewhere.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 6/14/2005 11:22:00 PM #

hmm..please dont go! i might really turn into a frog if you do! :~(

kermit (boy next door)

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 6/15/2005 09:44:00 PM #

Even the Muppet show came to an end, and u were left out of a job, to roam blogs and leave elusive comments, besides i gave u ample chance to turn into a prince.

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 6/15/2005 09:54:00 PM #

As "elusive" as I am, I do admire your writings...

Considering that all my web roamings dont amount to much , I did find your blog a magical palace.

If i did become a prince, it was only beacuse this place had the presence and touch of a princess. A princess who loves her country and people.

I remain, yours truly,
Boy (frog?) next door.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 6/16/2005 05:26:00 PM #

sad to see you go Bahrania, but hope to see you around on the comments section of the other's blogs.
i wonder if u closing shop [blog] had anything to do with the website registration laws...

Anyways it was nice to receive the Bahrania's Miser of the Year Award (2004).


Posted by Blogger Angelo Embuldeniya (Strav) @ 6/16/2005 05:34:00 PM #

*gush* *blush* *cartwheels*

Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 6/16/2005 08:23:00 PM #

I am sorry to hear that you are leaving.

Posted by Anonymous me @ 6/24/2005 11:37:00 PM #

Well... I for one am relieved that at least she hasn't chosen to disappear without a trace from the internet, and has now moved on to delight us with photos instead!

Each one is, after all, worth a thousand words...

Left with the sensation of just having watched the final episode of a great series; eagerly awaiting the next big hit!

Posted by Blogger Salman @ 6/28/2005 07:20:00 AM #

Thanks for putting up a Make Povery History banner on your blog.

Posted by Blogger A BOY NAMED GMU @ 7/06/2005 08:23:00 AM #


Posted by Blogger Angelo Embuldeniya (Strav) @ 7/14/2005 10:29:00 PM #

Boy (frog?) next door just passing by to say hello! how are you?

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 7/24/2005 06:27:00 PM #

We look forward to your blog postings soon. Hope all is well with you and you are keeping fine.

Good Luck,
The News Blog re-Blog Team

Posted by Blogger News Blog re-Blog Team @ 7/29/2005 05:22:00 PM #


Posted by Anonymous kazablanka @ 8/01/2005 02:35:00 AM #

Now and then, I find myself coming back even though I know there are no new postings. Hope you are well!

Boy (frog?) next door!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ 8/30/2005 05:43:00 AM #

Thanks for asking oh elusive frog...i_am_not_worthy ex-bloggerette sends her regards too

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 8/30/2005 04:35:00 PM #

Sadly, the first day I checks your blog, is the day I read you are quitting :(

I wish I knew you before ..

Posted by Blogger Arabian Princess @ 9/10/2005 09:23:00 PM #

this is my first time here, and i start to like this place :)

Posted by Anonymous Brunette @ 9/29/2005 01:07:00 AM #
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