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souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Monday, December 8, 2008

King Abdullah II to smash You Tube record

Jordan's King Abdullah II is trying to break Paris Hilton's record for most individual frames of footage on YouTube. Here are some samples:

This video to the song al-urdan awalan ("Jordan First"), a popular nationalistic ditty, is mostly footage of Jordanian military exercises and sweeping views of Amman, but spliced with 57 different shots of King Abdullah II (kissing babies, slapping hands with the crowds, etc), but regrettably only 1 shot of Queen Rania (which is the same number of times we get to see Sultan Qaboos).

But wait, here's a photo montage featuring Jordan's national anthem and 73 different shots of the king.

But this one tops it all. In this video King Abdullah II is in every shot, continuously, and doesn't say a word.

Because Stephen Harper won't shut up!

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