Sunday, April 20, 2014

Overheard in the newsroom: Editor's conversation edition

Editor A: My back was too sore.
Editor B: From lunging?
Editor A: No from lying down for too long on the couch.

Today in things I never thought I would say

"You didn't tell me there would be chocolate furniture there!"

One headline, so many questions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Star Wars in Abu Dhabi: It really does look like Episode VII is shooting in the desert

When you hear that one of the world's most popular yet top-secret film franchises has moved its fictional planet to the desert in your backyard, you want to find it. You search, but the desert is big. You ask, but no one wants to say anything. And then one day, a brilliant photographer from The National is out dune bashing and sees what she sees: looks like part of an escape hatch from Tatooine, doesn't it?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Press release of the week: Lionel Richie at Dubai International Airport, from Think Events

The first line (I almost spit out my coffee when I read it at 7am): Lionel says "Hello" Dubai as he lands at 1 am this morning into Dubai terminal 3. Also, it's so rare to get something useful like this in the UAE. Usually I would expect to see something like this a few days after his concert, which is tomorrow night at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Overheard in the office: Saturday night fever edition

"It's the most polite mean thing I've ever heard."