Monday, February 13, 2006

From Lebanon IIVIII

The Arguile Delivery Guy

Driving in Lebanon is dangerous.

Riding a scooter in Lebanon is only for stunt lovers and thrill seekers.

Riding a scooter in Lebanon with a glass and metal khazouk clutched in your crotch is complete insanity.

The Arguile Deliver Guy kicks it up a notch. He does the completely insane one-handed while playing with balls of fire with his free hand.

Admirably, he does all this purely out of his passion for smoking high delivery and love of pyromania. It can't possibly be for the money, as each performance in which he risks his life and all those along his path is done for a mere 2000LL ($1.33).

Next time you see a scooter flying down the road with a tail of fire tracing it. Get out of his way, seek shelter, and then applaud this great Lebanese tradition.

3 comments:

Hisham said...

I always watch those performances in amazement. It's like watching a Cirque du Soleil act. Have you seen the tandem peformance where the 5-year-old kid holds on to the rider with one hand and carries the coals in the other? Respect!

Anonymous said...

this was so hilarious. and the khazouq defintion made me laugh well into the wee hours of the morning.

you rock.

euroarabe said...

that was me i dont know why it made me anonymous.