appreciate ramadan

Okay, I'm gonna do a little Ramadan too. No Professor Griff over here.

I'll work on this stuff Wikipedia sez:

During Ramadan, Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam as well as refraining from lying, stealing, anger, envy, greed, lust, sarcastic retorts, backbiting, and gossip.

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Purity of both thought and action is important. The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. Properly observing the fast is supposed to induce a comfortable feeling of peace and calm.

Running a blog will make that gossip one difficult. 

Shouts to:

My boy Zee back in Seattle, who should be putting an album out [or at least have a damn Myspace];

These two, who have always been mythic heroes to me, and deserved to be;

Nasir bin Olu Dara, who I hope lights Bill O'Reilly up 'I know Bill O'Reilly's test scores;

Sandeep Kaushik;

Sarah Shahi, who, yes, can really act, thanks for asking. [pictured below as her character Carmen de la Pica Morales from 'The L Word'] 

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Shamelessly stolen from Yahoo 

Also, Ali makes me realize that Muslim athletes probably could take any subsection of Christianity in the Religion Olympics if it were based on, say, basketball, soccer, and boxing, and everyone actually had to be observing. [I know, that's a lot of caveats.] Kareem and Hakeem would be the centers for basketball. Dream shake, sky hook, good night.

Zinedine Zidane's Muslim (!)