Sunday, October 09, 2005

Abdullah Developing His Own 50 Cent Crotch Grab 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, second right, and UAE (Unired Arab Emirates) Information Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, brother of UAE president, second left, listen to an unidentified official during a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for a new housing project set to rise from the rubble of the former Jewish settlement of Morag, the first major construction project in the Gaza Strip since Israel completed its withdrawal from the territory last month, in the outskirts of the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern of Gaza Strip Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005. Work is due to start on Sunday on the Sheikh Khalifa neighborhood, named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, which is bankrolling the $100 million, (83 million) two-year project. Others are unidentified.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra).
50 Cent, don't worry, your title as Crotch Grab King (or Emir) is not in immediate danger.

(Interestingly, in the sidebar to my upload of crotch_grab_1.jpg Flickr decided to place a targeted advertisement for the site www.fashionplumbing.com.)

Actually, on further inspection, it appears Abdullah may not have been practicing his gangsta moves, but was just worried about a loose catheter:

same caption as first picture (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
But at least Abdullah was grabbing his own crotch:

Israeli soldiers quarrel with Palestinians outside the Ibrahime mosque on the first Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Hebron, October 7, 2005. Muslims across the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

I think technically this doesn't count as sexual relations, but more of a cordial greeting, so it's not a Ramadan problem.

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