I have been holding off on posting about the situation in Egypt, because it is still fluid, and I have a nagging fear that the U.S. State Department will botch things up, but I have to say that the departure of Hosni Mubarak is an exciting development. I'm working on a more elaborate post about these developments, but I think that now is the time to celebrate. Shaabi is a popular Egyptian musical style, one which most likely formed the soundtrack to the lives of the young demonstrators. While I'm not knowledgable about Egyptian pop culture, this video is pretty damn easy on the eyes, and one particular lyric (translated) seems to be appropos. While the original seems to be about unrequited love, the questions it poses, "Why is he hiding like this? I don't know what's going on, why is confusing me like this? Why does he run away, and I never cross his mind?" can now be answered... he's hiding because his ass was run out of town!
Congratulations to the people of Egypt... they've got sexy down pat, let's hope that whisky and (especially) democracy follow.