Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Drag Me To Hell with a Libyan Flavour!

Today with a friend decided to take advantage of the Orange Wednesdays offer that you get if you are with the Orange network, basically the offer entitles you to 2 cinema tickets for the price of one on any Wednesday plus 2 meals at Pizza Express for the price of one if you want! even though I have been with Orange for some years now, I never tried this offer so when my friend suggested it I thought why not! we went to Angel at lunch time straight to Pizza Express, out of the many pizza chains here, I think pizza express is the most acceptable as their pizzas do resemble and taste as pizzas should, unlike other places that just serve you soggy chewy bread covered in tomato sauce and cheese and they call it pizza! of course if you want a real proper pizza then you should go to one of the many Italian Pizzerias all over London that serve pizzas cooked in wood oven as they should be.

After a quick pizza we headed to the cinema, we both wanted to watch the new horror film Drag Me To Hell as we are both horror film fans and the film had some good reviews, it is directed by Sam Raimi who made the Evil Dead films.

The film was one of those movies that make some people jump in their seats with fright while laughing at the same time, I enjoyed it a lot and laughed a lot too but as soon as they said the name of the evil force in the film or the demon, the name was Lamia, it struck a chord in the back of my head, I read sometime ago about a Libyan queen in Greek mythology called Lamia that became a demon or a Libyan Ghoul غولة ليبية , so as soon as I came home I searched the Internet and sure it was the same Lamia, even the film's page on Wikiperdia links to the same Lamia!
This made me wonder! what was a Libyan demon doing in the USA?? could it be the warming relationship between Libya & America that made Lamia travel over there? was Libya not good enough for Lamia? what a surprise! :o)

It was a good fun afternoon, it really cheered me up since most of us do have and suffer occasionally from daily life stresses and we need to relax occasionally.


The other day while walking with my son, he asked me to buy him a drink so we went to a shop and I bought him a can of orange Tango, as we left the shop I noticed that the writing and logo on the can were upside down!! I thought maybe it was a one off, a production mistake that could be worth a lot of money, maybe I could sell it to some weirdo on EBay or something! so we walked back in the shop just to find that all cans of orange Tango were printed upside down, about 100 of them! so all dreams of becoming rich flew away. at least Amir enjoyed the drink and that was priceless :o)


Weldemdina said...

me too I been with Orange network for years and I myself never used it, but my son and his sister use it a lot , I usually at work on Wednesday and find it difficult to concentrate watching after a long day at work, I am not keen on scary movies but I will be taken my son inshallah this weekend to Transformers 2 .. I love these type of movies :o) ... an pizza express mmm the best, but also I noticed that Bella Italia do great pizza, however you can’t beat a real pizza which baked inside wood fired oven.

StarLit said...

OMG,,,,, they used MY NAME! that's scarry.

I know about the methodolgey of lamia, and the city of lamia and all of those stories... but when i read that the eveil was LAMIA, i was like OMG OMG.

Luna said...

Scary movies are not my cup of tea and never have been.

Now Pizza thats another story. I can never refuse a pizza especially the La Pizza Napoletana which is the original pizza from Naples which got all the world loving it !

salams and thanks for sharing your experience with your friend-nice.

Αρετή Κυρηνεία said...

سيدى احب كثيرا السينما ولا امانع فى مشاهدة افلام رعب خاصة تلك المستقة من الاساطير الاغريقية والقديمة لما قبل الميلاد لانها غاية فى الروعة والادهاش فى اسلوب تفكير الناس فى تلك الفترة القديمة ...اللامية بحسب ما قرات فى المصادر الكلاسيكية هى غولة ليبية بامتياز ومتخصصة فى تحطيم السفن المبحرة بمحاذاة سواحل سرتا الصغرى(سرت)فىماقبل الميلاد ، وهى تصور على هيأة امراة عجوز ذات مظهر مخادع تظهر على الشاطىء لتسحب بشعرها السفن والبحارة الى اعماق البحر، وربما من حكى هذه القصة كان القصد منه الاشارة الى ساحل منطقة سرت الموحش والمقبض بالنسبة لكل البحار فى تلك الفترات ...تبقى اسطورة جميلة على الاقل بالنسبة لى لو وضعتها فى سياقها فى التاريخ البحرى للمنطقة ..مودتى لك

Shehejaan and Navab said...


I have also blog about Libyan.I hope you like it.Libyan is the beautiful country i like Libyan.

MusicLover said...

Alfred Hitchcock cameos

Alfred Hitchcock Presents intro

Twilight Zone intro.

The Twilight Zone Top 25 Episodes

Never been fond of horror movies but these programs used to scare the hell out of people including me.

I do not know why women love horror films in general and men not.

MusicLover said...


Tania Libertad _ Concierto Para Una Sola Voz

Anglo-Libyan said...

weldemdina,Hope you went and enjoyed the movie, my son wants to see it too :o)

I actually think that Lamia is a nice name :o)

Luna, Pizza Napoletana is the best, once fillings are piled up on a pizza it becomes soggy and horrible!
I prefer mine with added black olives, a bit anchovis and thats it :o)

Αρετή Κυρηνεία, this a good topic for a Libyan horror movie but it will never happen! perhaps Hollywood could use the real story!! :o)

thanks Sheheejan and welcome :o)

Musiclover, I still like Hitchcock and his cameo appearances, great :o)
Thanks for the links.

on the edge said...

WOW ! Thanks for all the info on Lamia . That explains everything , lol ! Wonder if the parents here that name their daughters Lamia know what it stands for ? The Hebrew letter "Lamel " stands for death .Very close .

ســيف said...

actually i added something new to my knowledge about Lamia who i used to bescared by at childhood>

many thanx isn't more than u deserve Mr anglo ^_^

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