Today, the Internet became even more amusing when I stumbled across the curious case of Saudi “artist” (pronounced “arteeeest”) Tomy Omran.
The headline caught my eye: “Picture of Saudi Artist Tomy Omran Practically Naked on Greek Magazine Cover”.
What? Saudi? Naked? GREEK?
You see the amusement factor.
Yet, when I click on the link, poor Tomy isn’t naked at all. He’s barely topless, with a weird mini-jacket thing.
I started skimming through the article, where I came upon this quote from our friend Tomy: “The magazine convinced me by offering me 100 thousand Euros. They told me that the picture is great and that it will make Greek customers buy the issue.”
ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND EUROS? IN BANKRUPT GREECE? FOR A MAGAZINE CALLED DOWNTOWN?
That’s when I started googling and came upon the actual cover (below), where our friend Tomy really is “practically naked” (surprise! surprise!). You can click on it to enlarge.
So I started googling Tomy some more, out of curiosity. Some pictures of Tomy from around the web:
Although I really am not experimental with music and art, how can I resist googling what sort of “arteest” Tomy is? Well, I couldn’t.
So I started YouTubing dear Tomy, and found this:
OHMYGOD. MY BRAIN IS ABOUT TO DIE FROM AMUSEMENT.
Wait. It gets better.
After seeing that, aren’t you also curious to hear Tomy speak in a Saudi accent? I was. Lo and behold:
The final bit of OHMYGODMYBRAINCANTTAKETHISANYMORE was found in a forum for Arab “liberals” called the “Arab Liberals Network”. Let’s see what these liberal Arabs have to say about our friend Tomy: