You know how in Egypt, every simple, little task is somehow turned by some random dude into a career? Well, turns out we’re not the only cuckoo ones in the world. Hard to believe? Check these jobs out, mate:
1. Human Bed Warmer
In London and Manchester, professional bed-warmers are sent to warm the beds of the guests staying at The Holiday Inn. They literally warm the bed up for you before you can sleep in it. Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, said the idea could help people get off to sleep.
2. Professional Bridesmaid
Do you not have enough girlfriends to stand alongside you on your big day? No problem! Because now, you can rent your own set of bridesmaids, undercover ones of course. “Essentially I’m there as the bride’s personal assistant and on-call therapist,” said professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz, cofounder of Bridesmaids For Hire
3. Fake Wedding Cake Renter
Since wedding cakes are becoming more and more expensive by the minute, cakerental.com now offers cakes for rent. According to their website “The main cake is covered with real fondant with the looks and feel of a real cake in every aspect, however the inside is made of foam and there is small compartment to place a small portion of edible cake for the ceremony. After the couple’s “feeding each other” act, the display cake is taken back into the kitchen and the guests are served regular sheet cakes from the local bakery or wholesale store.”
4. Professional Cuddler
Yep, it’s real. You can actually rent someone to cuddle up with. Nope, not weird at all…You can hire a professional cuddler and he/she can charge up tp $80 an hour. Some cuddlers even make up to $400 a night for their services! DAYUM, SON!
5. Electric Shock Giver
Too drunk? no problem. Because now, you can pay for this service that can instantly sober you up…but also kill you in the process..?! In Mexico, street vendors are the peeps behind this special service. This weird AF electric shock is known there as “toques”.
6. Birthday Clown To Stalk Your Children
If that ain’t the creepiest thing ever, I don’t know what is. evilbirthdayclown.com in all seriousness, provides birthday clowns that you can hire to basically, stalk your children. I am just as baffled as you are. What the fuck?
7. Chicken Sexer
I know it sounds bad, but it’s not what you think. Chicken sexers are are people who determine the the sex of a chick…and it’s not very scientific as those dudes highly rely on their intuition.
8. Professional Line Stander
There’s no need to stand in never-ending lines anymore. Now, you can hire someone whose job is to stand in line for you. Imagine the usefulness of that profession on a Black Friday.
9. Professional Mermaid
Yep! It’s a real job. Mermaids are usually hired for birthday party shows. And trust me, becoming a professional, licensed mermaid ain’t cheap. Aqua Mermaid charges $3,800 for a five-day training course.
10. Fortune Cookie Writer
These people are usually freelancers or in-house writers that are hired by fortune cookie manufacturers in order to come up with cool, witty, inspirational phrases to be placed inside cookies. These professionals earn around $40,000 a year.
The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually
According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.
“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.
“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.
The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.
Catch The Arab Premiere For Short Movie Henet Ward During Cairo Film Festival
Egypt’s short movie ‘Henet Ward’ will have its MENA premiere at Cairo Film Festival, where it will compete with other movies.
The movie has participated in more than 95 international festivals around the world in (50 different countries) including 20 festivals that qualify for the Oscar and BAFTA and the film has won 12 international awards since its world premiere in the official competition of the “Clermont Ferrand International Festival” in France.
The movie is directed by Murad Mostafa and will be competing in the Cairo Film Festival.
Henet Ward tackles the life of “Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.
The movie also stars Emad Goniem, Halima, and Hagar Mahmoud, among others.
The following are the screening times for the movie:
Sunday December 6th | 3:30 PM | Hanager cinema hall in the Egyptian Opera House
Monday, December 7th | 1:00 PM | Odeon 2 cinema downtown
Share with us what you think of the movie when you catch the premiere!
Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy Wins Two Awards From the Australian Cinematography Society
Egyptian DOP Ahmed Al Morsy has won two prestigious awards from the Australian Cinematography Society (ACS) and with that, marking his third win in a row and bringing his total number of awards to nine since he joined as a member back in 2017.
Al-Morsy received the Golden Award of Corporate Branding and Advertising for his video “Same Great Feelings,” which he also directed for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt. He also won the Silver Award of John Bowring for Breaks and Promos for the Egyptian TV Channel Identity, where he used Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
This win brings his total number of both international and regional awards to 22! An honorable achievement that he managed to do in the past 10 years.
These awards were granted for a number of his work including: Messages From The Sea (2010), The Party (2013), The Blue Elephant (2014), The Originals (2017), Diamond Dust (2018), and Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which generated more than EGP 102 million, making it the highest grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema.
Al Morsy is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC).
His latest work is the movie Al Aref: Awdat Younis, directed by Ahmad Alaa Aldeeb and starring Ahmed Ezz, the movie will release soon in cinemas.
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