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SKAM “SLAVE” TRANSLATION

Sana: Hello?

The ballonsquad guys: Discussing how Yousef has tried 10 times and failied and how he’ll fail again

Yousef: Sch.. Calm down boys 

The guys: Come on then!

The ballonsquad guys: That was bad!

Sana: Whats going on in here?

One of the guys: Lets make Sana try it!

The other guys: She’s totally gonna make it!

One of the guys: Yeah because she is actually good at basketball unlike some people!

Simo: Yeah, because she learnt it from me!

Sana: What you talking about learnt it from you? Even mom is better at basketball than you!

The ballonsquad guys: Ohhh!!! That hurt!

Simo: If you can make it, then I’ll be your slave for a week!

The ballonsquad guys: Dont do it man!

Simo: I’m sure about this

Sana: Drive me everywhere, clean my room?

Simo: Whatever you want! The whole package!

Sana: Swear!

Simo: Wallah! (I swear to God in arabic) And all the boys are my witnesses!

The ballonsquad guys:

Dont do it!


Simo: Its okay guys! I got it!

Sana: What should I do?

Simo: You gonna throw this in the lamp, exactly at the time Snoop Dogg sings “Smoke weed everyday”

Sana: Just that?

Simo: Just that?? But if you fail, you have to be MY slave for a whole week!

Sana: That was not a part of the deal!

Simo: But you said “its just that?” What is it, are you scared of failing? If you’re so confident come on then!

Sana: Give me the ball?

The ballonsquad guys: You’ll regret this!

They are just cheering, and then Sana fails.

Simo: So.. now can you go make us some tea?

Sana: I’m not a slave to all your friends!

Simo: But they are my guests!

Simo: Thank you, slavewoman!

Simo: It came out wrong, sorry. Chill. That was not nice of me to say. 

The ballonsquad guys: Watch how you talk to your sister! Thats your sister!

Simo: Don’t get involved! Calm down.

END SCENE

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Montreal-born Harley Morenstein hosts of one of those online cooking shows watched by guys who think ‘liking bacon’ is a character trait. Apparently he liked this drawing by local artist Dan Buller SO much, he removed the signaure before posting it on both Instagram and Facebook. SO much! He had to make it HIS! Now that’s dedication. (Dan Buller)

ETA Put the original up there, too, so it’s clear that this wasn’t just (’just’) a crop job, an innocent mistake (twice over). It was erased intentionally. For love. And let’s say he didn’t do it, someone else did. It takes about two seconds to search by image. It’s 2015. We have the technology. It is almost literally the least you can do, if you claim to like something (so much you might want to, huh, know who created it) and are using it to prop up your brand.

ETA2 You can now buy merch featuring this great, original drawing on Society6. See? See how easy it is to spread the love? When you care a single ounce about supporting creators? (Society6)