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Interview With the Arab Parrot

3:43 PM PDT on August 13, 2007

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The Arab Parrot AKA Parrot Enemy #1 AKA Reza Nader parties every night, takes pictures, and blogs every day. He hangs with hot chicks and has no visible source of income. He reps the Arabians who love to party from Egyptian Lover to the dudes from the Vans store on Hollywood Blvd. We caught up with him briefly for a little Q and A:

TACO: Who is the Arab Parrot?

ARAB PARROT: I'm the sandnigga from another planet.

Arab Parrot

TACO: Where are you from?

ARAB PARROT: I'm from NYC, lived in London for 6 years, I was born in the Middle East. I moved to LA 7 years ago. I just moved to Echo Parque holmes.

TACO: What's your favorite taco?

ARAB PARROT: My favorite Taco Spot is Yucas on Hillhurst in Los Feliz.

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TACO: What's next for the Arab Parrot?

ARAB PARROT: Creating a network of Parrots worldwide. More of the same, I love photography. I love the 80's & the 90's. Its a blog thats become a full time job. I was nicknamed the Parrot by friends and at my birthday party someone bought me a mylar Parrot balloon. At the end of the night we were taking a group photo & it was knocked out of my hand, flew up & blew up the powerlines in the street. The cord fell and hit a girl in the head. She was ok, but the next day I started a blog and named it the arab parrot because of the suicide mission it took.

TACO: What did you do before the blog?

ARAB PARROT: I used to be a stock broker & for the last three years was doing mortgages for General Electric. I am a salesman by nature, however I hated corporate shit, found a way to work from the field & by the field I mean from bed. I was making money never showin up to work till the luck ran out & there was a huge layoff. Thats when I started the blog. I vowed that I will never go back to a job & the Parrot is now leading me in the right creative direction, finally after a decade of trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I couldn't be happier. Plus 1800 a month from the unemployment dept is a plus.

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TACO: What's your ideal party?

ARAB PARROT: Lots of girls in skirts, a celebrity or two, & people gettin down.

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