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Kiyoumars Saberi

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Kiyoumars Saberi, who passed away Friday April 30, 2004, was the editor of the popular Gol Aqa satirical magazine in Iran and the columnist for Ettela'at newspaper's "Do kalameh harf-e hesaab" (couple of reasonable words). Journalists cannot write about -- much less make fun of -- every topic. Not directly at least. Sabri's columns touched on everyday political and social issues with a unique brand of humor. The following are selected columns from 1991 to 1999, in no particular order:

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*Taqdim baraaye arze tabrik
Political factions
First published in Ettela'at, March 19, 1999

*Goftaar dar arzaani!
Inflation
First published in Ettela'at, February 27, 1992

*(Aagahi)
Advertising
First published in Ettela'at, March 15, 1999

*Tazreeq-e panir va doshvaari-hhaye aan!
Cheese!
First published in Ettela'at, January 16, 1993

*Ziyaadeh jesaarat ast!
Kadivar's arrest
First published in Ettela'at, March 10, 1999

*Payaam-e daf'e khatar!
Fireworks
First published in Ettela'at, March 8, 1999

*Ghazanfar-e baa-savaad-e maadar mordeh
Election recounts
First published in Ettela'at, March 6, 1999

*Had va hodood-e shaagholaami
Press court
First published in Ettela'at, March 4, 1999

*Gharaz naqshist keh az maa baaz maanad!
Rejected candidates
First published in Ettela'at, February 25, 1999

*Eeen beh aan dar!
Dissident murders
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, January 21, 1999

*Cheshm roshani!
Jimmy Carter III
First published in Ettela'at, February 18, 1999

*Tashar beh jenaah-haa!
Islamic Civilization Party
First published in Ettela'at, February 17, 1999

*Eeenak donbaaleh-yeh akhbaar!
Presidential adviser Hadi Khamenei attacked
First published in Ettela'at, February 15, 1999

*Khadsheh bar adabiyaat-e siyaasi
Larijani's comments
First published in Gol Aqa monthly, December, 1998

*Ghatreh-ye darmani!
Americans in Iran
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 3 December, 1998

*Yakhnaa!
Mayor Karbaschi
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 26 February, 1998

*Moghadamaat-e da'vaaye asli
Council election row
First published in Ettela'at, 1 February, 1999

*Beh dalil-e taraakom
What's up with the Karbaschi verdict?
First published in Ettela'at, 28 January, 1999

*Matboo'aat dar ayaam-e hafteh
"Khordaad" daily bombed
First published in Ettela'at, 27 January, 1999

*Dar raastaa-ye ahzaab!
Political parties
First published in Ettela'at, 11 November, 1998

*Mamsaadeq aasoodeh bekhaab!
Factions within state TV
First published in Ettela'at, 23 January, 1999

*Rotab va yaa bas!
Rising utulity rates
First published in Ettela'at, 1 February, 1993

*Afshoreh!
Newspapers & the murders
First published in Ettela'at, 11 January, 1999

*Teetr? Nadaarad!
Murders: Whose fault?
First published in Ettela'at, 12 January, 1999

*Hefz-e mohit-e zeest!
Women's affairs
First published in Ettela'at, 30 May, 1992

*Harfe-e hesaab-e moredi
Political parties?
First published in Ettela'at, 16 June, 1992

*Mabaahes-e naasooti!
Teachers' salaries
First published in Ettela'at, 22 January, 1992

*Taa nabaashad cheezaki...!
Rumors have reasons
First published in Ettela'at, 8 February, 1993

*Beshmaar... yek...!
Civil servant benefits
First published in Ettela'at, 27 January, 1992

*Vaazheh-yaabi!
World Bank loan
First published in Ettela'at, 4 September, 1992

*Adab dar saf!
Heating fuel
First published in Ettela'at, 27 January, 1992

*Varaq-e zar!
Mohajerani's column
First published in Ettela'at, 21 December, 1992

*Az khvaas-e maaye'aat!
Presidential campaign speech
First published in Ettela'at, 8 June, 1993

*Shakhsi beh naam-e Alef!
Anonymous money dealers
First published in Ettela'at, 13 April, 1993

*Bahrehvari behineh az potaansiyel!
Zanjan's 30-year plan
First published in Ettela'at, 16 January, 1992

*Emkaanaat-e beeshtar!
Help the oil ministry help you
First published in Ettela'at, 8 March, 1992

*Chortkeh v kaampiyooter!
National census
First published in Ettela'at, 2 October, 1991

*Saazmaan aabdaarkhaaneh tarmeem shod!
Gol Aqa's cabinet resuffle!
First published in Ettela'at, 29 November, 1991

* Gard-o-khaak!
On Larijani's latest outburst
First published in Ettela'at, 5 November, 1998

* Bezoodi!
Tehran metro, soon!
First published in Ettela'at, 18 February, 1992

* 24 darsad!
24% interest on investments?
First published in Ettela'at, 14 January, 1992

* Sofaaf? yaa Gol Aqa-ye mardom-e Iran?
Satire - in moderation
First published in Gol Aqa, 29 October, 1998

* Naameh-ye vaaredeh
Feminist promises
First published in Ettela'at, 29 October, 1998

* Shotor-e vaaredaat!
Free trade zone imports
First published in Ettela'at, 15 February, 1992

* Emrooz...
Ration bureaucracy
First published in Ettela'at, 25 January, 1992

* Gol o giyaah o alaf!
Tehran municipality's flower show
First published in Ettela'at, 19 May, 1992

* Livaan, kashk, siyaasat!
Political parties
First published in Ettela'at, 20 November, 1988

* Dar aalam-e zarraat!
On our "little bit" of freedom
First published in Ettela'at, 2 November, 1998

* Andar faraayand-e ghovehyeh naateqeh
Elections and Kargozaran
First published in Ettela'at, 25 October, 1998

* Dar piraamoon-eh noqoosh-e ahzaab!
Political parties
First published in Ettela'at, 27 October, 1998

* Goftaar dar masoo'liyat!
Tehran: City with no mayor
First published in Ettela'at, 22 October, 1998

* Dar ahamiyyat-e varzesh!
Sports officials' many other jobs
First published in Ettela'at, 7 August, 1991

* Khaali bandi!
Housing loans for teachers
First published in Ettela'at, 26 September, 1991

* Maa hal nemikonim!
Winter cold & heating fuel
First published in Ettela'at, 14 March, 1993

*Seminaar-e reshveh va reshveh-khaari!
Bribery sseminar
First published in Ettela'at, 1 December, 1991

* Vezaarat-e Kaar mojhal mooshavad?
Labor Ministry to be eliminated?
First published in Ettela'at, 17 May, 1992

* Docharkheh!
France & transporation
First published in Ettela'at, 18 May, 1992

* Dowlat-e doost va baraadar!
The Taliban and Pakistan
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 17 September, 1998

* Ajaleh!
Slow repair work on Tehran bridge
First published in Ettela'at, 22 October, 1991

 * Dastaavard-e mohem!
Carpet fair in Ardebil
First published in Ettela'at, 17 July, 1991

* Cheechee-zeessi-yon?!
Opposition forces?
First published in Ettela'at, May 25, 1993

* Sana't-e toorizm!
Tourism industry
First published in Ettela'at, July 30, 1991

* Fotogenik!
Smiling mayor & taxes
First published in Ettela'at, November 11, 1991

* HEJAAMAT!
Institute of Research on Hejamat
First published in Ettela'at, May 31, 1992

* Maashin-e sefr kiloometr!
New cars and elections
First published in Ettela'at, December 29, 1991

* Dollaar-e haft tomani baraay-e...?
Cut-rate dollars for press paper
First published in Ettela'at, March 12, 1992

* Saa'at saakht-e Iran!
Iranian-made watch
First published in Ettela'at, October 14, 1991

* Bee-ettela'ee-ye Shaagholaam dar daaneshnaamegi!
An Iranian encyclopedia
First published in Ettela'at, May 6, 1992

* Meekh!
Politics of development
First published in Gol Aqa, August 20, 1998

* Shaakh-e ghool!
Exaggerated achievement
First published in Ettela'at, June 17, 1992

* Dar naa omidi basi omid ast!
Hopeless Afghanistan
First published in Ettela'at, March 13, 1993

* Sang va aamaar!
Job creation pledges
First published in Ettela'at, Feb 16, 1993

* Takhfif dar mojaazaat!
Mayor Karbaschi's punishment
First published in Gol Aqa, Aug 13, 1998

* Mantaqeh-ye aazaad!
Free trade zones and foreign companies
First published in Ettela'at, June 10, 1992

* Tak va paatak!
Conflict over education
First published in Ettela'at, June 4, 1986

* Mardom va mas'olaan!
The public's right to know
First published in Ettela'at, September 8, 1988

*Qand-o chaay-o neskaafeh!
On political parties and the law
First published in Ettela'at, December 27, 1988

* Aassiyaab beh nobat
The elderly concerned about youth
First published in Ettela'at, November 12, 1987

* En'eqaad dar enteqaad!
On defending Karbaschi
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, July 30, 1998

* Sarmaaye-ye raaket!
A misprint
First published in Ettela'at, May 31, 1988

* Salaahiyat!
Refusing students on "ethical" grounds
First published in Ettela'at, February 18, 1987

* So'aal-e jenaahi!
The Chicken, the egg, and political questions
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, August 6, 1998

* Chombaatmeh meegeryad!
The state of contemporary poetry
First published in Ettela'at, April 27, 1989

* Khaasiyat!
Improper conduct by officials at airports
First published in Ettela'at, November 17, 1987

* Do qoort-o neem-e deegar!
On industrial nations and feudal land owners
First published in Ettela'at, June 7, 1987

* Zaayandegaan-e gaav-e nar!
On banning women from art classes
First published in Ettela'at, July 6, 1987

* Tatabo'aat-e adabi!
On interpretations of Arabic (Qoranic) literature
First published in Ettela'at, February 28, 1988

* Va haalaa helaa!
On official promises
First published in Ettela'at, December 1, 1987

* She'r saheeh...!
On Mayor Karbaschi's trial
First published in Ettela'at, July 23, 1998

* Jedaal-e Sa'di baa Gol Aqa!
On the tobacco company and "world arrogance"
First published in Ettela'at, June 25, 1987

* Hal-ol-masaael!
On gender separation in public
First published in Ettela'at, January 2, 1989

* Khooroos va paapeeroos!
On meaningless slogans
First published in Ettela'at, December 18, 1988

* Masnavi-ye ma'navi!
On Kuwaiti oil tankers & the Iran-Iraqi war
First published in Ettela'at, July 26, 1987

* Shaayeh-e-ye geraani
On contradictory statements
First published in Ettela'at, August 10, 1987

* 498
On high prices of goods distributed by state coops
First published in Ettela'at, April 10, 1989

* Baaz ham kaargaraan
On workers and government studies
First published in Ettela'at, June 27, 1985

* Ertebaat-e gheyr-e tangaatang!
Tehran Mayor Karbaschi
First published in Ettela'at, April 15, 1998

*She'r va roostaa!
Rural poetry
First published in Ettela'at, June 15, 1992

*Nesfan nesf!
Election results
First published in Ettela'at international, March 15, 1999

*Az dandeh-ye chap beh jenaah-e raast!
Press law
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, December 1998

*Tabrik va tasliyat arz minamaaeem!
Election results
First published in Ettela'at, March 2, 1999

*No, kohneh, nimdaar...
Woman candidate
First published in Ettela'at, March 1, 1999

*Koveit to ham?!
Advertising
First published in Ettela'at, February 28, 1999

*Tataaboq-e af'aal va aqvaal!
Kayhan criticizes Gol Aqa
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, January 7, 1999

*Ekhtelaaf-e saliqeh!
Politics & economics
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, December 24, 1999

*Soofaaf-e mellat-e Iran!
Venting steam
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, February 4, 1999

*Aadat ma'loof!
Recent incidents in Qom
First published in Ettela'at, February 16, 1999

*Dikteh!
Faezeh Hashmi & the economy
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, December 10, 1998

*Qanoongeraaee va belasks
Rule of law
First published in Gol Aqa monthly, December, 1998

*Cheshm roshani!
Mayor Karbaschi
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 28 January, 1999

*Naqsh-e kafgir dar taarikh!
Oil price crash
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 17 December, 1998

*Olgoo-haaye raftaari!
Election squabbles
First published in Ettela'at, 2 February, 1999

*Naan va aab az anvaa'e jadid!
Civil society
First published in Ettela'at, 29 January, 1999

*Az havoo kheshtereh taa shaagholaam!
Rafsanjani & development
First published in Ettela'at, 26 January, 1999

*Tark-e ba'ze az aaadaat!
Getting used to violence
First published in Ettela'at, 25 January, 1999

*Da'vat beh eraa'eh-ye rahnemood!
Larijani's silence
First published in Ettela'at, 24 January, 1999

*Qatreh-ye darmaani!
American visitors
First published in Ettela'at, 3 December, 1998

*Tatabo'e adabi
Kayan and state TV
First published in Ettela'at, 19 January, 1999

*Tavajoh-e vizheh!
Factional disputes
First published in Ettela'at, 17 January, 1999

*Mokaashefeh!
Murders & accusations
First published in Ettela'at, 13 January, 1999

*Shenaasnaameh-haaye jadid!
Computerized IDs
First published in Ettela'at, 13 May, 1992

*Cheraagh!
Hospital in Sundan?
First published in Ettela'at, 20 January, 1992

*Khatar va favaayed-e aan!
Not everyone has brains
First published in Ettela'at, 29 May, 1993

*Dastgaah-haaye zeerabt!
Foundation for the Oppressed
First published in Ettela'at, 29 January, 1992

*Goosh va dandaan!
Useless teeth
First published in Ettela'at, 3 September, 1991

*She'r-e zemestaani!
Winter cold
First published in Ettela'at, 1 January, 1992

*Siyaasat geraaee!
Improving foreign relations
First published in Ettela'at, 10 September, 1991

*Markoob-e taaghooti!
A Mercedes for every citizen
First published in Ettela'at, 17 December, 1991

*Qeymat-e saaderaati-ye olaagh!
Donkey exports
First published in Ettela'at, 7 March, 1993

*Ghazal khaakestari!
Gray poetry
First published in Ettela'at, 1 August, 1991

*Zahreh-ye shaagholaam tarakid!
Municipality vs. PTT
First published in Ettela'at, 6 July, 1991

*Tahlil-e eqtesaadi!
Inflation caused by foriegners
First published in Ettela'at, 22 April, 1992

*Talabkaaraan!
Got tax problems?
First published in Ettela'at, 20 May, 1992

*Mobaarezeh-ye farhangi!
Cultural war
First published in Ettela'at, 28 October, 1991

*Emzaa mahfooz!
Factional differences
First published in Ettela'at, 15 April, 1992

*Heyf va... meyl!
Radio reporting
First published in Ettela'at, 24 February 1992

* Ehdaas-e va'deh!
More promises
First published in Ettela'at, 28 December, 1991

* Vezaaratkhaaneh!
How about a ministry for the newborn?
First published in Ettela'at, 11 May, 1992

* Kolaah!
Tea production
First published in Ettela'at, 17 February, 1992

* She'r va shaa'eri
No price rises?
First published in Ettela'at, 13 March, 1992

* Tasmimaat-e qaate'!
Car imports
First published in Ettela'at, 7 November, 1991

* Javaaheraat-e melli!
National jewels
First published in Ettela'at, 17 September, 1991

* Khadsheh bar adabiyat-e makhdoosh! Va takhta'eh-ye adabiyaat-e gheyr-e makhdoosh
On M.J. Larijani's latest comments
First published in Ettela'at, 31 October, 1998

* Naan va aab!
On our "little bit" of freedom
First published in Ettela'at, 1 November, 1998

* Khaakeh talaa!
On Mohammad Javad Larijani
First published in Ettela'at, Nov 2 October, 1998

* Az posht-e eynak!
The Rial/Dollar rate
First published in Ettela'at, 28 October, 1998

* Qaanoon-garaaee va belaks!
Rule of law
First published in Ettela'at, 26 October, 1998

* Entekhaabaat!
Elections
First published in Ettela'at, 14 April, 1992

* Shabakeh!
Anonymous crime network
First published in Ettela'at, 7 December, 1991

* Mojdeh beh mosaaferaan-e noroozi!
Holidays & train tickets
First published in Ettela'at, 11 March, 1992

*Meyl-o heyf!
Financial fraud ...
First published in Ettela'at, 30 September, 1991

* Rangaarang!
Lottery
First published in Ettela'at, 25 December, 1991

* Aks va tafseelaat!
Election posters
First published inEttela'at, 12 April, 1992

* Bahsi dar tarh va barnaameh!
Education & planning
First published inEttela'at, 26 February, 1991

* Tabrik!
Colorful fuel rationing coupons
First published in Ettela'at, 26 January, 1992

* Havaapeymaa!
Private planes for sale
First published in Ettela'at, 14 December, 1991

* Az avaarez-e tavarrom!
Voting & marriage age
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 27 August, 1998

* Hoqooq-e bashar va ezaafaat-e aan!
Human rights seminar
First published in Ettela'at, 16 September, 1991

* Baa saahebaan-e nazar!
Unrelated official speeches
First published in Ettela'at, March 31, 1993

* Telefon-e avazi!
On inflation and the poor
First published in Ettela'at, June 15, 1986

* Kalaam-ol vozaraa!
On ministerial advice
First published in Ettela'at, September 25, 1988

* Aamoozesh-e mokaatebeh-eeye gheyr-e entefaaee!
On editing news
First published in Ettela'at, April 20, 1989

* Naft va kashk!
On the price of crude oil
First published in Ettela'at, September 12, 1988

* Qand-e mokarrar!
On Iran-U.S. relations
First published in Ettela'at, October 23, 1988

* Tool-o tafseel!
On promises by officials
First published in Ettela'at, December 2, 1987

* Qareeb-ol-makhraj
On U.S. navy during the war with Iraq
First published in Ettela'at, June 28, 1987

* Hadd-e vasat!
On corrupt bazaaris/bureaucrats
First published in Ettela'at, January 1, 1989

* Beethoven va shahrdaar-e Tehran
On the musical taste of Tehran's mayor
First published in Ettela'at, February 24, 1989

* Naameh-ye Gol Aqa beh safir-e shoravi
On Iraqi missile attacks & the USSR
First published in Ettela'at, March 6, 1988

* Andar za'f va qovvat sh'er v shaa'eri
On impeaching the interior minister
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 2 July 1998

* Andar favaayed ekhtelaafaat (va elat-e vojoodi-ye b'az matbooaat)!
On political fights and the press
First published in Ettela'at, 29 December 1997

* Tafalsof!
On a Majlis deputy who doesn't like "Gol Aqa"
First published in Ettela'at, 14 May 1998

* Faarsi raa paas bedaarim!
On the Persian equivalent of tolerance
First published in Ettela'at, 12 May 1998

* Matboo'aat, aazaadi va gheyreh
On freedom of the press
First published in Gol Aqa monthly, Tir 1377, July 1998

* Taasir-e mooshak bar baazaar-e azaad!
On Iraqi missile attacks and profiteers
First published in Ettela'at, April 16, 1988

* Dastoor zabaan-e faarsi va ahamiyat-e aan dar eqtesaad!
On promises and the Persian language
First published in Ettela'at, July 22, 1987

* Borkinaa faaso va kopen 298!
Politics or food?
First published in Ettela'at, October 20, 1987

* Al-mofless fi amaanellah!
On high tuition at Azad universities
First published in Ettela'at, February 27, 1988

* Kaar raa keh kard...?!
On promises made by government officials
First published in Ettela'at, 18 November,1987

* Tahavol-e elm-e hendeseh: Az Tales ta Gol Aqa
On the black market
First published in Ettela'at, 9 July,1988

* Vizheh-ye mostaza'faan!
On the dispossesed (mostaz'afan)
First published in Ettela'at, 2 July,1988

* ... Eest!
On political factions, the rich & the poor
First published in Ettela'at, 8 July,1986

* Mamsaadeq ham ghash kard!
On regulations requiring same-sex medical services.
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 14 May 1998

* Qaleel-o-kaseer!
On the "few" bad bazaaris.
First published in Ettela'at, 8 November,1987

* Yek joor enteqaad!
On press freedom and the civil society
First published in Gol Aqa magazine, 27 January,1998

* Dar zaroorat-e Koobidan-e mosht-e mohkam
On "world arrogance" and "clash of civilizations"
First published in Ettela'at, 4 June,1998

* Baayast va ... nabaayast!
On Khatami's interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour
First published in Ettela'at, January 10, 1998

* Zabaan-r faarsi: viraayesh, piraayesh va amsaal-o zaalek!
On the usage of non-Persian words
First published in Ettela'at, December 23, 1997

* Maa boroon raa bengarim va haal raa!
On Iran's "Jam-e Jam" TV aimed at Iranian expatriates -
First published in Ettela'at, December 21, 1997

* Mahz-e doostdaari!
Karbaschi's previous experiences in imprisonment -
First published in Ettela'at, April 15, 1998

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