I have been meaning to say this and I should: the Egyptian people are so damn articulate. They never ever suffer loss for words. Give any Egyptian a microphone and he/she can talk unendingly. I don't know why but it is a noticeable phenomenon. This is why Egyptian TV stations often feature a man or woman sitting behind a microphone and they talk without guests for a long time. In Lebanon, they always need a script: even when they ask questions to guests. They act as ill-prepared as members of US Congress in congressional hearings.