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The reason why the Zoughaib billboards are cut!


Image source Najib Mitri

Najib has asked a pertinent question, one that I have been asked previously by my advertising and graphic design students "why are the Zoughaib billboards cut?". Actually, the photo he took is one of the "good" ones, other are so blotched it's pathetic.

Why Are All The Zoughaib Billboards Cut?

I noticed today that all the Zoughaib billboards on my way to work (Like 3 of them) are cut but it looks like they’ve been that way for a while. I am not sure if it was done intentionally or it’s a huge mistake but it’s ugly and they should fix it.

Lebanese Football Doomed

Corruption, match-fixing, unprofessionalism and now exploiting and tricking young players. We have lots of talented footballers in Lebanon but the federation is not doing anything to promote this sport properly.
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The Silent Majority Speaks Banned In Beirut

The Iranian documentary “The Silent Majority Speaks” by Bani Khoshnoudi got censored in Lebanon because it is against the current Iranian government and could “undermine relations with another state”.
That’s all I have to say here. You can start laughing now.
Via StopCulturalTerrorism

Migrant Domestic Workers Deaths in Lebanon: More Investigation Needed

In three unrelated incidents, three Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon have died or been seriously injured in the last week. The Migrant Domestic Workers Coordination Consortium (MDWCC) and other civil society NGOs demand rigorous and serious investigations into the three cases and in all cases of Migrant Domestic Workers’ death or serious injury.

2014 Good City Index: Beirut Among The 50 Most Inspiring Cities in the World

The GOOD City Index includes a list of 50 cities from around the world that best capture the elusive quality of possibility. Beirut was ranked 9th in 2013 and is in 10th position this year. The report describes Beirut as a city of possibility, in various fields such as civic engagement, street life, connectivity, green life, diversity, work and life balance and others.

Huge Accident In Jeita Because Of A Sukleen Truck

Update: Sukleen called me and it is the municipality that decides the location of the bins and how often Sukleen can pass by. The Jeita municipality should change this location ASAP because it doesn’t make sense.

Epic Car Plate Spotted In Jounieh: 3ala Sale3te Betbale3te

via Yasa
I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.

Hospital غير مطابق

via BintJbeil
This is probably a fake picture but it cracked me up. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really happened in Lebanon. I wouldn’t be surprised of anything happening here anymore.
Update: The hospital stated that it is fake but no one can prove it I guess. I couldn’t find the picture anywhere else on Google.

Week5: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

Colorful Beirut by Matteo el Khodr
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It will snow this Christmas – Picture by Haig Melikian

Spin doctor Abou Faour wags the dog.


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The list of establishments which are non-conform (the now classic expression "ghayr moutabik") to standards which has been released by Lebanese Minister of Health Wael Bou Faour has caused a storm on all levels.

Road Trippin' Up North Part I

Qalamoun Main Street; rain is looming in the distanceHad to go up north this morning to buy some olive oil. Why not go across the supermarket and buy a bottle, you wonder? Only suckers by olive oil by the liter. Here in Lebanon, we buy our olive oil buy the ‘tankeh’, which is slang for 20 liters. Actually, we buy more than just 20 liters; I think we’re going through some 60 liters a year if not more.

ISIS May Have Killed Peter (or Abdul-Rahman) Kassig

Peter Kassig in Beirut
That’s just terrible news! I was really hoping that Peter Kassig would be released soon. I’ve been following up on Kassig’s story for quite some time and this man has done a tremendous job in helping refugees specially in Lebanon.

Bar Tartine Opening In Dbayyeh

Bar Tartine will be opening in the next couple of days somewhere near Mandaloun cafe in Dbayyeh if I am not mistaken. I love this place, specially the fresh morning baguettes and the desserts, and it perfectly makes sense for it to open in Dbayyeh as its only two branches are in ABC Achrafieh and Mar Mikhael.

Do they know it's Christmas time? 30 years later


The new version of Band Aid's "Do they know it's Christmas time?" is now tomorrow and this time the proceeds will go for fighting the Ebola crisis hitting Africa.

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