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FAIL: Tourist Information At The Beirut – Rafic Hariri Airport

I wonder how hard it is for the Ministry of Tourism to spell-check Lebanese cities. Hamra is spelled differently twice, Achrafieh three times and Broummana is misspelled.

Idiot Of The Day

He’s wearing a helmet though. He obviously cares about his safety.
Spotted by Ahmad Kurdi via Yasa

Vero Modca soundtrack and Beirut Mayhem-Mek

As a lead up to Vero Modca store opening within the realm of #InMediasRes on April 18th at 20:00 at Station Beirut, why not enjoy the soundtrack as a blast from the past!

Fatka-Village: Me talk pretty one day


Looking at the Fatka-Village ad on top of a building at Dora roundabout - one of the worst places to place an ad with words (as no one is standstill enough to read them) - I could not but remember the title of David Sedaris' heartwarming masterpiece "Me talk pretty one day" - except it's very far from being as well written.

Telecom Ministry: Higher And Cheaper Internet Speeds Within A Month

Picture via MayaZankoul
Lebanon’s Telecom Minister Boutros Harb is promising faster and cheaper internet speeds within a month as well as unlimited plans. He’s also talking to the Wall Street Journal about fiber optics and implementing Law 431, which would allow free competition in the telecom market and stop the duopoly led by Alfa and Touch.

Bkerke Website Hacked

The website is back to normal now.

The Perfect Campaign Ad for Lebanon’s “Presidential” Elections

The above illustration depicts the two main runner-ups in Lebanon’s alleged upcoming presidential elections… No further comment to avoid slander and libel, but I’m sure you all got it =P
It was done by Noura Andrea Nassar, who did the hilarious “If Lebanese Restaurants’ Names Were Honest

Lebanese Civil Defence Volunteers Rescue Woman On Verge Of Suicide

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Post by Civil Defence volunteers.

The woman was identified as being an Ethiopian domestic worker. The Lebanese Police should investigate on the reasons why she was throwing herself off the balcony with the owners.
Great work from the Civil Defence guys!

Douaihy Easter Ads

What does the XO game have to do with Maamoul and is this E-store supposed to mean Easter? I really hope not. On a positive note, I got a Knefe from Douaihy on Friday and it’s still one of the best out there.

Taken from Douaihy

Nadine Magazine Spot On Cover Page And Headline

The woman on the front page with her panties showing told the magazine she will succeed without compromises.
I believe you

Answering ReThinkIsrael’s BuzzFeed Article: The 13 Delicacies That Are Israeli .. Aren’t Israeli

Picture from Al-Abraaj
ThHank you Rumzz for writing this. Read the full article [Here].

Dying for your sins ad(d)s up.

The whole of the advertising market has gone festive it seems. Easter ads - be they relevant or not - are all over the place. Let's examine the exhibits:


 Kurban Tours is playing on "Easter break" - which apparently "breaks the routine" and not just the traditional Lebanese egg challenge (whereby tops and bottoms of rival eggs battle it out until a winner is declared).

What is #InMediasRes ?


#InMediasRes is the man watching the CCTV watching you "for your own safety"
#InMediasRes is Juvenal's who watches the watchmen?
#InMediasRes is Oscar Wilde's "we are all living in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars"
#InMediasRes is "just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
#InMediasRes is the "houdou2 hazer" (cautious calm) that used to be code word for "go there at your own risk" during the Lebanese war on radio stations

On April 13: The Lebanese Civil War Mentality We Need To Get Rid Of

When I first saw the announcement above, I wasn’t really sure if I should laugh at it or criticize it, and as it went viral and Lebanese started commenting on it, I noticed that few people were actually defending whomever posted this announcement and saying that this is the reality we live in. I wasn’t surprised to hear these comments to be honest as sectarianism is still infecting our society and has been on the rise lately mainly due to the Syrian conflict, add to that increased racism against Syrian Refugees.

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