Everything You NEED to Know About Civil Marriage in Lebanon

Some Background
Most of us believe that the reason we can get married a civil marriage in Lebanon, is because of a loophole left over from the days of France’s mandate over Lebanon post World War I. It’s called “Karrar 60″ and was issued in 1936, and it elaborated that individuals who do not belong to the 18 recognized sects, can choose to get married a civil marriage.

All About Brazil’s Humiliating 7-1 Defeat To Germany

Image by Michael Steele
I still can’t believe Germany won that easily yesterday against Brazil, and I really feel bad for Brazil fans as this is by far the most humiliating defeat Brazil has ever witnessed. In fact, it is even worse than the 1950 loss because the Brazilian team didn’t even put on a fight, and if the 2-1 loss to Uruguay at Maracanã Stadium still haunts the Brazilian team, I don’t know how they will get over yesterday’s trashing.

New detergent from Abou Fouad: Ja 7 bi 1.

After yesterday's World Cup sweep, Abou Fouad - our household trouble-shooting extraordinaire - is marketing a new detergent Ja 7 bi 1 a new and improved version of Yes 3 bi 1 except it comes from Germany. I hear it's very efficient on salsa spots.

Pew: 92% of Lebanese are Concerned About Islamic Extremism

Among Arab countries, and practically all the surveyed countries, Lebanon ranked #1 in terms of people being concerned over rising Islamic Extremism.

Artist Saint Hoax is Lebanese! (CORRECTION: SYRIAN)

After more intel gathered, I apologize for the mistake. Saint Hoax is actually a Syrian, living in Lebanon. Sorry for the mix-up, but I’m sure we’re all as excited and proud!

A series of shocking posters went viral online over the past couple of weeks. They featured Disney princesses like Ariel, Jasmine and Cinderella either beaten up Rihanna-style, or locked in a forceful embrace and kiss with their dads.

Print your phone pictures anywhere with Pringo!

I really like when occasionally people send me cool stuff to review on my blog;Pringo has been officially launched into the Lebanese market and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to test it, so thanks again Gulbenk Trading Company for this amazing gadget!
All you have to do is download the Pringo App, create an account and you are ready to snap pictures and print them. Very easy!

Boutros-Francois Harb-Mitterand (the coypcat)

Oh dear me! How does one react when a prominent Lebanese politician (currently a minister) who steals BLATANTLY one of the most famous political slogans in the history of communications - "la force tranquille" for Francois Mitterant becomes "al quowa al hadi2a" (which litteraly means "la force tranquille" in Arabic). Please Mr. Harb stop insulting our intelligence, this is nothing but pure theft.

Lebanon-Inspired World Cup Flags: #CheerResponsibly

These drawings were done by Rawad Hajj in an attempt to remind football fans in Lebanon about more important priorities in their country like water, electricity and poverty.
To be honest, I don’t think people have forgotten about these matters, but the world cup is like going on a vacation for a lot of people, specially the football fans, and there’s nothing wrong in ignoring everything happening around us and enjoying the best football competition ever once every 4 years.

Did Nishan Fart On Live TV?

Go to minute 21:10 and notice the example he gives right after that presumed fart. Coincidence? Maybe not lol!
Thanks Marc!

10 Contemporary Art Galleries in Beirut You Should Visit

Beirut is an excellent choice for art lovers who wish to discover what’s new in contemporary art from the Middle East. Thanks to its geographical position, the Lebanese capital acts as a gateway to the region, with internationally renowned venues such as Agial Art Gallery and a host of smaller galleries exhibiting works by Lebanese, Syrian, Iranian and Arab artists.

...But at least you will die in (pop) style.

My pop esthetics could not but detect those two shoe specimens with towering heels, platform fronts and - what appears to be the most daring pop decorations yet to be seen on shoes.

Amal Alamuddin’s Mother Thinks Georges Clooney Is Not Good Enough For Her Daughter

Update: Georges Clooney has apparently responded personally to these allegations and stated the whole thing is a lie.

Lebanon’s Taxi Driver Killers In The 10 Horrific Middle East Serial Killers List

Brothers George and Michel Tanielian are believed to be Lebanon’s first serial killers. The 9 other criminals who made the list are:
Mohammed Bijeh from Iran.
Adam Omar from Yemen.
Mahin Qadri from Iran.
Ali Kaya from Turkey.
Saeed Hanaei from Iran.
Bilal Musa from Jordan.
Dr. Louay Omar Mohammed Al-Taei from Iraq.
Awdhah from Saudi Arabia.
Ali Reza Kordiyeh from Iran.

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