Stand-up Comedian Russell Peters is coming to Lebanon on March 24th for one night at the Platea Hall and I was checking back one of his performances when he talks about going clubbing in Lebanon. I honestly didn’t find this video funny, neither did Mark few months back, because it’s simply not what Lebanese do or sound like and I don’t know who are those four guys he went out with (If he ever did), but they sure are not Lebanese. The only thing he got right was the “habibi” thing.
- How many Lebanese do you know say “B” instead of “P”?
- Also, I’ve never heard that “Lebanese” accent he’s trying to reproduce. No one speaks like that here.
- Speaking of B018, you can’t possibly hear BOAT instead of BO18. If anything you hear B080 not BOAT!
- Moreover, B018 is not just some random club in the middle of nowhere. You can see it from the highway with all the lights and cars around it, so I don’t know how he only saw a bouncer in the middle of a parking lot (unless he went there at 9pm).
- B018 is not meant to look like a bomb shelter but a coffin and it opens up and closes during the night. How did he realize it’s a bomb shelter? What was his first hint?
The only stand-up comedian that I’ve seen and made me laugh about Lebanese is Nemr Abou Nassar. I heard there are lots of funny stand-up comedians performing at the Comedy Club in Monot but I haven’t been there yet.
For those interested in buying tickets for his show on March 24th at the Platea Hall in Maameltein, click [Here].
Is this how a bomb shelter looks like in Canada or India?
ABC’s smoke-free environment campaign is definitely a step in the right direction, even though restaurants and cafes will only have to abide by this non-smoking initiative on Mondays only. Some say it’s not enough and smoking should be banned all week long but I think it’s unfair:
1- Because smokers should be allowed to smoke in designated places and I honestly don’t see how Arguile places in ABC are going to manage that, such as Leila and Cafe Blanc (Assuming arguile is also considered as smoking).
2- Because ABC is not ready to endure major financial losses and be the only mall to ban smoking.
Among those present at the official launch of the happy smoke-free campaign at ABC Achrafieh were Minister of Public Health Mr. Ali Hassan Khalil and Minister of Tourim Mr.Fadi Abboud. I was glad to hear Minister Abboud is planning to increase the price of the cigarette pack, but his statement on the non-smoking law in the airport was a complete joke.
He also reminded people how they believed it would not be possible to implement a non-smoking law in the airport and they were proven wrong. [Source]
In fact, the most difficult task awaiting ABC at the moment is making sure no one is smoking and being able to kick out those who refuse to turn off their cigarettes, because last time I checked, no one cared about the smoking ban at the airport.
I woke up this morning early and headed up towards Jeita, Shayle and Ballouneh to see if it’s really snowing at low altitudes. The first signs of snow were towards the end of Shayle but my car was sliding left and right so I had to turn back. Ballouneh is unreachable.
My friend Roland has been tweeting since 8:30 am from the OEA (Order of Engineers and Architects) office in Dbayyeh, where he has been waiting endlessly to renew his insurance and pay his annual registration fees.
It appears that the engineers’ insurance expires in February and you can’t renew it until the first of March, which means that you have to go pay today if you want to be covered. My question is: Is it so difficult to allow engineers to renew their insurance earlier?
Added to that, there’s a new insurance company this year and the personnel is apparently unfamiliar with the new software being used, and testing it for the first time today, thereby making things ever worse.