I spotted this hilarious ad on Facebook for Dish Arabic TV a week ago but totally forgot to share it! The idea is brilliant, the song is hilarious and the lyrics are spot on!
My favorite part is from Minute 1:30 till 1:59.
Check it out:
Tante Samira is back to wish everyone a Unique a Happy “Illuminated” Christmas! This may be a funny commercial but the truth is most families in Beirut have to turn off their Christmas tree when electricity is out because they need to heat up their homes or the water.
Zahle all lit up for Christmas
Oh wow! I really have nothing to say about this ad. Exploiting victims of domestic violence to promote discounted apartments? Do you really think an apartment is the first thing on an abused woman’s mind? Do you think such a move will help protect women? Is this some sort of joke?
Even if the intentions of the company in question are good and meant to help women in need, putting a bruised woman’s picture on the poster was a terrible idea. They could have simply offered women discounted prices and that’s about it 🙂
Google celebrating our Independence day with a doodle
Here’s a nice roundup of some of the Lebanese ads, videos, posters, caricatures about Lebanon’s Independence that were shared in the last couple of days.
لبنان_بدمي via Donner Sang Compter Lebanon
Food always unites us
I love this! via SonyLebanon
Keef ma kenet b7ebbak, bi beertak b7ebbak. Via Almaza
I hope we won’t be seeing people walking the Marathon while eating a Taouk Sandwich tomorrow.
Haute Zbouture Trashion Show by Comfu
It’s been over 100 days now since the garbage crisis started in Lebanon and the situation is getting worse every day. The government is obviously still to blame for everything that’s happening but there’s still a major problem in Lebanon, which is the lack of recycling and personal initiatives.
Personally speaking, we’ve been recycling at home since August and things are going perfectly fine. We’ve also been following specific guidelines to reduce waste and it’s working out very well. The municipality is even sending warnings to those who are not sorting their garbage properly and imposing fines.
Garbage should not become a trend and there are many ways to help in this garbage crisis:
1- You can spread awareness like the awesome guys from Comfu just did with the above video.
2- You can join the #YouStink protests that resume today.
3- And you can start recycling right now, and/or pressure municipalities, companies, neighbors, family members to start recycling as well. There’s an ongoing #letsSort campaign taking place right now where you share a video where you show yourself sorting the garbage at home and nominate 3 people in your entourage to do the same.
Of course you can do all three together (and more) but the important is to encourage recycling and start reducing waste.
A nutrition center in Beirut is making use of the recent events and lack of electricity in Lebanon to promote its business. Being healthy is definitely an advantage when you are running away from tear gas canisters, water cannons and the riot police and not having electricity is a good excuse to take the stairs.
The “Feek Tdayen” banner below is messed up though.
But not as messed up as the new “wet club” in Maameltein lol!
The EDZ (Electricité De Zahlé) online campaign has been a brilliant one up until their latest ad. I love how they are shedding light on Zahle’s lifestyle and issues in a funny way and how they are bragging about their 24/7 electricity but they should have left guns out of it. In their latest ad which was shared yesterday, they show a young man from Zahle pulling a gun just because he couldn’t find a spot on the street to pee.
I don’t really understand what’s funny about that and I personally don’t know anyone from Zahle who carries a gun around with him when he’s out. Whether it does reflect Zahle’s society or not, carrying guns in public is dangerous and reckless. Moreover, this ad couldn’t have come at a worse time especially after what happened during Skaff’s funeral in Zahle last week.
I’m still jealous though that they have 24/7 electricity and water. Maybe they should think of promoting Zahle as a safe city and encourage Lebanese and tourists to visit it.
This is brilliant but I think they should have waited a bit as it could have been an excellent Valentine ad, unless of course they have something even better planned!