Someone got Offended by Mezza Beer’s Commercial

I shared the MEZZA Beer commercial a while back because I loved it. It's catchy and creative and my favorite part was the continuous head shaking throughout the ad. However, someone SOMEHOW managed to get offended by this ad and filed a complaint to the Ministry of Information. Here's what the complaint said: وجاء في نص الشكوى: "يتضمن الاعلان دعوة لتلاميذ المدارس من عمر 15 عاماً والنساء الحوامل والشباب وكبار السن والمحجبات، للشرب بحجة ان…

There Were 100 Deaths by Suicide in Lebanon This Year So Far

ISF stats reported 100 deaths by suicide so far this year in Lebanon, versus 143 in the year 2017. If we take May by itself, the numbers are quite shocking as 23 death by suicide occurred, which means that we have on average a suicide every two days and a half in Lebanon and an attempted suicide every 6 hours! Yes, someone attempts suicide every 6 hours in Lebanon and despite all attempts to raise…
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World Cup Teams Flags Banned in Beirut

2 weeks ago
Update: A Beirut street defying Chbib’s decision. Beirut Governor has issued a statement today banning Beirut residents from raising non-Lebanese flags during the World Cup, as it is against the law. The only flag that ...
Lebanon

Huawei P20 Pro Review: The 40MP Triple Camera SmartPhone!

2 weeks ago
The last time a smartphone camera came to close to 40 Megapixels was the Nokia Lumia 1020, which I still have by the way, but what the Huawei P20 Pro is offering with its 40MP ...
Fun

Can Someone Explain Google’s Conversion Calculation Mishap?

2 weeks ago
Two days ago, Google was showing a wrong conversion currency rate for the Lebanese Pound whereas 1 US dollar equalled 767.51 Lebanese Pounds while the real value is 1,506.65. The currency was showing correctly on ...
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ODD: Reviving Batroun’s Nightlife

2 weeks ago
Batroun has always been known for its avant-garde nightlife scene, back when Monot was what Mar Mikhael is today, Batroun’s clubs were full to the brim. The past few years though, the clubbing scene in ...
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ISF covers Entire Football Field to Display Lebanon’s Largest-Ever Drug Bust

2 weeks ago
Fifteen tons of weed were apprehended yesterday by the Internal Security Forces, making it the country’s biggest-ever drug bust. The drugs were worth over $100M dollars and were hidden inside paint buckets. They were set ...
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Tracking Down an Old Lebanese Board Game “Civil War”

2 weeks ago
One of the blog readers emailed me asking about a rare board game called “Civil War” that was created in the 1989 by Naji Tueni. It’s apparently similar to monopoly but themed around the civil ...
Critiques

LAU Wants to Establish The Medicinal Cannabis Research Center

2 weeks ago
Should we legalize cannabis in Lebanon? What’s the potential medical value of Lebanon-grown cannabis? The use of weed in the medical field has been legalized in several countries worldwide and there are “currently 10 academic ...
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Lebanon’s “Service” Drivers Through the Lens of Ghaleb Cababe

2 weeks ago
I love Ghaleb’s work and the latest is a series of portraits of taxi drivers in Lebanon. The right term here is “Service” not taxi, which is still quite popular in Lebanon and consists of ...
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