Category Archives: Humor

#RealityCheck: Are You Armenian? Do You Eat Basterma?

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Are you Armenian? Do you eat a lot of spices? Do you live in Bourj Hammoud? Do you eat Basterma a lot? Bto2rabak Kim Kardashian?

These are all real life questions that are often asked to Lebanese-Armenians based on stereotypes that are generally untrue and are not as funny as some people think they are. The below video is meant to spread a message against stereotyping in a funny way and includes several known Lebanese-Armenian personalities such as Pierre Chammassian (this guy is hilarious), Roy Malakian, Paula Yacoubian, Sandra Arslanian, Shant Kababian, Guy Manoukian and others …

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Thanks Bouchra!

Epic Fail: Lindsay Lohan Thought Inta 7mar Means You’re Beautiful

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So Lindsay Lohan wanted to post an inspirational quote on her Instagram account and shared one that says “You’re Beautiful إنت حمار”. She figured out the mistake few minutes later and deleted it but it was too late as everyone started mocking her.

The comments are hilarious.

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Thanks Carla!

Haifa Wehbe “Breathing You In” Lyrics Revealed (MindBlown)

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A friend of mine got really bored in traffic today and sent me the lyrics of Haifa Wehbe’s latest song “Breathing you in”. It’s basically 4 short meaningless lines and “just breathing you in” on repeat. To be honest, I think she should stick to Arabic but if that’s what her fans want then good for her. After all, Lebanese rapper Kiki C ain’t got nothing on her!

Lyrics aside, I wish someone could explain to me what the hell is happening in that video clip though. What’s with all these Interstellar and Gravity scenes? It reminded me a bit of an old Maya Diab video.

Love me now Love me past the end of time
Turn me up find my frequency
You breathe me in Take me as a I am
give me a sign show me that our love is one

Cause I’m just breathing you breathing you in
you get me started when you begin
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in

Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in
Breathing you in in in in

Loud and clear I hear you I feel no one when I’m with you
I feel closer when we are far with out weightless care-free love

Cause I’m just breathing you breathing you in
you get me started when you begin
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in

Cause I’m just breathing you breathing you in
you get me started when you begin
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in
just breathing you in in in in in in in
just breathing you in

PS: I think he might have missed a couple of just breathing you ins but it’s ok.

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April Fools’ Tweet Of The Day Goes To Walid Joumblatt

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I’m still finding it hard to believe that Walid Joumblatt is writing these tweets. As I said earlier, he’s the only Lebanese politician writing funny and interesting tweets while all others are boring.

Here’s what he said:

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On a more serious note, Executive Magazine wrote today about plans for a new capital to invigorate the Lebanese government. If this plan works, it will make Beirut unsuitable for local politicians and foreign emissaries to live and work in haha!

Noss El Balad Akal Zabet El Yom!

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Sakker el Dekkene pranked all the Lebanese on April 1st by putting fines on their cars. The fines includes messages like “El Nef3a mich nef3a”, “Titi Titi 7artou2a ro7ti 3al Mecanique wou Akeed jeete 2at3a” and “Dboto 2abel ma yodebtak” in an attempt to raise awareness on corruption and bribes and incite people to report such things. This campaign is a wake up call to all drivers breaking the law and to the authorities that traffic fines are meant to raise awareness not just collect money.

Sakker el Dekkene initiative was kicked off in May 2014 and they’ve been doing a great job fighting corruption in Lebanon and collecting statistics and reports.

Let’s all report corruption and bribes la Nsakker el Dekkene once and for all! Wou t3eesho wou teklo ghayra!

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The Most Hilarious Lebanese TV Interview And Other Fun Stuff

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Anaween Via Anaween Areeda

Before talking about this hilarious interview I just found out, let’s start with another epic made-up story by the guys behind Anaween Areeda. Going back to that old CHINN video, it was taken from an interview between Jean Aziz and ex-President Emile Lahoud back in 2013 (with a special CHINN touch) and it’s hilarious!

Here it is:

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And here are some other funny stuff I picked up from last week.

Madonna Madonna spotted after the Adonis explosion that took place near her house. Seems she’s always fully dressed – via Mawtoura

Yasa Not 1 or 2 but 3 policemen breaking the law – via Yasa

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Shoud We Celebrate Earth Hour In Lebanon?

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Taken from an old post

Earth Hour is an annual global event where cities from around the world switch off their lights for an hour. The purpose of Earth Hour is to remind us that we have to seriously start considering renewable energies as individuals and as a country. A couple of years ago, Achrafieh, Rmeil and Geitawi all went dark to celebrate Earth Hour and last year the serail as well as a couple of hotels also took part in it.

Of course a lot of Lebanese unwillingly participated in Earth Hour when electricity is off and they didn’t have a generator subscription as a backup, which makes us wonder if it’s truly worth it to celebrate Earth Hour? Personally speaking, I think we should take part in any movement that helps our planet and reduce pollution and I hope we get more companies, malls, banks, hotels and government institutions to go dark for an hour next year. Even if we don’t get electricity 24/7 and generators are causing even more pollution, we are still helping by cutting the power off even for few minutes.

On another note, there’s one Earth Hour event that took place yesterday in Beirut that didn’t seem right to me. There was a concert at Biel to celebrate Earth Hour. The event is presumably an environmental-friendly one but I’m pretty sure they need electricity or some sort of power for the lighting and the instruments, not to mention the pollution from cars and buses, which is definitely not the ideal thing to do for Earth Hour. What would have been nice to do was to have glow-in-the-dark parties in all pubs and night clubs and have candle-lit diners at restaurants. Again I don’t have much information in regards to that concert but I’d rather we stick to encouraging more and more individuals, municipalities, towns and cities as well as businesses to take part in Earth Hour than organize concerts and such events. Moreover, someone should ask the Energy Minister to compute the consumption before and during Earth Hour to see if it dropped and people are actually taking part in this global event.

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Achrafieh2020 thought of a different way of supporting Earth Hour this year, by pledging to plant trees all year long and transform Achrafieh into a healthier more livable environment.

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Lebanese Mothers Had A Nice Surprise Waiting For Them At The Movies

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“Ne7na ma3 7oriyyit el te3beer bass sma3 kelmit 2emmak”. I suggested that slogan to one of my friends who was working on some university project and even though it’s a bit silly, I’m pretty sure most of us woke up and realized one day that our mothers were right about a lot of things. I’ve always been a stubborn kid and refused to listen to what my parents told me, but I learned through my mistakes that they were right about many things and started changing my ways (without admitting it). Funnily enough, I’ve come to realize after many years that I am similar to my mother in many ways, as she’s also stubborn and refuses to admit a mistake at first (don’t tell her I said that), she always does good without expecting anything in return, she always adapts easily to new circumstances, she likes winning arguments or having the last word in a debate, she goes quiet when she’s angry and she loves buying gifts and spoiling her family and friends.

What I love most about my mum is how proud she is when she sees me on TV or in some paper even though she doesn’t really follow the blog and didn’t really figure out yet why I’m appearing on TV shows or traveling for events. She doesn’t really care but makes sure to tell everyone about it and of course give them number in case they have an internet or smartphone problem (same for my dad).

This being said, Alfa this year took Mother’s Day to another level and kicked off the #صار_لازم_قلّك campaign as they asked people to submit videos and tell their mothers they were right. I personally loved the idea and I salute those who submitted their videos and took part in that campaign. For those who refused to admit yet, every day is a Mother’s Day and a new opportunity to tell your moms they were right.

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Al Baghdadi Live Tweeting At #ArabnetMe

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I don’t know who’s running this account but they were live tweeting during the panel with ISF and TMC representatives and interacting with all the tweeps and it was pretty funny. Speaking of Arabnet, it ended today and I will post a quick roundup on the interesting and exciting things in the days to come.