I was just watching the ad when I saw Ralph’s comment about the ad having a sexual connotation. I don’t think they did it on purpose but it still cracked me up.
The husband and wife ad was also funny.
Someone actually voted for Mia Khalifa and another for Jon Snow in Sin el Fil today.
Update: Someone also voted for Clooney haha!
I keep bumping into these ads on my way home and keep asking myself if it’s a smart or lame one. Someone might even label it as a sexist one or demeaning to women. One thing is for sure, it would have been much better in Arabic “Ma Tkhalleela Te7le2lak”.
Michel Temer has officially become acting President in Brazil after the Senate suspended Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. The 75 year old vice-president of Lebanese origins “was a key figure in the recent upheaval”.
Who is Michel Temer?
– He has been Brazil’s Vice President since 2011.
– He is president of Brazil’s largest party, the PMDB.
– He has always been known as the “kingmaker, but never the king, having helped form coalitions with every president in the past two decades”.
– He outlined in a recent WhatsApp recording leaked in April that Brazil needed a “government to save the country”.
– He has family roots in the village of Btaaboura in Lebanon, where there is a “Temer Street”.
Temer is seen as as a potential savior for Brazil’s woeful economy. I am not so sure about that but at least Brazil has a president.
3a2bel 3anna 🙂
I am still not a Hisham Haddad fan but yesterday’s #Lahonwbas TV segment was epic. The stuff they showed were hilarious but the OTV guy hitting on his female guest segment was rather more disturbing than funny. The host’s comments were vulgar and very lame, even lamer than the “bass jeete inte 3elyit el 7arara” guy from last year.
In fact, what the OTV host (no idea what his name is) did was borderline sexual harassment but he sounded like such a loser that his guest was probably trying hard not to laugh out loud.
Here’s what he was telling her:
El 7elo bya3mil Sekkare ma hek?
Teb Feena nkhaffif chouwe level el jamel wel 7ala 7atta ma ye3la el sekkare ma3na?
Then he went on:
Bchoufik el Khamees el mo2bal nchallah. Fi ghenniye bit2oul “Zayid 7alaki” Ma ba3rif iza 3al canderel.
Teb mnekhoud break la2anno ballashet dabbi2
Ballashet dabbi2? WTF is wrong with you dude?
Start watching at Minute 10:45. [Link]
Pic via Liliane
LBCI: The vote of Mustaqbal movement leader MP Saad Hariri in the mayoral elections has been cancelled after he mistakenly placed the envelope in the ballot box specified for the municipal candidates.
The video cracked me up. Khoury Home’s recent campaigns and ads have improved drastically. I wonder what changed.
A Lebanese lawyer apparently got offended by MTV’s brilliant road safety campaign and is planning to sue them. Sandrellah Merhej, the lawyer in question, wants to stop the ad because it is disrespectful to religious symbols (mainly Christian Saints in that case). She even stated that a protest was being planned against MTV but they decided to legally sue MTV instead.
Now isn’t that the most ironic thing ever? someone suing MTV for disrespecting Christianity while MTV keeps bragging about standing for Christian rights in Lebanon? What would be even more ironic and funny is for the lawyer in question to fall into a pothole and ruin her tires on her way to the hearing session.
I personally loved the ad and thought it brilliantly tackled road safety in Lebanon.
I was looking online for Beirut Municipality’s website to look for some information only to find that they don’t have one. The website is under construction (since ever?).
I see the Beirutis list got their own website within a couple of weeks time. Let’s see if they will manage to come up with a website for Beirut’s municipality within the next 6 years if they win.
Let’s just hope the municipality will be able to afford a website with only $800 million dollars in surplus.
I expected municipal candidates to take Beirut Governor’s ban seriously but instead the number of posters has drastically increased and they are all over the place (public walls, fences, bridges, traffic lights, poles, toilets etc ..)
Let’s see if anyone is going to remove them after the elections are done. I just wish the Interior Ministry and Beirut’s governor were more strict on these matters but then again sheep are getting slaughtered in broad day light on the streets without anyone intervening.