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.
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 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.
The picture above has gone viral yesterday and shows the lighthouse in the Beirutis List logo versus the authentic lighthouse in Manara. I can’t confirm if Beirut-Madinati is behind it (couldn’t find it on their page) but I looked up old pictures of Beirut’s famous lighthouse, which dates back to the 1800s, and it’s very different from the one in the logo indeed. Even the new one that was built in late 90s doesn’t resemble the one shown in the Beirutis List. Assuming the curved stripes are meant to show a tie, the upper shape of the lighthouse has nothing to do with the two lighthouses we have in Beirut.
I know that this is a minor detail and the slogan in the “Beirutis List” is the real problem for me to be honest, but still it’s funny how no one paid attention to this detail, especially if their whole campaign is about giving Beirut back to the Beirutis (whatever that means). If there’s something I’m missing here, please do share but this is the only lighthouse I know about.
Enjoy a funny interpretation of 42 of the most popular Arabic songs from 1900 till today. After watching the video, I realized I barely know any of the songs after 2010 and I’m glad I don’t because the songs suck.
Gilberte Zouein apparently likes to talk a lot when she’s out with her friends. It seems politics is not really her thing so she’d rather not get involved, even though she’s an elected Member of Parliament (makes sense?).
I think it’s quite pathetic that MPs are still getting paid even though they renewed their terms twice illegally and unconstitutionally and aren’t really doing anything for the country. From 2008 till 2014, Lebanese have paid in tax money their MPs over 400 billion Lebanese Liras ($266 Million Dollars).
In any functional democracy, MPs should have resigned by now and early elections would have taken place. Let’s hope municipal elections this year will pave the way for more accountability and transparency.