Category Archives: Humor

Fail: Cherrs Night Club and Hay el Sellom bomb

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Spotted in Antelias

This used to be the best network place in town long long time ago. They should turn it into a super night club, I think that’s the only business where the name doesn’t really matter.

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Taken from ElNashra

This is a picture of the bomb found overnight in Hay al-Sellom area in Beirut. It looks like an 8 year old wrote that note or someone is really bored.

Bershka’s Lady of Skulls shirt

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Update2: Azadea Group answered regarding the Bershka shirt. Check it [Here].

Update: Apparently this is Santa Muerte, a sacred figure and feminine skeletal folk saint venerated primarily in Mexico. I think I’ve seen it in one of Breaking Bad’s episodes. Thank you Posh!

I’ve seen many on Facebook today criticizing Bershka’s Lady of skulls shirt that disrespects Virgin Mary. While such a shirt may be considered as an insult to some Christians in Lebanon, I don’t think we need to make a big deal out of it. In fact, I am sure there are tons of other similar shirts (in terms of disrespecting religions) in the Lebanese Market that no one has discovered yet. If we were to point out all the items and products that are disrespectful to religions in the market, we will need to come up with a special ministry for that.

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What may seem as fashionable to a group of people in a certain country can be offensive to another group in another country, so those who are bothered with this shirt can report it to the authorities who will be more than glad to ban it, or even file a complaint to Bershka or Azadea Group.

On a last note and after seeing MTV’s report on that shirt, I am not sure how anyone can monitor all the clothes coming to Lebanon and see which one is disrespectful to religions and which is not. The only way to do that is ban everything like Karl suggests in his post.

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Michel Hayek Predicted Lionel Messi’s Injury

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Considering that Messi hasn’t been injured since the 2010-2011 season, that’s a very lucky guess from Lebanon’s favorite fortune teller Michel Hayek (or maybe he’s a Real Madrid and has been wishing Messi harm since ever and it worked this year).

That’s still though not a reason for Lebanese TVs to give fortune tellers so much importance. I was flipping through channels yesterday and saw Layla Abdel Latif predicting stuff on LBCI. To be honest, I was truly surprised by how serious the show host was when discussing Layla’s predictions as if they were of any value.

via Figo29

How safe is the Volvo V40?

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As mentioned earlier, I’ve been test driving the 2013 Volvo V40 throughout the weekend and it’s been a lot of fun. Knowing that Volvos are reputed to be the safest cars in the world, I thought I test it out by making a small car jump and I knew the perfect place to pull that stunt!

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The place is in Achrafieh on Charles Malek’s Avenue, and to be more specific the road from Roadster Diner Achrafieh towards Tabaris. As you can see from the picture, the road is straight at first then goes down a bit, then up and then goes downhill all of a sudden. The reason why I picked this spot is because a friend of mine tried jumping with his old GMC few years ago and it worked but he ended up with a broken suspension and no tires (True Story). So the test will be to see if the Volvo makes it in one piece.

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Landing area

The tricky part was determining the speed needed to let the car jump since the road doesn’t go downhill that steeply so I called and asked my friend and he told me I should be doing over 120kph to make that jump. The V40 needs around 5-6 seconds from 0 to 100 so I designated my starting point at Roadster’s. I also made sure the gas tank to be almost empty before the stunt as it will be easier for the car to jump.

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The only worry I had was to hit the road separator in the middle that you can see below. Also and knowing that the car is a relatively low from the front, I expected some damage to take place in that area.

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Anyway I borrowed my friend’s bike helmet and headed to Achrafieh this morning around 5 am to make sure that the roads are empty. I had a couple of friends monitoring the roads for me before giving me the green light. By now, I am sure most of you want to know how the jump went. I am uploading the video as we speak and will post it in around 15-20 minutes (Blame the slow internet uploading). Stay tuned!