Category Archives: Humor

Someone is Suing MTV Over Their Road Safety Campaign

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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.

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Beirut Municipality Doesn’t Have a Website

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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.

Illegal Municipal Banners Increased After Beirut Governor’s Ban

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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.

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“Beirutis List” Apparently Got The Wrong Lighthouse in Their Logo

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Update: Comparative picture done by Lina Ghaibeh.

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.

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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.

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Gilberte Zouein Myth Busted

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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.