Category Archives: Humor

Catchy Headlines To Make A Pointless And Useless Story Go Viral

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I am sure you’ve all clicked on such titles only to find out the story is lame and stupid. I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Journalism is dying” in Lebanon but the amount of pointless and stupid online stories that are being published is increasing dramatically and we are to blame as well as the journalists.

PS: The above titles were all made up so don’t go looking for them :)

Can Someone Explain This Article To Me?

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I’ve read this story three times and I can’t figure out if the author is trying to be funny or is for real. He’s basically suggesting Bou Faour should go check if the food in Dubai is safe because Myriam Fares got poisoned? Is he seriously doubting the food safety standards in Dubai and praising what we have in Lebanon?

I am not sure if delusional is the right word to describe the author of this article.

The food safety campaign conducted by Minister of Health Wael Abou Faour did not stop. But will it reach Dubai? Lebanese diva Myriam Fares posted on her Instagram official page a photo showing a serum bag, with her name written in Latin.

Commenting on the photo, the songstress explained that she had been admitted to hospital since Monday due to food poisoning, hoping that she would get better by Friday. “I hope I get better by Friday from the food poisoning I have been suffering from since Monday so that I would be able to perform at a wedding in Dubai and make it as unforgettable evening to two persons starting a new chapter in their lives,” Fares said.

So will Abou Faour launch a probe in Myriam’s case? Will he check if the food in Dubai abides by the safety standards?

Zahle Is Getting 24-hour Electricity Soon And Some People Are Demonstrating Against It!

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It may seem hard to believe but these people are demonstrating because Zahle is getting 24-hour electricity soon and their generators will become useless. I think they should be held accountable for ripping off people with ridiculous generator bills all these years.

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Thanks Mustapha!

The Easiest Way To Forget Miss Lebanon’s Controversial Selfie

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Miss Lebanon Sally Jreij’s selfie with Miss Israel is still making the news and was mentioned on [CNN], [NYPost], [FoxNews], [Independent], [Time], [Mashable] and others.

The good thing is that Mawtoura figured out a very easy way to resolve this dilemma. I think it’s the best way to put an end to this silly topic once and for all. You should follow Mawtoura as she posts hilarious stuff.

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Update: Jon Stewart commented on this “war of the poses”. HILARIOUS!

Lebanese Architect And Activist Mona El Hallak Awarded the “Ordre National du Merite” by the French Ambassador

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Most of you have probably heard about “Beit Beirut” or the Barakat building in Beirut, but only few know the woman who worked for years to save this iconic building and prevent Beirut’s municipality from destroying it. This amazing woman is called Mona el Hallak and she was just awarded a French medal of honor–the “Ordre National du Merite” by the French Ambassador in Beirut. Mona is an architect and an activist who has worked tirelessly to save Beit Beirut which will be turned into a museum, with help from French institutions. Mona began to campaign after she saw workers destroying parts of the house, she reached out to the media at first, then to politicians then to the Beirut governor Nicolas Saba at the time who froze the demolition process. She got Minister of Culture Fawzi Hobeish to suspend the demolition as well, tried to locate buyers for the buildings, compiled a file on the building and sent copies to architecture institutions around the world, made an appeal on the Cyberia website and spent years taking groups ­ mostly foreigners to tour the site.

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Once opened, Beit Beirut will be closest thing Lebanon has to a public war memorial, knowing that the house was a strategic spot for snipers during the 1975-1990 civil war. Fighter-built walls and other war traces will be kept and incorporated as part of the house.

I’ve been following up for years now on this project and the completion date has been changed twice already in 2013 and 2014. I have no idea why things are taking this long and I can only hope that it will be completed this year. In all cases, congrats to Mona and I hope her dream will come true very soon.

If you want to read Mona’s speech, check it out [here]. Check out as well this awesome read on Mona’s story with Beit Beirut.

The revamped Barakat building will connect to a new edifice built on an adjacent lot through a large spiral staircase, with both structures boasting state-of-the-art solar power systems. Just as the Lebanese themselves should be, says Haidar, the building will look firmly into the future while paying tribute to its past. “We are dealing with the building as if it is a war wounded that is starting to heal again,” says Haidar. “These traces cannot be erased, they are like scars.” The museum will have an auditorium for lectures and workshops for young people on issues relating to memory, history and war- issues Haidar says have not been addressed at all in Lebanon.

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via BeirutReport

Miss Lebanon’s Selfie Photo-bombed By Miss Israel

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I just noticed people have been tweeting all day at Miss Lebanon Sally Jreij because of a selfie that included her and Miss Israel. I looked a bit and found that Miss Lebanon’s manager issued a statement where she says that she was being harassed by Miss Israel and that Miss Israel photo bombed her picture. If this is really the case, then the organizers should have taken action and avoided this whole mess.

In all cases, I think the statement Sally is pretty clear and she should report the picture and have it removed if it’s going to cause her trouble. Until then, let’s focus on more serious issues we have in Lebanon, like the two Lebanese army soldiers that were injured after Israeli troops tossed smoke grenades in Aita el Shaab today.

Update: Here’s what Sally told her fans apparently:

“To all my supporters and Lebanese citizens, I would like to thank you indeed for your continuous support of Miss Lebanon at the Miss Universe contest …The truth behind the photo: Since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel (that tried several times to have a photo with me).

I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia and myself; suddenly Miss Israel jumped in, took a selfie, and put it on her social media. This is what happened and I hope to have your full support in the Miss Universe contest”