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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Nice Jewish Girl

What do Jane Fonda, The Power of Inclusive Exclusion, "Waltz With Bashir" and The World Press Photo Exhibit have in common? Lebanese hospitality was denied to each of these due to their ties with Israel.
So how did Israeli-born Natalie (Herschlag) Portman end up on a billboard in Beirut? Maybe it was something she said! [Link]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Power To The People!

Lebanon's current situation leaves many of us feeling powerless, generating more questions than answers. 
When will Lebanon's energy needs be met? Will the new government address our energy problems? 
Are we on moteur or company power?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fast Forward

Aishti ads have been featured many times on this blog. Last year, Aishti's ad campaign took a strange turn. Yellow shoe boxes started showing up. The models were gone. Yellow bags took their place. The shoe box appeared on a spider's web. Boxes were stacked and a yellow star placed on top for Christmas. The yellow box is still here but now with a not-hot model on a yellow boat. Tarek at Beirut/NTSC seemed to have an explanation for what was going on and Danielle from This Is Beirut said Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh were the forces behind this ad campaign. **These ads are dark, boring, vague and seemingly without end. It's hard to see how this ad has anything to do with what they sell at Aishti. If the point is to bring awareness to a social cause, to raise money or to demonstrate Aishti's corporate conscience, the point is easily missed. Here's a notion, why not take the cost of this ad campaign and donate it to a good cause and spare us.
This is Beirut, we like our ads sexy, edgy and anything except boring. Take a "Drive-by" and you'll see!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ya Lebnan!

                  Lebanon's Festival season is in full swing!
                Here's a nice list courtesy of @ritakml [link].

Friday, June 24, 2011

Love Is Blind

                               ...and sometimes blindfolded.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Passport Photo

                             It said 2cm x 3cm not 2m x 3m.

Monday, June 20, 2011


                                     "It's All About Me."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Interpretive Dance

FarfallaA.) a good example of someone “bending over backwards”
B.) if they do the limbo, she’s ready
C.) new collection of waterproof formalwear
D.) remake of the splash scene from Flashdance

Thursday, June 16, 2011

‘Til Death Do Us Part

pelliniWhich could end up being a very long time….especially if he’s a vampire…muhahaha [thunder]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bridal Party

hilda         It seems the bride on the left already has the party started.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lightness Of Being

design   Levitating is a clear sign that your weight loss program is working.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jeita Grotto

Jeita Jeita Grotto- one of the 28 finalists for the New 7 Wonders of Nature
Go here [link] and cast your vote! Hurry!               Voting ends 11/11/11.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Trick Question

DazyS        Does this dress make my butt look big? ……………….Perfect! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Plastic Surgery

Ballantine'sThis building on the Jounieh Highway recently got a little facelift. Looks good, right?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Beirut Hot Summer Night

Douaihy (2)                         “I’ll have what she’s having.”

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Du Liban

albaladBeirut Spring says the French language in Lebanon is fading…well actually he says it’s dying. According to Beirut NTSC, AlBalad is doing their part to kill it with this ad. N'est-ce pas?

I Scream You Scream

Cornelli                                Everybody went crazy…..
                               Love it? Hate it?
Tarek says 2 thumbs way down….Maya gives it a big thumbs up!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Katy Perry In Beirut

adidas (2)        Wishful thinking. This super-sized ad is all we get for now!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Time To Build

mar marounKing Solomon said there’s a time for everything...including a time to build and build he did using the finest wood available; the Cedar of Lebanon. In fact, the Israelites loved the Lebanese Cedar so much that not only is the Cedar one of the most mentioned plants in the Bible but they used so much of it that the Lebanese cedar forests disappeared long before the time of Christ.  Israel’s devastation of Lebanon started a very long time ago. Actually King Solomon said there’s a time to tear down and a time to build up. That was not wisdom but his foreign policy.
        Photo- Mar Maroun Church with Saifi Crown under construction.
    CityDailyPhoto June Theme Day- “Under Construction”  click to view all participants