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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Meaning Of Life

warde (2) Most of our homes are without wallpaper but it’s the handprints of little ones that liven up many walls.mosaicThis goldfish will stay longer than the others and probably won’t get flushed down the toliet.

Monday, November 28, 2011

In The Dark

debbas (3) If your new eyebrow tattoo looks like this, don’t try to win the light fixture from Debbas. Just keep the lights down low for a while.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Runaway Success

NBCongratulations to all participants in today’s Beirut Marathon. New Balance’s billboard says “Let’s Make Excellent Happen” and it was an excellent day!snickers                    Snickers had at least 2 supporters.BeirutMarathon            Commercial causes mixed with humanitarian causes.cause There was a race for everyone. 42Km Wheelchair, 42Km, 5Km, 1Km Special, 1Km Moms, 10Km Wheelchair, 10Km and the human race.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sagmeister - Aishti Beirut Ad Campaign

aishti (5)It appears that this depressing and widely ignored ad campaign will continue to terrorize Beirut citizens into 2012 as this billboard building changes infrequently. Fellow blogger Rita posted this: My Misadventure At Aishti with her take on the campaign. The interesting part of this campaign is the enthusiasm the agency seems to have for it and the total lack of enthusiasm from Beirutis. It’s too boring to even generate the negative buzz the Lebanese Blogosphere is known for creating. We get that Aishti uses golden-yellow boxes and bags. Yawn……
Sagmeister Inc. created the Aishti Ad [link] (NSFW-some nudity). Here’s what they say about the ad campaign…….
“Advertising Campaign for Aishti, a luxury department store in Beirut. We honed in on Aishti's signature orange gift box, making it the visual centerpiece of the campaign. The box becomes a symbol for the brand, turning into an object of luxury. Campaign images were used in newspapers, magazines, and billboards in the Middle East.”
Art direction: Stefan Sagmeister
Design & Direction: Jessica Walsh
Design: Jong Woo Si
Photography: Bela Borsodi, Henry Hargreaves
Retouching: Lutz and Schmidt
Created: 2010
Categories: Advertisement

Friday, November 25, 2011

Skin Tight

exo                       Having skin tight jeans is nice.seif                        Having tight skin is even nicer.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cooking In The Kitchen

MaLing (6)Great chefs know the secret. Always use fresh canned ingredients.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Winds Of Change

FLAG (3)The wind blows west…..suddenly without notice the winds blow east.
FLAG (2)                   This is Lebanon. Happy Independence Day!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pregnancy Test

mama & me                              The stick turned blue….boyoboy (4)           Sad but true, blue’s the preferred result on this test too.

Welcome To The Neighborhood

neighbor (3)                   Some neighbors just aren’t very neighborly……spinney's (2)Spinney’s is very neighborly, in fact, they will even park your car for you. It’s this little thing they like to call valet.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sexy Legs Secrets

rafam (2)      Summer’s tanned legs and strappy sandals are gone for now……silkor (4)              Dreams of smooth silky legs dance in your head… (2)           24 easy payments and tell your razors and wax goodbye…..pia mia                         or forget all of that and accessorize…..ritika (2)                            go with the thigh high boots…….vog (4)                                     dark textured hose……franzoni (7)                               or total blackout……
           Hello winter legs; commonly known as hairy leg season.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As The World Turns

cappuccini (12)                    Life can be a bit dizzying sometimes.

Wheel Of Fortune

coopertires (2) Lebanese drivers play a game of chance daily. In a heavy rain, you can’t see the pothole. Maybe you forgot the exact location of the big tire-buster pothole or maybe a new one formed while you slept. Then BAMM! Ouch! Damn!hand (8)Spin the wheel….did you get lucky? Is it the tire?? Ohhhh nooooo. It’s the wheel………..Bankrupt!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Than Forever

trident (7) But then there’s that other brand of gum that really stays with you.trident (9)You get the little box from the beggar in traffic or from a cashier if they don’t have 250LL coins. trident (12)You keep it in the car and hand it to the little beggar kids who in turn use it to get some loose change. Too bad cashiers won’t accept it if you don’t have 250LL.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Daily Affirmation

theburgerbar (3) This thick and juicy burger might be tempting but the sight and smell of cattle being inhumanely transported through Beirut might convince meat-eaters to reconsider.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Divine Intervention

mango (8)                 It seems the advertising Gods have spoken.
                                   50% off at Mango.
                        Courtesy of last weekend’s storm.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beirut: Party Capital

puma (6) Puma: the shoe of choice among the army of young men and women that keep the party going….and close it down at sun-up and do it all over again tomorrow.
Beirut’s nightlife is so well known, it goes on the road. Skybar will be in Abu Dhabi this weekend for the Formula 1 event.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Top 10 Destinations

mystera (4) Ibiza, Mykonos, Rome, Cyprus, Dubai, London, L.A, NYC, Paris, Monaco…
Lebanese people love to travel and of their top destinations, Nepal isn’t on that list. But if traveling to Nepal is your dream, enter to win this one. Win a free trip to Nepal

Monday, November 7, 2011

What’s New Pussycat?

tom jones (5)Tom Jones will perform in Beirut for the very first time! That’s what!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Vote For Jeita?

vote (3) Win, lose or scam, there’s only a few days left to vote(or not) for Jeita.  almaza (3) The best vote for Jeita is to vote with your feet. Go see Jeita! It’s a beautiful drive through the mountains to reach the caves and hopefully some of our politicians noticed the poor and often trashy condition of the road and maybe, just maybe, someone will resolve that situation. That gets my vote!

Wall Photos

nader atat (6)                                 Wall-to-wall photos

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make A Run For It

BMA (11)        Hurry! Time is running out to register for race day! BMA (4) Every participant will have to wear a number….and clothes as well.
            Register by Nov.6th for the Beirut Marathon Nov.27th
          Check out the blog-

Friday, November 4, 2011

Addicted To Ads

adeaters (6) If you have an addiction to ads, be advised the address to add to your adventures is UNESCO on November 5th and 6th. Admission tickets are available in advance. Adios!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oral Fixation

lips (12)                                        Hot lips…..taanayel (9)                                         Cool lips…lips (11)                                   On everyone’s lips….gardena (4)                                   Word of mouth…..flake                                          Sweet lips…

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quality Control

audi              “A proof that you can improve on perfection.” 
Let’s hope the auto worker who assembled this car paid more attention to detail than the copywriter who wrote this ad.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

No-Fly Zone

mikesport (6)                            Unlike most seaside promenades,
                   Beirut’s Corniche isn’t bothered by seagulls. mikesport (8)                           Maybe they got the message.