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Monday, January 31, 2011

Shut Up!

It all started with a restaurant review. A blogger in Kuwait visited the new Benihana and posted about his experience. Apparently, the folks at Benihana didn’t like the review and thought they would sue the blogger.

On Sunday am, I noticed this on Twitter-

mark248am Benihana is suing me because I didn't have a good experience at their restaurant!

Well the amazing thing about bloggers and tweeps is that they love a good story and it doesn’t get any better than this.

Twitter is reacting in a big way, here’s the bio for  @BenihanaGPR 

“We are now on Twitter to sue people who are micro-blogging about us. This internet is very much to big. Hopefully we do lots of suing, it's 100% Fair. :)”

Brand Fiasco Unites Bloggers! posts says “Benihana goes bananas, sterotypes Lebanese.

Alexander at  titles his narration as “Benihana Bashes Bloggers!”

Now twitter links us to these reports just coming in from  The Huffington Post  &  Gulf News.

Welcome to our digital world, Benihana. Hopefully your legal team will advise you to stop this silliness. This is one day into your adventure and already the combined readership of all of these blogs, media and twitter are too many to even estimate. This is certainly not the kind of publicity that you were hoping for. Cease and desist, make a peace offering and get back to doing what you do and we will too.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Body Of The Message

klynn                                …is clearly a message
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                            ….. on some bodies!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Winter Wonders

One of winter’s wonders is that while it’s winter here, it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere…..where penguins live.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Adult Content

                      Wow! What a big package he has! 
Chahe, over at BlogBaladi seems to know what might be in the box.

The Art Of The Deal

vanlian (2)Add in some art deco, some Andy Warhol, the asymmetrical haircut…
vanlian                             Voila! Back to the 80’s ….
                *The Exit is clearly marked to your right.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Looks Like Beirut

NYC (15) Beirut Drive-by Shooting recently traveled to New York City. The billboards are amazingly similar! Seductive lingerie ads….
NYC (10)         Split ads with leggy models selling alcohol…just like Beirut…
NYC (5) Way too many ads all crammed together…fighting for your attention.
NYC (3) But thankfully, Beirut’s ad agencies haven’t gone this far…
“Drop something other than cash in New York.”  Charmin toliet paper sponsors the public toilets located on 42nd between 6th and Broadway.
Don’t get any ideas guys.…..

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How Far We’ve Come…

marie france (2)                           New solar powered billboards….
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       For a cleaner environment and being considerate of Lebanon’s limited energy resources…
marie france (5)         Here’s a great example that should inspire companies and individuals to bring new technology to Lebanon….
marie france (6) Harnessing the sun’s energy to shine a light on scantily-clad women…
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                              in provocative poses…..
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             Is a bit of a setback in our effort to move forward.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Way Of Life

ritika (17) Just relax a little but keep your red shoes on in case there’s something fun…..
ritika (14)
Kick your heels up but keep your gun close in case there’s something.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Give A Little

IBL (5)
           Give a little for the little ones who already gave a lot.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Developing Country

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   Luckily, the resources of the Lebanese people are deep-rooted.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thrills And Chills

sports4ever (2)
                    This is one way to make her scream!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In A Perfect World

BLF (15)Passengers would wear seatbelts…roads would have nice shoulders….and a nice yellow reflective stripe to mark that shoulder….and a big solid white stripe down the center of that road telling you not to pass because there’s a curve ahead. There would be no potholes and you could put your head out of the window and no bugs would get in your teeth….BLF (22) and banks wouldn’t have to remind you about the speed limit that nobody seems to have ever noticed.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lip Augmentation

siblou (4)
Many women appear to have “fish lips” after trying to get plumper lips but really that’s not a reason to make fun of them.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The First Step

socks (5)Are you concerned that your adoration of feet is excessive? The first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have a problem. The second step would be to look at the yellow middle toe seen above and if that doesn’t help, take a good look at the evil green little toe. Ew!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

He’s Just Not That Into You….

trident (8)   Uh….did you mention at some point that you loved strawberries?
                trident (9)
                           Beware… psycho-chicklet.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lion King

zoughaib (14) Life isn’t fair, even in the animal kingdom, the guys get the good hair. Hakuna Matata.zoughaib (8)

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Verbal Abuse

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Is briding? Was briding? Will be briding? Has been briding? Had been briding? Will have been briding?
         Verbal abuse hurts everyone. Please don’t abuse verbs.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Home Sweet Home

will (3)Do you miss the days of burning tires in protest? This is the perfect fireplace for you. Renew your hate with every fire! Toss in a few rubber tire chips for that authentic aroma. RPG’s sold separately.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Good Life

          view (8)
So what is the good life? Being a good Christian or a good Muslim? Being a good neighbor? Is living the good life having good things? Maybe the good life is a state of mind….or something to be discussed over a good meal with a few bottles of wine with good friends.
             City Daily Theme Photo- Photo of the Year 2010
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Baby New Year

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                               Welcome 2011!