Month: October 2010

They may want to wage epicurean battles over our hummus dish, but they don’t dare go after our yoghurt. That’s power baby. As far as I’m concerned, Israel can go after all the world records it can muster between the hummus and tabbouleh and fattoush dishes. Lebanon currently holds the world record for largest serving […]

I was reading up on this Jerusalem Post article yesterday titled, “Beirut, Tel Aviv Battle It Out for Pink Dollars.” I find the author’s comparison problematic at a fundamental level. He claims the two Middle East capitals are duking it out for the top spot in the region’s gay tourism industry. I should note that […]

Happy hump day, peeps. Let’s celebrate the fact that we are now midway through the workweek like any other caring, anonymous online community would: with some certified CAS (cute ass sh**). Enjoy. This video literally makes me want to run out of the office right now, search for the nearest baby, buy a watermelon, place […]

In September, Prime Minister Saad Hariri admitted that Syria was not involved in his father, former PM Rafik Hariri’s 2005 murder. In true “frenemy” fashion, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Hariri is the “only person who can overcome the current situation in Lebanon,” in an interview published in Al-Hayat newspaper today. And just like a […]

Let’s attach a “dis” and tell it like it is: the status quo is intractible and the national-unity government is anything but unified… it’s a national-DISunity government. Politicians from both sides of the proverbial divide have proven themselves effective at only two things: belligerence and stagnation. Take for instance the recent rumbling over the financial […]

This month’s issue of Rolling Stone magazine features an excerpt from Matt Taibbi’s new book, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That is Breaking America, which comes out November 2. It appears dire economic straights have led some in the US down a crooked path of virtual prostitution. Here’s a highlight that […]

Dearest fellow disgruntled patriots of Lebanon, this should not come as a huge shock to you, but new numbers released today from the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) show Lebanon is still corrupt. CPI, calculated by Transparency International, determines the level of corruption in the public sector from 0 (high corruption) to 10 (almost no corrupt […]