Month: May 2011

Hello, my name is Walid Jumblatt and I’m a sympathy-seeking political prostitute. The Progressive Socialist Party leader told As-Safir newspaper on Tuesday that he is “frustrated and disappointed” in the current Lebanese situation. “I give up,” Jimbo said. You may recall back in January Jimbo’s decision to effectively side with March 8 after the collapse […]

Incredible footage captured by a TV news crew in Australia shows a series of powerful waterspouts near the New South Wales coast. According to the Channel 7 team, the spouts reached heights up to 600 metres, which is nearly two thousand feet. Dang mother nature, you scary sometimes.

(Photo via currencynewshound.wordpress.com) Peeps, you know I’d be pushing this idea in Lebanon if we actually had a government from which politicians could resign. Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced on Monday he was stepping down from his post, saying “he hoped the resignation would prompt others to follow suit to reduce the size of […]

I told you last week about Manal al-Sharif, the 32-year-old divorced Saudi mother of one who was arrested on May 22. Her crime: posting a video on YouTube of herself driving her car around the city of Khobar (you can watch her post above with English subtitles). On Monday, authorities said they would release Sharif […]

Protesters in Syria have committed to a peaceful movement, despite a brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad’s army and police forces. So this is all the people have to fight back with: a couple of harmless firecrackers. Eleven people were reportedly killed by regime forces, activists told AFP on Monday. More than 1,000 people have […]

(Photo via gusto1.com) A “special relationship,” indeed. Is it weird to be slightly turned on by an image of US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron kissing? What’s the verdict, peeps: is this Photoshopped? Obvi. During Obama’s two-day state visit to England last week, the American president also ditched his suit jacket […]

(Photo via buzzfeed.com) Infographics are like porn for data lovers and visual stimulation for those of us who lean towards illiterate. Borrowing from the work of Danish designer Peter Orntoft, Millward Brown has unveiled new IRL infographic designs with world cultures in mind. And it’s Monday. Here, have some more infographics, I’m feeling uncharacteristically generous […]