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More Lebanese videos of Harlem Shake

This Harlem Shake is taking the world by storm! Here’s one video by some students at AUB.

Another one by the staff at DMTV (the dance starts at the 1m34s mark).

And finally, a failed homemade attempt!

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touch Lebanon – Text & Talk new ad

3anjad kholsit iyyeim l missed call?

Another similar cool ad for Text & Talk also started showing on TV today but hasn’t been upload to touch Lebanon’s YouTube channel yet.


Here’s the second ad.

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Beirut Harlem Shake

Some group is planning to organize one giant Harlem Shake dance in Beirut this Sunday February 17th and are calling for everyone to go act all funky in Mark Mkhayel near Portview Hotel to do the video!

For full details, either check the website or this Facebook event.

Let’s get stupid

Through our wars and politics, we have proved our supreme stupidity many times. Let’s set a definite milestone proving who are the stupidest people on Earth by holding a giant Beirut Harlem Shake.

Step 1
Prepare stupid props. Masks, weird costumes, whatever. If you’re lazy, you can just decide to get naked. If you’re inspired, be as spectacular as you want!

Step 2
Be at Mar Mikhail, on the stairs near Portview hotel, Sunday the 17th of February 2013 at 12:30pm sharp (That’s 30 minutes after lunch)
Hang around in the area, seem natural, hide your props, and don’t look at the person who’ll be dancing there

Step 3
When the music sounds, put your props on and dance! Later that day, check back this site to watch the video

The whole event is 10 minutes long, so don’t be late!

PS: Don’t be a Buzzkill! Fun, kinky,colorful,party, ridiculous props only. This means no flags or other BS symbols. See you there peeps!

 Links via @tramsh

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Al Rifai ads for valentine

Am I the only one who found these ads by Al Rifai humorous rather than provocative?

Al rifai valentine ads

All hell broke loose yesterday after they were posted on Al Rifai’s page on Facebook as people started accusing them of being sexist. Some time later, Al Rifai removed these 2 visuals and posted an apology.

Al Rifai would like to point out that the Valentine visuals were not, in any way, trying to belittle the role of women in society. These visuals are part of a campaign that highlights the beauty of every nut and not our view on the role of men and women in society. We believe in equality, not only among people, but also among all our nuts ;-). We hope that you will be able to see things from our perspective.

We thank all of you who appreciated the creativity of the campaign, your support proves that it was a successful one, but in order not to offend anyone and to avoid any further misunderstandings, we have decided to remove 2 of the posted visuals. Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wish someone put the same effort into convincing Spinneys to remove their valentine ads instead. They’re so lame!

Spinneys valentine 2 Spinneys valentine 1

Anyway, make sure to check Brofessiona Review’s post about Al Rifai’s issue here.

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The Lykan Hypersport sold out

W Motors lykan hyper sport

Despite its very high price tag, the Lykan Hypersport managed to get over 100 orders soon after it was revealed in Qatar last month, which means the 7 copies of the car are already sold out.

The Lykan Hypersport was priced at $3.4 million which is probably enough to fill anyone’s garage with a cool collection of sports/super cars.

The Arab world’s first supercar was unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show last month, where fledgling carmaker W Motors revealed its Lykan Hypersport. Just a few weeks on and Beirut-based W Motors has revealed that over 100 orders for its two-seater supercar have already been taken. Not an astronomical number by most standards, until you realize that Arab supercar has been priced at $3.4 million – making it the world’s most expensive production car. Source

I’d love to see the guys at Top Gear or Nadim Mehanna maybe trying it out on TV and have their say about it.

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Infographic about civil marriage in Lebanon

Make sure to check this great infographic by Nicolas Hayek on civil marriage in Lebanon since its inception in 1936 till today.

Civil Marriage in Lebanon
Click to enlarge

via Nicolas Hayek

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Harlem Shake – The Lebanese edition

The video was shot at Seeqnce offices in Beirut. If you don’t know what the Harlem Shake meme is about, make sure to check this wikipedia page, as well as the crazy videos that people are uploading to YouTube!

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4G pilot phase in Lebanon

As per minister Sehnaoui, the pilot phase of the 4G service will start by the end of this month including 200 students and 200 specialists as in the case with 3G back in September 2011. And I just hope I’ll take part in this testing phase like last time!

Alfa by the way is currently offering an interactive platform at ABC Achrafiyeh where’s they conducting some live experiments to show people how fast can the service be, but note that the devices they’re using are probably the only ones on the network right now.

via LBCI

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Saudi newspaper mocks The Patriarch Rai

I would have loved to see the reaction if it was Hassan Nasrallah or the mufti who’s being mocked instead…!

Patriarch Rai caricature

The caricature can be found on Al-Watan’s website.

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Top 10 Lebanese blogs

Communicate Levant compiled a list of the top 10 blogs from Lebanon in their 2013 book of tens and your truly was among them!

Below is the full list along with scans provided by Joe from Joe’s Box showing what they had to say about each blog.

  1. Beirut Spring
  2. A Separate State of Mind
  3. +961
  4. Blog Baladi
  5. Marketing in Lebanon
  6. Gino’s Blog
  7. Toom Extra
  8. Joe’s Box
  9. Broffessional Review
  10. Beirut NTSC

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It’s worth noting though that limiting the best blogs in Lebanon to 10 is quite hard. If it was up to me, I would have included some other cool blogs like Ink On The Side by Sareen, Let’s Talk About Movies by Anis, and Ivy Says by Ivy.

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