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Al-Mourabitoun believe Angelina Jolie is a CIA agent!

Believe it or not, Angelina Jolie is actually a CIA agent disguised a UNHCR goodwill ambassador! That’s what actually Al-Mourabitoun, which is headed by Mustafa Hamdan, think. And if you don’t believe it you can check this piece of news!

Apparently Al-Mourabitoun have only known Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft!

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Angelina Jolie in Lebanon

You probably have heard about Angelina Jolie’s visit to Jordan yesterday to meet with the Syrian refugees who are currently living on Jordan-Syria border in order to help focus international attention on them and possibly attract more funding to help them (more here). It turned out that her plans also include visiting the refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq during the rest of her trip to the region.

Unfortunately no photos/videos have yet surfaced of her visit to the refugees here. The below 2 photos however are of Jolie at the Grand Serail in Beirut as she was addressing the journalists.

Thanks to both of @maytham11 & @ivysblog

Update:

At the Grand Serail.

And here are some photos of her with the refugees in Bekaa.

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Reda Antar’s goal against Iran


You can also watch highlights from the game here.

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Mabrouk Lebanon!

So we did it and defeated Iran tonight!!

Lebanon stunned Iran 1-0 today to claim their first ever win against the regional giants and raise hopes of gaining a shock 2014 FIFA World Cup™ berth.

China-based midfielder Roda Antar headed home a free-kick on 28 minutes for Lebanon’s famous victory, in front of their home fans in Beirut, which lifted them off the bottom of Group A. Source

After playing 4 games we now have 4 points which is as much as Iran and Qatar have, except that they have played 3 games so far and therefore have one game in hand. You can check the standings here.

Our team still has 4 more games remaining with the next one being against Qatar on November 14th.

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No fire arms sign in Dekweneh

Looks like someone who’s disgusted of the armed clashes around the country (just like the majority of us) is putting up “No fire arms” signs around Dekweneh, but it seems like the municipal police there is unsurprisingly taking them down.

I believe there should be more of these signs nowadays in Tripoli and Al-Mikdad street in Dahyeh!

via Beirut with funk

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Meet Simon Baz, the first Lebanese-American superhero

Geoff Johns, a comic book writer of Lebanese roots, has recently created a new character called “Simon Baz” who’s a young Lebanese-American guy living in Dearborn, Detroit (the area where a lot of Lebanese immigrants to the US live in) who once became a car thief after losing his job because of the financial crisis but ends up stealing the wrong car. Then, and out of nowhere, he is unexpectedly called to join the universe’s galactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, and he eventually converts from being a criminal into a crime fighter.

You can read more about Simon Baz and how was he created here and here. And notice the Arabic tattoo on his right arm meaning “courage”.

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You don’t mess with Lebanese expats! – Part 2

I have no idea when was this footage recorded, but it shows a Lebanese man in his 7-Eleven store in the USA being threatened by a criminal with a bat trying to steal the money from the cash register. You’ve got to see how he responded! Typically Lebanese!

Also check an earlier post I published last month showing how another Lebanese man, Nicholas Dawoud, was able to hold an armed criminal at his convenience store.

Thank you @ibarazi

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Massive graffiti in Hamra street

A Chilean artist called “INTI” who’s a member of “White Wall” drew this awesomely massive graffiti on a building in Hamra street!

WHITE WALL, organized at Beirut Art Center in association with Fondation Saradar and a team of three curators, is an exhibition in which one of the main objectives is to give new impetus to the Lebanese graffiti scene. Fourteen international artists, from Europe, North America, South America, together with artists from Egypt and Tunisia, with diverse visions an

d street art practices, have been invited to share their passion and expertise. Beirut Art Center will host an exhibition, while the show will also spread over the streets of Beirut, creating a dynamic interaction between the exhibition’s venue and the city.Nineteen Lebanon-based artists- the figureheads of the Lebanese street art and graffiti scene- will participate in the various WHITE WALL activities and outdoor interventions throughout Beirut.

Since the Civil War, public space in Lebanon had been occupied by inscriptions and stencils related to war and sectarian politics. Western-style graffiti appeared infrequently as of the mid-1990s. It was not until 2005 that a new scene emerged, taking on the task to create a uniquely Lebanese style of this art
form. This scene is now burgeoning and the streets of Beirut have witnessed the birth of new artists mixing caustic stencils, western influences and Arabic graffiti. These interventions contrasted with public expectations, since they promoted unity over division and maintained a humorous and often critical look at Lebanese society.

One of the key issues raised by this event is to understand how it is possible to bring an inherently outdoor and accessible art to an indoor space like Beirut Art Center, without betraying the idiosyncrasy of this art. While the first graffiti exhibition was already held in 1976 in New York City, this remains a challenge until today. The title, WHITE WALL, confronts the white walls of the galleries with
the streets of the city, a challenging prospect for a street artist.

For more about While Wall, you can check their website here.
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Lebanese Brew replies to Almaza

Remember the latest ad I posted for Almaza? Many people accused that ad of being inspired by Lebanese Brew’s campaign “Try something brave” which is actually true since the two look pretty similar. And so, Lebanese Brew came up with this epic reply to Almaza!

via Joe’s Box

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Kitesurfing in Batroun


Looks pretty cool! It isn’t clear though if there’s some kind of a kitesurfing school there in Batroun or these were just a bunch of pro kitesurfers having fun.

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