Tannoura Maxi banned from Lebanese cinemas

According to this article, Tannoura Maxi has joined the list of banned movies from Lebanese cinemas after the Catholic Information Center requested the General Security to pull the movie from theaters.

I heard so much about the movie being lame and disrespecting to Christianity, but then again didn’t Nadine Labaki show goats inside a mosque in her latest movie “W Halla’ Lawein“? Why can’t the General Security in Lebanon set a standard once and for all and apply it to all movies? And how effective is the ban anyway when you know beforehand that the movie is going to hit DVD stores whether you like it or not?

Anyway, I just feel sorry for Joe Bou Eid because it was pretty obvious that he was spending lot of money on promoting his movie.

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A glimpse of Tarik El Jadida this morning

Here are some photos from Tarik El Jadida this morning after the crazy fighting that erupted between the Future Movement and the Arab Movement Party last night near Beirut Arab University.

Photos via @johaynah & @moukahal

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Beirut in the 60’s

It looks much more beautiful to me than Beirut nowadays…

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Champagne and caviar at ABC Cinema

Seems like champagne and caviar will be served at the soon to be open cinema theaters in ABC Dbayeh. To each his own, but do we really need this?

City Mall is also planning to have something similar at their “Cinemacity Premier”, which is expected to have the largest screen in Lebanon with 400 stadium seats and a VIP section according to what they’re advertising at the mall.

Photo via @royjibrin

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Getting arrested sounds fun now

For the first time in its history, 610 young girls made their way into the Internal Security Forces after announcing its will to recruit female volunteers earlier.

The video below shows the result of a 2 months training that 200 girls have received, and as you can see many of them are quite good looking! Getting arrested now seems like a pretty cool idea eh?!

On a serious note, I totally respect these women and believe that they’re much needed in our country.

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On the new French prime minister

Never thought this would be discussed on the news!

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A roundup of unexpected brunch places in Beirut

Lorena from “If the bag fits” blog put together a nice post about some places around Beirut that people probably never knew they would be serving brunch. Make sure to check it out here.

My favorite brunch place is so far Paul Gemmayze, but I’m willing to try the ones recommended by Lorena as I’ve never been to any of them except for Bread Republic.

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Photo of the day

A Lebanese soldier runs after a man who has stolen his rifle at a street that divides the Sunni and Alawite neighbourhoods in Tripoli. Source

What a shame! This scumbag deserves to be chased by a tank that runs over his body a thousand time!

Thank you @jeanassy

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So who didn’t protest in Lebanon yet?

Have you been keeping track of the protests being called for lately? Insane, it’s like the country is all “3ayif 7alo” these days!

Jal el-Dib residents resume protests over lack of traffic alternative

EDL workers hold protest in Beirut

Nurses warn of escalation if demands unmet

Lebanon public transport workers hold strike

Bakers still threatening strike unless prices cut

Protesting teachers scuffle with police at Grand Serail

And last but not least, the mother of all protests in Tripoli that has been turning the city into a mess since Saturday.

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The solution to traffic jam in Lebanon

These people found the ultimate solution to traffic jam in Lebanon, set up an Arguileh and share it with people around while stuck on the highway. Better yet, want to avoid fights during the wait? Add some Bekaai made “tobacco” to it!

Thank you @krikOrianm

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