Archive for September 16, 2005
I just read this account about a new utra-nationalist Lebanonese right-wing committee headed by former Lebanese Forces militia commander (and later Guardian of Cedars leader), Walid Phares. It aims at supporting the UNSC 1559 which I fiercely oppose. But what attracted my attention is the name of Mahasin Hanna. Mahasin: I did not want to [...]
You see the Syrian singer Asalah or the Syrian actress Sulaf Fawakhirji and wonder: why are they so superior, at every level and by every standard and using any criteria, to the bevy of Lebanese singers and actors today? I know it is not genetics. Too much Hummus may be bad for you, I argue.
This is just beyond the pale. Those who know me know that I am a huge fan of the Simpsons (and recently discovered The Family Guy). And I find Homer Simpson to be hilarious and adorable, although his hygiene is quite bad. MBC TV is planning on airing soon an Arabic version of the Simpsons, [...]
I never liked, and don’t like, Jalal Talbani. I am just not a fan of tribal chiefs who perpetuate traditional sexist and reactionary standards. Furthermore, he has caused the death and injury of thousands of innocent Kurds in his fights with the Barzani camp in the 1990s. And don’t forget that Talbani has kissed and [...]
February Day. 1904. Igor Grabar.