Archive for December 30, 2007
Lebanese men are more likely to believe in astrology than women.
Damning. In two months, Hariri propagandist, Hasan Sabra (reportedly a former propagandist for Libyan regime before becoming a propagandist for Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the 1980s), changes his view of Michel Sulayman.
Julia Butrus banned from Al-Manar TV: ironies of religious media. Julia Butrus revealed in an interview on New TV that her song, Ahibba’i(My Beloved Ones, which is compiled from words used in a speech by Hasan Nasrallah–I don’t like the song, I prefer her song, Lebanon has Won (Intisara Lubnan) has been banned from Al-Manar [...]
The military balance of force in the Middle East has been altered yet again. The Lebanese Army received 100 used trucks from the US government. 50 of the trucks will be used to supply the soldiers with their daily intake of Shish Tawuq.
Mounzer Sulayman on the most frivolous lawsuit by Fakhri Karim (the (un?)official intellectual of the American occupation of Iraq, and its puppet president) against Samah Idris and Al-Adab. You have to read the full text of his ridiculous lawsuit (in the last issue of Al-Adab magazine): it reads as an addendum to Orwell’s 1984. He [...]
Khalid Saghiyyah on the New Year’s Eve party at Sanyurah Palace.
“A 16-ounce cup of Starbucks coffee contains on average twice the amount of caffeine found in a similar cup purchased elsewhere (see The Journal of Analytical Toxicology, October 2006), sometimes approaching the amount in three NoDoz tablets. Starbucks in fact publishes the caffeine content of its brewed coffee: a venti cup has 415 milligrams.” I [...]
Here, Michael Husayn Young–do people still remember his articles in 2005 predicting that Shi`ite masses in Lebanon are going to shift toward his neo-conservative stance?–laments the decline of the neo-conservative influence in the US administration. Don’t cry for him, Lebanonesia. (thanks Amer)
Is there somebody to tell the owners of Lebanese culture industry that the Karakalla dance performances–like the Mansur Rahbani plays–are a joke? A very embarrassing joke.
“On the outer fringes of the throng around Benazir Bhutto that night in Larkana eight years ago were the local villagers who had somehow blagged their way in. They were welcome enough – as long as they stayed in their place. But one had a camera and took a picture. The flash had not even [...]
“Beginning early next year, U.S. Special Forces are expected to vastly expand their presence in Pakistan, as part of an effort to train and support indigenous counter-insurgency forces and clandestine counterterrorism units, according to defense officials involved with the planning.” (thanks Yasmine)
“Evidence of extremism in mosques ‘fabricated’” (thanks Kristoffer)