If I Were a Billionaire…
Old money is so lame. When I first read that Prince AlWaleed bin Talel of Saudi Arabia, one of the ballin’est people on the planet, was suing Forbes magazine for claiming his worth to be about 20 billion dollars, 10 billion less than his personal estimate, I thought to myself, rich people have a lot to learn from rappers. New Money, Baby! Where are the gold teeth and chains? Where is the gold plated jacket?
Have you seen a picture of Wally? Of course Forbes is going to underestimate his wealth. He looks like a mix of the magician David Copperfield and your family’s shady accountant circa 1980. Why so serious? You have between 20 and 30 billion dollars!
Do you have any idea what the 2famous crew would look like with that kind of money?
Random Encounters: Breast Milk Lollipops
Well that’s one way to make sure your kids teeth will rot, fall off, and never hurt your nips when they are still breast-feeding in their teens. Gross. The weirdest part about these suckers is that they’re vegan, aka not made from real breast milk, but created to TASTE like them. Because we’re all dying to lick back to the good ol’ titty munching days.
The selection and preparation (and consumption) of food is an effort I take seriously. Making and sharing good food is a wonderful part of life.
After growing up in California for most of my life, living in Lebanon for the past few years changed my relationship to food markets. Hole in the wall fruit & vegetable shops, corner butchers and family-owned neighborhood mini-marts are pr... [more]
It’s easy to feel like the world is turning into a cold and terrible place. Just a quick look what’s happening in the Middle East is enough to dim even the brightest heart.
Since Fall 2012, Lebanon’s beautifully designed The Outpost magazine has been on a mission to incite a socio-cultural renaissance in the Middle East through the exploration of the possibilities of c... [more]
So, hating on Israel just makes you an anti-anti-semite?
We all remember the bitter Arab/Israeli wars. The record battles, the name-calling. First Israel tried to take hummus. Then it was tabbouleh, shawarmah and baklava. But was it all a cover up for the most controversial thing they took? Anti-semitism.
The fact is, Palestinians are semites! So, what... [more]
Featuring Beirut’s Motorcycle Gang, The Aref Naja Crew!
Does this tiny love story reveal the true nature of men and women in relationships?
[SPOILER ALERT: watch video first!]
Norway’s most popular publication, VG, published a short documentary featuring the tumultuous tale of kindergarteners in love. At the most basic level it’s super cute, but the story unravels to reveal the sad and awkward reality of male-female views on dating, no matter the age.
The story opens in the Spring with four-year-o... [more]
Watch them in concert this Saturday
…and don’t forget your life jacket!
Ich was going to become famous by solving a world problem! But which one? Clooney’s got Darfur, Sting’s got the Amazon, and Bono’s got AIDS! Luckily, there was still one shithole left to fix: the Middle Earth. – Brüno
You know you’re a superstar when you’re asked to publicize world issues like the war in Syria. Angelina Jolie rec... [more]