In typical Lebanese fashion, we have once again managed to ignore all that is important by focusing on something silly. Think back to when our government was falling apart and we chose to wage cyber war on Mia Khalifeh. Or when our government was falling apart and we chose to focus on a topless olympic skier.

Over and over, we have ignored the definite signs of war, we have ignored a trash crisis, we have ignored human rights violations and refugee crises, we have ignored our failing state; but we have a really, really big man’ouche to make up for it.

The world record-breaking man’ouche stretched over 32 meters long and blah blah blah. Who gives a shit? Unless we're going to use this dumb oversized sandwich to clothe and feed our rapidly increasing population of impoverished children - it doesn’t matter.

This is like putting a ribbon on a piece of shit and calling it a gift. A large man’ouche and a world record does not a country make.

We already have a huge plate of hummus, a massive vat of tabbouleh, a huge sandwich or something - and now we have a huge man’ouche. To those who think I should lighten up, I tell you to shut the fuck up. We can’t lighten up in the face of war, unemployment, chaos, and hunger. We don’t deserve a huge man’ouche; fuck, we don’t even deserve a small man’ouche. Let’s ban all man’ouches until we get our shit together and start operating as a real, functioning country.

And while we're at it, let's stop giving a fuck that the First Lady of Argentina is Lebanese, because really - who cares?

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Why don't you reprogram that indoctrinated brain of yours to actually consider the conditions under which this experiment was conducted. 1- The government had no role in the creation of this mankoushe so deciding to go through with it or not had absolutely no implications on the state of shit we live in. 2- You're right about the other things you said but please explain to me your logic behind claiming that baking an oversized mankoushe is as despicable as shaming a pornstar in light of corruption. 3- How exactly would denying ourselves the priviledge of enjoying an oversized mankoushe solve anything? We'd be more concerned about what's happening you say? Then why the hell didn't we resolve the garbage issue months before this mankoushe was baked if its presence does ~so~ much to diverge our attention? (Note the sarcasm) *drops mic*

Elie Abi Khalil on Nov 26, 2015 via mobile web
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We are unique in our ability to create happiness out of darkness. We are not ignoring our problems. We are just boosting morale. Nobody does it better. So stop being negative. And it is not by using the word fuck that we know you're angry. Use better words and go eat a mankoushe.

Michel Boulad on Nov 25, 2015 via mobile web
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You just did what you claimed that the lebanese always do! We're a country in a constant war with itself and the world for many reasons, so you can't say let's wait for this war to end and do something positive! At least we are this optimistic we create happiness out of darkness!

Veronica Akoury on Nov 25, 2015 via mobile web