Lebanese Jester

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Hooray, hooray; summer is here !

Hooray, hooray; summer is here, tourists are flocking and Lebanese are benefiting. Cabinet or not; who gives a damn. My country is once again attracting tourists spending their oily green dollars in local institutions. This summer Lebanon has regained it’s place in tourist guides, not as “the Paris of the Middle East”; but more as the cheap brothel for low class (a better word would be NO CLASS) Middle Eastern carnal pleasure seeking half humans. As long as M14 and M8 keep (relatively) calm until early October, our dear one finger sandal wearing brothers will feel safe spending their money (and I will not dwell into how) in exchange of services we render. Youpppppppie, all is well!
So for the time being no one seems to care about, Saad, the Iztaz, the Doctor, the general (his son in law),the divine protector, the crazy guy from Moukhtara…etc, and especially no one seems to care about LEBANON.
My recollection of one of the countries I visited is depicted below, I wonder how would any “khaliji” describe his summer in Lebanon.

A place to lay me down to sleep: 55th & 5th

One of the best pizzas I ever had : 1295 3rd Avenue west Houston St

Dinner & a drink: 29E 65th St

Late night: 47W 20th st

Innocence found: 767 5th Avenue

Christmas lunch: West 67th st, central park west

And this is only one memory.

To those tourist who came with a “high” respect for the Lebanese (especially their women), and to those Lebanese who have lost all signs of respect; I dedicate (after my regular TFEH!) this song.


July 21, 2009 - Posted by | Central Park, Elton John, F.A.O Shwartz, Ferrier, Gebran Bassil, La Mezza Luna, Limelight, Michel Aoun, Nabih Berri, New York, Samir Geagea, Simon & Garfunkel, St Regis, Tavern on the green | ,


  1. As I said before to my place : holly fucking shit, you are still alive !!

    I don’t know if i’m loosing my english, but I didn’t get any part of your “location list” …

    Anyway, I do agree with you, nobody cares about the country. And judging how the neighborhood is acting actually, the end of the summer will be paint in red…

    Comment by Ekios | July 21, 2009

  2. oh wow…this blog is on 2 different sites:)

    Comment by Angie Nader | July 21, 2009

  3. @Angie, It is, and it is a long story which relates to censorship.

    @Ekios, yep still alive cher ami. Not in the best of moods though.

    Comment by Marillionlb | July 21, 2009

  4. @ Ekios here are the names of the places in order.
    St Regis Hotel
    La Mezza Luna Restaurant
    F.A.O Shwartz
    Tavern on the green

    Et voila

    Comment by marillionlb | July 21, 2009

  5. lol, i loved the “et voilà” 😉

    Comment by Ekios | July 21, 2009

  6. Ah! marillon you’re turning into the ever pessimist:-) Can we ever hope to see you smiling and having a good time as opposed to always being grim? After all aren’t all lebanese supposed to have this “joie de vie” that the whole world comes to see and so desires?

    Comment by VOR | July 23, 2009

  7. @VOR : Don’t worry about Marillionlb “joie de vivre” buddy 😉 He still have it, especially with a good vodka bottle 😉

    Comment by Ekios | July 23, 2009

  8. Pessimist only when it come to Lebanon my friend, but all it takes is a smile on my son’s face and the sun shines again.

    Comment by Marillionlb | July 23, 2009

  9. Glad to hear or read that friend:-)

    Comment by VOR | July 23, 2009

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