A Diamond’s Eye View of the World

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familiar flag :)

Posted by adiamondinsunlight on July 20, 2008

This week’s issue of Time Out magazine included a quiz on flags of the world. Look at number five:

I’ve been spending far too much time and energy trying to deconstruct the hint that the flag’s tree “Kind of looks like a Christmas tree, but it probably isn’t”, wondering whether it was a commentary on Lebanon’s majority-Muslim population.

But then I looked at the Lebanese flag again, and the Time Out editors are right. That cedar does kind of look like a Christmas tree.

(As many of you probably know, Time Out is now publishing a Beirut edition again. Time Out Beirut published two or three issues starting in Spring 2006. Its premiere issue included a terrible interview with Haifa that had all my journalist friends snickering at its gaga tone, especially since they all knew the magazine’s editor, who had conducted the interview. But it was a welcome addition to Beirut’s social scene, and each issue was better than the one before. If it offered overseas shipping, H and I would definitely subscribe.)

One Response to “familiar flag :)”

  1. Hello H and I,

    We would love to send you some copies of Time Out Beirut, please let us know what your address is and we will ship it to you ; )

    Regards,
    Naomi Sargeant,
    Commercial Director
    Time Out Beirut

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