Celebrating the LOL-factor of the Arab Spring, the Springies give out awards to its more overlooked amusing elements; The Dark Knight's Joker can sum what is going on in Egypt morally and politically; Surprise! Astrologists are a sham. Who knew.
"Rewarding services to hilarity and general greatness amidst the Arab Spring", blogger Tom Gara presents the 2011 Springies! In a world of extreme seriousness, these awards look back onto the more amusing factors of the Arab Springs. The amusing award titles include, "Best Combined Use of Facial Hair and Military Weaponry in Egyptian Election Campaigning"
It is rare that comic book heroes are used as metaphors for social and political state of affairs. This Egyptian blogger discusses the current moral and political situation in Egypt in parallel with Batman!
"Egypt…..The Banana republic… The Joker’s country…. Over my dead body. People of Egypt, You deserve better. Believe it!"
It is a staple of Arab television to have some kind of astrologist or psychic telling the future. In this case, Elie from Lebanon chuckles at his own personal favorite psychic, Michel Hayek.
"When I was younger – way younger to be exact – I used to get excited about New Year’s Eve when Michel Hayek came up on our TV sets to give us a 'glimpse' through his 'gift' of what the coming year held."