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· May, 2006

Stories about Humor from May, 2006

China: Don't learn Chinese for business opps, learn it for this book

  31 May 2006

For unavoidable reasons known to all, or at least presumed, Lifeweek editor Wang Xiaofeng, one of China's most entertaining bloggers—known to many for a hoax [#026] pulled in March this year which brought many bloggers’ scorn—mysteriously killed off his widely-read Massage Milk (also known as Wears Three Watches) in early...

China: Down with reactionary blogger

  31 May 2006

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ah Q weekly used an old propaganda poster from Cultural Revolution to make sarcastic remarks on the recent “management” of blogsphere. The original poster depicts a worker using Mao's tiny red book to hit the reactionary class. The new...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle and Chief Executive

  31 May 2006

The Bus Uncle video (a video taken on a mobile phone of a young man and older man arguing on the top of a bus) has spread from the internet BBS and blogsphere to the mainstream media. ESWN has a full collection of all the internet products related to the...

Tokyo: Creative rehearsal space

  31 May 2006

Lee at Tokyo Times has a suggestion, photographic explanation included, for Tokyo musicians hard up for rehearsal space and who risk eviction by practicing at home.

Taiwan: Can't stop blogging

  25 May 2006

“[T]he Net has taken over my life,” decided prominent English-language The View from Taiwan blogger Michael Turton last Sunday, “and I need to regain control. So expect a drastic drop in posting.” The drop didn't last long as there is a long, new post today.

The Global Voices Show #1

  24 May 2006

Global Voices is pleased to announce the first of our new magazine-style podcasts, which aim to do for online audio what the Global Voices web site does for text blogs — introduce listeners to some of the exciting offerings from podcasters around the world. In this episode we feature the...

Arabisk – The Arabic Bloggers Ken

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. Music… Amal, in her latest cartoon: “See my Wawa, kiss my Wawa.” The Wawa is the little tiny hurt “ouch”.. In this cartoon; a poor bleeding Palestinian child is begging from a wealthy Arabian man who seems not...

Puerto Rico: Building walls

  19 May 2006

Inspired by the US government's decision to build “a ‘state-of-the-art’ wall” along the border with Mexico, Gil the Genius sarcastically compiles a “list of things in Puerto Rico that need walls all around them”.

China: Corporate commitment questioned

  16 May 2006

Cut the commitment doublespeak and call your operations in China for what they really are, says Will at Imagethief, or else live up to the claim: “Indeed, it seems clear that many companies see the constant, reassuring drone of “commitment to China” messages as something of an insurance policy against...

China: New political campaign shows sarcasm is alive and well

  15 May 2006

A strange custom of every Communist Party of China leader is for them to come up with their own theory or “ism”. Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping had their own respective variations of Socialist theory. Jiang Zemin has his Three Represents. And what about the current Chinese president Hu Jintao?...

Hong Kong: Making fun of news

  15 May 2006

EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong translates a blog post which takes a humorous look at the ten hottest news stories on the internet this past week.

Martinique: Reflections on One Night Stand

  12 May 2006

Le Blog de [Moi] praises (Fr) another blogger's effort to create One Night Stand, an erotic film made from a non-heterosexual, non-male perspective. Says [Moi]: “I am awaiting its release impatiently …on DVD because it certainly won't be programmed at Madiana (multiplex right next door).”

Philippines: Summer time

  9 May 2006

Synesthetique talks about the summer in Philippines and she is hoping that the government will enclose the country in an airconditioned bubble.

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