Stories about Humor from August, 2006
Hungary: Bridge-Naming Vote
Henrik of Hungarian Accent writes about Stephen Colbert and the bridge-naming affair – and summarizes what Hungarian bloggers think about it.
Japan: 12 metre grilled chicken
Lee in Tokyo times blogs about the competition between two towns, Kawamata and Hidakagawa, in producing over-sized snack. Kawamata residents recently produced a record breaking 12 metres 27 cm grilled chicken meat.
Argentina: “Throw in the Towel”
Robert Wright on what a paper towel can teach you in Argentina.
Malaysia: How Un-Malaysian Are You?
Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia put up a quiz that helps his readers answer how un-Malaysian they are. “Some say driving rudely is intrinsically Malaysian, but in Australia their drivers are a hundred times worse than Malaysian drivers. Similarly, your IC might say you're Malaysian, but when you listen to Britney...
Belarus: Lukashenko's Hand Reading
TOL's Belarus Blog translates a reading of Aleksandr Lukashenko's hand published in a Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (1)
On August 19, LJ user sapojnik (39 years old, Moscow) wrote this (RUS) about the 15th anniversary of the 1991 August Putsch: The Day of Victory Over the CPSU It's necessary to have a clear understanding of what happened in August 1991. It wasn't the “collapse of the [Soviet] Union,”...
Bermuda: Rum terrorism
Valentine Michael Smith reports on the vicious attack on Bermuda's rum supply perpetrated by a group called Al-Cassava: “the group’s demands are said to include increased moped parking, a reduction in milk prices and SMS messaging that works more than 1 day in 5.”
Cambodia: Banned Things
The blogger at Details Are Sketchy has a list of “mindless things” that are banned in Cambodia.
China: cracking down on strippers at funerals
Imagethief comments on BBC's report on China cracking down on strippers at funerals: “imagethief is, thus, hearbroken by these new developments…“
Estonia: 15 Things
Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa posts a list of “15 Things Estonia has Given the World Since 1991″ – which includes Skype: “True, Skype is based these days in Luxembourg, but its primary code was written in Tallinn, where one of its main offices is located.”
Slovenia: Self-Made Road Sign
The Glory of Carniola translates a self-made road sign warning of a bad road ahead a bit too straightforwardly.
Venezuela: Hugo Chavez: No Me Gustas Tu
Lovers of Manu Chau and haters of Hugo Chavez will get a good laugh at all-encompassingly.
Cuba: The American's Guide to Cuban Diseases
Babalu Blog publishes “The American's Guide to Cuban Diseases”. Among the afflictions listed are “Ovarian Induced Dementia” and “Twisted Bonnet”.
Slovenia, Slovakia: Antidote to the Confusion
The Glory of Carniola posts “The Ultimate Guide to the Mix-Up: An Antidote to the Slovenia/Slovakia Confusion” – as well as a “guide to the similarities between the two countries.”
China: SARFT and farts, castrations feigned and intended: let the spoofing begin!
In a recent edition of MindMeters columnist Fang Jun's Marriagement column entitled Love in the Internet Age [zh] is a spoiler of the recently-released Hollywood movie Hard Candy: 危险的水果硬糖 Dangerous Fruit Hard Candy 《Hard Candy》是我看的第一部与网络密切相关的电影。中文翻译为《水果硬糖》，其实“Hard candy”是网络俚语，指未成年少女。 Hard Candy is the first movie I've seen that deals with internet intimacy. It's...
Barbados: Perils of air travel
Jdid outlines a few of the hazards, real and imagined, posed by the new restrictions around carry-on luggage.
Martinique: Reflections on Nudity
Le Blog de [Moi] reflects (Fr) on nudity and her taste for it: “Yes I confess, I am a fan of nudity. Not nudism mind you but nudity. When I come home from work, the ritual is the same: long hot shower and afterwards I dress like Eve. I.e. I...
Fauxtographic evidence?: Bloggers on Castro's birthday photos
As the dog in the 1993 New Yorker cartoon once said: “On the internet, nobody knows if you're a dog.” But on the internet people do know if you've photoshopped your images — or at least they'll try their best to prove you have. The manipulation of photographs to influence...
Panama: Songwriter Interview
Butter has an interesting short interview with the Panamanian songwriter Gonzalo Horna, where Horna explains a little history about the Butterfest and the next step in his carreer as a songwriter.
China: dating via internet
One Man Band Width talks about his friend who travelled to China to date with a girl he encountered via internet.
Wang Xiaofeng blogs about the poor behaviour of Beijing people in free-ticket parks and he worries about such kind of poor culture will make all Chinese lose face during the 2008 Olympic(zh).