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· August, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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