Stories about Humor from September, 2006
Kazakhstan: Crossing the Line
KZBlog says that comedian Sasha Baron Cohen has crossed the line in his latest stunt as the character Borat by directly mocking the president and government of Kazakhstan in his phony press conference in front of the Kazakhstani embassy in Washington D.C.
Indonesia: New Political Parties
Indonesia Matters lists newly registerd political parties in Indonesia. The blogger also taks about how the explosion in the number of parties is causing parties to come up with similar sounding names.
Video: Vietnamese bloggers get “kinky” for charity
Vietnamese blogger Elmooh has uploaded a series of four videos shot at an “Offline Party” – a blogger-organized charity fundraiser in Hanoi. The party included a game involving young men, young women, bananas and candles. (Don't worry, it's all g-rated and everybody keeps their clothes on!) I e-mailed Elmooh asking...
Guyana: Message from the Cold
The common cold guest-posts on Guyana-Gyal's blog: “So all you people who go around maligning me, saying things like, “Man, I got a Miserable Cold,” or “Man, I ketch a Nasty Cold,” let me tell you, I, The Cold, am joyful and productive thanks to you.“
Hungary: Candidate Withdraws From Local Election
Pestiside.hu writes about the upcoming local election and one of the candidates who decided not to run: a “Roma eccentric […] whose key election promise was to build a condom factory.”
Japan: blood type talk
Peter Payne in Japundit tries to explain why Japanese are so fascinated about blood type in relation to personality.
Japan: light in the toilet bowl
JP in Japundit introduces a new feature for a perfect toilet: one small light for man, one giant leap for womankind.
Flickr user Bill Paterson post a picture taken from a Thai newspaper. Is this the countercoup?
Hungary: More Boring Than Canada
Pestiside.hu observes that Hungary is more boring than Canada.
Russia: “Don't Try This At Home” Recipes
Copydude shares some literary and real-life “Don't Try This At Home” cocktail recipes from Russia.
Thailand: Pronouncing “Coup”
Andrew Biggs, a long time Thailand resident and television personality recounts how the TV programming was shut down the night the coup occured. “There are still soldiers in and around the building today, but we are getting used to them now. Last night I taught one or two of them...
Ukraine: Politics and Life
Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine reviews Ukraine's political developments and also writes about his visit to Ukraine: “I myself wasn't paying much attention to politics, in truth. Instead I was looking at things like… plastic bags. Specifically I was wondering how the 50 kopeck heavy-duty plastic bag makers hit on...
Thailand: The Coup and the Net
Ben at Mai Me Arai writes about the increase in internet usage in Thailand while the coup was taking place. “Let it never be said that Thai’s don’t know where to find information when they really want to”. Gnarlykitty points to a new classified ad in Craigslist's Thailand section.
Jamaica: How to succeed in politics
Jamaica and the World offers four techniques sure to guarantee success in Jamaican politics.
Lebanon: Pope, Politics, Post-War Casualties and Circumcision
This week Lebanese blogs discusses circumcision, the environment, the Pope's quote on Islam, Lebanese politics, post war hardships and suspicions among other things. Let us start this weeks sampling by answering these questions: What if Google was used to settled battles … who would win? Interested in knowing? Lazarus has...
Russia: “Elitny Dress Code”
Copydude writes about “Elitny Dress Code” in Russia.
Poland: Socialist Realism Award
Drawing on a previous entry, the beatroot announces the Socialist Realism Award contest: “We aim to find the most ridiculous (and by definition, the most fantastic) piece of socialist realism art ever.”
Thailand: DIY Shoe Waterproofing
A Bangkok girl, caught in a flood, devices wateproofing for her shoes. Her friend at Gnarlykitty blog posts pictures of the invention. “Bow had enough. She couldn't risk getting fungi on her toes and liquidised dog poos on her Substance shoes any longer. She went inside a coffee shop and...
FSU: Ask Carpetblogger (About Crapistan)
Carpetblogger introduces a new feature, Ask Carpetblogger, in which she'll be answering “questions about life in Crapistan.” The first question is this: “Carpetblogger, how can I tell if I am on a flight to, from or within the Former Soviet Union? How can I be culturally sensitive while on board?”
Russia: World Toilet Organization
Snowsquare.com writes about a bizarre event held in Moscow last week: the World Toilet Summit & Expo 2006.
Indonesia: Funny English
Merek, a blogger who is himself a non-native English speaker, is amused by Indonesian billboards.