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· November, 2006

Stories about Humor from November, 2006

Poland: On Borat, Election, and Russia

The beatroot writes on Borat's Polish connection, a hungover election official, and the current “Polish-Russian meat war.”

China: golden Mao

Shang_kenneth from Shanghaiist reports that a 7 metre high statue of Chairman Mao has been recently erected in Changsha. It is a prelude to Mao's birthday next month.

The Week That Was in Bahrain

More than 300,000 Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday to elect 40 Municipal Councillors and another 40 Members of Parliament. This is the second time Bahrainis vote in their...

Dubai's Spice Bazaar to be Disneyfied!

Dubai's spice market (suq) is being Disneyfied, says Secret Dubai Diary. He has come to the conclusion after hearing from one of the stall keepers that the traditional bazaar will...

Senegal: Criteria for Recruiting Ministers?

Senegalais Frustre at Blog Politique du Senegal has an unexpected theory about how ministers are recruited in Senegal (Fr): “When [Prime Minister] Macky Sall promises maximal efficiency of our ministers,...

Guyana: Every stale bread?

Turns out that the local ne'er-do-well is one of Guyana-Gyal's admirers. . . .

Guyana: New styles in political talk

Stella Ramsaroop introduces some of the latest additions to the repertoire of rhetorical styles in Guyanese politics, including “Ramotarian dialect”, “Persaudian Grandstanding” and “Ramsaroopian Hyperbole”.

Israel: Driving Shimon Peres

Benji Lovitt from Tel Aviv spent two days driving former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres while on a visit to Atlanta, US.

Croatia: The Angry Baba

The Glory of Carniola posts audio of an old lady cursing violently in Croatian – and a music video created from the soundbite.

China: harmony rights

The President of China University of Political Science and Law claimed that harmony rights is the fourth generation human rights concept, the first three stages are: liberation, survival and development...

Malaysia: Timid Response to Australian Insult

Blueheeler is disappointed by the timid response by Malaysian ministers timid response to an Australian journalist's critical article on Malaysia. The blogger misses the days when Mahathir was the prime...

Russia: Hairdressers

The Turkish Invasion compares Russian and Turkish hairdressers.

Image from Mali: Transporting Sheep

Flickr photo blogger Johanne Veilleux posts this shot taken in Siby, Mali and writes (Fr): “Yep, these are indeed sheep attached to the bus’ roof.”

Serbia: Political Parties

On the eve of an election, Dictionary of the Serbian Mess reviews Serbian political parties.

Serbia: Hiding From the Rain

Dictionary of the Serbian Mess posts a hilarious entry on how sometimes it is safer to get soaked than try to hide from the rain next to those old, crumbling...

Former Yugoslavia: Album Cover

The Glory of Carniola posts the “Great Yugoslav Album Covers, Part 16.”

Costa Rica on Arias, Sabina and CAFTA

Costa Rican blogs these past two weeks have had a bit of CAFTA, a bit of music and some complaints on the roads and the trash. The latter two are...

Lebanon: Campaigns, Politics and Photos

A wide variety of topics were highlighted in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. There are campaigns against sectarianism, child abuse and AIDS as well as minorities speaking out. There are...

Africa: protecting your slippers

How do you protect your slippers from being stolen? Maisha posts a photo with an answer.

Slovakia: Jealousy

Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow agrees that “the main sport practiced by Slovaks is jealousy.”

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