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· January, 2007

Stories about Humor from January, 2007

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt ‘Can't Stand Security Measures’

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia is in stitches that the Israeli Ambassador to her country has left his residence in Maadi Suburb because of the Maadi Slayer. “Oh yes the Israeli Ambassador...

Poland: Clothing for the Pope vs G-Strings

A small Polish town is divided: is it a sin to make sexy underwear for a company that used to make ceremonial clothing for Pope John Paul II? The beatroot...

Poland: PM With a Broken Arm

The beatroot writes: “[The Polish president's twin brother] breaks arm after falling on ice. Does that make him a lame duck Prime Minister?” A commenter responds: “He's a right wing...

Tanzania: snoozing thinkers

Tanzania In Focus blogs about Tanzania's snoozing “thinkers”: I don't want to sound like a genius, but I once blogged on the fact that ours is a snoozing government. I...

Morocco: War between Village Women!

Cory Driver, an American who lives in Morocco, withnessed a hilarious war between the women of a village he was visiting. “All the grown women.. were throwing grown-women-sized-rocks at each...

Dubai: Seebee Finds Nuns’ Behaviour Hilarious!

Seebee at Life in Dubai is in stitches at the behaviour of a group of Greek nuns, who ran up half a million pounds in debt and then went into...

UAE: Looking for Picture Purrfect Cats?

BRN who lives in Al Ain, UAE, links to two hilarious sites about cats. They are Cats that look like Hitler and Stuff on my Cat.

China: four letter words in blog

Wang Xiao feng explains why he uses four-letter words in his blog. The most frequent word is stupid-ass, because there are plenty of them… (zh)

Arabisc: Egyptian Bloggers Tie the Knot

Like in Egyptian movies, there is a thin line between imagination and reality in Egypt, where two politically active bloggers get close to each other at an anti-government rally, then...

Africa: French Double-Standard Vis-a-Vis China

Says Generation Consciente (Fr): “I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about the French giving ethics lectures to the Chinese presence in Africa, urging them to encourage democracy...

Lebanon: Photoshop War on Political Opponents

Lebanese blogger Mustafa says using Photoshop is the best way to discredit any political opponents. He welcomes con artists to “express your talents here in The Beirut Spring. Forgery is...

Libya: To Return or not to Return?

The last weeks saw a variety of activities on Libyan blogs. It was the ‘end of term’ exams in Libyan schools and Khadijateri has devoted several posts to that. On...

Hareega: Special Bathrooms

Dr Hareega, an Arab doctor in the US, is finding it difficult to find a restroom (bathroom) in the clinic he works at. “In the clinic I was looking for...

Ghana: It's Harmattan again, Re-denomination of Ghanian Currency Looms Large, Why the Ghanian Worker Wants to Leave, and 82 Steps to Renew a Visa

Ghana is currently experiencing a harmattan, and this state of play evidently does not escape the comment of Leanne, of An American in Africa, who explains how the harmattan, which...

Romania: On Resourcefulness

Romerican reports on the amazing resourcefulness of Romanians: “When you have given up all reasonable hope of finding a corkscrew and resigned yourself to suffering without wine, the ingenious engineering...

Bahrain: Being Update Man is Not Fun

Bahraini Rants was appointed official Update Man for a day – while his friend's wife was in labour. He was charged with updating colleages and friends with the birth progress,...

Bahrain: Authorities Looking for Asian Aids Victim

Bahrain's top CID chief Farooq Al Maawda issued a warning against an Asian woman thought to be inflicted with Aids who may have sneaked back into the kingdom, wrote Mahmood...

Russia: More on Being in Russia for Too Long

Ruminations on Russia contributes to the 42 “you know when you've been in Russia too long when.”

China: slogan banners

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI blogs about the political culture of slogan banners in China.

Caribbean: Astrology and cricket

James Caldwell at Cricketwukup.com enlists the help of astrology in assesing the fortunes of the West Indies in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

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