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· June, 2007

Stories about Humor from June, 2007

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and are ranting and fuming on their blogs in this report by Ayesha Saldanha. In other related matters, bloggers talk about a new law which bans workers from working between noon and 4pm in the summer heat, lavish weddings and the forgotten 'martyrs' of the civil unrest which rocked Bahrain in the 90s.

Guyana: Carbon Credits

  29 June 2007

“The tee vee does keep me company while I embroider, but if I switch it off and listen to them voices in me head instead, I can get credits for that?” Guyana-Gyal wants to find out more about how the Carbon Credits system works.

Taiwan: Fifth Day Festival

  27 June 2007

(photo courtesy of judie) Fifth Day Festival is another name for the Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival because it is May fifth in the lunar calendar (June 19th this year). There are different ways to interpret the festival's cultural events we hold. The ‘traditional’ interpretation is to commemorate a...

Tunisia: Axis of Evil

Subzero Blue from Tunisia highly recommends watching the comedies produced by Axis of Evil. “Comedy is one of the best ways to bring people together, making them able to look at themselves, laugh and realize how much alike they are and how stupid and small the differences that separate them...

How to avoid prison in Korea

  25 June 2007

How to avoid prison in Korea. A blogger introduces Korean vocabulary useful for avoiding Korean prison through an English learning textbook.

Russia: Moscow's Top Secret and Other Exaggerations

According to a recent survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Moscow is “the world’s most expensive city for expatriates for the second consecutive year.” To Moscow locals, however, Mercer’s findings may look a bit like an exaggeration - and one blogger explains why. Another blogger happens to cross paths with Vladimir Putin's motorcade in Moscow, getting a glimpse (and a few furtive photos) of the exaggerated security measures taken to secure the president's passage through the city.

Have you been pressed by scissors?

23 June 2007

Have you been pressed by scissors? In the middle of sleeping, have you felt that you have some nightmares and your body doesn’t move at your will? It’s expressed in Korean as “you’re pressed by scissors” A blog gives tips on how not to be pressed by scissors [ko].

Have you been pressed by scissors?

  23 June 2007

Have you been pressed by scissors? In the middle of sleeping, have you felt that you have some nightmares and your body doesn’t move at your will? It’s expressed in Korean as “you’re pressed by scissors” A blog gives tips on how not to be pressed by scissors [ko].

Guyana: Jumbies

  22 June 2007

“Guyanese blame every event, behaviour or sign that we can’t explain on jumbies…ghosts…dead people spirit.” Guyana-Gyal explains.

Guyana: Seeing is Believing

  19 June 2007

Guyana-Gyal will not believe she has a rodent problem until she sees it with her own eyes - but she's setting down a few traps just in case.

Russia: Lost ATM Card

A horror story, almost, from Darkness At Noon: you're in Russia, and you use one of those ATM machines that gives you the money first and then returns your card, and you take the money but forget about the card – and then the horror begins: “Do you mean to...

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Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

This week's pictorial tour of the Middle East takes us to a wedding with a difference in Amman, Kuwait in a dust storm, where Lebanese escape the news and finally a picture of a hatching Bulbul in a tribute to a loving father from Bahrain.

Guyana: Pest Problem?

  18 June 2007

“Instantly, a series of nervous breakdowns hit me, biff bang thud, bradaps, just so they take me down, piece by piece, ow, somebody hold me, hold me and sop me head with cooool Limacol before I faint.” Guyana-Gyal does not suffer pests lightly.

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