Stories about Humor from May, 2008
Japan: Grumpy Jiisan on Nico Nico Douga
The latest hit at Nico Nico Douga, Japan's popular video sharing service, is a retired man from Arizona calling himself “Grumpy Jiisan” [Grumpy Old Man], who shoots videos in which he comments on his favorite Japanese anime. Subtitled versions of Grumpy Jiisan's videos at Nico Nico Douga are so popular that they have drawn thousands of comments.
“Among its many atrocities, the single worst crime of the CD was that it made albums longer”: Jamaican Marlon James rediscovers the allure of vinyl.
Czech Republic: “How I Fought Over A Supermodel”
Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word shares a childhood memory of the Czech supermodel Veronika Varekova.
Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision
The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.
“A Guide To Songs About Poland” – at Polandian.
Russia: Ideas for Eurovision
Megan Case 2.0 writes on Russia's Eurovision victory: “I think that Russia should have pulled out all the stops and filled the stage with famous people – they could have had Maria Sharapova hitting tennis balls into the audience, and the whole of Zenit (St. Petersburg’s football/soccer team and the...
Saudi Arabia: Pyschiatric Help for Teachers
Saudi blogger Thamood [Ar] suggests increasing the salaries of teachers because of the harassment they are subjected to from students, who ask repetitive questions. He says the money would go towards paying of psychiatric help the teachers would need.
Israel: Crop Graffiti Celebrates Israel's 60th Birthday
“I am a man of the land and deeply connected to this country. The field is my canvas, and my tools are the paintbrush,” says Israeli farmer Peter Viner, who grew his fields to read “Israel at 60″ in honor of the country's 60th anniversary. “Apparently, no-one’s ever done this...
Kazakhstan: Top Boxer Played a Trick on Borat
KZBlog says that Wladimir Klitschko, the world champion in boxing, who was born in Kazakhstan although he now lives in the Ukraine, spotted Sacha Baron Cohen at the LA restaurant and decided to have a little fun.
Indonesia: Coping with rising cost of living
dua mata saya gives creative and funny tips on how to survive the rising cost of living in Indonesia
Stuff Egyptian People Like
There are sites like “Stuff White People Like“, “Stuff Educated Black People Like“, and even “Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like“. So a group of Egyptian bloggers decided to create the “Stuff Egyptian People Like” blog.
Europe: Eurovision Semi-Finals
Pestiside.hu, Megan Case, and Lex Libertas – on the Eurovision semi-finals results.
Barbados: Living in Bim
Callaloo Soup blogs about a few things she forgot about life in Barbados.
Moldova, Turkey: Natalya Morar's Istanbul Airport Adventure
Natalia Morar, a journalist who was deported from Russia after a Russian magazine ran her stories on the alleged siphoning of huge sums of money abroad by the country's high-ranking officials, blogs about how she almost got deported from Turkey by the unsuspecting Turkish border guards.
Serbia: More on Eurovision
Anegdote comments on Eurovision: “But gay in the original sense of the word: happy, cheerful, was Bosnian song, which gets all my regards for not being a yet another stupid once-upon-a-time-turbo-folk-now-ethno-pop cry for euthanasia.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Culture of Bureaucracy
Trinidad and Tobago blogger KnowProSE.com is thinking about getting into aquaculture – if he can manage to get around the bureaucracy.
Bahrain: Khaleejis in Melbourne
Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, asks: How would you spot a Khaleeji (Arab Gulf) guy in Melbourne?
Montego Bay Day by Day says that one unique local restaurant would be “extremely happy to welcome you” – once you read through the fine print.
Paraguay: Marginalized Sectors Drawing Attention to Demands
As the start of Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo's government approaches, many marginalized sectors of society are making their demands heard. RESCATAR [es] writes that there are “positive social tensions”, as some groups such as the landless movements are occupying lands in order to draw attention to their demands.
DK uploads a video of the Singapore Freeze.
Bangladesh: Child Labour
Unheard Voices on the increasing trend of child labour in Bangladesh.