Stories about Humor from June, 2008
Israel: No Nuts for You!
Israel is the world's largest consumer of pistachio nuts, but recent reports reveal that illegal imports from Iran may be its primary source. Jewschool's Shalom Rav jokes: “Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Israeli snacking habits will attest that Israel will be hard pressed to give up their pistachio...
Hungary: Open Letter to Austria
Pestiside.hu writes an angry letter to Austria, “on behalf of Hungary.”
Kenya: Only Kenyans…
Only Kenyans: 1. Are engaged for 5 years or more, 2.Never bother to divorce, they just separate, 3.Are late to church, work, and everything else, EXCEPT when the disco is free before 9pm, 4.Refer to diabetes as “SUGAR”, 5.Show up at weddings, showers, graduation, birthday parties with a new outfit...
Kenya: Notoriety Index
Kenyan Notoriety Index: Members of Parliament- Nothing good can be said of these people. They know how to debate on many issues concerning how to raise their money, how to use their money and how to have money after they leave parliament. Very progressive indeed.
Israel: New National Bird Good for a Laugh
Embarrassed about your country's national bird? Don't be. Israel has one far more comical. Comedy Central's hit television show “The Colbert Report” cites Israel's choice of the long-billed hoopoe as evidence that, “Countries don't make passes at birds that wear glasses.” Isrealli, who has the video clip, says: Last night,...
Soviet History: Political Jokes
A Soviet-time joke in a post at Robert Amsterdam's blog: “… the man who goes to buy a car in Moscow, pays for it, and is told by the salesman that he can collect it on a particular date in 10 years’ time. The buyer thinks for a moment and...
Poland: “Observations of the Polish Character”
At Polandian, “observations of the Polish character” by Scatts: “Some of them relatively new or recently reinforced, others very old but all have been openly discussed with a variety of Poles who, for the most part, agree with me. Those who don’t agree with me, tend to disagree with anything...
Europe: Ideas for Cold War Museum
The Economist's Ceratin Ideas of Europe blog welcomes exhibit ideas for a Cold War museum that may be built “on a site near the old ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ border-crossing point in Berlin.” One reader suggests “a section on anti-communist humour.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Land Ownership
KnowProSE.com is preparing for his new agricultural venture and blogs about a particularly mind-boggling encounter: “This is land ownership in Trinidad and Tobago. The police can't be involved in trespass of this sort because it revolves around ‘Civil Law’. There isn't much civil about it, I suppose.”
Iraq: Breaking Stereotypes
Iraqi Khalid Jarrar is in stitches that his brother's Canadian fiancée had ridden camels twice before his Arab brother.
Guyana: Good Boys
Guyana-Gyal wonders where all the good boys have gone…
Kuwait: Annoying People in Cinemas
Kuwaiti blog Final Haven describes five types of annoying people you could come across in cinemas in Kuwait.
EmPivot: Green media aggregator
EmPivot is a website made for sharing videos with a specific theme: environment. This green-related media content is added to the website so that people, organizations and companies can connect with each other with this same interest between them. EmPivot, as they explain on their website, comes from the word...
Russia: “Nina the Moldovan Grocer”
Moscow Through Brown Eyes shares a wonderful story on “Nina the Moldovan Grocer” and her “interpretation” of the blogger's parents.
Lithuania: You've Been There Too Long When…
“You know you've been in Lithuania too long when…” – at With a Grain of Druska. Here's one of these signs: “You consider Lithuania the best and worst place on earth at the same time.
Morocco: One Wedding, Many Caftans
Lalla Mira expounds on the tedium of (some) Moroccan weddings.
Poland: Passport Photos
Polandian comments on the bureaucratic instructions on “how not to take a Polish passport photo.”
Guyana: Love and Marriage
“It is a shock to some people system, nice, nice gyal like you ain’t married yet? A gyal should not walk around unfettered by man”: Guyana-Gyal has other ideas.
China: Tearful Plea to Stock Holders
Daynews copies the writing style of Qiuyu's “Tearful Plea To Disaster Victims” and writes a piece on “Tearful Plea to Stock Holders” telling them that all their money has been vaporized to the heaven [zh].
Trinidad & Tobago: Chicken Run
Trinidad and Tobago-based blogger Grounding encounters a challenge with a few feathered friends, causing her to exclaim: “Thank God that I am vegetarian and that the global food crisis has not yet arrived.”
Trinidad & Tobago: How to Save the Planet
This Beach Called Life says that “Trinidad and Tobago is currently listed as the 5th largest emitter of carbon dioxide per capita in the world, a fact that has made our Prime Minister blush with pride and our trees to die without dignity.”