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· June, 2008

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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