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· September, 2008

Stories about Humor from September, 2008

Bahrain: The Frappaccino Karma

Don't mess about with Starbucks’ Frappuccino. Bahraini Hassan Hujairi explains why in this post.

Guyana: Power Hungry

Guyana-Gyal is on a steady diet of power cuts and “thick, charcoal-dark bitter carbon…”

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Presidential Debates

A Bermudian's View weighs in on the first US presidential debate and says he is looking forward to the upcoming vice-presidential debates: “Given what I’ve seen of Palin…I’d say all...

Jamaica: Cell Phone Etiquette

Jamaican blogger Stunner is amazed that “people can't get it through their heads that it is a common courtesy to silence their phones when at a function.”

Pakistan: Zardari flirts and the Blogosphere reacts

The president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari met with the US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in New York recently and used flirtatious words during the discussion. It seemed...

Japan: Uni likes the bathtub

At Uni no Himitsu Kichi (うにの秘密基地), Japanese blogger sauta19 posts photos of her cat [ja] Uni following her into the bathroom and on top of the bathtub, a place that...

South Africa: I quit smoking pot when I was 10

Khaya, the South African videoblogger, posts a video titled, “I quit smoking pot when I was 10.”

Ripples of the China Milk Scandal in Africa

In China, an estimated 13,000 children have fallen ill since the tainted milk scandal broke. Chinese influence has grown in Africa in recent years, as have imports of all kinds...

South Korea: Essay Contest on “Why is Dokdo Korean Territory?”

Ampontan brings the readers’ attention to a writing competition (for foreigners) sponsored by Korea Time on “Why is Dokdo Korean Territory?” And the prize is round trip to Dokdo!

Japan: Name of new PM poses challenge for Canadians

At Canada de Nihongo (カナダde日本語), a Japanese blogger living in Canada describes how she can't stop laughing [ja] when people mention the name of Japan's new Prime Minister: although they...

Madagascar: All along the street

Dago Tiako describes street activities in Madagascar: “Suddenly, you notice lots of people making a circle. You think there must be an accident. You come nearer to se what’s going...

Tanzania: Pedestrians’ tales

Mara writes about pedestrians’ experiences in Tanzania: “Pedestrians have nothing close to the right of way around here. The bigger you are, the more authority you have. The faster you...

Ukraine, Russia: Kvas

Darkness at Noon posts an ode to kvas: “To be sure, kvas is the national drink of the East Slavic peoples. Vodka doesn't count because it is consumed largely for...

Russia: “Stirka” Bar in St. Pete

Eagle and the Bear writes about a St. Petersburg bar named “Stirka” (Laundry).

Guyana: The Crying Game

Signifying Guyana attempts to outwit her “cry-baby” son.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, U.S.A.: International Relations

“Ralphie boy, be careful the big bad US bomb we little St Vincent”: Abeni has some advice for her Prime Minister.

Bahrain: Hair-raising conversation

Sous, a Swede living in Bahrain, repeats a conversation she had with an Indian woman, who after finding out that Sous was fasting told her she should cover her hair:...

Russia: Lavrov Needs a Vacation

Eternal Remont thinks that Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, deserves certain pity and needs a vacation.

Aruba, Venezuela, U.S.A.: Wonderful World?

arubagirl blogs about everything from Sarah Palin to Hugo Chavez’ expulsion of the US Ambassador to Venezuela.

Guyana: El Dorado

Guyana-Gyal thinks up some alternatives to her country signing the European Union Economic Partnership Agreement.

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