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· October, 2008

Stories about Humor from October, 2008

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Angola: On the mermaid Kianda and other mythical beings

  28 October 2008

Angola has several stories, legends and mythical characters which, like a breath of fresh air, feed the imagination of young ones and adults alike, giving wealth to Angolan history and culture. Read about the mermaid Kianda, and animal tales: deer, tortoise, alligators - they all make people's imagination fly.

Uzbekistan: Karimov Comes to Town

  28 October 2008

Nathan reports on a prank by New York's Citylife blog, which sent a letter to a handful of NYC politicians claiming to be from Alisher Vohidov, Uzbekistan’s consul general to the United Nations, regarding a planned visit to the city by the Uzbek president Islom Karimov.

Climate Analysis of Rihanna's ‘Shut up and Drive’ Video

  27 October 2008

Empivot is an online green media aggregator, or as its tag line says, it is the ‘Online Network for Green Video’. Members can upload video, browse channels such as Renewable Energy Business Watch, YesterMorrow – Design/Build School, Green Tv and others. An interesting video that was posted on the Brighter...

Israel: Desiring the Druze

  25 October 2008

Anglo-Arab blogger Doshka has decided that Druze men are ‘hot': “In Israel, they are quite possibly all first cousins because they can neither marry out of the sect, nor can outsiders convert to the Druze faith – meaning they have a very, very narrow gene pool. It's a very, very...

Lebanon: Arabic Names

  20 October 2008

Reflecting on the meanings of Arabic names, A Diamond's Eye View of the World shares this list of the names of mostly Lebanese personalities – and how their names translate into English.

Bangladesh: Milk and Melamine

  20 October 2008

Bangladesh corporate blog takes a satirical look at the controversy regarding the recent findings of melamine tainted milk powder in Bangladesh market and the government's inability to take quick actions against them.

Cameroon In The Eyes of British And American Volunteers

  16 October 2008

There are very few Cameroonian bloggers based in Cameroon. This vacuum has been occupied by volunteers working in the country (mainly) for the British organization Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and the US Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV). Their attempts to cope with everyday life in an African country is the main stay of their posts.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: “Bushisms”

  15 October 2008

“Regardless of what people think of Bush he will be remembered for the war in Iraq and standing next to Tony Blair. But mostly he will be remembered for his famous nonsensical quotations…”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life revisits a few “Bushisms”.

Guyana: Economic Woes

  13 October 2008

Guyana-Gyal has found a way to fend off her worries “about this melt-down goin’ around, how it gon affect we the people in Guyana.”

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