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· December, 2008

Stories about Humor from December, 2008

India, Bangladesh: Explaining South Asian Politics

Santosh at Über Desi explains the results of the Bangladesh parliamentary election: “Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won because it was time for a change. The last elected government was...

Central and Eastern Europe: A Christmas Roundup

A holiday season roundup: Tanja of Czechmatediary recalls family Christmas celebrations of her childhood, writes about the Czech Christmas Mass, and shares a recipe of Vanocka (“Christmas bread”); writes...

India: The voices of Bangalore

Bikerdude at Bengalooru Banter shares with us some of the entertaining voices and accents that can be heard in Bangalore.

Hong Kong: Not too boring Christmas

Karden, with her black and white cats, wish you a not too boring Christmas. (via

Japan: Christmas illuminations within a click

Blogger Happy Kernel suggests a website that collects videos of Christmas illumination along the streets of every Japanese city. The idea of this website's creator, Shinya, was to make it...

Jamaica: Half & Half

Jamaicans have an innovative method of dealing with the impact of the global economic crisis – Iriegal says that merchants “are now cutting everything in half and selling it at...

Israel: Celebrating Hanukkah with YouTube

Every year at this time, Jews look forward to Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Jacob Richman posts a list of 70 Hanukkah videos on YouTube, among them is an old...

Video: Costa Rican Artist takes on the Fine Art Classics

Francisco Munguía, a Costa Rican cartoonist and artist has interpreted the Fine Arts classics and is currently doing a show in the Costa Rican Children's Museum. However, you don´t need...

Abu Hadeed: Egypt's first Computer Game

Abu Hadeed is Egypt's first original computer game. Zeinobia writes about the copyrights issues and the concept saying:”It is the first game to be based upon an Egyptian cinematic character....

Jordanian Bloggers React To Bush's Shoegate

While a week has yet to pass since US President Bush faced a shoe flying in his direction from an Iraqi journalist during a press conference, the Jordanian blogosphere is...

China: Mapping the hurt feelings of the Chinese people

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI creates a map for showing which are the countries involving in “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people”, a rhetoric frequently used by Chinese government.

Georgia: Driving Lesson

Ben Sweeney's Weblog recounts the best driving lesson yet in Georgia and at the same time encounters an apparently magnetic mountain.

Costa Rica: Call for Collaborative Christmas Video

Costa Rican online humour collective which translates into "I can´t pronounce the R" has set out a call for participation from Costa Ricans and those familiar with their culture...

Israel: New Arrivals by Style and Mile

“And so the race is on. Which will arrive first – an H&M store or an express train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv?” inquires Rebecca of Israeli blog The Big...

Israel: Who Were the Weirdest Terrorists of 2008?

Who were the weirdest terrorists of 2008, asks an Israellycool poll. Among the contenders are: Hairstyle Man, Big Bicep Guy, Popsicle-of-Violence Guy (pictured), and the Naqba Dwarf. Whom do you...

MENA: Shoe Throwing Games posts links to recent cartoons and online games in reference to the President Bush shoe throwing incident.

Israel: Hanging up on a five-year old

Treppenwitz writes about hanging up on his five-year in order to teach him a lesson on conversation: “So yes, if you're wondering what kind of a monster hangs up on...

Brazil: Introducing the Offline Twitter

Lúcia Malla [pt] and a group of friends – all of whom have twitter accounts – show what happens when twitter addicts meet in a bar: they keep twiterring offline....

India: Recession In Marriage Market

According to Über Desi the slowdown in the economy in many parts of the world is also affecting the marriages in India as demands for Non Resident Indian (NRI) grooms...

Bahrain: Special Shaikh Sooka?

What's a “special shaikh sooka?” asks Bint Battuta in Bahrain. To find out, check out her post here.

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