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· February, 2009

Stories about Humor from February, 2009

The Greatest Street Party on Earth: The Brazilian Carnival

Barack Obama, Fidel Castro and the Iraqi journalist who threw one of his shoes at George Bush were just some of the characters spotted on the streets of Brazil, during...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living for Carnival

This Beach Called Life suspects that Trinidad Carnival may have a positive impact on longevity.

China: Bush maize ad

Sunbin posted a photos showing an ad making use of Bush for selling maize.

Gulf: How things work

Smile O Smile shares this joke on “how things work” in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

Malaysia: Many are not satisfied with their sex lives

Myhorng links to an article which shows that many Malaysians are not satisfied with their sex lives.

Brunei: Cartoons about the floods

Cuboiart posts two cartoons describing Brunei's experience with flash floods for the past two months.

Cambodia: Female Python pet

A Cambodian family has a female Python for a houseguest. They believe the giant python brings good luck.

Google's April Fools’ Hoax Gets the Best of a Syrian Newspaper

Google is in the habit of launching spoof services on April Fools’ Day. Diya’ from Syria  reports [ar] that a prominent Syrian newspaper, Al Watan, has taken the bait and...

DRC: When it rains in Kinshasa

Cedric Kalonji describes Kinshasa after a heavy rain [FR].  The roads turn into lakes, but “high up in their 4x4s, the authorities are untouched by the problem, the result being...

Egypt: Comedy Channels Disgraceful

“It is really a very good gesture to have a dedicated channel to air nothing but comic shows all the time and transfer some cheerful vibes. That being said I...

China: Riding on Chairman Mao's head

On Feb19,a set of pictures that shows a girl riding on the head of Chairman Mao was circulated around the internet. Of course, what she rides is just a statue...

Ukraine: Giving the Mayor Away For Free

LJ user induktor‘s post (RUS) in the Ukrainian “Will Give Away For Free” LJ community (otdam_darom_ua) has generated three pages of comments: the blogger is giving away Kyiv's mayor Leonid...

Georgia: Eurovision Pop Protest

Writing for the new Frontline Club blog, Matthew Collin says that Georgia might use this this year's Eurovision international song contest to be held in Moscow to poke fun at...

Japan: Hetalia Axis Powers and the limits of parody

Hetalia, a satirical manga set mainly during the Second World War and featuring national protagonists of that era, has attracted attention among both domestic and international audiences for its caricature...

Brazil: A Falling Castle (and Congressman) in Two Acts

Recently elected Vice-President and Ethics Magistrate of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Edmar Moreira has resigned following only one week in the post, after a property of his – a...

India: The Pink Underwear Resistance

In some parts of India, celebrating Valentine's Day could be considered harmful to women's and couple's health, as Morality Police decide to hunt down couples and women that may be...

Korea: Seven Reasons Why You’re Dumped by Women

There was an interesting post in a Korean blog introducing seven reasons why men are dumped by women on a date and giving tips on how you as a man...

China: Grass Mud Horse

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI explains the popular online term, Grass Mud Horse, which originally is a legendary beast and recently used as a political parody for the harmonious society.

Japan: Online Facemark Dictionary

A website, evoticon.net, has been launched recently to collect Japanese emotion icon. (via Japan Probe)

China: PS Photos on CCTV Fire

Fauna from ChinaSMACK has a selection of PS photos on CCTV Fire happened on Monday night.

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