Stories about Humor from October, 2009
Individualism and free expression are made up of much more than clothing. Signifyin’ Guyana explains.
Saudi Arabia: Stuff Saudi People Like
Find out what Stuff Saudi People Like on this blog.
Trinidad & Tobago: Long Live The Queen!
Tongue very much in cheek, This Beach Called Life is pleased that the Queen of England is coming to Trinidad, since the Minister of Works, “fearing his ass would be highlighted in the international press…announced how, after years of looking, his Ministry suddenly found out what was blocking the drains...
Egypt: Dictators and their wives
After seeing pictures of Cameroon's first lady, Egyptian Zeinobia remarks: “I do not how much money she spent on her hair and her looks but I know the people of Cameroon need this money more.”
Bahrain: T-shirt wanted
Bahraini Ali Abdulemam needs a T-shirt. He doesn't know where to get to from.
Brazil: The challenge of hosting a worthwhile Olympic Games
Brazilians highlight the problems that the country will have to deal with before the 2016 Olympic Games with wry humor, hoping that organizers will learn from the mistakes made during the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio.
Guyana: Here Comes The Rain Again
Guyana-Gyal‘s garden writes a love letter to the rain.
Serbia: Preparations for Medvedev's Visit
Belatedly, a mock review of the preparations for president Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Belgrade – at Belgraded: “He already was in Serbia once last year, but this time there’s a lot more fuss about his visit, presumably because we need to suck up to the East at least as much...
China and U.S: Oba Mao
A new icon combining Chairman Mao Zedong and U.S President Obama is on the rise in China. Check this out: Serving the people T-shirt and Oba Mao bag.
Trinidad & Tobago: Line Up
“Trinidadians and queuing? what is that?” Know TnT.com explains.
Jamaica: Natural Selection
From Jamaica, Annie Paul posts a list of “videos, blogs and articles I find totally worth recommending.”
Serbia: Moja Rusija/My Russia Party
Belgraded writes about a new Serbian party – the Moja Rusija (My Russia) Party: “As it usually happens, the best kind of comedy is the non-intentional kind.”
Barbados: Take Note
B.C. Pires posts notes supposedly passed between Caricom leaders during the Caricom Single Market & Economy meeting: “I certify theses notes as authentic: I made them up myself.”
Latvia: Political Cartoons
Political cartoons from Latvia, at Baltic blog – here and here.
Japan: The Buddha girls
They call them 'Buddha girls' (仏女 butsujo), Japanese ladies in their 30s or 40s passionate about visiting temples and admiring statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva.
Trinidad & Tobago: Red Light
“We are a nation that takes too long to get anywhere and when we do get there we are met with No Parking signs, wreckers and gun-toting bandits who already have a sale for your car”: This Beach Called Life calls Trinidad and Tobago “the land of the Traffic Light.”
Israel: Hacking Ahmedinejad's Gmail Account– With Screenshot
Israellycool and Israel at Ground Level display a hacked screenshot of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Gmail account. Correspondents include Osama Bin Laden, Hassan Nasrallah, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, and Mel Gibson.