Stories about Humor from December, 2009
Japan: Things just got worse
“Japanese OO got worse in 2009″. Umeten gives a list [ja] of all the things that got worse in Japan this year, from economy to music magazines to baseball … A link to other blogs or websites for each item.
India: Ten Lessons From Three Idiots
Amreekan Desi was not only impressed with Aaamir Khan's latest Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 idiots’ but also learnt a lot from the movie. The blogger takes a satirical look at ten lessons from the movie.
Lebanon: Beirut Drive-by Shooting
With a camera in hand, Lebanese blogger “Beirut Drive-By Shooting” brings you outdoor advertisements from Beirut – to enjoy or suffer along with them.
Trinidad & Tobago: Tax Lover
This Beach Called Life writes a letter to the Trinidad and Tobago government concerning the proposed amendments to the Property Tax.
Russian Programmer Community Hacks Super-Earth Name Vote
After The Wired magazine opened a vote [ENG] to name a newly discovered “most Earth-like” planet, Russian Habrahabr-user khekkly started a flashmob[Google Translation – ENG] urging Russian programmers to name it “Siberia.” This name currently leads the chart.
Philippines: At The Barricades
A university professor shares a humorous account of her participation in a protest action against last week's planned visit of the Philippine president at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Barbados: Irritated by Insects
Over in Barbados, B.C. Pires is dealing with the “Axis of Annnoyance” created by frogs, mosquitoes and other flying insects.
Barbados, Guyana: Christmas!
Barbados’ Notes From A Small Rock and Signifyin’ Guyana are catching the Christmas fever.
Jordan: Facebook Moments
Posted something too quickly on Facebook? Jordanian Hareega shares some embarrassing moments from the social networking site.
Trinidad & Tobago: Baby Face
Of a Danish study which suggests that “baby-faced people live longer”, B.C. Pires says: “Any Trini could have told the world that…it have a reason ogly people does look ogly: because they miserable; and them so bound to die faster than good-looking people who everybody like and want to have...
Canada said what? Phishing Spoof at Climate Change Summit
The Canadian government supposedly released an angry statement today, denouncing a spoof that supposedly made it as far as the Wall Street Journal, claiming that Canada had shifted its policy and would be agreeing to greenhouse gas reduction targets.
India: Being selective about feedback
Cartoonist Anshul Maheshwari at Brainstuck.com takes a good-humored dig at the possibilities of selective perception when collecting data or feedback through crowdsourcing.
India: For each of us, a State
Demanding new States appear to be the top political agenda of Indian politicians today. Jumping onto the bandwagon, popular Indian blogger and humorist Greatbong decides to press for a separate Statehood for his locality.
Trinidad & Tobago: Under Pressure
“The visible signs of success in Trinidad and Tobago used to be having a big foreign-used car, a thin cell phone and a plane ticket to Miami, but the list just got longer with the addition of the pressure washer”: This Beach Called Life explains.
Poland: “My Polish Street”
At Polandian, “My Polish Street” series – here, here, here, and here. Also, a post on “drifting” into “voyeurism” in Krakow: “Having a designated smoking window that looks directly onto a dozen brightly illuminated flats on the other side of the street didn’t help.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Customer Service
Trinidadian Taran Rampersad jumps through hoops to get his mobile phone number reactivated after his handset was stolen.
Kazakhstan: Taking the blogosphere’s pulse for the month
Bloggers continue to share their opinions on current events, from questions of government and regional development in the republic, to musings on the interrelatedness between social behavior and consumer priorities.
Chile: Cartoon Blog Dosis Diarias Turned 3
“40 years of walking to the Promised Land and turns out to be this [a desert]. We're supposed to be the chosen people. I was expecting something closer to Rio de Janeiro” reads a recent comic [es] of Chilean cartoonist Alberto Montt. His blog Dosis diarias celebrated its 3rd anniversary...
Trinidad & Tobago: Value of Money
This Beach Called Life worries “that the TT dollar might soon be worth less, if not worthless. Hops bread will be the new Miami condo.”