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· December, 2009

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 …...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.”

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