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· January, 2010

Stories about Humor from January, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: iThink, therefore iPad

  29 January 2010

“When iHeard Apple called the device iPad, iImmediately thought of tampons and iAm a man. iThink Apple has unwittingly provided fodder for stand up comedians and may have to change the name to something like iTouch-Big, iMoses or iAintKnow”: Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life has a lot to...

Jordan: Tweeps Celebrate their Country

  26 January 2010

In an initiative that was adopted by tweeps from other Arab countries, Jordanian users of micro-blogging site Twitter created and maintained a hashtag that celebrates the top 50 things they love about their country. Ebtihal Mahadeen takes a closer look at #Top50Jo.

China: No more dirty joke via SMS

  25 January 2010

According to last week's Xinhuanet report, Mobile China Shanghai branch will start suspending a mobile phone's SMS function if they find the number distribute “vulgar”, “pornographic” and other illegal contents(Details see GVA). Other cities and mobile companies also carry out similar practices since the beginning of 2010. The new policy...

Morocco: Meet the Cartoonists

  24 January 2010

Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg are two American cartoonists, creators of “a book/art/zine/stuff” operation called Telephone and Soup. They have settled recently in Morocco and are announcing the organization of a meet up in a café downtown Rabat on January 26, around the Shitty Kitty comics concept, inviting people to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Butter Bread

  22 January 2010

“In one of Port of Spain’s wealthiest neighbourhoods…the older, tastefully-designed homes can no longer be admired because they cannot be perceived: their garden walls are now higher than their eaves; and topped with razor wire: pass your butter bread over such a wall and it comes out the other side...

Qatar: Did Doha finally get a Wal Mart?

  19 January 2010

Breaking news out of Qatar - Doha finally gets a Wal Mart! Hopes soared and then crashed in Doha on Monday as news that a Walmart has opened here spread throughout the Tweetosphere.

MENA: Does Rain Bring Happiness or Misery?

  18 January 2010

Many bloggers and Twitter users from Egypt and different parts in MENA region reported rain and some dusty storms today. Depending on their circumstances, some welcomed the drops of rain with joy while others braced themselves for the storms, flooding and heartbreak.

UK: Twitter joke led to Terror Act arrest

  18 January 2010

Sharpe's Opinion reacts sarcastically to the news of the first arrest in the United Kingdom over a Twitter joke:  “Round of applause of the police there. Keeping us safe from those dangerous terrorists who go round advertising their intentions on public social networking websites.”

Egypt: Natural Disasters and the NDP

  18 January 2010

Alkhan posted a new comic strip which compares the catastrophic impact of natural disasters to the effect of being governed by the National Democratic Party ruling Egypt.

Georgia: Penisman, an alternative superhero

  17 January 2010

Social Blurbs comments on two teenage bloggers in Tbilisi, Georgia, and their alternative style of blogging. In a guest video post on the social media blog, the two young bloggers speak about Penisman, a Georgian superhero who “doesn't give a crap.” The blog says that 15-year-old Giorgi Chilaia and 14-year-old...

Bangladesh: Traffic Jam And The Prime Minister

  14 January 2010

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh saw a huge traffic jam as many roads were closed because the Prime Minister was greeted by supporters as she returned from her India trip. Nazrul Islam at Sachalayatan says [bn] “Dear Prime Minister, if paralyzing the city is the measure of your popularity then...

China: Bloggers’ Reviews of Avatar

  11 January 2010

James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar, was released in China on 2 January 2010, two weeks later than the rest of the world. It is proving popular among the Chinese people. Apart from praising the 3D and special effects, Chinese people also link the story to a controversial social issue in China:...

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