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· May, 2010

Stories about Humor from May, 2010

China: lost in translation

The machine translation of Chinese character into English can be really hilarious. PH from veggie discourse has a few examples.

Lebanon: Evil challenges against techy women

Lebanese blogger and geek Mir talks about six “evil” challenges women in the IT world face in her latest post.

Macedonia: Silly Songs Do Politics

The anthem published by the youth branch of the Socialist Party of Macedonia on YouTube was talk of the town on social networks and beyond as part of ridiculous advertising...

Jamaica: Bloggers Look at the Lighter Side

West Indians have a saying, "If you don't laugh, you'll cry." Certainly, the current wave of violence in Jamaica - is nothing to laugh about. But after days of sobering...

Bahrain: The Nazi is Coming

The Nazi is coming … to Bahrain. Check out Mahmood's Den to see what the furor is all about.

Spain: Humorous Video Warning for TV Series LOST's last Episode

This fan made video (in Spanish with English subtitles)  reflects the worry many fans of the TV Series LOST have: that after 6 seasons, the series finale airing tonight in...

Russia: Folk Humorous Rhymes In English

LJ-user laberintica posts English translations of “chastushka,” Russian folk humorous rhymes.

Russia: Kid Sets Up Lego Video Blog

A 7-year-old boy set up a Lego video blog “Lego News” presenting his Lego people as news anchors. Pilot series can be found here and here.

Pakistan: Facebook Ban And Productivity

“Watch out India, Pakistani productivity is about to spike!” – comments one reader at Sepia Mutiny's post on the ban of Facebook in Pakistan.

Colombia: Presidential Candidates Answered Questions Asked on Youtube

Colombian political website La Silla Vacía [es] (The Empty Chair) with the support of TV news channel NTN24 organized a presidential debate where candidates answered questions people submitted through online...

Denmark: Flashmob for a Bus Driver's Birthday

A video of a surprise flashmob to celebrate a bus driver's birthday forms part of a professional social media campaign to promote public bus transit in Denmark.

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Predictions

Mark Lyndersay predicts the results of the upcoming elections in Trinidad and Tobago based on “nothing more than a casual remembrance of who these people are in public life, the...

Brazil: Ants Protest Insecticide

Ants protest is an artistic video made and posted by attaspp in Vimeo and features a group of ants carrying placards reading “Stop the killing” and crossed out Baygon logos,...

Russia: The Andrei Kolesnikov Mystery

Poemless discovers that the English-language Wikipedia article on Russian journalist Andrey Kolesnikov is misleading, and that there are actually two Russian journalists named Andrey/Andrei Kolesnikov, and both “cover high profile...

Russia: Russian Women & the Future of the US

Mark Adomanis stumbles upon an atypical “women seeking men” ad on moscow.craigslist.org and writes on True/Slant about “the apparent inability of many Russians to distinguish between plans (or other future...

Russia: Driving News

Russian driving news: Keith Gessen posts a Tver resident's video of a ride across a recently reconstructed bridge over the Volga river – which, supposedly, “is now fully open to...

Russia: Pictures of Zombie Mob

Tons of fake blood, zombies, undead and other scary creatures invaded the main street of Moscow. Photos from the event called “Zombie Mob” can be found here, here and here.

Qatar: NYT's article draws fire from locals and residents alike

Shabina Khatri reports on rising tensions between locals and expats as Doha residents extol, protest New York Times depiction of Qataris as coddled, self-indulgent creatures, hated by the foreigners who...

Russia: Yet Another “Little Blue Buckets” Action

A peaceful street gathering of the representatives of the “Little Blue Buckets” (citizen organization against law nihilism on the roads – GVO was writing about it here and here) had...

Japan: A fashionable prime minister

Sarah Noorbakhsh at JSRC wrote a post [en] about Japanese prime minister`s fashion. Check out the pictures of Mr. Hatoyama and his playful shirts.

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