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· June, 2010

Stories about Humor from June, 2010

World Cup 2010: Who's to blame for Nigeria's performance?

Nigerian football fans were dismayed Tuesday when the team's final chance of advancing in the 2010 World Cup evaporated in a 2-2 tie with South Korea. In the blogosphere, disappointment...

South Africa: The social media world of vuvuzelas

Can't get enough of vuvuzelas? Or perhaps the opposite is the case. Here are a series of social media links devoted to everything vuvuzela.

Jamaica: Lighter Side

Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).

South Africa: Definitions of Vuvuzela

Four interesting definitions of Vuvuzela from Vuvuzelas for Africa.

Russia: President Medvedev Visits Silicon Valley

Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, during the widely discussed tour to the Silicon Valley, dined with Arnold Schwarzenegger [EN], visited Apple [RUS], officially started [EN] an account on Twitter [RUS] at the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Au Revoir

This Beach Called Life makes fun of France's early exit from the World Cup.

Iran: Mir-Hossein Mousavi Cartoon Upsets Greens

A leading Iranian cartoonist and blogger based in Canada, Nikahang Kowsar, posted a cartoon this month of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi that has caused numerous reactions in Iranian citizen media....

Trinidad & Tobago: Football & Fete

B.C. Pires has figured out the difference between World Cup football and Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

China: Online World Cup sick leave doctor note

Want to watch World Cup rather than going to work? You can buy sick leave doctor online! (more from Shanghaiist)

Colombia: Beauty Queen falls from Molested Mare

Diarionocturno brings us citizen video from a regional Colombian parade: Keeping calm was impossible for this beauty queen in Andalucia, Colombia as the mare she was riding during a festival...

India: A Special Day for the Son-In-Law

In India, Bengali mothers-in-law traditionally celebrate, with great fanfare, an occasion/social custom called jamai shashthi - a special day for their jamai [son(s)-in-law].

Russia: Anti-Corruption Cartoon Competition

S-pravdoi.ru, civil society portal, launched [EN] an anti-corruption cartoon competition. After one day of work the competition gathered more than 100 works from all over the country.

Brazil: The “CALA BOCA GALVAO” Phenomenon

Millions of twitter users told Galvão Bueno, a famous Brazilian narrator and broadcaster, to shut up: a phenomenon that soon became a worldwide joke.

Senegal: The Fiercest Critic of President Wade's Regime

A You Tube  video in Wolof criticizing president Wade's regime  has become an internet sensation in Senegal. «Tassou Abdoulaye Wade» [fr] by a young street vendor who also claims to...

India: The art of swearing

Rimi takes a humorous dig at contemporary use of language and swear words. She writes, pen dripping nostalgia, of days gone by when swearing was a ‘smorgasboard of wit, quick...

Mexico: Having Fun With Census Questions

This year Mexico will hold a Census, and the blogger from Maldito Thinner [es] has compiled a list of the best 100 burlesque questions published under the hashtag #preguntasdelcenso (census questions)....

Brazil: Brazilian President in Israeli TV Video-Joke

Brazillian netcitizens react to Israeli Latma TV video mocking President Lula da Silva. Hellington from Full ideas blog believes [pt] that the video only shows the ignorance of the world...

Israel: Stymied by Einstein

Did you know that Hebrew University owns the copyright on images of Albert Einstein? Israelity reports that the university is currently suing over General Motors’ portrayal of Einstein's brains and...

China: Creative Kiss Challenge on Streets of Xi'an

PH from veggie discourse translated a forum post and discussion about a creative kiss challenge event hosted by a Xi'an merchant on 29 of May, 2010.

Macedonia: If There Was No Internet Comics Followup

The Soli pamet blog has also offered a response to the “If there was no internet” meme – through a comics [MKD]. (The blog title – “Salting Mind” – refers...

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