Stories about Humor from July, 2010
Pomelo(鉑鎂鑼) criticizes the vacuum promises(zht) made by Taipei mayor Hau Lung-pin who promises to build one Manhattan in Shezi region, yet another Manhattan in the basin of Danshui river before the coming election.
An unexpected but deliciously nostalgic hash tag #jesuisvieux (I am old) has been trending in French social media. The timeline for the hashtag is filled with often humorous updates, and provides a snapshot of the evolution of information technology use.
Last week, South African blogger Khaya Dhlanga asked people on the “Internets” what they would ask God if he said they could ask him anything. He has posted some of the answers on his blog. One reader, Busi31, for example, would like to ask: "Can you also make me turn water into wine?"
Humorous political cartoons provide a steam valve for Colombians and Venezuelans who tune into the web for different perspectives on current events through animated online web shows.
Maldivian teen blogger Shaha at DiaryGirl blog takes a hilarious look at the traits of typical Maldivians.
Kaboro blogs about the challenges of driving in Kenya: “When I think of some of the pointless things I’ve done in life, I’m tempted to think driving school is one of them. Why? No one in Kenya follows the rules.”
Indian tweeps are joining in large numbers to gather a lot of Indian English phrases using #indianenglish hashtag. Enjoy!
A Yankee in Belgrade posts a sequel to a previous story on street art in Belgrade, where zebra crossings have been turned into works of art.
LJ user shoorman notes [RUS] that the liberal St. Petersburg Yabloko youth organization has beaten the region's communists to placing a memorial placard to a local communist on a building he used to live in. An adjoining photo illustrates that the functionary's key accomplishment – according to Yabloko youth –...
What started as an observation by an Egyptian blogger on Twitter on women you shouldn't date turned the microblogging site into a battlefield. Tweeps from Egypt and further afield joined the warring factions. Tarek Amr reports from the front line.
Voices from Russia muses on the fact that Russian news agency, RIA-Novosti, has issued instructions on “How to cook and eat a hot dog.”
South African blogger Khaya Dlanga asked people on the “Internets” what they would ask God is he said they could ask him anything…here are the answers.
Veteran Macedonian bloggers express the widely held opinion among their compatriots who are not sympathizers of political parties about feeling hostage to a system without independent alternatives.
Many Brazilian bloggers started making jokes with the ability of an octopus named Paul to “predict” the results of many matches of the 2010 FIFA Wolrd Cup, incluiding the one of the final match. The funny images can be found here, here, here and here and a website was also...
Pierre Lucena comments on his blog Acerto de Contas [Getting even, pt] that there are similarities between the logo of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the image of the famous Brazilian spiritist medium Chico Xavier.
LJ user na6ludatelb tells about [RUS] a visit to Putin's old dacha outside of St. Petersburg, forming into a crowd of local dacha owners using their right to public property, and posts plenty of commemorative pictures.
“IN a shock press statement this morning, President Robert Mugabe announced to the world that his team, the ZIMafia “Worst Eleven”, had won the football world cup in Johannesburg,” writes ZiMafia, Zimbabwe's Worst Eleven.
Chilean comedian Stefan Kramer is known for his accurate and humorous impersonations of famous public figures, including President Sebastián Piñera; Kramer's parody of the president on a TV show last Sunday was later repudiated by the administration and other politicians who considered the performance disrespectful. Former president Michelle Bachelet was also present during the show. Chileans have looked at different sides of the story, sharing their analysis and opinions through blogs and Twitter.
Mexico based Ohtoh Ryoko manga-blogs [ja] on her Mexican daily life and the unfamiliar customs of the country. The main character is a little girl with pigtails, who wears a yellow luchador (wrestler) mask.
For the past few weeks, amidst global World Cup madness, a young German octopus named Paul has been accurately predicting the victors of each football match from inside his tank.
User art_of_press ironically compares [RUS] Facebook to its clone Vkontakte, Russia's most popular social network. His conclusion: Vkontakte's model reminds current political regime. Vkontakte changes Terms of Service without informing users, doesn't allow content from third-party sources, allows only pre-moderated applications, and tends to create an isolated “Internet inside the Internet”.