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· September, 2010

Stories about Humor from September, 2010

28 September 2010

Europe: “Mapping Stereotypes”

Morocco: “Why Belle is a Peace Corps Volunteer”

A blog meme is making the rounds amongst female Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco; though neither of the bloggers who posted the meme disclosed its origins, both women say that...

Bolivia: The Story of the Uncle and Other Scams

They are often the oldest tricks in the book, yet people still continue to fall for them. In Bolivia, like other South American countries, a scam or attempt to con...

Egypt: “The Inevitable Mubarak Photoshopping Contest”

In its coverage of the 2010 Peace Talks–the latest round of direct negotiations between leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and the US, Al Ahram newspaper used Photoshop skills to...

China: Uncensored District Government Website

24 September 2010

Humorous Web Reactions to Thursday's Facebook Outage

Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 500 million users. The website was offline for a few hours on September 23, 2010. Several jokes about the Facebook outage...

China: The Most Awesome Train Door

16 September 2010

China: Shanghai’s 7 Social Classes

Guyana: Gold Rush?

Togo: The Most Hilarious Sports Joke of the Year

Togo's football federation says the “national team” that played an exhibition match against Bahrain on September 7, 2010 was fake. Togo's sports minister says that the team was made up...

14 September 2010

Paraguayans, their paramours and the MP7

I host a radio show in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital. Every Friday afternoon I ask my listeners for real stories, to help them relax in this city’s traffic. And it was...

8 September 2010

Macedonia: Bronze Lions, Accountability & Transparency

The new statues of four bronze lions on a Skopje bridge attracted the attention of the Macedonian public by the end of August. The initial arrogant refusal of accountability by...

4 September 2010

Egypt: Wanna be a Bride; From Blog to TV

An Egyptian blog featuring humorous short stories about a girl's endless quest to find a suitable husband was published into a book more than two years ago. This year it...

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