Stories about Humor from November, 2010
aka_lol, tongue very much in cheek, posts a fictitious exchange between the former Prime Minister and the former executive chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T, who was in charge of awarding billions of dollars in state contracts.
November 18th was a sad day for Dominicans: Freddy Beras Goico passed away. The communicator and TV host was involved in his last years in philanthropist activities helping people with low income. Bloggers and social network users lament his death and celebrate his life.
Lisa Allen-Agostini considers what 40 might look like.
Do you know the Mobutu Prize of Corruption International? “The first nominee is the King of Ethiopia, His Excellency King Haille Gleedie, who sold the entire national food reserve to buy his wife those diamonds.’ ‘Hurray!’ shouted the crowd. ‘What courage! What sacrifice!’”
Netizens are up in arms over the government’s new tourism campaign. Various blogs, facebook statuses, and twitter accounts have all become sites of disgust towards the new tourism country branding. Because of negative public feedback, the government announced it will develop a new tourism slogan
Hollywood actress and model Pamela Anderson is creating ripples in India as she arrived in Mumbai a few days ago to take part in a TV reality show. Netizens reflect on what the Indians think of Pamela.
Poemless does a new “VovaMania!” post on PM Vladimir Putin, while The Power Vertical highlights Sergey Shelin's article on Gazeta.ru that compares Putin to Leonid Brezhnev.
South Korea's boy band, U-Kiss's member, Alexander has placed #Korean American and #Xandernese at Twitter's top trending list. The word ‘Xandernese’, which Alexander invented while describing his origin, is getting Twitterer's approval who had a hard time describing their multiple roots. read more on GoKPop.
Maryannodonnell translated a series of mobile messages about Chinese people's perception of national power and world order.
A new advertisement for Vodafone Egypt featuring ninth century Muslim scientist Abbas Ibn Firnas as a mad man who would not surf the internet to see how his attempt to fly would fail has stirred controversy on the Egyptian blogosphere. Eman AbdElRahman and Tarek Amr bring us those reactions.
Rickshaw Diaries writes about a new phenomenal blog called “Not My Naseeb” where the author shares excerpts from messages she receives on matrimonial sites.
A Good Treaty does a short interview with @KermlinRussia (RUS), who “regularly posts acerbic, ironic tweets mocking news stories about Russia’s leaders”: “For instance, hours after news emerged that journalist Oleg Kashin was savagely beaten and put into a medically-induced coma, Kermlin tweeted the following: ‘Today’s beating of oppositionist journalist...
Ugandan President's own rap music: “In the case of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, the bright yellow of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is accompanied by a song that has become a national hit. It seems to be boosting his popularity among the youth…”
Users metkere and zyalt post pictures from Halloween parties here and here. LJ-user sokhovich posts picture of a person in a mask of Frankenstein-like Medvedev and other halloween'ized politics.