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· February, 2011

Stories about Humor from February, 2011

World: And the Best Actor Award Goes to Gaddafi!

Colin Firth may have won the Oscar for Best Actor, but it was Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi who got the most mentions. Depending on where you are, tweeps...

Latin America: On teleSUR's Coverage of Libya Uprising

Latin American news channel teleSUR managed earlier this week to send several journalists into Tripoli to cover the ongoing uprising in Libya. Nonetheless, its coverage, which seems quite different to...

India: A Press Conference With Sarah Palin

Amidst rumors that Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin will visit India, Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind posts an imaginary press conference of Palin in India.

Guyana: What you find on the Internet

Green coffee and porn? Guyana-Gyal explains the link.

Bahrain: The TAKBEER Guy Meme

In an unexpected result of Bahrain's ongoing Day of Wrath protests, the social media community came together and created Bahrain's first bonafide internet meme: TAKBEEER Guy.

Libya: Why was Gaddafi Late?

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. Libya's dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is now speaking on State TV. In the wait leading up to his speech, tweeple...

North Korea: Kim Jung-un Holding a Pair of Binoculars Upside down

North Korea's heir apparent, Kim Jong-un's photo of him holding a pair of binoculars upside down has been widely tweeted in South Korean Tweetosphere. This photo of Kim was aired...

Youtube Video Mocking Kim Jong-il's Commemorative Stamp

A South Korean user uploaded a Youtube video[ko] mocking North Korea's latest commemorative stamp which was made to celebrate Kim Jong-il's birthday. The video claims that the three monkeys from...

Libya: Gaddafi Junior's Speech Welcomed with Shoes and Slippers

Libyan dictator's son Saif Al Islam Al Gaddafi addressed Libyans earlier on Libyan State television, blaming everything other than his father for the massive protests and bloodshed the country has...

Jordan: Societal Criticism through Humor

Participants of the hashtag #Jordanianlies are out to prove the stereotype wrong. #Jordanianlies features statements Jordanians hear that are often untrue. Thus, the hashtag uses humor to point out faults...

China: Chinese police mimic Michael Jackson’s and Korean Wonder Girls’ dance

The official Beijing police embedded a dance video in their microblog message via their Sina account ‘Peaceful Beijing’ as greetings for Chinese Lantern Festival. As the Ministry of Tofu points...

Egypt: The Guy Behind Omar Suleiman

Not even a revolution can stop the Egyptian sense of humour. Nowadays, the man seen standing behind Vice-President Omar Suleiman is as famous as Tahrir Square itself.

Colombia: If Mubarak were Colombian

Around the time Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was scheduled to deliver his disappointing speech on February 10, 2011, the hashtag #siMubarakfueracolombiano ("If Mubarak were Colombian") started trending on the local...

Denmark: Taking Facebook to the Streets in 2010

Facebook came to life on Denmark's streets in 2010 through events and groups organised via the social networking site. Whether motives were addressing the country's homeless or immigration policy, it...

Egypt: Reasons Mubarak is Late!

Mubarak is expected to address the nation tonight - and the time of the expected speech just keeps moving back. Fed up of waiting, tweeps are killing time, and keeping...

Puerto Rico: Triumph Over Television, The Comedy of Esoez.com

@Nerdote and @Fetoso have developed a loyal following within Puerto Rico's blogosphere, racking up over 800,000 video views on their YouTube channel, and welcoming thousands of visitors a month to...

Egypt: Children, Fish and Cats Ask Mubarak to Leave

Children, fish and even cats, have joined millions of Egyptians in their call for an end to the Mubarak regime.

Russia: Vkontakte Social Network as a Unique Video Clip Environment

“Kid-hop,” a genre of lo-fi hip-hop videos shot by teenagers from the Russian regions, has become a unique phenomena that blossomed in Vkontakte social network, Alexander Gorbachov writes [RUS] supporting...

Egypt: Mubarak has changed his Facebook status to “it's complicated”

Egyptian and other Middle East activists used the language of social media as means of humor to describe the events as they unfolded. Fake accounts for Mubarak are also in...

Mexico: Reactions to “Racist” Remarks on BBC's Top Gear

Comments on the BBC's popular car show Top Gear calling Mexicans, "lazy, feckless, flatulent," and "overweight" have caused mixed reactions among Mexican bloggers.

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