Stories about Humor from February, 2011
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 from around the world woke up early, or stayed up late, to watch the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Taking a...
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 the one provided by other international news media, has caught the attention of many Latin American netizens.
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.
Green coffee and porn? Guyana-Gyal explains the link.
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.
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 tried to figure out why he was late in giving his anticipated speech in the following round up of tweets....
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 by North Korea's official television station.
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 the stamp which all sit on a same tree branch (appears on the video around 2 min 10 sec) refer...
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 been witnessing in recent days.
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 in Jordanian society. While the majority of #Jordanianlies posts center on gender relations, work situations, and everyday life, a few have ventured into political criticism.
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 out, the police mimic Michael Jackson and Korean Wonder Girls in their dance.
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.
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 twittosphere.
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 was creativity that characterised Facebook in 'real life'.
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 us all entertained.
@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 their blog Esoez.com. Global Voices interviews the duo about their scathing humor,their character "Fico Fronte," the media and the Puerto Rican blogosphere.
Children, fish and even cats, have joined millions of Egyptians in their call for an end to the Mubarak regime.
“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 his argument with several dozens of music videos.
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 abundance, and kept the moral high in the #jan25 Twitter stream, even in the darkest hours of the clashes on Wednesday and Thursday. Carmel L Vaisman Takes a closer look.
Comments on the BBC's popular car show Top Gear calling Mexicans, "lazy, feckless, flatulent," and "overweight" have caused mixed reactions among Mexican bloggers.
The ArmComedy News Network takes a satirical look at recent action taken against illegal street trade in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and humorously ponders what it means for the city's prostitutes.