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· June, 2011

Stories about Humor from June, 2011

28 June 2011

Egypt: Sawiris and the Niqabi Minnie Mouse

Egyptian Christian business tycoon, and recent politician, Naguib Sawiris, posted a cartoon on his Twitter today showing Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie Mouse in Niqab. He commented: “Micky...

27 June 2011

Syria: Black Comedy of the Revolution

Black comedy is one of the ways one deals with traumatic events. The recent events in Syria, while bloody and depressing to many people, have also brought about an explosion...

21 June 2011

Thailand: Pub Peab and Planking Craze

First there was planking or the lying down game which became an instant hit in Thailand. But cultural authorities are not happy with it. Then the Pub Peab craze which...

20 June 2011

Caribbean: Thanks, Dad!

Father's Day, that worldwide celebration honouring dads and their important role in the family dynamic, is marked in the Caribbean on the third Sunday of June and regional bloggers posted...

13 June 2011

Egypt: The Story of the Israeli Spy in Cairo

Ilan Chaim Grapel, an American immigrant to Israel, was arrested in Egypt last Sunday. Grapel has now been detained for 15 days as he is being questioned by the State...

8 June 2011

Brazil: Jokes About Rape and the Limit of Humor

Rafinha Bastos, a famous Brazilian stand-up comedian, has raised significant controversy by declaring in a show that women who claim they have been raped are often ugly and should be...

7 June 2011

Australia’s Swear-In: Fine is a Four-Letter Word

Melbourne has just had a swear-in outside Victoria’s State Parliament to protest against new laws for on-the-spot fines for swearing. Kevin Rennie collects bloggers' reactions to the issue.

5 June 2011

Georgia: Sharon Stone Seducing the Nation

The most popular topic for discussion on social networks, as well as by the online and traditional media, this weekend was the premiere of Renny Harlin's movie about the 2008...

China: Chengdu Zoo Rehearses Escaped “Tiger” Response

3 June 2011

Yemen: Reasons Saleh is Late!

Tweeps are having fun with the hashtag #ReasonsSalehIsLate while waiting for a speech by Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, following reports that he may have been injured when the Presidential...

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