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· August, 2011

Stories about Humor from August, 2011

Kenya: Local Webcomics

  29 August 2011

Kenyan Guru writes a post about Kenyan webcomics: “With the number of people finally discovering the power of blogger,there has been a rise in the number of blogs that are getting attention from the local internet users…So today I decided to track down some local webcomics and I was lucky...

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Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages

  27 August 2011

Tropical storm Irene hit Puerto Rico on August 21st leaving wind damage, floods, constant rain, and the evacuation of entire communities. This is the same storm, now a hurricane, that is hitting the United States east coast. The online community has posted videos of the aftermath of tropical storm Irene in Puerto Rico.

Vietnam: “Police are investigating”

  23 August 2011

Saigonist observes that many English-written news reports in Vietnam often end up with this conclusion: “Police are investigating”. A Tumblr page was created to gather these stories.

We survived a day in China

  20 August 2011

Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania translated an internet cartoon to show how Chinese social criticism and black humor at work. (via DANWEI)

Kuwait: Fined for Bad Breath

From Kuwait, Mark shares a news item about an Arab motorist who was fined by a policeman for “having bad breath.” “If they’re issuing tickets for bad breath then my previous joke about how sunglasses should be banned might actually happen,” he blogs.

Lebanon: Tips for Tourists

“We still have seriously no clue how our country is still going, while we're still sure it's a great place, to be in,” writes Toom Extrain a humorous post of sarcastic tips for tourists visiting Lebanon. Toom Extra (Ar) translates to Extra Garlic.

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South Korea: Blood Type Personality Theory, How It Works

  16 August 2011

The blood type personality theory claims that people's blood type is predictive of their personality and compatibility with others. Nowhere is this belief more popular than in South Korea and Japan. Yoo Eun Lee delves deeper into the theory's history.

Venezuela: A funny tribute song for Google +

  7 August 2011

Infelix and  team of creative friends got together to record the musical video “I'm leaving for Google+” which explains why people are turning away from social network facebook to the newest network from Google. Based on Spanish group Mecano‘s song “No party in NY”, it switches up the lyrics and...

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A Letter From China to the Norwegian Killer

  3 August 2011

Many Chinese netizens could not comprehend the atrocities committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. In their eyes, Norway is a paradise, where people enjoy a high standard of living and do not need to confront the pressures of survival. How could it happen?

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