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· August, 2011

Stories about Humor from August, 2011

Kenya: Local Webcomics

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...

Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages

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...

Lebanon: Public Transportation Do's and Don'ts

Lebanese blogger Racha at Lebanese Voices posts a list of Do's and Don'ts for tourists for taking taxis in Lebanon.

Denmark: At Last, the Prime Minister Calls the Elections

Today the Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has finally called the parliamentary elections: the big day is in three weeks, on September 15. Maria Grabowski reports on two online initiatives...

Vietnam: “Police are investigating”

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

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...

History of China in 3½ Minutes

A rap video rounding up history of China from prehistoric times to present day by 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors in Youtube.

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers Take a Stand Against Manas-pulation

As Kyrgyzstan prepares for its 20th anniversary of independence and subsequent presidential elections, its legendary warrior king Manas is becoming more and more real by the day. Bloggers discuss the...

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...

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...

South Korea: Blood Type Personality Theory, How It Works

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...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Twitter Lit Wit

Annie Paul is impressed at the “Bolt-like capacities” with which Trinidadian netizens took on the Twitter hashtag #bookswithalettermissing. Check out her post for some real gems.

Comedic Fun with Japanese Hashtag Memes

Since Twitter introduced Japanese language capability for hashtags, the Japanese Twitterverse has turned into an oasis for wordplay.

Africa: Africa to Send Troops and Care Packages to the UK

Following the killing of a 29-year old man, Mark Duggan, in Tottenham on August 4, 2011, angry residents in London and other cities in the UK took to the street...

Venezuela: A funny tribute song for Google +

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...

Lithuania: Mayor in Tank Crushes Illegally Parked Car

The Mayor of Vilnius got fed up of expensive cars getting parked illegally on the bicycle lane. To make his displeasure with this blatant disregard for laws very clear, he...

A Letter From China to the Norwegian Killer

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...

Iran: A new event named “Khezbazi”

Several blogs published the photos from a gathering in Tehran where several young men and women dressed as villagers for fun. The event is called “Khezbazi”.

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Flying High

Two posts in the aftermath of the Caribbean Airlines crash: Jamaica Woman Tongue on “duppy” airlines and KnowTnT.com on the “political circus of BW523.”

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