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· October, 2011

Stories about Humor from October, 2011

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: After Anya

  31 October 2011

“I was struck by her looks of course and her flagrantly innovative personal style but complementing these was her personality, the warm intelligence of someone totally comfortable in her skin”: From Jamaica, Annie Paul blogs about Anya Ayoung-Chee, the Season 9 Project Runway winner, while back in Trinidad, Outlish asks...

Russia: Pirate Flag Over Novosibirsk City

RuNet Echo  31 October 2011

LJ-user dedmaxopka publishes [ru] pictures of himself placing a pirate flag over Novosibirsk city administration. “We just wanted to make nice pictures of the city,” explained the blogger to the police that identified him the same day. Blogger was charged with ‘petty hooliganism’ and had to pay a small fine.

Discovering Paris from a Guinean Perspective

  26 October 2011

Guinean blogger @limsow who recently moved to Paris for an internship, describes [fr] a less-hostile capital than expected on Guinée Plurielle: “I already know how to take the RER (the C line) to go down to Vitry Sur Seine  or to get to Avenue du Président Kennedy, in the 16th...

Cameroon : The First Lady Fake Twitter Account

  24 October 2011

Journalist Beaugas-Orain Djoyoum writes an article entitled ‘The Saucy Chantal Biya‘ [fr] in the Cameroonian IT news portal TIC Mag. He describes the typical updates that can be found on the popular fake Twitter account of the Cameroonian First Lady.

Colombia: Could Miss Universe be Colombian?

  13 October 2011

A Mexican newspaper published that Miss Universe is Colombian, and that her documents were forged [es] so that she could represent Angola. Territorio Chocoano adds that Leila Lopes’ place of birth would be Nóvita, in the Chocó department [es] (the department with the largest population with African-descent). A Colombian magazine...

China: Knockoff World Architecture

  12 October 2011

Annie Lee from China Hush translated a local feature story about a village along Yangtze River. The rich village has recreated some of the most famous architectures for tourist amusement.

Russia: Putin Gets Twitter Hashtag for His Birthday

RuNet Echo  10 October 2011

#CпасибоПутинуЗаЭто (“Thanks to Putin for This”) hashtag that resembles the Soviet “Thanks to the party for this” became a “Twitter sensation” according to the Wall Street Journal and a “Twitter storm,” according to The Moscow News. The campaign that was started [ru] by a pro-Kremlin blogger Vladimir Burmatov as a way...

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Peru: Mick Jagger Visits Lima

  9 October 2011

On the afternoon of Saturday October 8, the rumor that Mick Jagger was visiting Lima began to spread after César Bejarano (@Cesar_Bejarano) shared a blurry picture of the rock star on Twitter. Peruvian bloggers and Twitters users are discussing the unexpected visit.

Brazil: Different Perspectives on Steve Jobs’ Work

  8 October 2011

As the world mourns the death of Steve Jobs, the Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff illustrates another side of the entrepreneur. The same does Rodrigo Savazoni, on the blog Trezentos, saying [pt] that Jobs was the number one enemy of collaboration.

Curacao: Comedy or Mockery?

  7 October 2011

TRIUNFO DI SABLIKA calls a comedy show that is in town for five performances “Afro-Curacaoan mockery disguised as comedy”, saying: “The moment we stop legitimizing everything that destroys our self image or stagnates it from growing will be the moment we win. The moment we smile.”

Jamaica: A Proud Black History

  5 October 2011

It's Black History Month in the UK and Kei Miller turns on its head “those tired statements of black pride – how, for instance, we are the sons and daughters of kings and queens”, saying: “It seems so banal…it betrays such a lack of imagination. Me… I’d rather imagine other...

Colombia: #Corzotón Protest Against the President of the Congress

  2 October 2011

Using Storify, journalist Lina Ceballos looks [es] at “why Colombians got excited on Twitter about the #Corzotón“, a protest against Juan Manuel Corzo –president of the Congress whose remarks caused outrage some days ago– since the protest's ‘offline’ version last September 27 was not as successful as expected. Ceballos claims...

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